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Eat to the Beat Import, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Always ahead of their time, Blondie cut a music video for each of the 12 songs on their classic Eat to the Beat album, and this CD/DVD combo collects all of 'em! Includes Dreaming; the Hardest Part; Accidents Never Happen; Atomic, and more.
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Dreaming - 5 stars
Hardest Part - 5 stars
Union City Blue - 5 stars
Shayla - 5 awesome stars
Beat To The Beat - 5 stars
Accidents Never Happen - 5 stars
Die Young Stay Pretty - 4 stars
Slow Motion - 5 stars
Atomic - 5 Stars
Sound-A-Sleep - 5 stars (puts you right to bed)
Victor - 5 stars
Livin' In The Real World - 5 stars
Every single song is great I promis you that. I hope to see them in concert one day very very soon. Grab the concert along with this album. It is filmed at the BBC. You will not be disappointed. Great band.
I was not a big BLONDIE fan, having owned their GREATEST HITS package and the original PARALLEL LINES disc only for many years.
Not until I obtained a more recent GREATEST HITS package with an additional DVD of BLONDIE music videos did I discover the song UNION CITY BLUE, which immediately impressed my musical heart to become my favorite BLONDIE track of all-time and one of my favorite rock songs ever... The lyrics are a tad simple but that rich sound is just mind-blowing in its beauty.
Then, for the same album to possess one of the best damn rock songs of all-time DREAMING, just causes my mind to boggle as to why these two songs weren't number 1 hits and why this album isn't caonsidered BLONDIES' best ever.
Clem Burkes drum work on both of the fore-mentioned songs is just brilliant. I have tried looking for interviews in effort to learn how his drum work was recorded (single tracks or extensive overdubs, etc.) Why he was not regarded as one of the best drummers of his era I will never understand. ATOMIC also highlighted his drum work, along with the bass and guitar work of Nigel Harrison and Chris Stein respectively.
Basically, this band understood the nature of good hooks. They had fabulous ears for melody and tone which allowed them to create singular pieces of brilliant music that stands alone yet sounds inherently pleasing (such as a song like TIDE IS HIGH.)
The track SHAYLA is a mystery in its context and is nothing but haunting in its delivery. This song also resonates in me as one of the finest BLONDIE tracks of all time.
This album has a few filler tracks but overall is nothing short of a work of art. Just a brilliant album by an tragically under-rated band. For any BLONDIE fans this album is a must-own. For any fan of 1980's music this album is a necessity. For everyone else, with any sense of interest in BLONDIE, I would start with this album, even though PARALLEL LINES and AUTOAMERICAN are more popular. As with this album, this band was far better than the sum of their hits.
By the way, the accompanying DVD propels this album over PARALLEL LINES, in my sincere opinion. What a contrast are the primitive videos of those days compared to the overly produced junk of modern day music.
Considering there are 4 distinct versions of this album out on Compact Disc, be certain in what you are ordering. First, one remastered version is the music disc alone with 4 bonus tracks (mostly live cuts), there are another two remastered versions of the music disc and the DVD of the album tracks 12 videos. The European version (with the cardboard multi-fold sleeve), has an international DVD version that does not play on U.S. players. The last version is the original CD version in un-remastered form.
As for the album, it is simply a GREAT ALBUM, which makes me wonder why this album was not a huge hit.