Album Remarks & Appraisals:
US CD/DVD version. Best Of Sight And Sound features 20 tracks on the audio disc including all the usual suspects, but also has the sought-after mash-up 'Rapture Riders' which is a mix of the Doors 'Riders on the Storm' and Blondie's 'Rapture.' Other highlights include two previously unreleased remixes of 'In The Flesh' (Remix) and 'Good Boys' (Blow Up Remix).. The bonus DVD NTSC/Region 0) is the same as the Greatest Video Hits DVD, but instead of 'The Hardest Part' video, includes the 'Good Boys' video. This US version also includes a bonus music video to the aformentioned 'Rapture Riders' song that is unavailable on any pther pressing! EMI. 2006.
Rolling Stone (10/02, p.74) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A superbly romantic art project...classic..."
Uncut (2/03, p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The ultimate NYC art-pop band's gorgeous hits have proven deservedly durable..."
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.
Blondie: Debbie Harry.
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.