The Platinum Collection (Blondie album)

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The Platinum Collection
Compilation album by Blondie
Released November 1, 1994
Recorded 1975–1982, 1994
Genre New Wave
Length 154:04
Label EMI, Chrysalis
Blondie chronology
Blonde and Beyond
(1993)
The Platinum Collection (1994) Beautiful - The Remix Album
(1995)
Alternative cover
UK edition.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

The Platinum Collection is a two disc compilation album of recordings by Blondie released by EMI/Chrysalis in 1994. The forty-seven track compilation contains the A- and B-sides of all singles issued by the band in the U.S. and the UK between the years 1976 and 1982 in chronological order, five demo recordings made before the release of their debut album including an alternative version of "Heart of Glass", as well as two 1994 dance remixes of their hits "Atomic" and "Rapture".
The liner notes contain extensive interviews with band members Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Frank Infante and Gary Valentine .

Track listing[edit]

Disc one:

  1. "X Offender" (Harry, Valentine) – 3:10
  2. "In The Flesh" (Harry, Stein) – 2:26
  3. "Man Overboard" (Harry) – 3:20
  4. "Rip Her to Shreds" (Harry, Stein) – 3:18
  5. "Denis" (Levenson) – 2:16
  6. "Contact in Red Square" (Destri) – 1:56
  7. "Kung Fu Girls" (Destri, Harry, Valentine) – 2:29
  8. "I'm on E" (Harry, Stein) – 2:12
  9. "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" (Valentine) – 2:40
  10. "Poets Problem" (Destri) – 2:19
  11. "Detroit 442" (Destri, Stein) – 2:24
  12. "Picture This" (Destri, Harry, Stein) – 2:53
  13. "Fade Away (and Radiate)" (Stein) – 3:57
  14. "I'm Gonna Love You Too" (Mauldin, Petty, Sullivan) – 2:03
  15. "Just Go Away" (Harry) – 3:21
  16. "Hanging on the Telephone" (Lee) – 2:17
  17. "Will Anything Happen" (Lee) – 2:55
  18. "Heart of Glass" (7" Mix) (Harry, Stein) – 4:10
  19. "Rifle Range" (Stein, Toast) – 3:37
  20. "11:59" (Destri) – 3:19
  21. "Sunday Girl" (Stein) – 3:12
  22. "I Know But I Don't Know" (Infante) – 3:53
  23. "One Way or Another" (Harrison, Harry) – 3:31
  24. "Dreaming" (Harry, Stein) – 3:03
  25. "Sound-A-Sleep" (Harry, Stein) – 4:12
  26. "Living in the Real World" (Destri) – 2:38

Disc two:

  1. "Union City Blue" (Harrison, Harry) – 3:18
  2. "The Hardest Part" (Harry, Stein) – 3:37
  3. "Atomic" (7" Mix) (Destri, Harry) – 3:50
  4. "Die Young Stay Pretty" (Harry, Stein) – 3:27
  5. "Slow Motion" (Davis, Destri) – 3:25
  6. "Call Me" (7" Edit) (Harry, Moroder) – 3:30
  7. "The Tide Is High" (7" Edit) (Barrett, Evans, Holt) – 3:51
  8. "Susie and Jeffrey" (Harrison, Harry) – 4:08
  9. "Rapture" (UK 7" Edit) (Harry, Stein) – 4:57
  10. "Walk Like Me" (Destri) – 3:46
  11. "Island of Lost Souls" (7" Edit) (Harry, Stein) – 3:48
  12. "Dragonfly" (Harry, Stein) – 5:58
  13. "War Child" (Harrison, Harry) – 3:58
  14. "Little Caesar" (Harry, Stein) – 2:57
  15. "Out in the Streets" (1975 demo recording) (Barry, Greenwich) – 2:19
  16. "Platinum Blonde" (1975 demo recording) (Harry) – 2:15
  17. "The Thin Line" (1975 demo recording) (Harry, Stein) – 2:25
  18. "Puerto Rico" (1975 demo recording) (Harry, Stein) – 2:05
  19. "Once I Had a Love" (a.k.a. "The Disco Song", 1975 demo recording, early version of "Heart of Glass") (Harry, Stein) – 3:56
  20. "Atomic" (Diddy Remix – Radio Edit) (Destri, Harry) – 4:03
  21. "Rapture" (K-Klass Remix – Radio Edit) (Harry, Stein) – 4:20

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Alan Betrock (tracks: 2.15 to 2.19)
  • Producer – Mike Chapman (tracks: 1.12 to 1.18, 1.20 to 1.26, 2.01 to 2.05, 2.07 to 2.14, 2.20, 2.21)
  • Producer – Richard Gottehrer (tracks: 1.01 to 1.11, 1.19)