Eat to the Beat. [LP Album Flats]
Los Angeles: Chrysalis Records, 1979. Set of two photo-illustrated card stock album flats (each measuring roughly 12.5 " x 12.5").
"Eat to the Beat was our fourth album, though it was the first one the American public had been waiting for" (Debbie Harry). Original LP album cover flats for Blondie’s fourth studio album. A follow-up to their commercial breakthrough Parallel Lines (1978), Eat to the Beat was the next step in the band’s evolution from new wave punk to melting-pot power pop. The second LP to feature the classic six-member line up, it was also the first album with all tracks written by the band. Replete with pop melodies and disco, punk, reggae, and 60s-style beats, Eat to the Beat immediately went platinum in both the US and UK. The album was notably the first "visual album" by the band, with music videos for all twelve tracks (including hit singles "Dreaming," "Union City Blue," and "Atomic") released on home video simultaneously with the album, establishing the significance of Blondie’s striking visual style with Harry as the glamorous centerpiece. Record flats, or "unfolded albums," are generally used as references at record companies or printing presses before the final version is sent to be printed, folded, and glued to produce a 12" LP cover. Minor edgewear, creasing and soiling. Very good. Rare. Item #5473