A new Blondie box set is on the way: Against the Odds: 1974 – 1982 includes remastered versions of their first six studio albums: Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat to the Beat, Autoamerican, and The Hunter. The foil-wrapped collection also includes over four dozen demos (including Blondie’s first-ever recording session), alternate versions, studio outtakes, liner notes by Erin Osmon, track-by-track commentary from the band, essays by producers Mike Chapman, Richard Gottehrer, and Ken Shipley, an illustrated discography, and many photographs from the period. Against the Odds is out August 26 via UMe and Numero Group. Listen to Blondie’s previously unreleased recording of the Doors’ “Moonlight Drive” below.
Debbie Harry said in a statement, “It really is a treat to see how far we have come when I listen to these early attempts to capture our ideas on relatively primitive equipment. Fortunately the essence of being in a band in the early ’70s held some of the anti-social, counter culture energies of the groups that were the influencers of the ’60s. I am excited about this special collection. When I listen to these old tracks, it puts me there like I am a time traveler. As bad as it was sometimes, it was also equally as good. No regrets. More music.”
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