Live in Philadelphia 1978 & Dallas 1980 is an early live album by new wave / power pop group Blondie.
This album has also been packaged as Picture This Live.
I lost count of the number of posters of Debbie Harry i saw when I was a student between 1978-1981. Her face and body was virtually everywhere and her sex kitten image tended to overshadow what a good group Blondie were.
Blondie Live in Philadelphia 1978 & Dallas 1980
Dreaming – 4:10
In The Sun – 2:45
Hanging On The Telephone – 2:24
Look Good In Blue – 3:35
Slow Motion – 3:19
Sunday Girl – 3:38
X Offender – 2:59
Picture This – 2:54
Denis – 3:10
Fade Away and Radiate – 5:06
A Shark In Jets Clothing/I Know But I Don’t Know – 8:25
One Way Or Another – 6:47
Heart Of Glass – 6:21
11:59 – 4:14
Bang A Gong/Funtime – 15:27
Tracks 1-6 & 13-15 were recorded in in Dallas in 1980, the others were recorded in Philadelphia in 1978
There is a rawness to these recordings that is preference to the high gloss of the studio songs.
Here are videos of Blondie performing live in concert.
Heart Of Glass 1978
Picture This Glasgow Apollo 1979
What People Say
Over at Amazon
Buying This Blondie Live Album
You can also get it as an mp3 download from Amazon.com as Picture This Live
I’ve just realised there are more customer reviews at the moment for the Picture This Live version as well.
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The Best Live Albums
Blondie have always been a difficult group to classify. They appeared in the punk / new wave explosion through their performances at CBGBs but their music has always been more pop than rock and that’s before they moved into disco.
I’m treating it as power pop so I’ve added in this album to the poll to find the best live albums by power pop groups.
Click the link below to vote and see the results so far.