Iconic rockers Blondie to issue first box set this summer

They will release their first authorized collection in their 50-year history, a huge box set that includes 124 tracks, 36 of which were never issued.

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Debbie Harry, of Blondie, attends a screening of “Blondie: Vivir En La Habana” during the 20th Tribeca Festival in New York on June 16, 2021. In August, the iconic rockers will release their first authorized collection in their 50-year history.

Debbie Harry, of Blondie, attends a screening of “Blondie: Vivir En La Habana” during the 20th Tribeca Festival in New York on June 16, 2021. In August, the iconic rockers will release their first authorized collection in their 50-year history.

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NEW YORK — Blondie has figured out where to put their heart of glass — a big ‘ol box.

The iconic rockers said Wednesday they will release their first authorized collection in their 50-year history, a huge box set that includes 124 tracks, 36 of which were never issued.

“Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982” drops Aug. 26. The remastered music is accompanied by two volumes of liner notes, track-by-track commentary, a 120-page illustrated discography and dozens of previously unpublished photos.

“When I listen to these old tracks, it puts me there like I am a time traveler. As bad as it was sometimes, it was also equally as good. No regrets. More music,” said frontwoman and songwriter Debbie Harry in a statement.

This image released by UMe and The Numero Group shows cover art for “Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982,” the official box set available August 26.|

This image released by UMe and The Numero Group shows cover art for “Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982,” the official box set available August 26.|

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The heart of the box set is the band’s first six studio albums: “Blondie,” “Plastic Letters,” “Parallel Lines,” “Eat to the Beat,” “Autoamerican” and “The Hunter,” with the hits “Heart of Glass,” “Atomic,” “Tide Is High,” “Sunday Girl,” “Rapture” and “Call Me.”

The set also includes four dozen demos — including the group’s first-ever recording session — as well as alternate versions and studio outtakes.

The collection, via UMe and The Numero Group, is available to pre-order now. It is be available in four formats — Super Deluxe Collectors’ Edition, Deluxe 4LP, Deluxe 8CD and 3CD editions.

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