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Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ to be given comprehensive reissue featuring 6 different versions

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US-based archival record label Numero Group is set to give Blondie‘s 1979 pseudo-disco hit Heart of Glass a comprehensive reissue, with six versions of the iconic track collected onto a single deluxe vinyl EP set to be released this spring.

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Blondie will be releasing a comprehensive reissue of Heart of Glass, which will include six versions of the iconic track. Check it out below.

If any song deserves its own six-track reissue, it’s Heart of Glass. The original recording process behind Blondie’s hit was notoriously laborious – crafting the drum machine backing track took ten hours alone. Producer Mike Chapman finally mastered the final version after 30-4o edits.

“We realised that we had created a very unusual record. It was us trying to do disco, and not really pulling it off,” Chapman said “It really and truly was an experiment. It was unlike anything that any of us had done before. I knew this was the hit that I was trying to make.”

Six versions of Heart of Glass are included on the reissue, including a 1975 demo (back when it was called The Disco Song) and Shep Pettibone’s 1988 remix, all of which have been mastered from the original analogue tapes. The reissue will also feature original artwork reimagined by artist Shepard Fairey, who recently unveiled a giant Johnny Cash mural in Sacramento.

BLONDIE: Heart of Glass is set to be released on October 26.

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[via The Vinyl Factory]

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September 7, 2018