Blondie - Against The Odds: 1974-1982

 (Super Deluxe Remastered Edition 10 LP box Set + 10 Inch Vinyl + 7 Inch Vinyl + 2 Books)


Label:

Capitol

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ACAP 876069
UPC: 602508760693
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Vinyl Box Sets


No. of Discs: 12
Note: 180 Gram
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Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982

Super Deluxe Edition 10LP+10"+45 single+2 books boxset!

New York legends have sold more than 40 million records worldwide!

Remastered from the original analog tapes, vinyl cut at Abbey Road Studios

Massive career retrospective contains a whopping 124 studio tracks!

In what has become another major year for Blondie, the New York legends mark a career milestone with the release of the first ever authorized and in-depth archive in their history, a rarity for a band almost 50 years into their career with 40 million records sold. Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982 is being released on August 26, 2022 via UMC and The Numero Group.

What the seven members of Blondie set to tape over their first eight years remains among the most timeless music of its era, or any era. This is not hyperbole. Walk into a grocery store and "Rapture" fills the air. Spend an hour with any classic rock, '80s throwback, LITE FM easy listening, or rockin' oldies station and you will rediscover "Heart of Glass." Watch any given documentary on the birth of punk or hip hop, read any "Best Albums of All Time" list, and the stark three-color imagery of Parallel Lines will undoubtedly flash by. Visit any sports arena in the world and count the moments before you hear "Call Me." Blondie has transcended the realms of mere bands, evolving out of pop and punk to become a vital strand of American music's core DNA. Let this box set serve as a map of the genome.

Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982 gathers the original line-up's six albums, including Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat To The Beat, Autoamerican, and The Hunter, four additional LPs of session outtakes, B-sides, and demos, a 10" with the 1975 Alan Betrock demo and a previously unissued 1974 rehearsal tape, and a 45 RPM single featuring their rumored-to-exist cover of the Doors' "Moonlight Drive" and the at-home sketch of "Mr. Sightseer" — a whopping 124 studio tracks!

Erin Osmon's liner notes tell the group's story in exacting detail, with session commentary from Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Frank Infante, Nigel Harrison, and Gary Valentine, and essays from producers Richard Gottehrer and Mike Chapman all housed in a glorious foil-wrapped, 144-page, hard cover book. A second 120-page volume gives a discographical overview of the period via hundreds of pic sleeves, 45 labels, international sleeve variants, flexis, cassettes, and even 8-tracks. This behemoth of a box set weighs 17 pounds and is hands down the most in depth physical release The Numero Group has manifested in our 19 year history.

Features:
Six remastered studio albums (Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat To The Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter)
Four LPs of Bonus Material (Plaza Sound, Parallel Beats, Coca Cola, Home Tapes)
Unreleased 7" — "Moonlight Drive" b/w "Mr. Sightseer"
10" outtakes & rarities (Out In The Streets)
144-page, hard cover liner note book.
120-page photographic discography of the entire period.

 



Blondie
Side A
1. X Offender
2. Little Girl Lies
3. In the Flesh
4. Look Good in Blue
5. In the Sun
6. A Shark in Jets Clothing
Side B
1. Man Overboard
2. Rip Her to Shreds
3. Rifle Range
4. Kung Fu Girl
5. The Attack of the Giant Ants

Plastic Letters
Side A
1. Fan Mail
2. Denis
3. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
4. Youth Nabbed as Sniper
5. Contact in Red Square
6. (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
7. I'm on E
Side B
1. I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No
2. Love at the Pier
3. No Imagination
4. Kidnapper
5. Detroit 442
6. Cautious Lip

Parallel Lines
Side A
1. Hanging on the Telephone
2. One Way or Another
3. Picture This
4. Fade Away and Radiate
5. Pretty Baby
6. I Know But I Don't Know
Side B
1. 11:59
2. Will Anything Happen
3. Sunday Girl
4. Heart of Glass
5. I'm Gonna Love You Too
6. Just Go Away

Eat to the Beat
Side A
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat to the Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen
Side B
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living in the Real World

Autoamerican
Side A
1. Europa
2. Live It Up
3. Here's Looking at You
4. The Tide Is High
5. Angels on the Balcony
6. Go Through It
Side B
1. Do the Dark
2. Rapture
3. Faces
4. T-Birds
5. Walk Like Me
6. Follow Me

The Hunter
Side A
1. Orchid Club
2. Island Of Lost Souls
3. Dragonfly
4. For Your Eyes Only
5. The Beast
Side B
1. War Child
2. Little Caesar
3. Danceway
4. (Can I) Find the Right Words (to Say)
5. English Boys
6. The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game

Bonus Tracks
7 Inch 45 RPM
1. Moonlight Drive
2. Mr. Sightseer

10 Inch LP Outtakes & rarities ('Out in the Streets')
Side A (1974 Session)
1. Out in the Streets (1974)
2. The Disco Song
3. Sexy Ida
Side B (Betrock Demo)
1. Platinum Blonde
2. The Thin Line
3. Puerto Rico
4. Once I Had a Love (1975)
5. Out in the Streets (1975)

LP 1 Outtakes & rarities ('Plaza Sound')
Side A
1. X Offender (Intro)
2. X Offender (Private Stock Single)
3. In the Sun (Private Stock Single)
4. Little Girl Lies (Private Stock Mix)
5. In the Flesh (Extended Intro)
6. A Shark in Jets Clothing (Take 2)
7. Kung Fu Girls (Take 8)
8. Scenery
Side B
1. Denis (Terry Ellis Mix)
2. Bermuda Triangle Blues - Flight 45 (Take 1)
3. I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No (Take 1)
4. I'm on E (Take 2)
5. Kidnapper (Take 2)
6. Detroit 442 (Take 2)
7. Poets Problem

LP 2 Outtakes & rarities ('Parallel Beats')
Side A
1. Once I Had a Love (Mike Chapman Demo)
2. Sunday Girl (French Version)
3. I'll Never Break Away From This Heart of Mine (Pretty Baby)
4. Hanging on the Telephone (Mike Chapman Demo)
5. Will Anything Happen (Instrumental)
6. Underground Girl
Side B
1. Call Me
2. Spaghetti Song (Atomic Part 2)
3. Die Young Stay Pretty (Take 1)
4. Union City Blue (Instrumental)
5. Llamame"

LP 3 Outtakes & rarities ('Coca Cola')
Side A
1. I Love You Honey, Give Me a Beer (Go Through It)
2. Live It Up (Giorgio Moroder Demo)
3. Angels on the Balcony (Giorgio Moroder Demo)
4. Tide Is High (Demo)
5. Susie & Jeffrey
Side B
1. Rapture (Disco Version)
2. Autoamerican Ad
3. Yuletide Throwdown

LP 4 Outtakes & rarities ('Home Tapes')
Side A
1. Nameless (Home Tape)
2. Sunday Girl (Home Tape)
3. Theme From Topkapi (Home Tape)
4. The Hardest Part (Home Tape)
5. Ring of Fire (Home Tape)
Side B
1. War Child (Chris Stein Mix)
2. Call Me (Chris Stein Mix)
3. Heart of Glass (Chris Stein Mix)

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