|Studio album by Blondie|
|Released||February 4, 1978|
|Recorded||June–July 1977 at Plaza Sound Studio, New York|
|Genre||New Wave, punk rock|
Plastic Letters is the second studio album by American New Wave band Blondie, released in 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 no.2 in February 1978 in the United Kingdom. "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" was the second single from the album, reaching no.10 in the UK in May 1978. The song was written by the band's original bass guitar player Gary Valentine, shortly before his departure from the band prior to the album being recorded (which necessitated Chris Stein playing bass as well as guitar). The album peaked at no.10 in the UK and has been certified Platinum by the BPI.
Plastic Letters has been digitally remastered and re-issued twice. The first time was by Chrysalis Records in 1994 with two bonus tracks, and the second, in 2001 by EMI-Capitol with four bonus tracks.