Blondie Box Set Arrives This Month
The new Blondie box set, box set, Blondie: Against the Odds 1974-1982, is due August 26, and the band is giving fans an early taste today.
The group released a 1978 home recording of a previously unreleased song called “Mr. Sightseer” recorded on a four-track reel-to-reel machine in the bedroom of singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. It will be featured as the B-side of a 7-inch vinyl single that boasts Blondie’s recently rediscovered rendition of The Doors‘ “Moonlight Drive,” which was released earlier.
“The lyric is not good at all … The song’s not too bad. It’s just a little simplistic,” Harry said. “It didn’t ever get really developed or finished.”
The box set features 124 tracks, included 36 unreleased songs.
Blondie: Against the Odds will also be available as a four-LP package, a three-CD set and digitally.