Blondie ‎– Eat To The Beat

Chrysalis ‎– CHE-1225, Chrysalis ‎– CHE 1225
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Dreaming
Backing Vocals – Ellie GreenwichWritten-By – Stein*, Harry*
A2 The Hardest Part
Written-By – Stein*, Harry*
A3 Union City Blue
Written-By – Harry*, Harrison*
A4 Shayla
Written-By – Stein*
A5 Eat To The Beat
Harmonica – Randy HennesWritten-By – Harry*, Harrison*
A6 Accidents Never Happen
Backing Vocals – Lorna LuftWritten-By – Destri*
B1 Die Young Stay Pretty
Backing Vocals – The Jah TrioWritten-By – Stein*, Harry*
B2 Slow Motion
Backing Vocals – Debbie*, Lorna LuftWritten-By – Destri*, Davis*
B3 Atomic
Backing Vocals – Ellie GreenwichWritten-By – Harry*, Destri*
B4 Sound-A-Sleep
Written-By – Stein*, Harry*
B5 Victor
Backing Vocals – The Jah TrioWritten-By – Harry*, Infante*
B6 Living In The Real World
Backing Vocals – Donna DestriWritten-By – Destri*

Companies, etc.



Original 1979 US release.
Catalog number appears with hyphen on sleeve and spine, without hyphen on labels.
Glossy cardboard matching inner sleeve with b/w photos, red/yellow/blue graphics.
Writing credits taken from inner sleeve; they appear with first initials on labels.

Recorded at the Power Station, Electric Lady & Media Sound, N.Y. April '79 to June '79.
Mixed and Mastered at MCA Whitney Studios, Glendale, California.

Some promo copies of this release came with an extra package included for retailers / record stores to promote this album. A folder that contains two 8X10 photos (black & white) and a six page booklet titled "Blondie Travel & Restaurant Guide" that tells a story about Eat The Beat and a poster for an upcoming event that on back states "IMPORTANT! Please Hang In Store," all trademarked by Chrysalis. Some copies may have had gold demonstration stamp on back added by distributor / retailer / record store.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): CHE-1225-AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): CHE-1225-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): CHE-1225-AS 1C MCASH SX S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): CHE-1225-BS-1F SX S2
  • Matrix / Runout ([Variation 1] Side A Etched): CHE-1225-AS 1B MCASh
  • Matrix / Runout ([Variation 1] Side B Etched): CHE-1225-BS 1D RE1
  • Matrix / Runout ([Variation 2] Side A Etched): CHE-1225-AS 1E MCASh A8 SI
  • Matrix / Runout ([Variation 2] Side B Etched): CHE-1225-BS 1F A5 SI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075585122515
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7558-51225-1

Other Versions (5 of 95) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHR-20000 Blondie Eat To The Beat(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR-20000 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
MH-7545 Blondie Eat To The Beat (LP, Album, Bla) Pop MH-7545 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
CHE 1225, CHE-1225 Blondie Eat To The Beat(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHE 1225, CHE-1225 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
6307 661 Blondie Eat To The Beat(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 661 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
LL 0580 Blondie Eat To The Beat(LP, Album) RTV Ljubljana, Chrysalis LL 0580 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version


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February 16, 2016

A stunning album then and now, that retains its vitality after more than 35 years. Beginning with the first slashing drumbeats of "Dreaming" as it alternates between adolescent wail and ethereal float, the album is perfect for driving, for partying, or for having some extra coffee and getting some housework done...:) "Slow Motion" conjures up the charm of a perfectly addictive French 60s-popsicle, cutesy whirling keyboards covering up yet more flawlessly powerful Clem Burke drumwork that dares you not to dance along. "Atomic" is magic, a phenomenal hypnotic dragging you deep into some cavernous Euro club, that begs for an extended cut. Those 3 tracks alone make this a disc for the ages, but the rest of it is full of quirky fun, winsome ballads, and the energy of a New Wave band that had hit the big time and was clearly enjoying its prime.