Blondie Releases First-Ever Authorized Box Set

‘Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982’ features over 100 tracks and a handful of unissued recordings

Spanning nearly five decades, over 40 million record sales, and dozens of certified hits, Blondie’s sonic archive is simply unrivaled. Now, that impressive catalog is being officially released for the first time ever with Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982, a compilation of memorable classics, unissued tracks, commentary, rare photos, and more.

The box set draws on material found in band member Chris Stein’s Woodstock, New York barn and is available in four expansive formats: 4LP, Deluxe8CD, and 3CD editions. The band’s first six albums are all included the box set as well as demos and outtakes from each. Too, the band’s first-ever studio recording from 1974 is featured—a piece of music history.

Available for pre-order now and purchase starting August 26th, a previously unreleased version of the band’s cover of Moonlight Drive by the Doors is available to be streamed now. Early versions of hits like ‘Heart of Glass,’ ‘Out in the Streets,’ and more are also included as well as hundreds of photographs from the band’s prime.

“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,” lead Debbie Harry said in a statement. “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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