Blondie - Greatest Hits
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Blondie stayed true to it's roots, even though time changed.
Rock on to the future.
ANYWAY! This album is amazing. I got this for my 13th birthday when I was in 7th grade, and it was one of the best albums I could have gotten. This album is a good size and has a whole darned lot of songs on it, (all of which, may I add, are great.) I reccomend (sp? lol) this to anybody who has heard Blondie's music before and knows just how great it truly is. Within 3 years of getting this album I now own all of their CDs plus 3 vinyls. It's truly amazing. Blondie are one of the greatest bands in history for sure.
My favorites here include Tide is high (a cover of a previously obscure reggae song), Sunday girl, I'm always touched by your presence dear (later covered by singer-comedienne Tracey Ullman), Dreaming, Heart of glass and Hanging on the telephone. These songs are sufficiently appealing to make this a five-star album, but there are some other great songs here too.
This is the strongest Blondie compilation yet released. Unless you are a committed fan, this contains everything you'll ever need of their music as a group, although you might still wish to seek out some of Deborah Harry's solo music, none of which is included.
She's got amazing versatility in her voice.
Her charged spirit is so infectious...she just has no limit to her abilities to vocalize you straight onto the dance floor.
A Great party CD.
But rather than just cleaning up the tracks for these songs, the producers have altered the basic balance between instruments. It's a subtle business reworking classic songs, and the remastering here doesn't improve the sound. If anything, it muddies some of the guitar-bass dynamic in favor of a more "contemporary" sound and adds unnecessary echoes to Clem Burke's drumming.
One element they didn't change is Deborah Harry's singing, but they should have at least raised the volume of her vocals, because with this mix, her voice is relegated to a reedy, background role.
Call me a diehard, but I'll stick with the "Best of Blondie" album, warts and all, over this slickified version that changes the basic tenor of the band's sound.
I give it two stars only because it is Blondie, and the songs are still great. But that's not an endorsement of the disc, just the artistry that's been needlessly tweaked here.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Blondies greatest hits is one of my favorite cds of all time. Im very happy that i ordered this cd. I love it.Published 22 days ago by Diane
If you want the best from Debbie and the boys this is the one.Published 2 months ago by Mir Benculak
Very Happy with this album. Most songs I like and remember from young adulthood. I dig the way she jazzes and she's still not bad to look at either! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eddy Z
I'm returning this cd because the re-mix/master makes for a "muddy" sound, with Debbie Harry's voice less distinctive. I use the LP as a reference. Very disappointed.Published 4 months ago by Eric Jacobson
The greatest hits.
I love the voice, the music, everything. So much emotion, so catchy. It might have been 'groovy' for the 80s, because this is the era that the music... Read more
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