The Hunter USA Press Kit - 1982

This kit comprises of 1 black and white photo, a two pages of info on the album and Blondie and the package comes in an A4 Chrysalis envelope with the Hunter album photo printed on the front.

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Publicity Profile
BLONDIE WILL CAPTURE YOU AND TRAP YOUR MUSICAL TASTE BUDS WITH THEIR SIXTH ALBUM, "THE HUNTER".

MIKE CHAPMAN HAS ONCE AGAIN TARGETED BLONDIE'S MUSICAL EXPERTISE AND COMBINED THEIR DIVERSIFIED STYLE INTO A CAPTIVATING, COHESIVE PACKAGE.

"THE HUNTER" WAS RECORDED AT NEW YORK CITY'S THE HIT FACTORY STUDIOS DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY OF 1982. ALL THE BAND MEMBERS TOOK PART IN COMPOSING ORIGINAL TRACKS FOR THIS LP WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LAST NUMBER ON SIDE TWO, "THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME", A 60'S CLASSIC BY SMOKEY ROBINSON.

"THE HUNTER" IS BLONDIE'S FIRST CONCEPT ALBUM BASED ON THE THEME OF SEARCHING, HUNTING, OR PURSUING ONE'S OWN MT. EVEREST. OFTEN ENOUGH IN THE RACE TO WIN (WHILE FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF THE PREY; STEPPING TOO CLOSE TO THE TRAP);

"THE HUNTER GETS LOST IN THE JUNGLE
HIS BACK TOWARD HIS FEET
THE HEART'S A MIGHTY HUNTER
BUT THE HUNTED MUST KEEP UP THE BEAT".

"ISLAND OF LOST SOULS", THE FIRST SINGLE RELEASE FROM "THE HUNTER", IS A CALYPSO ORIENTED TUNE DESTINED TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A PREVIOUS NUMBER ONE HIT, "THE TIDE IS HIGH". TROPICAL FANTASY AND SUMMER TIME MAKE THIS SINGLE PERFECT FOR VACATION 1982 AND PROVIDE A DISTINCT CONTRAST WITH "WAR CHILD", AND UP-TEMPO LAMENT, WHICH IS A COMMENTARY ON MODERN TIMES AND CURRENT EVENTS. THAT'S ONLY TWO OF THE CUTS YOU'LL BE HEARING VIA RADIO.

BLONDIE'S PREVIOUS ALBUMS INCLUDE: "BLONDIE", "PLASTIC LETTERS", "PARALLEL LINES", "EAT TO THE BEAT", "AUTOAMERICAN", AND LAST YEAR'S "THE BEST OF BLONDIE".

BLONDIE IS: DEBBIE HARRY, VOCALIST; CHRIS STEIN, GUITARIST; CLEM BURKE, DRUMMER; JIMMY DESTRI, KEYBOARDS; NIGEL HARRISON, BASSIST; AND FRANK INFANTE, GUITARIST.

THE HUNTER IS:

SIDE ONE

ORCHID CLUB
ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
DRAGONFLY
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
THE BEAST

SIDE TWO

WAR CHILD
LITTLE CAESAR
DANCEWAY
(CAN I) FIND THE RIGHT WORDS (TO SAY)
ENGLISH BOYS
THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME

ALSO CAPTURED BY "THE HUNTER" ARE: HORN AND SAXOPHONE ARRANGEMENT BY ROBERT AARON; PERCUSSIONISTS SAMMY FIGUEROA, MANUAL BADRENA, AND ROGER SQUITERO; BACK-UP SINGERS JANICE G. PENDARVIS, ZACHARY SANDERS, LANI GROVES, AND DARRYL TOOKES; HORNS ON "LITTLE CAESAR", "ISLAND OF LOST SOULS", AND "WAR CHILD" RAE MALDONADO, LUIS ORTIZ (COURTESY OF PERICO), RICHARD A. DAVID, MAC GOLLEHOR.

BLONDIE STATISTICS IN USA:

GOLD RECORDS SINGLES:

HEART OF GLASS
CALL ME
THE TIDE IS HIGH
RAPTURE

GOLD RECORDS ALBUMS:

PARALLEL LINES
EAT TO THE BEAT
AUTOAMERICAN
BEST OF BLONDIE

PLATINUM RECORDS ALBUMS:

PARALLEL LINES
EAT TO THE BEAT
AUTOAMERICAN

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