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Live by Request (Sanctuary)

Who'd a'thunk it 25 years ago – Blondie doing requests on live TV? Stacking hits ("Dreaming," "Rapture," "Call Me") atop songs from their latest CD, The Curse of Blondie ("Good Boys," "Undone"), the NYC New Wavers compile a satisfying career retrospective. They could've canned insipid emcee Jules Asner and squeezed in an extra song, but the 13 tracks are as bright and irresistible as Debbie Harry's ever-enticing presence and voice. Bonus cuts feature the lovely "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear."

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