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The Platinum Collection

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November 2, 1998

One of the first New Wave bands to cross over to huge pop success, Blondie has been the subject of a number of posthumous releases and retrospectives since breaking up. The Platinum Collection is the first serious overview of a band that was groundbreaking in its own trashy, fun way. The Platinum Collection gathers all the hits, most of the better album tracks and a few intriguing rarities.

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