The Hunter [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Autoamerican was Blondie's last real album until its 1999 reunion with No Exit, after which the band collapsed in legal problems and solo aspirations. The Hunter was only made because they still owed Chrysalis an album on their contract, and it sounds like the obligatory record it was. "Island of Lost Souls" the album's only U.S. singles chart entry and, in fact, the only song released as a single in the U.S. was a try at remaking "The Tide Is High," and "The Beast" tried to re-create at least the rap section of "Rapture." "War Child," which made the U.K. Top 40, was a dance rock effort in the style of "Call Me" and one of two somewhat autobiographical Debbie Harry ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Autoamerican was Blondie's last real album until its 1999 reunion with No Exit, after which the band collapsed in legal problems and solo aspirations. The Hunter was only made because they still owed Chrysalis an album on their contract, and it sounds like the obligatory record it was. "Island of Lost Souls" the album's only U.S. singles chart entry and, in fact, the only song released as a single in the U.S. was a try at remaking "The Tide Is High," and "The Beast" tried to re-create at least the rap section of "Rapture." "War Child," which made the U.K. Top 40, was a dance rock effort in the style of "Call Me" and one of two somewhat autobiographical Debbie Harry lyrics, along with "English Boys." Harry wrote all the album's words except for those to keyboard player Jimmy Destri's "Danceway" and the cover of the Marvelettes' 1967 hit "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game," which was written by Smokey Robinson. "For Your Eyes Only" had been intended as the theme song for the 1981 James Bond film, but rejected rightly in favor of a competing entry by Bill Conti and Mike Leeson that went on to become a Top Five hit for Sheena Easton. The rest of the material was equally second-rate, consisting of funk-rock tracks with the barest of melodies and lyrics that ranged from impenetrable "Orchid Club" to incoherent the science fiction epic "Dragonfly," which alternated recited and sung sections having something to do with a spaceship race. Blondie was always a band with ideas -- musical, lyrical, and visual -- but The Hunter found them running short conceptually as well practically. It was a disappointing end. The 2001 reissue adds an eight-minute extended version of "War Child," previously unreleased in the U.S., as a bonus track.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724353367022
  • Catalog Number: 33670
  • Sales rank: 60,448

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blondie Primary Artist
Debbie Harry Vocals, Group Member
Jimmy Destri Keyboards, Group Member
Darryl Tookes Background Vocals
Robert Aaron Saxophone
Manolo Badrena Percussion
Clem Burke Drums, Group Member
Rick Davies Horn
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Nigel Harrison Bass, Group Member
Frank Infante Guitar, Group Member
Luis "Perico" Ortíz Horn
Janice Pendarvis Background Vocals
Zachary Sanders Background Vocals
Roger Squitero Percussion
Chris Stein Guitar, Group Member
Rafael Maldonado Horn
Luis Ortiz Horn
Technical Credits
Debbie Harry Composer
Robert Aaron Horn Arrangements
Doug Schwartz Engineer
Chris Stein Composer
Ebet Roberts Reissue Photography
Mike Chapman Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Liner Notes
Robert Fisher Reissue Design
Kevin Flaherty Producer, Reissue Producer, Reissue Compiler
Darren Wong Art Direction
Bryan Kelley Producer, Reissue Producer
Barry Schultz Reissue Photography
Kevin Bartley Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BLONDIE'S ON THE HUNT

    Although, this album often gets compared too their 1980 album ''AutoAmerican'', there is alot of difference here. Blondie's obvious musical genius, maybe have gone a little over board on this outing, however it's still a fun and outgoing album in the Blondie tradition. Tracks like ''Orchid Club'' and ''Dragonfly'' are incredible rock songs. The adventurism in these two cuts are worth the buy. Other stand out tracks are ''War Child, Island of lost souls and Danceway''. Island of lost Souls is Blondie's last American Top 40 HIT, back in 1982. The Blondie comeback in 1999, that spawned the hit ''Maria'' was in part why the entire Blondie catalogue was re-released and re-mastered with bonus tracks. Blondie's music has never faded and these re-issues are proof positive that they sound better than ever.

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