With the release of a new short film that captured the live performance comes the release of the accompanying live album.
Legendary New York rock band Blondie has announced the July 16, 2021 release of the official soundtrack to BLONDIE: VIVIR EN LA HABANA, a new short film capturing the band’s 2019 live debut performance in Havana, Cuba.
A 40 year dream come true, the iconic band was invited to perform as part of a cultural exchange through the Cuban Ministry of Culture. The 4-day event dubbed ‘Blondie in Havana’ was a one-of-a-kind experience that included two career-spanning sets and brought the band’s prolific catalogue to Cuba for the very first time.
This seminal experience and career highlight was documented in the new short film, BLONDIE: VIVIR EN LA HABANA, created by artist and director Rob Roth.
The official soundtrack of the same title is to be released via BMG as a six track EP on limited edition blue vinyl, and will feature some of Blondie’s most iconic hits performed live, including “The Tide is High” and “Wipe Off My Sweat” which are available digitally now, as well as “Heart of Glass”, “Rapture”, “Dreaming” and “Long Time”, taken from their last album UK Top 5 album Pollinator (2017). These shows were performed live with special guests including Carlos Alfonso, Ele Valdés and María del Carmen Ávila of Cuban group, Síntesis.
This live rendition of their song Tide Is High is one you’ll never forget. The vocal nuances and the beautiful vocal delivery brings us right to the front of the stage, where we are placed right in the atmosphere at the show. The best part is, the entire album is like this! So grab a seat with your front row ticket, and give this live album a listen!
Blondie fans around the world can rejoice with the release of this live album and the new short film. We highly recommend you watch the short film when it’s released, as well as stream the new live renditions! Be sure to stream on all platforms now!
Written By: Bryce Quartz