- Vinyl (19 Nov. 2012)
- Number of Discs: 4
- Format: Box set
- Label: Wild Bunch Records / Virgin
- ASIN: B0094RCD14
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | Mini-Disc | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Blue Lines: 2012 Mix Master [VINYL] Box set
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Remixed and remastered from the original tapes at the band’s studios in Bristol, is the 2012 edition of trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack’s iconic album Blue Lines. The deluxe box set contains the album on CD, DVD with 96K/24 bit high resolution audio files, and split over two 180g vinyl LPs along with the original 24” x 18” Blue Lines promo poster. The box will be packaged in a 12” card mailer, with the album’s artwork screen-printed per the original release.
Top Customer Reviews
The bad points being the packaging is just rubbish, a card sleeve which covers the jewel case completely useless. The inner sleeve hasnt even got the lyrics that the original booklet had. The only album notes that are available are covered by a black tray, a clear one would have been better.
My advice if you have the orginal cd is to swap the cds over.
everyone knows the massive single 'unfinshed sympathy' with shara nelson vocals and famous video and lots of people also know the mighty 'safe from harm' (again ms nelson on the vocals making it another obvious single choice) but it's on tracks like 'blue lines', 'lately' and the sublime 'daydreaming' that this album comes into its own.
absolutely essential and every home should own a copy.
I do and this little beauty is always there!
So, some background information for you. I used to be involved in the Bristol music scene in the eighties and in fact spent many a blissful night behind the decks at a number of Bristol's clubs, one of those being the now famous 'Dug Out' which was the foundation scene for the Wild Bunch and from there - well that's history and well documented.
So having seen the Wild Bunch in action all those years ago I found myself buying Blue Lines the day it came out in 1991, and having taken the purchase home sat back in amazement as from the dark undertones of "Safe from harm" to the final uplifting beauty of "Hymn of the big wheel" I knew that this was unlike anything I had ever heard before. How could a bunch of 'blaggers', as the guys used to refer to themselves as being, produce an absolute masterpiece and I mean masterpiece?
I guess we will never know but for me music has never quite been the same since. This CD never stays out of my home or car for long and even though I have followed Massive Attack like a religion since their birth, I still love this album more than anything else they have released.
Don't get me wrong, I treasure their subsequent releases and would always find a moment or a mood for each. 100th Window for instance is very dark and very different than anything else you can put your hands on currently which makes it so unique, but picture a sunny day in Bristol driving through St. Pauls or across the Downs and Blue Lines falls into place. I guess it's simply just a Bristol thing.Read more ›
This has got to be one of the best albums of the 90's, one that redefined music and gave birth to the genre of 'trip-hop'. I know that sounds like a terrible exageration, but I really cannot think of anyone else who played this kind of music before Blue Lines.
Every track here is a killer - 'Five Man Army' is a favourite of mine, and 'Blue Lines' gives us a clue where the band were going to head in future years. There is such a range of vocal talent here, from the undoubted talents of Shara Nelson and Horace Andy to the slightly off-key talk/whisper of 3-D. I don't think any other band would be able to get away with such a diverse collection of vocal talent on one album.
Apart from the obvious track the ones that i couldn't get enough of were Daydreaming, great bass line, Be thankful for what you've got, Safe from harm and Hymn of the big wheel. These are my favourites but really there isn't one track on the whole album i don't like.
You're tastes usually change the older you get but i reckon i'll still be playing this 10-15 years from now, that is if i'm still around!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you nee to read a review to find out about this album, just buy it. You've been missing out!Published 23 days ago by Mike
Jolly nice music for working to in my sunspace, building shelves or adding sheepswool insulation or feeding the cats - or even adding extra glazed doors to create makeshift double... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like more other albums from Massive attack... like Mezzanine or 100th window... but it's a must...
A great work...
Perfect! Music is highly subjective, so there is no point in writing a review for the actual music. If you like the music of Massive Attach, this is an album that you'll surely... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Masterpiece. Doesn't sound out of place - it's 25 years old. A remarkable record.Published 6 months ago by Mossy Egan