The Essential Collection by Blondie

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The Essential Collection by Blondie
The Essential Collection by Blondie

Album Released: 1997

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2.The Tide Is High3:50
3.Hanging On The Telephone2:22
4.Rip Her To Shreds3:20
5.Picture This2:55
6.X Offender3:12
7.Rifle Range3:39
8.For Your Eyes Only3:06
9.Susie And Jeffrey4:07
10.Die Young Stay Pretty3:32
11.Island Of Lost Souls3:48
12.Platinum Blonde2:17
13.War Child3:59
14.In The Flesh2:30


This album is a 14-track compilation of material (including singles) from the early stages of Blondie's career from 1976 to 1978 (so there's no "Heart Of Glass" here).

It's mostly trashy power/pop with a 'punky' edge, and seems to be more about marketing than music, in no way 'essential' at all, for as point out ... 'Hardly the definitive collection the title claims it to be - a bungled mess, neither satisfying for casual fans nor diehards'.

2½ stars

by Reviewer: bluemoon