Live (Blondie album)

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Live
Live album by Blondie
Released November 23, 1999 (US)
April 25, 2000 (UK)
Recorded November 22, 1998 -
August 14, 1999
Genre New wave
Length 75:51 (Live)
76:10 (Livid)
Label Beyond Records, Eagle Records
Producer Blondie / Randy Nicklaus
Blondie chronology
No Exit
(1998)
Live
(1999)
Greatest Hits
(2002)
Alternative cover
UK edition.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A− link
Robert Christgau (choice cut) link
Spin (8/10) link

Live is the second live album by the band Blondie released in 1999 in the US and in 2000 in the UK.[1]

Overview[edit]

The album was recorded during Blondie's successful 1998-99 comeback tour in support of their latest album No Exit and features all their best-known songs, including "Atomic", "The Tide Is High", "Call Me" and "Heart of Glass", as well as the 1999 UK #1 "Maria". The last track on the album is a manipulated live version of the song "One Way or Another" with the audience noise removed which was used as a theme song for an American comedy-drama television series Snoops.

The UK edition of the album was renamed as Livid and released on April 25, 2000. It featured the actual live version of "One Way or Another" instead of 'Snoops' Theme version.

The album was also released on DVD twice, the first time in 1999 by Beyond Records and in 2005 by EV Classics.[2] The DVD edition captures the band filmed live on stage on February 23, 1999 at New York's Town Hall for their first hometown gig in 17 years, kicking off their 1999 US tour. The tracklisting of 2005 release is identical, however the running order is different.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dreaming" (from Eat to the Beat, 1979) Deborah Harry, Chris Stein 3:27
2. "Hanging on the Telephone" (from Parallel Lines, 1978) Jack Lee 2:23
3. "Screaming Skin" (from No Exit, 1999) Harry, Stein, Romy Ashby, Leigh Foxx 5:32
4. "Atomic" (from Eat to the Beat, 1979) Harry, Jimmy Destri 6:56
5. "Forgive and Forget" (from No Exit, 1999) Stein 4:35
6. "The Tide Is High" (from Autoamerican, 1980) John Holt, Tyrone Evans, Howard Barrett 4:04
7. "Shayla" (from Eat to the Beat, 1979) Stein 5:08
8. "Sunday Girl" (from Parallel Lines, 1978) Stein 3:28
9. "Maria" (from No Exit, 1999) Destri 4:49
10. "Call Me" (from American Gigolo, 1980) Giorgio Moroder, Harry 4:46
11. "Under the Gun" (from No Exit, 1999) Stein 4:54
12. "Rapture" (from Autoamerican, 1999) Harry, Stein 6:24
13. "Rip Her to Shreds" (from Blondie, 1977) Harry, Stein 3:20
14. "X Offender" (from Blondie, 1977) Harry, Gary Valentine 3:24
15. "No Exit" (from No Exit, 1999) Harry, Destri, Ashby, Stein, Coolio 4:08
16. "Heart of Glass" (from Parallel Lines, 1978) Harry, Stein 4:52
17. "One Way or Another ('Snoops' Theme Song)"   Harry, Nigel Harrison 3:38
  • Track 17 is replaced with the actual live version on the UK edition with length 4:10
DVD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dreaming" (from Eat to the Beat, 1979) Deborah Harry, Chris Stein  
2. "Maria" (from No Exit, 1999) Jimmy Destri  
3. "Rip Her to Shreds" (from Blondie, 1977) Harry, Stein  
4. "Hanging on the Telephone" (from Parallel Lines, 1978) Jack Lee  
5. "Call Me" (from American Gigolo, 1980) Giorgio Moroder, Harry  
6. "X Offender" (from Blondie, 1977) Harry, Gary Valentine  
7. "Screaming Skin" (from No Exit, 1999) Harry, Stein, Romy Ashby, Leigh Foxx  
8. "Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room" (from No Exit, 1999) Harry, Ashby, Clem Burke, Kathy Valentine, Denny Freeman  
9. "Atomic" (from Eat to the Beat, 1979) Harry, Destri  
10. "Forgive and Forget" (from No Exit, 1999) Stein  
11. "One Way or Another" (from Parallel Lines, 1978) Harry, Nigel Harrison  
12. "Shayla / Union City Blue" (from Eat to the Beat, 1979) Stein  
13. "In the Flesh" (from Blondie, 1977) Harry, Stein  
14. "Heart of Glass" (from Parallel Lines, 1978) Harry, Stein  
15. "Sunday Girl" (from Parallel Lines, 1978) Stein  
16. "Rapture" (from Autoamerican, 1999) Harry, Stein  
Bonus video
No. Title Writer(s) Length
17. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (from No Exit, 1999) Destri  

Personnel[edit]

Blondie
Additional musicians

Production[edit]

CD
  • Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 10 and 12 recorded at Lyceum, London, November 22, 1998 by The BBC Live Music Mobile.
  • Tracks 3, 4, 9, 13, 14 and 17 recorded at House Of Blues, Las Vegas, March 10, 1999. Mobile recording by Westwood One.
  • Track 5 recorded at Town Hall, New York City, February 23, 1999. Recorded by All Mobile Video Truck.
  • Track 6 recorded at 1999 Glastonbury Festival, June 25, 1999. Recorded by The BBC Live Music Mobile.
  • Tracks 11, 15 and 16 recorded at Riviera Theater, Chicago, August 14, 1999. Recorded by Metro Music Recording, Glenview, IL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blondie Live/Blondie Livid - 1999". rip-her-to-shreds.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Blondie Live In New York - 1999". rip-her-to-shreds.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10.