- Released: October 1, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Capitol
Rolling Stone - 10/02, p.744 stars out of 5
- "...A superbly romantic art project...classic..."
Uncut - 2/03, p.944 stars out of 5
- "...The ultimate NYC art-pop band's gorgeous hits have proven deservedly durable..."
- 2.Call Me
- 3.One Way Or Another
- 4.Heart Of Glass
- 5.The Tide Is High
- 6.X Offender
- 7.Hanging On The Telephone
- 8.Rip Her To Shreds
- 11.Picture This
- 12.In The Flesh
- 14.Presence Dear, (I'm Always Touched By Your)
- 15.Union City Blue
- 16.The Hardest Part
- 17.Island Of Lost Souls
- 18.Sunday Girl
Blondie: Deborah Harry (vocals); Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri.
Producers: Mike Chapman, Giorgio Moroder, Richard Gottehrer, Craig Leon.
Compilation producer: Kevin Flaherty.
Recorded between 1977 & 1998. Includes liner notes by Steve Pafford.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Photographers: Adrian Boot; Ebet Roberts; Pieter Maz?l; Armando Gallo; Bob Gruen; Duncan Raban; Fin Costello; Robert Roth.
Most devoted Blondie fans will already have the majority of the songs included on the first disc of this double-disc set. Alongside the band's biggest hits--"Heart of Glass," "Tide is High," "Call Me," and "Rapture"--GREATEST HITS also includes favorites like "One Way or Another" and "Sunday Girl" and lesser-known gems like "Picture This" and "Union City Blue."
But the real benefit of this package comes with disc number two, which features 15 videos of the band in its prime. For fans who never got to see Blondie back in the day, the "vision" portion of this SOUND & VISION set is invaluable, lending a filmic dimension to the band's glamorous blend of punk, new wave, disco, and irresistible pop.