Against The Odds 1974-1982 - Deluxe 4LP Edition - Sealed

BLONDIE Against The Odds 1974-1982 (Deluxe 4LP Edition UK/EU limited edition box set, the first band-authorized rarities collection comprising 52-tracks from the classic era spread across four vinyl LPs, and featuring 36 previously unreleased tracks remastered from the original analogue tapes. Complete with a 112-page hardback monograph book with liner notes, oral history, essays and an extensive selection of rare & previously unplublised photographs, taoe boxes and other ephemera. Housed inside a stylish metallic-finish slipcase box, factory sealed. Recommended)

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Price Info
$120.99, £99.99  
Product Availability In stock. Order now for shipping on Monday 6th February
Release Date 26th Aug 2022
Release Year 2022 - 1 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format Vinyl Box Set
Record Label Capitol UMC
Complete Stock List Go to Blondie or visit our Blondie collectors store
Product Catalogue No 876074
Music Genre Rock, Punk, 80's Pop
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

SUMMARY
There's a certain un-assuming barn just outside Woodstock, New York. It's easy to picture; the deep mythology of pop music history assures that much. For nearly two decades, the bulk of Blondie's audio and visual archive sat inside.
One hundred reel-to-reel tapes, half a dozen cassettes, a few storage tubs crammed with records, bits of promotional flotsam, flyers, a stray Warhol print, and mirrored dressing room signage from four sold-out January 1980 nights at London's Hammersmith Odeon. All of it lay silent through twenty humid summers, twenty frigid winters, and 20,000 rodents.

There were knives collected in Asia and sex worker advertisements pilfered from the UK's red telephone boxes of the late 1970s. In a corner, a dust-caked RIAA-certified gold record for Eat To The Beat reclined against a wall, its protective glass scarred by a bullet hole.“Iggy and I were shooting guns at a wall in my basement one night,” guitarist Chris Stein told us. “This was a casualty.”

From this chaotic hoard of ephemera, this long-gestating project was born.
Over the years, Blondie's many partner record companies have done an exemplary job archiving the band's recorded legacy, given the miles it's logged and the oceans it's had to cross. From Larry Uttal's Private Stock Records to Terry Ellis and Chris Wright's Chrysalis, which was absorbed by Capitol and then Universal, the band's reels have been moved, transferred, baked, re-boxed, remixed, and barcoded more than a few times. We pored over every foot of magnetic tape and, thanks to our brand new 24-bit, 192KHz transfers, have expanded the dynamic range of Blondie's six LPs.

We've scoured the earth for era-appropriate photos, pic sleeves, lyrics sheets, fan club newsletters, postcards, jukebox strips, and even eight-track tapes. There will always be more to find. Whether it's a mislabeled cassette tape squirrelled away in a New Jersey garage, a previously unknown Thai 45 variant, or a roll of film excavated at the Long Beach flea market, slivers of Blondie will continue to poke into our collective unconscious until there ceases to be any consciousness to poke.

What the seven members of Blondie set to tape over those first eight years remains among the most timeless music of its era, or any era. This is not hyperbole. Walk into a grocery store and Rapture fills the air. Spend an hour with any classic rock, '80s throwback, LITE FM easy listening, or rockin' oldies station and you will rediscover Heart of Glass.

Watch any given documentary on the birth of punk or hip hop, read any “Best Albums of All Time” list, and the stark three-color imagery of Parallel Lines will undoubtedly flash by. Visit any sports arena in the world and count the moments before you hear Call Me. Blondie has transcended the realms of mere bands, evolving out of pop and punk to become a vital strand of American music's core DNA.

Deluxe Edition 4LP Box

LP 1 ‘Out In The Streets’
Side A
1. Out In The Streets (1974)
2. The Disco Song
3. Sexy Ida
4. Platinum Blonde
5. The Thin Line
6. Puerto Rico
7. Out In The Streets (1975)

Side B
1. Nameless (Home Tape)
2. Mr. Sightseer
3. Sunday Girl (Home Tape)
4. Theme From Topkapi (Home Tape)
5. The Hardest Part (Home Tape)
6. Ring Of Fire (Home Tape)

LP 2 'Plaza Sound'
Side A
1. X Offender (Intro)
2. X Offender (Private Stock Single)
3. In The Sun (Private Stock Single)
4. Little Girl Lies (Private Stock Mix)
5. In The Flesh (Extended Intro)
6. A Shark In Jets Clothing (Take 2)
7. Kung Fu Girls (Take 8)
8. Scenery

Side B
1. Denis (Terry Ellis Mix)
2. Moonlight Drive
3. Bermuda Triangle Blues - Flight 45 (Take 1)
4. I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No (Take 1)
5. I'm On E (Take 2)
6. Detroit 442 (Take 2)
7. Poets Problem

LP 3 'Parallel Beats'
Side A
1. Once I Had A Love (Mike Chapman Demo)
2. Sunday Girl (French Version)
3. I'll Never Break Away From This Heart Of Mine (Pretty Baby)
4. Hanging On The Telephone (Mike Chapman Demo)
5. Will Anything Happen (Instrumental)
6. Underground Girl

Side B
1. Call Me
2. Spaghetti Song (Atomic Part 2)
3. Die Young Stay Pretty (Take 1)
4. Union City Blue (Instrumental)
5. Llámame

LP 4 'Coca-Cola'
Side A
1. I Love You Honey, Give Me A Beer (Go Through It)
2. Live It Up (Giorgio Moroder Demo)
3. Angels on the Balcony (Giorgio Moroder Demo)
4. Tide Is High (Demo)
5. Susie & Jeffrey

Side B
1. Rapture (Disco Version)
2. Autoamerican Ad
3. Yuletide Throwdown


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VINYL LP BOX SET  
Recording Artist Blondie
Product Title Against The Odds 1974-1982 - Deluxe 4LP Edition - Sealed
Product Information Blondie Against The Odds 1974-1982 - Deluxe 4LP Edition - Sealed UK Vinyl Box Set.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info
Artists Related To Chequered Past, Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, Gary Valentine, Jimmy Destri, Rodney & The Brunettes, The Jazz Passengers, The Little Girls, The New York Blondes, The Wind In The Willows
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