Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blondie's new/old anniversary album package

photo: Danielle St. Laurent
I'm always interested in the band's new material. Read on for more details...

Blondie has just unveiled the new video for “Sugar On The Side” via Hunger TV.
Directed by English photographer Rankin, this striking video shares its concept with Debbie Harry's bold Issue 5 cover shoot for UK’s Hunger Magazine. Shot in monochrome and mixing kaleidoscope and geometric visuals, “Sugar On The Side” sees Harry embody two contrasting looks and personas. The track features Caribbean collective Systema Solar.
“This album is a little more far-reaching. It’s a bit more dancey. We’ve done a lot more collaboration, with different musicians, singers and writers on this album than ever before," Debbie Harry told Hunger.
"For instance, Chris (Stein) got in touch with the guys from Systema Solar, who are on 'Sugar On The Side', over the internet because he had been listening to their music and really liked it.” 
2014 marks Blondie’s 40th Anniversary as a band. In celebration of this milestone, they will release a special double-disc package entitled Blondie 4(0) Ever on May 13 via NOBLE ID/ ESMG. It will include a collection of new songs entitled Ghosts of Download, and an album entitled Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits, featuring brand new studio recordings of the band’s biggest songs. The iconic Andy Warhol “Debbie Harry” portrait is the cover art for the greatest hits album.
The album is available now to pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Best Buy. Fans who pre-order the physical package through Amazon or Best Buy can choose amongst the Standard, Deluxe or Vinyl LP options. The Standard package (Amazon, Best Buy) is the 2-CD set. The Deluxe package (Amazon, Best Buy) includes the 2-CD set, a DVD of Blondie’s 1977 CBGB performance, a replica vintage poster and 5 postcards of Chris Stein photos.

A vinyl LP package includes both albums on vinyl plus a DVD of Blondie’s 1977 CBGB performance. Fans who pre-order the digital album via iTunes and Amazon will receive three additional Ghosts of Download bonus tracks with the album. The iTunes pre-order also exclusively comes with an instant free download of the new song "I Want To Drag You Around."

Blondie 4(0) Ever Tracklisting:

Greatest Hits Album

1.            Heart of Glass
2.            Dreaming
3.            Tide Is High
4.            Maria
5.            Sunday Girl
6.            Hanging on the Telephone
7.            Rapture
8.            One Way or Another
9.            Call Me
10.          Atomic
11.          Rip Her to Shreds

Ghosts of Download

1.            Sugar on the Side
2.            Rave
3.            A Rose By Any Name
4.            I Want To Drag You Around
5.            Winter
6.            I Screwed Up
7.            Relax
8.            Take Me In The Night
9.            Make A Way
10.          Mile High
11.          Euphoria
12.          Take It Back
13.          Backroom

Blondie Upcoming Live Dates/Appearances:

U.S. Dates:
05/24/14   Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana Casino & Resort
05/25/14   Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
05/28/14   New York, NY @ 92Y (Debbie Harry & Chris Stein in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis)
10/03/14   Valley Center, CA @ Harrah's Rincon
International Dates:
06/10/14   Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
06/12/14   Bergen, Norway @ Bergenfest Festival
06/14/14   Esbjerg, Denmark @ Esbjerg Rock Festival
06/18/14   Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
06/19/14   Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
06/21/14   Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
06/23/14   Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
06/24/14   Hamburg, Germany @ Große Freiheit
06/25/14   Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
06/27/14   Pilton, England @ Glastonbury Festival
06/29/14   Sheffield, England @ O2 Academy Sheffield
07/01/14   London, England @ Virgin
07/03/14   Barcelona, Spain @ Pedralbes Gardens
07/04/14   Herouville St-Clair, Normandy @ Chateau De Beauregard
07/07/14   Argelès-sur-Mer, France @ Les Deferlantes
07/10/14   Ottawa, Ontario @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/11/14   Quebec City, Quebec @ Festival d’Ete International de Quebec
07/18/14   Pemberton, British Columbia @ Pemberton Music Festival
08/16/14   Chelmsford, England @ V Festival
08/17/14   Stafford, England @ V Festival
08/22/14   Paris, France @ Roc En Seine
08/31/14   Namur, Belgium @ La Fête des Solidarités

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