Deborah Harry 7” and 12” 45s Picture Sleeves/Discs with Blondie and Solo: 1976- Feb. 1978

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  1. Mr Bass

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    This is Deborah Harry’s Diamond Jubilee year and I wondered what could be done for the woman who has everything. Obviously, endless articles and photographs exist, along with record reviews and even an Autobiography or two. The only thing I could come up with is a gallery of the picture sleeves and picture discs that were associated with her 45rpm recordings, either with Blondie or for her solo act. In looking around there are of course pictures of them scattered about, but I couldn’t find any unified presentation of the various images of picture sleeves and picture discs that were issued in different countries, most notably, besides the US, in Japan, the UK, France and Germany.

    To be clear, this is not going to be a gallery of every single Deborah Harry 45rpm 7” or 12” picture sleeve or disc ever issued. I am limiting it to those official issues that came out around the time of the original recording on Private Stock, Chrysalis/WEA, Geffen and Sire with different picture sleeves. I have not included different original issues with the same picture sleeve, later issues/ remixes and third party issues but others are of course welcome to post them here. I also am giving preference to sleeves in color and that do not duplicate the LP cover. For some bizarre reason occasionally, pedestrian black and white drawings or poor gray scale photos were used. The Netherlands Chrysalis office was a repeat offender here. Most of the pictures are from my own collection. There will be an attribution for the few sourced from elsewhere.

    Because of the number of different sleeves and picture discs I thought it best to create several threads to cover them all. They are sequenced by year of issue. This initial thread covers the 45s issued for the first two Blondie LPs.
     
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    Blondie on Private Stock Records


    The Blondie S/T LP with associated 45rpm singles were first issued on Larry Uttal’s Private Stock Records in 1976. When Blondie went to Chrysalis the next year, they acquired the rights so the initial Private Stock catalog was quickly repressed on Chrysalis. The two 45s issued by Private Stock were X Offender and then In the Flesh. On stock copies the B Sides were In The Sun and Man Overboard respectively. The US issues did not have picture sleeves apparently. A UK picture sleeve was issued for In the Flesh but it was just a corporate B&W picture. In France and Germany I have only seen X Offender on Private Stock but Japan Private Stock did issue both 45s. In all these cases different picture sleeves were made. The Japanese 45s were issued either on the shaded gold stock label or a white promo label. All the Private Stock 45s sleeves are very scarce as might be expected. (If anyone has additional info please post.)



    France Private Stock 45 - PS 40258 X Offender/In The Sun


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    Germany Private Stock 45 -1C006 99 308 X Offender/In The Sun


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    Japan Private Stock Promo 45 - EMR 20172 X Offender/In The Sun

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    Japan Private Stock 45 - EMR 20288 In The Flesh/Man Overboard


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    Chrysalis Records Reissues of Private Stock 45s


    As noted, Chrysalis reissued the Private Stock catalog after the label switch, producing both 7” and 12” editions of selected songs on the first Blondie LP in the UK and Japan. In Germany they simply reissued the Private Stock 45 of X Offender in a new color sleeve based on the LP cover. The original sleeve, although in color, had a rather undistinguished picture of Debbie on a garish background. In addition to those two A sides, three other songs were issued on 45 A or B sides: Rip Her to Shreds, Kung Fu Girls and Rifle Range; the latter song populated certain B sides up to Heart of Glass.



    Japan Chrysalis 45 EP - WWR 20369 Rip Her to Shreds/ In The Flesh/ X Offender


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    UK Chrysalis 12” 45 - CHS 12 2180 Rip Her to Shreads* (sic)/ In The Flesh/ X Offender


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    * spelled Shreds on the cover and Shreads on the label.
     
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    Chrysalis Records Original Issues



    Plastic Letters LP and associated 45s


    The Plastic Letters LP was released in February 1978. Three songs ended up on the A Sides of various 45s, with Denis the most popular, followed by Kidnapper and I’m Always Touched By Your Presence Dear. Most of the other songs ended up on various B sides.



    France Chrysalis 45 – 6172 673 Denis/Contact In Red Square


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    Germany Chrysalis 45 – 6155 213 Denis / Bermuda Triangle Blues


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    Japan Chrysalis 45 EP - WWR 20436 Denis / No Imagination


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    Netherlands (Holland) Chrysalis 45 EP – 11 821 Denis / In The Flesh

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    UK Chrysalis 12” 45 – CHS 12 2204 Denis / Contact In Red Square/ Kung Fu Girls


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    Japan Chrysalis 45 EP - WWR 20373 Kidnapper / Cautious Lip


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    Netherlands (Holland) Chrysalis 45 EP – 11 993 (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear / Poets Problem / Detroit 442


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    UK Chrysalis 12” 45 – CHS 12 2217 (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear / Poets Problem / Detroit 442


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  16. Mylene

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    In the Flesh went top 3 in Australia on Private Stock. You actually see more copies of the first album on Private Stock than the later issue on Chrysalis
     
  17. Mr Bass

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    What picture sleeve appeared with the 45 if any? Was the 45 imported or pressed locally?
     
  18. Mylene

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    Just standard EMI sleeves I think.
     
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  20. Neonbeam

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    This one looks terrific! Great thread idea btw!
     
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  21. julotto

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    One of the first records I ever bought new was the German "Denis" single. I was 12 then...
    I never became a serious Blondie fan but I still have it.
     
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  22. Mr Bass

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    Hmm do you mean you are a fun loving Blondie fan then?
     
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  23. Neonbeam

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    Some of this stuff is seriously rare, just saw that a red vinyl copy of this Dutch 7" fetched almost $850 at an auction.

    Or the one below, £745 in 2017. Amazing!
     
  24. Mr Bass

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    No I'm not selling. Sometimes crazy prices are paid. I assume there was something special about them as with red vinyl etc. The Private Stocks are the only ones that are genuinely rare as stock or regular promo. I did not include oddball issues of questionable status either that sometimes sell high.
     
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  25. Mr Bass

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    I mentioned at the top the odd practice of the Chrysalis Netherlands office of producing coarse gray scale photos for their Blondie picture sleeves. Here's 4 so people can judge for themselves the appeal or lack thereof.

    Dreaming - Chrysalis Netherlands

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    Hanging On the Telephone - Chrysalis Netherlands

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    Heart of Glass - Chrysalis Netherlands

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    Rapture - Chrysalis Netherlands

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