BLONDIE – ” Sunday Girl ” EP Record Store Day 2022

Posted: February 17, 2022 in MUSIC

Featuring one of Blondie’s most famous, endearing and successful singles, “Sunday Girl,” originally released in 1979, was the follow-up to the band’s #1 hit, “Heart of Glass,” and was #1 in the U.K. and Top 10 around Europe. Taken from the band’s multimillion-selling album, Parallel Lines, the success of these two singles pushed the album to #1 (several months after its initial release) and helped Blondie become the first New Wave act to reach platinum status. Double 7” single set housed in a stunning, bespoke gatefold sleeve featuring rare photos from the period.

Back in 2018, Numero Group announced the release of “Blondie’s The Complete Studio Recordings 1975-1982” box set, collecting the group’s first six albums plus two other discs containing rarities.  A new 12-inch vinyl version of their smash 1979 “Heart of Glass” was released then as an appetizer, featuring six versions of the song and tracing its development.  But there has been no sign of the box and several release dates have come and gone.  It is now unofficially scheduled for this year and perhaps this RSD release is a sign that may happen.  “Sunday Girl” was the group’s follow-up single to “Heart of Glass” and went to No. 1 in the U.K. and Ireland and reached the Top 10 in other European countries (it was not released as a single in the U.S.).  This new release comes includes two 7″ vinyl singles.  The first features the single version of the song and the French version, which was included on the original 12″ single.  The second 7″ debuts two unreleased renditions of the song: the demo and a live version from Portland, Oregon on January 4th, 1979. 

Side One features the original Single Version, plus the French Version, pressed on red vinyl. Side Two features 2 previously unreleased tracks – a demo from 1978 and a live version recorded at the Paramount Theatre in Portland in January 1979 – pressed on yellow vinyl.

Side 1
1. Sunday Girl (Single Version) 3:01
2. Sunday Girl (French Version) 3:01

Side 2
1. Sunday Girl (Demo) 2:50
2. Sunday Girl (Live) — recorded at the Paramount Theater, Portland, OR. January 4, 1979 2:58

Punk and indie devotees will be delighted by this new Blondie exclusive, one of the most influential bands to a limited edition EP featuring one of their most famous, endearing and successful singles, “Sunday Girl.”

Taken from the band’s multi-million-selling album “Parallel Lines”, “Sunday Girl” was originally released in 1979 and was the follow-up single to the band’s number one hit single, “Heart of Glass” and was a UK number one and a top 10 hit around Europe.

The package comes in a bespoke gatefold featuring period photos and the first single is coloured red, while the second is coloured yellow.  It is limited to 3,000 copies.

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