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In November 1980.

In November 1980, “Chrysalis” label released “Autoamerican”, the fifth Blondie studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mike Chapman.

Personnel:

  • Deborah Harry– vocals
  • Chris Stein– guitar, tympani
  • Jimmy Destri– piano, organ, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Frank Infante– guitar, background vocals
  • Nigel Harrison– bass, background vocals
  • Clem Burke– drums, background vocals
  • Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman– vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell– string and horn arrangements
  • Wah Wah Watson– guitar
  • Tom Scott– saxophone, lyricon
  • Steve Goldstein – piano, synthesizer
  • Ray Brown – bass
  • Scott Lesser, Ollie Brown, Emil Richards, Alex Acuña– percussion
  • B-Girls– background vocals
  • Lenise Bent – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Europa – Chris Stein
  2. Live it Up –Chris Stein
  3. Here’s Looking at You – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  4. The Tide Is High – John Holt, Howard Barrett, Tyrone Evans
  5. Angels on Balcony – Laura Davis, Jimmy Destri
  6. Go Through It – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  7. Do the Dark – Jimmy Destri
  8. Rapture – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  9. Faces – Debbie Harry
  10. T-Birds – Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry
  11. Walk Like Me – Jimmy Destri
  12. Follow Me – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

 

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In September 1978.

In September 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Parallel Lines”, the third Blondie studio album. It was recorded June – July 1978, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Mike Chapman. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Parallel Lines” at number 140 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 18 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of All Timeand at number 45 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Uk by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Deborah Harry– vocals
  • Chris Stein– guitar, 12-string guitar, E-bow
  • Clem Burke– drums
  • Jimmy Destri– electronic keyboards
  • Nigel Harrison– bass guitar
  • Frank Infante– guitar
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Pete Coleman – engineering, assisting production
  • Steve Hall – mastering
  • Grey Russell – assistant engineer
  • Frank Duarte – illustration
  • Edo Bertoglio – photography
  • Maripol – stylist
  • Ramey Communications – art directionand design
  • Jerry Rodriguez – lettering

Track listing:

  1. Hanging on the Telephone – Jack Lee
  2. One Way or Another – Deborah Harry, Nigel Harrison
  3. Picture This – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, Jimmy Destri
  4. Fade Away and Radiate – Chris Stein
  5. Pretty Babe – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
  6. I Know but I Don’t Know – Frank Infante
  7. 11:59 – Jimmy Destri
  8. Will Anything Happen? – Jack Lee
  9. Sunday Girl – Chris Stein
  10. Heart of Glass – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
  11. I’m Gonna Love You Too – Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Norman Petty
  12. Just Go Away – Deborah Harry

 

In February 1978.

blondie_-_plastic-letters

In February 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Plastic Letters”, the second Blondie studio album. It was recorded June – July 1976, at “Plaza Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Gottehrer.

Personnel:

  • Deborah Harry- vocals
  • Chris Stein- guitar, bass guitar, E-bow, vibraphone
  • James Destri- grand piano, Farfisa organ, Polymoog synthesizer and strings, Roland synthesizer, background vocals
  • Clem Burke- premier drums, background vocals
  • Frank Infante- bass guitar, guitar
  • Dale Powers – background vocals
  • Rob Freeman -engineer
  • Greg Calbi- mastering
  • Phillip Dixon –photography

Track listing:

  1. Fan Mail – Jimmy Destri
  2. Denis – Neil Levenson
  3. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45) – Chris Stein
  4. You Nabbed as Sniper – Chris Stein
  5. Contact in Red Square – Jimmy Destri
  6. (I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear – Gary Valente
  7. I’m on E – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
  8. I Don’t Have the nerve to Say No – Deborah Harry, Jimmy Destri
  9. Love at the Pier – Deborah Harry
  10. No Imagination – Jimmy Destri
  11. Kidnapper – Jimmy Destri
  12. Detroit 442 – Jimmy Destri, Chris Stein
  13. Cautious Lip – Ronnie Toast, Chris Stein

In December 1976.

blondie

In December 1976, “Private Stock” label released the debut, self-titled Blondie album. It was recorded August – September 1976, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Gottehrer and Craig Leon.

Personnel:

  • Debbie Harry– vocals
  • Chris Stein– guitar, bass guitar
  • Gary Valentine– bass guitar, guitar
  • Jimmy Destri– Farfisa organ, grand piano, RMI piano, Roland synthesizer
  • Clem Burke– drums
  • Ellie Greenwich– backing vocals
  • Micki Harris – backing vocals
  • Hilda Harris – backing vocals
  • Rob Freeman – engineer
  • Don Hunerberg – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • David Perl – art direction, design
  • Shig Ikeida – photography

Track listing:

  1. X Offender – Deborah Harry, Gary Valentine
  2. Little Girl Lies – Deborah Harry
  3. In the Flesh – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
  4. Look Good in Blue – Jimmy Destri
  5. In the Sun – Chris Stein
  6. A Shark in Jets Clothing – Jimmy Destri
  7. Man Overboard – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
  8. Rip Her to Shreds – Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
  9. Rifle Range – Chris Stein, Ronnie Toast
  10. Kung Fu Girls – Deborah Harry, Gary Valentine, Jimmy Destri
  11. The Attack of the Giant Ants – Chris Stein

On May 24, 1982.

Blondie_-_The_Hunter

On May 24, 1982, “Chrysalis” label released “The Hunter”, the sixth Blondie studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Mike Chapman.

Personnel:

  • Deborah Harry- vocals
  • Chris Stein- guitar
  • Frank Infante- guitar
  • Jimmy Destri- keyboards
  • Nigel Harrison- bass guitar
  • Clem Burke- drums
  • Robert Aaron- horn arrangements, saxophone
  • Sammy Figueroa- percussion
  • Manual Badrena – percussion
  • Roger Squitero – percussion
  • Janice G. Pendarvis- backing vocals
  • Zachary Sanders – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Darryl Tookes – backing vocals
  • Ray Maldonado – horns
  • Luis Ortiz- horns
  • Rick Davies – horns
  • Mac Gollehon – horns

Track listing:

1.      Orchid Club – Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry

2.      Island of Lost Souls – Chris Stein, Debbie Harry

3.      Dragonfly – Chris Stein, Debbie Harry

4.      For Your Eyes Only – Chris Stein, Debbie Harry

5.      The Beast – Chris Stein, Debbie Harry

6.      War Child – Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry

7.      Little Caesar – Chris Stein, Debbie Harry

8.      Danceway – Jimmy Destri

9.      “(Can I) Find the Right Words (To Say) – Jimmy Destri, Debbie Harry

10. English Boys – Chris Stein, Debbie Harry

11. The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game – Smokey Robinson