Plastic Letters is the second studio album by American rock band Blondie, released in February 1978 on Chrysalis Records. It was the second and final Blondie album to be produced by Richard Gottehrer. "Denis," a cover of the Randy & the Rainbows' 1963 hit "Denise," was a hit all over Europe, reaching #2 in March 1978 in the United Kingdom, and was also a hit in Australia, reaching #19. "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" was the second single from the album, reaching #10 in the UK in May 1978. The song was written by the band's original bass guitar player Gary Valentine, shortly before he left for a solo career prior to the album being recorded (which necessitated Chris Stein playing bass as well as guitar). During recording, Blondie were still at their old label, Private Stock Records. The album peaked at #10 in the UK and has been certified Platinum by the BPI.
Let’s face it: this is Blondie’s world and we just live in it. For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true national treasure; a punk band from New York City whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have kept their ears to the ground, creating trends, never following them. They helped push punk onto the dance floor at the dawn of the new wave era and introduced a wider audience to hip-hop sounds, all the while building a catalog of enduring pop hits along the way.
Features: • 180g Vinyl • Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album
Selections: Side One: 1. Fan Mail 2. Denis 3. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45) 4. Youth Nabbed as Sniper 5. Contact in Red Square 6. (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear 7. I'm on E Side Two: 1. I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No 2. Love at the Pier 3. No Imagination 4. Kidnapped 5. Detroid 442 6. Cautious Lip