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Album: Autoamerican
# Song Title   Time
1)    Europa More Info... 0:03
2)    Live It Up More Info... 0:04
3)    Here's Looking at You More Info... 0:03
4)    The Tide Is High More Info... 0:04
5)    Angels On the Balcony More Info... 0:03
6)    Go Through It More Info... 0:02
7)    Do the Dark More Info... 0:04
8)    Rapture More Info... 0:06
9)    Faces More Info... 0:04
10)    T-birds More Info... 0:04
11)    Walk Like Me More Info... 0:03
12)    Follow Me More Info... 0:03
13)    Call Me More Info... 0:08
14)    Suzy & Jeffrey More Info... 0:04
15)    Rapture More Info... 0:10
 

Album: Autoamerican
# Song Title   Time
1)    Europa More Info... 0:03
2)    Live It Up More Info... 0:04
3)    Here's Looking at You More Info... 0:03
4)    The Tide Is High More Info... 0:04
5)    Angels On the Balcony More Info... 0:03
6)    Go Through It More Info... 0:02
7)    Do the Dark More Info... 0:04
8)    Rapture More Info... 0:06
9)    Faces More Info... 0:04
10)    T-birds More Info... 0:04
11)    Walk Like Me More Info... 0:03
12)    Follow Me More Info... 0:03
13)    Call Me More Info... 0:08
14)    Suzy & Jeffrey More Info... 0:04
15)    Rapture More Info... 0:10
 
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Tracks

1. Europe

2. Live It Up

3. Here's Looking At You

4. The Tide Is High

5. Angels On The Balcony

6. Go Through It

7. Do The Dark

8. Rapture

9. Faces

10. T-Birds

11. Walk Like Me

12. Follow Me

13. Call Me {Original Long Version}

14. Suzy&Jeffrey

15. Rapture{Special Disco Mix}

Performer Notes
  • Blondie: Deborah Harry (vocals); Chris Stein (guitar, bass, vibraphone); James Destri (piano, organ, synthesizer, background vocals); Frank Infante (bass, background vocals); Clem Burke (drums, background vocals).
  • Additional personnel: Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman (vocals); Jimmie Haskill (arranger); Wa Wa Watson (guitar); Tom Scott (saxophone); Steve Goldstein (piano, synthesizer); Ray Brown (bass); Scott Lesser, Ollie Brown, Emil Richards, Alex Acuna (percussion); B-Girls (background vocals).
  • Producer: Mike Chapman.
  • Reissue producer: Kevin Flaherty.
  • Recorded at United Western Studio, Hollywood, California in December 1980. Originally released on Chrysalis (1290). Includes liner notes by Mike Chapman.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.
  • Personnel: Debbie Harry, Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman (vocals); Chris Stein (guitar, timpani); Frank Infante, W.W. Watson, Wah-Wah Watson (guitar); Tom Scott (saxophone, lyricon); Steve "Golde" Goldstein, Steve Goldstein (piano, synthesizer); Jimmy Destri (keyboards); Clem Burke (drums); Scott Lesser, Alex Acua, Ollie E. Brown, Emil Richards (percussion); The B-Girls (background vocals).
  • Liner Note Author: Mike Chapman .
  • Recording information: Power Station, New York, NY (1980); United Western, Hollywood, CA (1980).
  • Directors: Denny Vosburgh; Bob Emmer; Shep Gordon.
  • Photographers: Retna; Bob Gruen; Jeff Mayer.
  • Blondie's penultimate album before their breakup, 1981's AUTOAMERICAN is a fine collection of diverse, slickly-produced pop songs, featuring the all-pervasive "Rapture." It's difficult to explain just how omnipresent this song was on Top 40 radio in 1981--only Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" and the "Stars on 45" medley had more airplay--or how enormous its cultural impact.
  • Before "Rapture," rap was little known outside of New York City's outer boroughs, but Debbie Harry's rap, namechecking scene legends Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash (alongside '60s film auteur Francois Truffaut, for the downtown hipsters), brought the style worldwide. The rap was so groundbreaking that it's easy to forget that the first three minutes of the song, where Harry coos luxuriantly over a slinky bass groove, is some of Blondie's best work, as is the rest of the album.
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