Albums

Blondie – Eat To The Beat

Eat To The Beat was the follow-up album to Parallel Lines and has become a favourite of mine and many other fans around the world. The 2001 CD release includes not only bonus tracks but an expanded booklet with rare photos and new liner notes by producer Mike Chapman giving an insight to what was going on at the time of making the album. The original Japanese 12″ version of this album contains the 2 extra tracks, Heart Of Glass and Sunday Girl. Together with this there is a separate 4 page japanese lyric sheet.

UK 12″

    

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 13th October 1979
Highest position UK Album Chart: 1
Number of weeks UK Album Chart: 38
UK 12″ Album Cat No: CDL 1225

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World

 


 

USA 12″

    

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1979
USA 12″ Album Cat No: CHE 1225

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World

 


 

Japanese 12″

 

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1979
Japanese 12″ Album Cat No: WWS-81255

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen
7. Heart Of Glass

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World
7. Sunday Girl

 


 

Korea 12″

  

Producer: Mike Chapman
Korean 12″ Album Cat No: LIFE-13

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World

 


 

Italian 12″ Promo

  

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis/RCA
Date of release: 1981
Italian 12″ Promo Album Cat No: CDL 1225

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World

 


 

Argentina 12″ HAZLO AL COMPAS

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1979
Argentina 12″ Album Cat No: CRL-30001

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming – SONANDO
2. The Hardest Part – LA PARTE MAS DIFICIL
3. Union City Blue – TRISTEZA DE UNION CITY
4. Shayla – SHAYIA
5. Eat To The Beat – HAZLO AL COMPAS
6. Accidents Never Happen – LOS ACCIDENTES NUNCA OCURREN

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty – MUERE JOVEN Y BONITA
2. Slow Motion – VELOCIDAD REDUCIDA
3. Atomic – ATOMICO
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor – VENCEDOR
6. Living In The Real World – VIVIENDO EN EL MUNDO REAL

 


 

UK Cassette

 

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 13th October 1979
Highest position UK Album Chart: 1
Number of weeks UK Album Chart: 38
UK Cassette Cat No: ZCDL 1225
The original UK cassette has the bonus track Sunday Girl (French Version) at the end of Side 2.

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World
7. Sunday Girl (French Version)

 


 

UK Cassette

 

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1987
UK 1987 issue Cassette Cat No: ZCDL 1225

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World

 


 

USA Cassette

 

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1979
US Cassette Cat No: PVT 41225

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World

 


 

Saudi Arabia – Pyramid Cassette

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Pyramid
Pyramid issue Cassette Cat No: P-2554

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. Sound-A-Sleep
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. The Hardest Part
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World

 


 

German Cassette

 

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1979
UK/German Cassette Cat No: 7107 606

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen

Side 2
1. Die Young Stay Pretty
2. Slow Motion
3. Atomic
4. Sound-A-Sleep
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World

 


 

USA 8 Track

 

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1979
USA 8 Track Cat No: 8CE-1225

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen
7. Die Young Stay Pretty
8. Slow Motion
9. Atomic
10. Sound-A-Sleep
11. Victor
12. Living In The Real World

 


 

UK CD 1987

  

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1987
UK 1987 issue CD Cat No: CDP32 1225-2

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen
7. Die Young Stay Pretty
8. Slow Motion
9. Atomic
10. Sound-A-Sleep
11. Victor
12. Living In The Real World

 


 

UK Remastered CD 2001

  

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis/Capitol Records
Date of UK release: 2001
UK 2001 CD Cat No: 72435-33597-2-0

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen
7. Die Young Stay Pretty
8. Slow Motion
9. Atomic
10. Sound-A-Sleep
11. Victor
12. Living In The Real World

BONUS TRACKS ON THE 2001 release:
13. Die Young Stay Pretty (Live BBC 12/31/79) Recorded live New Year’s Eve ’79 at The Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. Previously unreleased in the U.S.
14. Seven Rooms Of Gloom (Live BBC 12/31/79) Recorded live New Year’s Eve ’79 at The Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. Previously unreleased in the U.S.
15. Heroes (live) Recorded live 1/12/80 at The Hammersmith Odeon, UK
16. Ring Of Fire (live)

 


 

Japanese CD 2006

      
 

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Toshiba-EMI
Date of release: 2006
Japan 2006 CD Cat No: TOCP-67894
This edition of Eat To The Beat was sold as part of a Japanese Box Set in early 2006. These mini albums have also been sold seperately as well as a full collection in the Box Set.

Track listing:
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen
7. Die Young Stay Pretty
8. Slow Motion
9. Atomic
10. Sound-A-Sleep
11. Victor
12. Living In The Real World

BONUS TRACKS ON THE 2001 release:
13. Die Young Stay Pretty (Live BBC 12/31/79) Recorded live New Year’s Eve ’79 at The Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. Previously unreleased in the U.S.
14. Seven Rooms Of Gloom (Live BBC 12/31/79) Recorded live New Year’s Eve ’79 at The Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. Previously unreleased in the U.S.
15. Heroes (live) Recorded live 1/12/80 at The Hammersmith Odeon, UK
16. Ring Of Fire (live)

 


 

European CD & DVD 2007

 

Producer: Mike Chapman
Released on: Chrysalis/Capitol Records/EMI
Date of release: July 2007
European 2007 CD + DVD Cat No: 00946 390635 2 9
For the first time Eat To The Beat gets a special Collectors Edition DVD release and includes the audio CD and Liner Notes booklet. All packaged in a cardboard case that opens up to show some of the singles artwork used for Dreaming, Atomic, Union City Blue and The Hardest Part.

CD Track listing:
1. Dreaming
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Shayla
5. Eat To The Beat
6. Accidents Never Happen
7. Die Young Stay Pretty
8. Slow Motion
9. Atomic
10. Sound-A-Sleep
11. Victor
12. Living In The Real World

DVD Track listing:
1. Eat To The Beat
2. The Hardest Part
3. Union City Blue
4. Slow Motion
5. Shayla
6. Die Young Stay Pretty
7. Accidents Never Happen
8. Atomic
9. Living In The Real World
10. Sound-A-Sleep
11. Victor
12. Dreaming

 

 

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