Reviewed by Margaret Moser, Fri., Dec. 24, 2004
BlondieLive 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."