Albums

Blondie – Plastic Letters

Plastic Letters was the second studio album from Blondie and includes the singles: Denis, (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear and the Japanese only release of Kidnapper. In 1994 all of Blondie’s studio albums were released digitally remastered on CD with bonus tracks and this happened a second time in 2001, but the 2001 releases included not only bonus tracks but an individual expanded booklet with rare photos and new liner notes by each producer giving an insight to what was going on at the time of making the album.

UK 12″

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 4th March 1978
Highest position UK Album Chart: 10
Number of weeks UK Album Chart: 54
UK 12″ Album Cat No: CHR 1166

Track listing:
Side 1
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 2
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

 


 

UK Cassette

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 4th March 1978
Highest position UK Album Chart: 10
Number of weeks UK Album Chart: 54
UK Cassette Cat No: ZCHR 1166

Track listing:
Side 1
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 2
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

 


 

Japanese 12″ Signed

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1977
Japanese 12″ Album Cat No: WWS-80963
This 12″ signed copy from Japan has shuffled the track listing and left off the song No Imagination for some unknown reason. The album was signed by the band in 1998.

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Fan Mail
2. Denis
3. Detroit 442
4. Kidnapper
5. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
6. I’m On E

Side 2
1. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No
2. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
3. Love At The Pier
4. Contact In Red Square
5. Youth Nabbed As Sniper
6. Cautious Lip

 


 

Japanese Promo CD

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
Japanese Promo issue CD Cat No: TOCP-6933
This promo CD from Japan has shuffled the track listing and left off the song No Imagination.

Track listing:
1. Fan Mail
2. Denis
3. Detroit 442
4. Kidnapper
5. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
6. I’m On E
7. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No
8. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
9. Love At The Pier
10. Contact In Red Square
11. Youth Nabbed As Sniper
12. Cautious Lip

 


 

USA CD

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
USA CD Cat No: VK 41166 DIDX 1446

Track listing:
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
8. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No
9. Love At The Pier
10. No Imagination
11. Kidnapper
12. Detroit 442
13. Cautious Lip

 


 

USA Cassette

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
USA Cassette Cat No: PVT 41166

Track listing:
Side 1
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 2
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

 


 

Canadian Cassette

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
Canada Cassette Cat No: CHMC 41166

Track listing:
Side 1
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 2
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

 


 

Saudi Arabia Cassette

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: 747 POP
Saudi Arabia Cassette Cat No: 2279

Track listing:
Side 1
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 2
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

 


 

Saudi Arabia Cassette

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: IMD
Saudi Arabia Cassette Cat No: IMD-6595

Track listing:
Side 1
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 2
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

 


 

Portugal Cassette

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis/Polygram
Portugal Cassette Cat No: 7298 105

Track listing:
Side 1
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 2
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

 


 

UK Remastered CD 1994

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1994
UK 1994 issue CD Cat No: 7243 8 30793 2 2

Track listing:
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
8. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No
9. Love At The Pier
10. No Imagination
11. Kidnapper
12. Detroit 442
13. Cautious Lip

BONUS TRACKS ON THE 1994 release:
14. Poets Problem
15. Denis (Alternative Version)

 


 

UK Remastered CD 2001

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis/Capitol Records
Date of release: 2001
UK 2001 issue CD Cat No: 72435-33598-2-9

Track listing:
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
8. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No
9. Love At The Pier
10. No Imagination
11. Kidnapper
12. Detroit 442
13. Cautious Lip

BONUS TRACKS ON THE 2001 release:
14. Once I Had A Love (aka The Disco Song) (1975 Version)
15. Scenery
16. Poets Problem
17. Detroit 442 (Live) Recorded live 11/6/78 at the Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Previously Unreleased

 


 

EU Double Album CD 2003

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of UK release: 2003
EU 2003 issue Double CD Cat No: 724358176728

Track listing for “Blondie”:
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
7. Man Overboard
8. Rip Her To Shreds
9. Rifle Range
10. Kung Fu Girls
11. The Attack Of The Giant Ants

BONUS TRACKS:
12. Out In The Streets (Original Instant Records Demo)
13. The Thin Line (Original Instant Records Demo)
14. Platinum Blonde (Original Instant Records Demo)
15. X Offender (Original Private Stock Single Version)
16. In The Sun (Original Private Stock Single Version)

Track listing for “Plastic Letters”:
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
8. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No
9. Love At The Pier
10. No Imagination
11. Kidnapper
12. Detroit 442
13. Cautious Lip

BONUS TRACKS:
14. Once I Had A Love (aka The Disco Song) (1975 Version)
15. Scenery
16. Poets Problem
17. Detroit 442 (Live) Recorded live 11/6/78 at the Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Previously Unreleased

 


 

UK Parallel Lines/Plastic Letters 2CD Box 2004

       

Producers: Richard Gottehrer/Mike Chapman
Released on: EMI/Chrysalis/Capitol Records
Date of UK Box release: 2004
UK 2004 CD Box Cat No: 7243 8 64567 2 4
2 CD set featuring Parallel Lines and Plastic Letters from the 2001 remastered releases, sold together in a special limited edition box.

Part of the UK Parallel Lines/Plastic Letters 2CD Boxed Remastered & Expanded
Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Chrysalis/Capitol Records
Date of UK release: 2001
UK 2001 CD Cat No: 72435-33598-2-9

Track listing:
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
8. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No
9. Love At The Pier
10. No Imagination
11. Kidnapper
12. Detroit 442
13. Cautious Lip

BONUS TRACKS ON THE 2001 release:
14. Once I Had A Love (aka The Disco Song) (1975 Version)
15. Scenery
16. Poets Problem
17. Detroit 442 (Live) Recorded live 11/6/78 at the Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Previously Unreleased

Part of the UK Parallel Lines/Plastic Letters 2CD Boxed Remastered & Expanded
Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: EMI/Chrysalis/Capitol Records
Date of UK release: 2001
UK 2001 CD Cat No: 72435-33599-2-8

Track listing:
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
7. 11:59
8. Will Anything Happen?
9. Sunday Girl
10. Heart Of Glass
11. I’m Gonna Love You Too
12. Just Go Away

BONUS TRACKS ON THE 2001 release:
13. Once I Had A Love (aka The Disco Song) (1978 Version) Previously Unreleased
14. Bang A Gong (Get It On) (Live) Recorded Live 11/4/78 at The Paradise in Boston, MA
15. I Know But I Don’t Know (Live) Recorded Live 11/6/78 at the Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia, PA
16. Hanging On The Telephone (Live) Recorded Live 1980 in Dallas, TX

 


 

Japanese CD 2006

Producer: Richard Gottehrer
Released on: Toshiba-EMI
Date of release: 2006
Japan 2006 CD Cat No: TOCP-67892
This edition of Plastic Letters was sold as part of a Japanese Box Set in early 2006. These mini albums have also been sold separately as well as a full collection in the Box Set.

Track listing:
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
8. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No
9. Love At The Pier
10. No Imagination
11. Kidnapper
12. Detroit 442
13. Cautious Lip

BONUS TRACKS:
14. Once I Had A Love (aka The Disco Song) (1975 Version)
15. Scenery
16. Poets Problem
17. Detroit 442 (Live) Recorded live 11/6/78 at the Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Previously Unreleased

 

 

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