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Iconic rockers Blondie to issue 1st box set this summer

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. (UMe and The Numero Group via AP)

Blondie has figured out where to put their heart of glass: in 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by two volumes of liner notes, track-by-track commentary, a 120-page illustrated discography and dozens of previously unpublished photos.

FILE – 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. The iconic rockers said Wednesday, June 8, 2022, they will release their first authorized collection in their 50-year history, a set that includes 124 tracks, 36 of which were never issued. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

“When I listen to these old tracks, it puts me there like I am a time traveller. 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.

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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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