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Blondie – The Best Of Blondie

The Best Of Blondie was the first official compilation of Blondie’s biggest hits. A video collection also came out at the same time to complete the package. The UK CD was released in 1983, 1984 in the USA. Special mixes of Heart Of Glass, In The Flesh and Sunday Girl were made for this album by Mike Chapman. The original release of the 12″ album came with a free poster as pictured below.

UK 12″ with Poster 1981

   

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of UK release: 31st October 1981
Highest position UK Album Chart: 4
Number of weeks UK Album Chart: 40
UK 12″ Album Cat No: CDLTV 1

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone

Side 2
1. Rapture
2. Picture This
3. Union City Blue
4. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
5. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
6. Atomic
7. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

UK 12″ Reissue

  

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of UK release: 1989
UK 12″ Album reissue Cat No: CDLTV 1

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone

Side 2
1. Rapture
2. Picture This
3. Union City Blue
4. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
5. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
6. Atomic
7. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

Japanese 12″

     

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1981
Japanese 12″ Album Cat No: WWS-90110

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone

Side 2
1. Rapture
2. Picture This
3. Union City Blue
4. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
5. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
6. Atomic
7. Rip Her To Shreds


 

German 12″

  

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Chrysalis
German 12″ Album Cat No: Chrysalis 204 195-270

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone

Side 2
1. Rapture
2. Picture This
3. Union City Blue
4. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
5. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
6. Atomic
7. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

China 12″

  

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: New Jen Sheng
Chinese 12″ Album Cat No: JS-5449

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone

Side 2
1. Rapture
2. Picture This
3. Union City Blue
4. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
5. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
6. Atomic
7. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

UK Cassette Reissue

 

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Chrysalis
UK Cassette reissue Cat No: ZCLTV 1

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone

Side 2
1. Rapture
2. Picture This
3. Union City Blue
4. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
5. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
6. Atomic
7. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

USA Cassette

 

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Chrysalis
USA Cat No: C-153320
(Please note the track listing is different on this version.)

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Dreaming
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Hanging On The Telephone

Side 2
7. Rapture
8. One Way Or Another
9. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
10. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
11. Atomic
12. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

Saudi Arabia Cassette

 

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: 747 POP
Saudi Arabia Cassette Cat No: 7220

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Call Me
2. Rapture
3. One Way Or Another
4. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
5. Atomic
6. Dreamin’

Side 2
1. Eat To The Beat
2. Heart Of Glass
3. Denis
4. Girl
5. Hanging On The Telephone
6. City Blues
7. The Tide Is High

 


 

Syria Cassette

 

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: IMD
Syrian Cassette Cat No: 7758

Track listing:
Side 1
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone

Side 2
1. Rapture
2. Picture This
3. Union City Blue
4. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
5. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
6. Atomic
7. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

UK CD 1983

  

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1983
UK CD Cat No: CDP 32 1371 2

Track listing:
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone
8. Rapture
9. Picture This
10. Union City Blue
11. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
12. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
13. Atomic
14. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

USA CD

  

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Chrysalis
Date of release: 1984
USA CD Cat No: F2 21337

Track listing:
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Denis
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Dreaming
7. Hanging On The Telephone
8. Rapture
9. Picture This
10. Union City Blue
11. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
12. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
13. Atomic
14. Rip Her To Shreds

 


 

Japanese CD 2006

      
 

Producer: Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer & Giorgio Moroder
Released on: Toshiba-EMI
Date of release: 2006
Japan 2006 CD Cat No: TOCP-67896
This edition of The Best Of Blondie 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.
(Please note the track listing is different on this version. This version also comes with a one-sided paper insert inside the sleeve with the original back cover artwork track listing. Neither this nor the actual sleeve give the right track listing information for this CD.)

Track listing:
1. Heart Of Glass
2. Dreaming
3. The Tide Is High
4. In The Flesh
5. Sunday Girl
6. Hanging On The Telephone
7. Rapture
8. One Way Or Another
9. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
10. Call Me (Theme from American Gigolo)
11. Atomic
12. Rip Her To Shreds
13. Denis
14. Picture This
15. Union City Blue

 

 

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