Blondie ‎– Rapture

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During 1980/81 Rapture was issued as both a 7" and 12" "A" side in varying lengths and mixes. Most of the 7" singles had Walk Like Me as the 'b" side, though there were others. The 'b' sides of the 7" include:

* Victor
* Live It Up
* Walk Like Me
* The Tide is High
* Go Through It
* T-Birds

The 12" version had either Live It Up or Walk Like Me, both available in various mixes. Not all equivalent pairings use the same mixes.

Rapture also appears on some singles but not as the "A" side. The following list are the editions where Rapture is the "A" side.

Using the "Search" function will assist locating all occasions when Rapture appears on a single.

The following track list and timings only apply to some editions.

Tracklist

Rapture 6:33
Walk Like Me 3:46

Versions (56)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single, Pit) Chrysalis CHS 2485 US 1981 Sell This Version
K-8205 Blondie Rapture (The Man From Mars)(7", Single) Chrysalis K-8205 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
PC 8664 Blondie Rapture(12", Maxi) Chrysalis PC 8664 France 1980 Sell This Version
RCYS-5009 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis RCYS-5009 Bolivia 1980 Sell This Version
K-8205 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis K-8205 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
K 8205 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis K 8205 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
31081 Blondie Rapture(7", Single, Promo) Chrysalis 31081 Chile 1980 Sell This Version
MIX-1227, CHS 12 2485 Blondie Extasis = Rapture(12", Maxi) Chrysalis, Chrysalis MIX-1227, CHS 12 2485 Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
HAHO-22118, HAHO-22119 Blondie Extasis = Rapture(7", Single, Promo) Chrysalis, Chrysalis HAHO-22118, HAHO-22119 Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2533 Blondie Rapto = Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2533 Peru 1981 Sell This Version
CHSC 2485 Blondie Rapture = Rapto(12", Maxi) Chrysalis CHSC 2485 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
CT - 04 Blondie Rapture = Rapto(12", Red) Chrysalis CT - 04 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
CT - 04 Blondie Rapture = Rapto(12", Single, Yel) Chrysalis CT - 04 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture = Rapto(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture = Rapto(7", Single, Promo) Chrysalis CHS 2485 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
WWS-17105 Blondie Rapture = ラプチュアー(7", Single) Chrysalis WWS-17105 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
WWS-17105 Blondie Rapture = ラプチュアー(7", Single, Promo) Chrysalis WWS-17105 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
CT - 04 Blondie Rapture =Rapto(12", Gre) Chrysalis CT - 04 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 12 2485 Blondie Rapture(12", Ltd) Chrysalis CHS 12 2485 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
CHS-25-PDJ Blondie Rapture(12", Promo) Chrysalis CHS-25-PDJ US 1981 Sell This Version
PRP-8172 Blondie Rapture(12", Promo) Chrysalis PRP-8172 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
600 327, 600 327-213 Blondie Rapture(12", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 600 327, 600 327-213 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
600.322 Blondie Rapture(12", Single) Chrysalis 600.322 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 12 2485 Blondie Rapture(12", Single) Chrysalis CHS 12 2485 UK 1981 Sell This Version
WWS-27002 Blondie Rapture(12", Single) Chrysalis WWS-27002 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
X 13065 Blondie Rapture(12", Single, Ltd) Chrysalis X 13065 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 7009 Blondie Rapture(7") Chrysalis CHS 7009 Philippines 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Promo, Sty) Chrysalis CHS 2485 US 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 US 1981 Sell This Version
101.8213 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis 101.8213 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 UK 1981 Sell This Version
102 858 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis 102 858 Austria 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 UK 1981 Sell This Version
102.697 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis 102.697 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 France 1981 Sell This Version
C - 15 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis C - 15 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 Barbados 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 Sweden 1981 Sell This Version
102.697 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis 102.697 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 306 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 306 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
102.697 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis 102.697 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
PD 1919 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis PD 1919 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2485 France 1981 Sell This Version
102 858, 102 858-100 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 102 858, 102 858-100 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
PD 1919 Blondie Rapture(7", Single) Chrysalis PD 1919 Zimbabwe 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single, M/Print) Chrysalis CHS 2485 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
BLO DJ 1 Blondie Rapture(7", Single, Promo) Chrysalis BLO DJ 1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
CA-11089 Blondie Rapture(7", Single, Red) Chrysalis CA-11089 El Salvador 1981 Sell This Version
CHS 2485 Blondie Rapture(7", Single, Ter) Chrysalis CHS 2485 US 1981 Sell This Version
VV 58277 Blondie Rapture(2x12") Chrysalis, EMI VV 58277 US 1994 Sell This Version
SPRO-58277 Blondie Rapture(2x12", Maxi, Promo) Chrysalis SPRO-58277 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 58277 2 3, F2 58277 Blondie Rapture(CD, Maxi) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 7243 8 58277 2 3, F2 58277 US 1994 Sell This Version
NUGH 001 Blondie Rapture (Urban Groovez Remix)(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Blondie) NUGH 001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CHS-25 PDJ Blondie Rapture(12", Unofficial) Chrysalis (2) CHS-25 PDJ US 2007 Sell This Version
PAR24 Blondie Rapture(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (Blondie) PAR24 2011 Sell This Version

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A-B-spinnerR

A-B-spinnerR

April 18, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Rapture, 12", Single, 600 327, 600 327-213

Maybe the coolest 12 inch of Blondie besides Heart Of Glass. A Classic from the NYC underground clubs in the early Eighties, where afroamreican break dancers mingled with pale punks in the middle of the dancefloor. This was played for example in the ROXY.
spinsah

spinsah

December 16, 2017
referencing Rapture, 2x12", VV 58277
I remember this being a huge disappointment.

K-Klass turns in one of their weakest efforts (though the Pharmacy Dub wasn’t too bad), Guru cheezes it up with his mix (complete with an embarassingly goofy rap section!), leaving only the original versions left over. Chrysalis should have had zero issue finding more big name production talent to remix this classic song...

Thankfully the Heart Of Glass remix package put out a year later offered a much more generous selection of mixes.
postpunkmonk

postpunkmonk

August 27, 2016
referencing Rapture, 12", Single, CHS 12 2485

And both mixes have verses unique to this 12" - always a delight.
mollytherocker

mollytherocker

August 8, 2015
referencing Rapture, 7", Single, Promo, BLO DJ 1
Fantastic 7"! My Dad bought this one when it came out and handed it to me only to discover it's value. Extremely proud to own it, except it has been scribbled all over by a child in biro and is scratched to no end. It works, but I wouldn't play it often. It's going in a frame as it cannot be played.
maggothrv

maggothrv

December 29, 2012
referencing Rapture, 12", Maxi, PC 8664
This disco versions are absolutely BRILIANT!!!!
NY_Club_Classics

NY_Club_Classics

July 8, 2011
referencing Rapture, 12", Promo, CHS-25-PDJ

The US promo 12" does not have the full length 10:02 disco mix found on the UK and European releases, which is a major drawback, regardless of how rare it is. It may have collector value due to its scarcity, but it has no club play value because it's 3:30 shorter than the full length disco mix. If you're willing to settle for a lesser version of Rapture, then play the US 12". All of the top club DJs in New York City during the 1980s played the full length disco mix.
thediscoworld

thediscoworld

January 22, 2011
referencing Rapture, 12", Promo, CHS-25-PDJ
This is just an opinion along with research, Rapture was released in 1980. The first 12" of Rapture appeared in 1980 on a dark blue Chrysalis Label overseas. The cover of that release had a picture of Blondie on it. The track for 1980 in 12" form was extended, the 12" released in 1980 may be the rarest and most limited.
LasseSweden

LasseSweden

December 5, 2010
referencing Rapture, 7", Single, CHS 2485
The sleeve picture must be wrong, it's not the french release as far as I know. The french sleeve is similar to the German, swedish and UK releases for instance. The sleeve picture shown is most likely from the US release!
The reverse sleeve has "impremé et fabriquè en France" written left dowwn corner.
Fastphilly

Fastphilly

February 5, 2009
referencing Rapture, 12", Promo, CHS-25-PDJ
This was mainly distributed to radio stations and the quantity of this promo is very limited compared to many others of the time. Allthough this promo is lacking the 9+ minute disco version found on the commercial 12", the label on the commercial copy is the plain common Chrysalis label. I paid $270 for this a few months back and have no regrets. The edited version on side B is a very hard version to come by on vinyl format since the LP and U.S 7" single were both pressed/released with the long version. You can see this record playing on my turntable on my youtube channel "rare12inchsingles".
zevulon

zevulon

November 18, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Rapture, 12", Single, CHS 12 2485

This is a superb Super Sound Single from the proud tradition of the disco era that gave birth to the magical 12-inches!
"Rapture", with Debbie's cool rap, gets a funky latino wrap; this is PARTY!
"Live it up" on the flip tells about the flipside of partying, the truth of too much partying(!!).If you ever liked these two originals, you will love these augmented/fully extended versions meant for the discoteque - They NEVER sounded better. A milestone.