DVD review

In an ideal world, Blondie would have existed only on video. The golden Deborah, adored by the camera, would now live forever as a shimmering punk siren, blessed with a voice of both honey and crystalline clarity. Harry fronts Blondie at their 1983 farewell concert in Toronto uncomfortably, inelegantly, and sings without any of the vitality of the sassy little Kittens whose success has prompted this release.

Rating: 2 / 10

Retail dvd & video (direct video distribution, full screen)


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Reviewed: Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo, August 27, 2014


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