Category: New Wave

Heart Of Glass - Blondie - The Music Of Blondie 1978 - 1982 (CD)


  1. Mar 01,  · The single edit is available on a 2 CD set called "The Platinum Collection" () - includes all of the original A & B sides released as singles (up to that point in time) - .
  2. By virtue of the song's unqualified success, reaching number one in both the U.S. and the U.K. and beyond, the stakes for the new wave/punk movement had been raised. Before "Heart of Glass," the music's full commercial potential had previously been limited to cult status in line with the small underground scene from which Blondie had emerged.
  3. 'Heart of Glass' became Blondie's first #1 hit on the strength of Debbie Harry's smooth vocals, relatable lyrics, and a dance beat. Though it turned off the punk-rock purists, 'Heart of Glass' made Blondie a major act, one that continued to record hits and still plays to fans today.
  4. The song that burst Blondie out of the streets of the Bowery to #1 on the charts, “Heart of Glass” was the pivotal moment in punk’s choreographed slamdance with the mainstream. Inspired by Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder, Blondie transformed their campy “Once I Had A Love” into a Roland-driven juggernaut and never looked back.
  5. Embracing a broad range of pop music that encompassed British Invasion rock, garage rock, disco, reggae, Latin rhythms, and hip-hop, Blondie was the most commercially successful band to emerge from the New York punk/new wave community of the late '70s. The group was formed in New York City in August by singer Deborah Harry (b. July 1, , Miami, Florida), formerly of the folk-pop group.
  6. Blondie's third album, Parallel Lines (UK No. 1, US No. 6, Australia No. 2), was released in September Produced by Mike Chapman, it finally broke the band into the American market on the strength of the worldwide hit single "Heart of Glass".
  7. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Best Of Blondie on Discogs. Label: Chrysalis - CDP 32 2 • Format: CD Compilation, Reissue • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: New Wave, Pop Rock, Disco.
  8. A very clever, very cunning and ultimately very cool rock / disco crossover smash which took Blondie into the stratosphere. Sounding like nothing else on their hook-laden "Parallel Lines" set from which it was propelled, the obvious template was Donna Summer's sublime "I Feel Love", but "Heart Of Glass" still has a lot going for it with its cheeky lyric, Debbie's sighing "Ooo Ooo Aww's" and.

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