Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision

Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision

by BlondieBlondie


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Greatest Hits distinguishes itself from the other Blondie compilations (of which there are several) by adding a DVD that contains 16 (all?) of the group's videos. A couple inconsequential remixes appear where original versions or other career highlights should be present, but otherwise, the audio disc does a fair job, even though it's basically retracing the steps of the compilations that came before it. Most of the essential material is here ("Heart of Glass," "Rapture," "Hanging on the Telephone," "One Way or Another," "Dreaming," "Atomic"). Some of the most devout fans will be irritated by the idea of buying the hits all over again in order to get the DVD, and the studio albums were reissued in 2001 with excellent remastered sound, so they really won't have any desire for all the overlapping content. Despite these issues, this set remains one of the best (and best looking) Blondie compilations, even without considering the videos. "Rapture Riders," a very silly and perverse mash-up of "Rapture" with the Doors' "Riders on the Storm," is included as a bonus track. [This compilation was released later in the U.S. as Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision, but it does not include "X Offender" or "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear." Otherwise, the two titles are the same.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2005
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0094634505420
catalogNumber: 3450542
Rank: 42033


Disc 1

  1. Heart of Glass
  2. Sunday Girl
  3. Atomic
  4. Call Me
  5. The Tide Is High
  6. Rapture
  7. Maria
  8. In the Flesh
  9. X Offender
  10. Rip Her to Shreds
  11. Denis
  12. (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
  13. Picture This
  14. Fade Away (And Radiate)
  15. Hanging on the Telephone
  16. One Way or Another
  17. Dreaming
  18. Union City Blue
  19. Island of Lost Souls
  20. Good Boys
  21. End to End
  22. Rapture Riders

Disc 2

  1. In the Flesh
  2. X Offender
  3. Denis
  4. Detroit 442
  5. (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
  6. Picture This
  7. Hanging on the Telephone
  8. Heart of Glass
  9. Dreaming
  10. The Hardest Part
  11. Union City Blue
  12. Atomic
  13. The Tide Is High
  14. Rapture
  15. Island of Lost Souls
  16. Maria
  17. Good Boys

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blondie   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

John Holt   Composer
Doors   Composer
Debbie Harry   Composer
Jimmy Destri   Composer
Craig Leon   Producer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer
Roy Ashby   Composer
Howard Barrett   Composer
Bruce Botnick   Producer
Kevin Griffin   Composer
Nigel Harrison   Composer
Chris Stein   Composer
Steve Thompson   Producer
Gary Valentine   Composer
Bob Gruen   Video Director
David Mallet   Video Director
Hart Perry   Video Director
Stanley Dorfman   Video Director
Neil Levenson   Composer
Tyrone Evans   Composer
Jonas Akerlund   Video Director
Claudio Camaione   Producer
Paolo Cilione   Producer
Nicola Doring   Producer
Jack Lee   Composer

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