It’s been almost four decades since Blondie released its 1979 hit “Heart of Glass,” which climbed to the No. 1 spot across the world.

Now, almost 40 years later, the band will be releasing a deluxe six-song EP entitled BLONDIE: Heart of Glass.

The EP will be released on Oct. 26 but can be pre-ordered online.

“Heart of Glass” was one of the first songs Blondie wrote, but it wasn’t until years later that it was recorded properly. Guitarist and co-writer Chris Stein said they tried the song as a ballad first, even reggae, but it didn’t work.

“[It] needed to be sung in falsetto by a punk singer, introduced to a Roland drum machine, written and rewritten by a neurotic, genre-omnivorous guitarist, and ultimately produced by an Australian perfectionist,” Stein wrote on the band’s website.

The new EP will be released Oct. 26. (Credit:

He said it only took “three incarnations of the song, five years since its inception, and a lot of synth-drum strife for “Heart of Glass” to become an eternal, legendary, unmistakable part of culture.”


  1. Heart of Glass (Disco Long)
  2. Heart of Glass (Basic Track)
  3. Heart if Glass (A Shep Pettibone Mix)
  4. The Disco Song
  5. Once I had A Love
  6. Heart of Glass (Disco Instrumental)