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Blondie Share Previously Unheard Home Demo Mr. Sightseer

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Bob Gruen

Blondie have unearthed a more than 40-year old bedroom demo.

Despite being newly mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Michael Graves at his own Osiris Studio in Los Angeles, 1978's Mr. Sightseer is still a pared back offering led by meandering guitar melodies that spotlights Debbie Harry's captivating vocals.

“The lyric is not good at all,” said Harry. “The song’s not too bad. It’s just a little simplistic. It didn’t ever get really developed or finished.”

The track forms the b-side to the band's recently shared cover of Moonlight Drive by The Doors, a rarity that will feature on their first archival project, 'Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982', which is due for release on August 26. It took Blondie six years to compile, restore, mix and remaster the collection.

The legendary band are currently on tour in the US and have shows lined up until the end of the month. Following that, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have their rescheduled In Conversation dates inked in for November.

Blondie Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed August 10 2022 - HUNTINGTON New York - Paramount (USA)
Fri August 12 2022 - MASHANTUCKET Connecticut - Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino (USA)
Sun August 14 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Leader Bank Pavilion (USA)
Wed August 17 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Rooftop at Pier 17 (USA)
Thu August 18 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Rooftop at Pier 17 (USA)
Sat August 20 2022 - BENSALEM Pennsylvania - Parx Casino and Racing (USA)
Sun August 21 2022 - WASHINGTON - Anthem (USA)
Tue August 23 2022 - CINCINNATI Ohio - Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center (USA)
Wed August 24 2022 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Grand Ole Opry House (USA)
Fri August 26 2022 - DETROIT Michigan - Fox Theatre Detroit (USA)
Sat August 27 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - Chicago Theatre (USA)

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