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Blondie's 40th Anniversary Album is available to buy now.

Blondie's 40th Anniversary Album is available to buy now.

26/02/2014
New York, NY – April 22, 2014 – 2014 marks Blondie’s 40th Anniversary and in celebration of this amazing milestone, the band will release a special double-disc package entitled Blondie 4(0) Ever on May 13, 2014 via NOBLE ID / ESMG. It will include a highly anticipated new collection of songs entitled Ghosts of Download and an album entitled Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits, featuring brand new studio recordings of the band’s biggest songs. The iconic Andy Warhol 'Debbie Harry’ portrait is the cover art for the greatest hits album.

The album is available now to pre-order on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/Blondie_iTunes. Fans who pre-order on iTunes will immediately receive a free download of the new song "I Want To Drag You Around." And anyone who purchases the album through iTunes will enjoy three brand new Ghosts of Download bonus tracks and a digital booklet. 

The album is also available now to pre-order on Amazon at the below links:

Amazon Standard double CD album - http://smarturl.it/Blondie_AmzCD

Amazon Deluxe double CD+DVD album - http://smarturl.it/Blondie_AmzCDDLX

Amazon Double Vinyl LP+DVD album -  http://smarturl.it/Blondie_AmzLP

Undeniably one of the most trailblazing and influential bands of our time, Blondie – pioneering frontwoman/songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein and powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, along with newer band mates Leigh Foxx (who has been with the band since ’97), guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen – kicked off their 40th year in true fashion. They rocked NYC’s Times Square during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, followed by an electrifying performance on Super Bowl Boulevard ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII and buzzed-about performances at SXSW. Most recently Debbie Harry surprised Coachella crowds when she appeared during Arcade Fire's set.  The performance set the blogosphere ablaze and was unanimously said to be one of the top moments from the festival. Rolling Stone said: "Harry was totally badass, her glam charisma and luscious vocals a high point..." With a world tour in the works, there is no doubt that 2014 will continue to be a whirlwind anniversary celebration for Blondie.

The ever-prolific band began working on new material right after the release of 2011’s critically acclaimed LP Panic of Girls.  The result is their 10th studio album and most collaborative to date, Ghosts of Download, which promises to offer some of the most infectious and memorable songs of Blondie’s catalogue. Produced by Jeff Saltzman, it’s an exhilarating mix of dance-floor-ready sounds, with more than a little pop radio flavor stirred into it and a few surprises along the way.  "A Rose By Any Name," is a cool electronic pulse of a duet for Harry and Beth Ditto of the Gossip. "Drag You Around" and "Backroom," a sly tale of after-hours vampire group-groping, boast reggae grooves, while a cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s infamous eighties anthem, "Relax," is turned into a slow, echo-chambered secular prayer before morphing into a more familiar thumping acid-house beat. Other album guests include downtown New York City club fixture Miss Guy (on "Rave"), Columbian Cumbia/hip hop/R&B group Systema Solar ("Sugar on the Side") and Oakland–based Panamanian rappers Los Rakas ("I Screwed up").

Among the tracks on the Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits disc are the groundbreaking rock-disco hybrid "Heart of Glass," the equally influential hip-hop fantasia "Rapture," the stalker-love song "One Way Or Another" and the lilting calypso "The Tide Is High." It’s a thrilling journey back to when Blondie pushed punk onto the dance floor and introduced a wider audience to hip-hop sounds, all the while building a catalog of enduring hits along the way.

For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true national treasure; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. From an irreverent Lower East Side punk outfit to bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie will forever be synonymous with that punk spirit that lives somewhere in all of us. Their chart-topping success, fearless spirit and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock 'N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and more than 40 million albums sold worldwide to date. As we look back at the band’s storied career, it makes Blondie’s current vibrancy that much more stunning as they enter their 40th year of entertaining all of us.

Blondie 4(0) Ever Tracklisting:

Greatest Hits Album

1.       Heart of Glass

2.       Dreaming

3.       Tide Is High

4.       Maria

5.       Sunday Girl

6.       Hanging on the Telephone

7.       Rapture

8.       One Way or Another

9.       Call Me

10.   Atomic

11.   Rip Her to Shreds

Ghosts of Download

1.       Sugar on the Side

2.       Rave

3.       A Rose By Any Name

4.       I Want To Drag You Around

5.       Winter

6.       I Screwed Up

7.       Relax

8.       Take Me In The Night

9.       Make A Way

10.   Mile High

11.   Euphoria

12.   Take It Back

13.   Backroom

Blondie will receive the Godlike Genius Award at this year's NME Awards with Austin, Texas.

One of the most iconic groups of the past four decades, the band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday February 26 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.

Speaking in next week's NME, which will be available from Wednesday (February 5) on newsstands and is also available digitally, the band's frontwoman Debbie Harry says: "It’s great you know. It’s out of proportion, but it’s nice to be recognised. It’s outstanding, really." Speaking about other recipients of the award, she adds: "It’s an outstanding list. I also find it particularly interesting that there aren’t many Americans who’ve been given this award before, so that’s flattering."

NME editor Mike Williams says: "As they celebrate their 40th anniversary, there could be no other band more worthy of being honoured as NME's Godlike Genius 2014 than Blondie. They re-wrote the rulebook in the late 70s by dragging punk rock to the top of the charts, and their classic songs still sounds as fresh as ever today. Everyone from Iggy Pop, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Julian Casablancas have looked to Debbie Harry for inspiration – she's the most iconic frontwoman rock'n'roll has ever produced. It goes without saying that NME is hugely proud, not to mention extremely excited, to be honouring her and Blondie with our most coveted award in 2014."

Previous winners os NME's Godlike Genius Award include The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and, in 2013, Johnny Marr.

Music fans have cast hundreds of thousands of votes across 20 categories for this year’s awards. Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with an outstanding eight. Haim follow closely with six nominations whilst Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. To cast your vote visit www.nme.com/awardsvote.
Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/blondie/75255#wxQGRo5J0Ra4sRFt.99Blondie will receive the Godlike Genius Award at this year's NME Awards with Austin, Texas.

One of the most iconic groups of the past four decades, the band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday February 26 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.

Speaking in next week's NME, which will be available from Wednesday (February 5) on newsstands and is also available digitally, the band's frontwoman Debbie Harry says: "It’s great you know. It’s out of proportion, but it’s nice to be recognised. It’s outstanding, really." Speaking about other recipients of the award, she adds: "It’s an outstanding list. I also find it particularly interesting that there aren’t many Americans who’ve been given this award before, so that’s flattering."

NME editor Mike Williams says: "As they celebrate their 40th anniversary, there could be no other band more worthy of being honoured as NME's Godlike Genius 2014 than Blondie. They re-wrote the rulebook in the late 70s by dragging punk rock to the top of the charts, and their classic songs still sounds as fresh as ever today. Everyone from Iggy Pop, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Julian Casablancas have looked to Debbie Harry for inspiration – she's the most iconic frontwoman rock'n'roll has ever produced. It goes without saying that NME is hugely proud, not to mention extremely excited, to be honouring her and Blondie with our most coveted award in 2014."

One of the most iconic groups of the past four decades, the band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday February 26 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.

Speaking in next week's NME, which will be available from Wednesday (February 5) on newsstands and is also available digitally, the band's frontwoman Debbie Harry says: "It’s great you know. It’s out of proportion, but it’s nice to be recognised. It’s outstanding, really." Speaking about other recipients of the award, she adds: "It’s an outstanding list. I also find it particularly interesting that there aren’t many Americans who’ve been given this award before, so that’s flattering."

NME editor Mike Williams says: "As they celebrate their 40th anniversary, there could be no other band more worthy of being honoured as NME's Godlike Genius 2014 than Blondie. They re-wrote the rulebook in the late 70s by dragging punk rock to the top of the charts, and their classic songs still sounds as fresh as ever today. Everyone from Iggy Pop, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Julian Casablancas have looked to Debbie Harry for inspiration – she's the most iconic frontwoman rock'n'roll has ever produced. It goes without saying that NME is hugely proud, not to mention extremely excited, to be honouring her and Blondie with our most coveted award in 2014."

Previous winners os NME's Godlike Genius Award include The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and, in 2013, Johnny Marr.

Music fans have cast hundreds of thousands of votes across 20 categories for this year’s awards. Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with an outstanding eight. Haim follow closely with six nominations whilst Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. To cast your vote visit www.nme.com/awardsvote.
Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/blondie/75255#wxQGRo5J0Ra4sRFt.99

Blondie will receive the Godlike Genius Award at this year's NME Awards with Austin, Texas.

One of the most iconic groups of the past four decades, the band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday February 26 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.

Speaking in next week's NME, which will be available from Wednesday (February 5) on newsstands and is also available digitally, the band's frontwoman Debbie Harry says: "It’s great you know. It’s out of proportion, but it’s nice to be recognised. It’s outstanding, really." Speaking about other recipients of the award, she adds: "It’s an outstanding list. I also find it particularly interesting that there aren’t many Americans who’ve been given this award before, so that’s flattering."

NME editor Mike Williams says: "As they celebrate their 40th anniversary, there could be no other band more worthy of being honoured as NME's Godlike Genius 2014 than Blondie. They re-wrote the rulebook in the late 70s by dragging punk rock to the top of the charts, and their classic songs still sounds as fresh as ever today. Everyone from Iggy Pop, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Julian Casablancas have looked to Debbie Harry for inspiration – she's the most iconic frontwoman rock'n'roll has ever produced. It goes without saying that NME is hugely proud, not to mention extremely excited, to be honouring her and Blondie with our most coveted award in 2014."

Previous winners os NME's Godlike Genius Award include The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and, in 2013, Johnny Marr.






One of the most iconic groups of the past four decades, the band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday February 26 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.

Speaking in next week's NME, which will be available from Wednesday (February 5) on newsstands and is also available digitally, the band's frontwoman Debbie Harry says: "It’s great you know. It’s out of proportion, but it’s nice to be recognised. It’s outstanding, really." Speaking about other recipients of the award, she adds: "It’s an outstanding list. I also find it particularly interesting that there aren’t many Americans who’ve been given this award before, so that’s flattering."

NME editor Mike Williams says: "As they celebrate their 40th anniversary, there could be no other band more worthy of being honoured as NME's Godlike Genius 2014 than Blondie. They re-wrote the rulebook in the late 70s by dragging punk rock to the top of the charts, and their classic songs still sounds as fresh as ever today. Everyone from Iggy Pop, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Julian Casablancas have looked to Debbie Harry for inspiration – she's the most iconic frontwoman rock'n'roll has ever produced. It goes without saying that NME is hugely proud, not to mention extremely excited, to be honouring her and Blondie with our most coveted award in 2014."

Previous winners os NME's Godlike Genius Award include The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and, in 2013, Johnny Marr.

Music fans have cast hundreds of thousands of votes across 20 categories for this year’s awards. Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with an outstanding eight. Haim follow closely with six nominations whilst Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. To cast your vote visit www.nme.com/awardsvote.

Public tickets for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas will go on sale on Wednesday (February 5) at 9am. To check the availability of Public tickets for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

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Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/blondie/75255#wxQGRo5J0Ra4sRFt.99Blondie will receive the Godlike Genius Award at this year's NME Awards with Austin, Texas.

One of the most iconic groups of the past four decades, the band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday February 26 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.

Speaking in next week's NME, which will be available from Wednesday (February 5) on newsstands and is also available digitally, the band's frontwoman Debbie Harry says: "It’s great you know. It’s out of proportion, but it’s nice to be recognised. It’s outstanding, really." Speaking about other recipients of the award, she adds: "It’s an outstanding list. I also find it particularly interesting that there aren’t many Americans who’ve been given this award before, so that’s flattering."

NME editor Mike Williams says: "As they celebrate their 40th anniversary, there could be no other band more worthy of being honoured as NME's Godlike Genius 2014 than Blondie. They re-wrote the rulebook in the late 70s by dragging punk rock to the top of the charts, and their classic songs still sounds as fresh as ever today. Everyone from Iggy Pop, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Julian Casablancas have looked to Debbie Harry for inspiration – she's the most iconic frontwoman rock'n'roll has ever produced. It goes without saying that NME is hugely proud, not to mention extremely excited, to be honouring her and Blondie with our most coveted award in 2014."

Previous winners os NME's Godlike Genius Award include The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and, in 2013, Johnny Marr.

Music fans have cast hundreds of thousands of votes across 20 categories for this year’s awards. Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with an outstanding eight. Haim follow closely with six nominations whilst Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. To cast your vote visit www.nme.com/awardsvote.

Public tickets for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas will go on sale on Wednesday (February 5) at 9am. To check the availability of Public tickets for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

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