FIRST PICTURES / Blondie-4(0)-Ever deluxe 2LP vinyl package

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If you haven’t picked up the new Blondie Ghost Of Download / Greatest Hits Redux package (aka Blondie-4(0)-Ever), we’d recommend you check it out.

You may have noticed some references online to a vinyl version of this new set and there will indeed be a limited quantity available in the UK and Europe. In fact we’ve had an early look at the two-LP set and can confirm that it is absolutely fantastic!

It comes with double coloured/patterned vinyl (pink for hits, blue for the new album), contained in a gatefold sleeve that really does justice to some of the photographs that were shrunk down for the 2CD+DVD version.

Greatest Hits Redux on pink vinyl with inner sleeve (right) and booklet (below)

Each album comes in decent quality inner sleeves (the alternate Andy Warhol Debbie Harry image is amazing) as well as full-size four-page booklets with more photos, images and lyrics. In addition you get the Blondie gig poster reproduced at a size that is worth framing and/or putting on your wall.

But there’s more! This also comes with the Live at CBGB 1977 DVD and a download code for all the content as MP3s. Interestingly, Relax, the Frankie Goes To Hollywood cover, isn’t on the vinyl record and becomes a digital-only track here. In case you were wondering, the download code doesn’t give you Put Some Colour On You, Can’t Stop Wanting and Prism. Those three bonus tracks can be bought separately via Amazon or iTunes and have not (so far) been issued physically on any format.

The bad news is that only 500 of these are being allocated for Europe and there will be no represses. The price on Amazon UK at the time of writing is unrealistically high and we expect it to ‘settle down’ and drop significantly, perhaps to around the £30-35 mark.

This is such a enjoyable physical package to own, hold and look at, it’s absurd; never mind the small matter of pulling out the vinyl and playing the damn thing.

Blondie’s Greatest Hits Redux/Ghosts Of Download vinyl set will be released in a few weeks (either 16 or 23 June).

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Ghosts Of Download on blue vinyl
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Gatefold sleeve
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