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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
When Blondie re-formed in 1999, the response from music lovers was mixed. While some people welcomed the return of a great pop-rock band, others worried that nearly two decades of retirement may have dulled the band's edge... more »
When Blondie re-formed in 1999, the response from music lovers was mixed. While some people welcomed the return of a great pop-rock band, others worried that nearly two decades of retirement may have dulled the band's edge. Live, recorded during Blondie's 1999 world tour, puts any such doubts to rest. The band injects a rediscovered vitality into their songs throughout the 17 tracks here, which covers their classics ("Dreaming," "Call Me," "Heart of Glass," "Atomic," "One Way or Another") and newer numbers from their comeback album No Exit. As ever, the players are fantastic, especially drummer Clem Burke, who hammers away at his kit with a ferocity and skill that puts many younger drummers to shame. Vocalist Deborah Harry isn't as versatile as she once was, but her charisma remains as infectious as ever. This is the Blondie album for those who prefer their greatest hits performed live. --Ted Kord
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Robert R. (bobrjr29) from TRUCKEE, CA
Reviewed on 1/17/2010...
who knew blondie cld still rock in their late 50's...the disc is quite qood and miss harry still carries the tune...if you like the band...you'll enjoy this one...if you're not a blondie fan...listen to it anyway...it rocks...
A great recording from the best comeback tour of 1999.
Ben Rowland | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 01/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Next to The Smith's "Rank", this is probably the best live recording I own. Even more special to me because I got to see Blondie on their "No Exit" tour when they played Massey Hall in Toronto. The highlights, without question, are "Dreaming", "Call Me" and "One Way or Another". Just as good are the lesser known tracks like "Union City Blue" (which is quite possibly Clem Burke's best moment on the drums), "X-Offender", and "Shayla". Never a dull moment. The band themselves are just as good as they were in their prime (circa 1980), and years of wear and tear on the vocal chords obviously hasn't caught up to Debbie Harry. The sound quality is better than most live recordings tend to be, and all the great instrunmentals come through is striking clarity. It is the next best thing to actually having been there."
Chris Young | NYC | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Truly an amazing collection of live recordings from the latest Blondie tour in support of "No Exit". Not only does it highlight what a great group of songwriters Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Jimmy Destri are but what an incredibly tight live outfit they have become. Clem Burke's drumming prowess must to be heard to be believed. Usually live albums are disappointing rehashes of the hits, in this case however the band injects new life and excitement into both new (Maria, Under the Gun) and old (Rip Her to Shreads, Sunday Girl) faves. It's certainly a treat to have in our prescence a real rock band like Blondie who actually write and play in today's overproduced souless pop landscape. Deborah Harry shines on this Grammy worthy release!"