Blondie is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with the release of a two-disc set, titled “Blondie 4(0) Ever,” featuring new music and a greatest hits collection.
The first disc, “Ghosts of Download,” is Blondie’s 10th studio album and will include brand new tracks produced by Jeff Saltzman. Guests on the 13-song album include members of the Gossip, Miss Guy, Systema Solar and Los Rakas.
The second disc, “Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits,” features brand new studio recordings of such Blondie classics as “Heart of Glass,” “Rapture” and “One Way or Another.”
“Blondie 4(0) Ever” will be released on May 13 through Noble ID/ESMG. The group has a handful of U.S. tour dates slated for May and will be touring through Europe from June through August.
Those who pre-order the set through iTunes or Amazon will receive three additional “Ghosts of Download” bonus tracks. The iTunes pre-order, available now, comes with a free download of the new song “I Want to Drag You Around.” Fans who purchase the deluxe version through Amazon or Best Buy will receive a DVD of Blondie’s 1977 CBGB performance and other exclusive items.
Blondie’s last studio album, “Panic of Girls,” was released in 2011.