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Parallel Lines

30 Aug 2001 | Format: MP3

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2:22
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3:35
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2:55
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4:02
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3:18
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3:56
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3:20
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2:59
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5:50
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2:06
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3:33
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3:18
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5:30
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4:35
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2:22

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 Aug 2001
  • Release Date: 30 Aug 2001
  • Label: Chrysalis Inc
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 56:46
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  • ASIN: B001I2CPA2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,080 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Coincidence Vs Fate TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Oct 2006
Format: Audio CD
Blondie never got better than this. I don't think there's a track on here that I have to skip past. Every one really is a winner.

Parallel Lines is by a band at the peak of their powers. They couldn't do any wrong and the quality of their songwriting on this album is stunning. Singles are: "Hanging On The Telephone", "Picture This", "Sunday Girl" and of course, the Disco Song, "Heart Of Glass". There's more to this that a clutch of fine singles though, some of the album tracks are simply stunning: "One Way Or Another", "Will Anything Happen" and my personal favourite Blondie song "11:59", three minutes of pop perfection from Jimmy Destri.

It's nice to get a few extra unreleased mixes, demos and that, but at the end of the day, they're unnecessary. The 12 tracks are enough.

Pop perfection.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Blair on 26 Oct 2002
Format: Audio CD
Parallel Lines is a Masterpiece. Blondie soared to superstar status not only on the music charts in 1978-79 with this album, but forever placed them as POP ICONS. If ever there was a perfect album of Pop songs, this is absolutely it. In a time where 6 Hit Singles from 1 album was unthinkable, Blondie did it with Parallel Lines. Deborah Harry is simply sweet as honey, on songs like "Pretty Baby" and "Sunday Girl". Sunday Girl was the 5th biggest song of the year, in the british charts in 1979. The album is certainly not without it's edge, on songs like "11:59", "One Way or Another" and "Hanging on the Telephone", we see Deborah Harry singing with frantic release. The world was changed with the release of the Mega Smash "Heart of Glass", without a doubt, one of the Top 100 songs of all time. The Techno Beat of "Heart of Glass" sold millions of copies Internationally and was the #2 UK biggest song of 1979. Parallel Lines was also the #1 Selling Album of 1979 in the UK. Parallel Lines was produced by legendary producer Mike Chapman, the album went on to sell 20 million copies worldwide. Parallel Lines is a outstanding album, full of intelligent and catchy lyrics, and great grooves. This album does not have a weak track on it. This is a consumers dream, full of value.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 Dec 2002
Format: Audio CD
Blondie gave new credibility to pop music in the late 1970's. Soon outgrowing their punk roots, they created first the brilliant Plastic Letters in 1977, then this masterpiece the next year. At least four chart hits were lifted from this album, but there could've been more. Picture This and Sunday Girl are evocative numbers with an undertone of sadness, somewhat in a 60's vein, while Heart Of Glass is of course the hypnotic megaselling popdisco hit, later covered by The Associates among others. My other favourites include the experimental and moving Fade Away And Radiate (Was this perhaps influenced by Bowie?) and I'm Gonna Love You Too, a happily rolling powerpop tune. Tracks like Pretty Baby, 11:59 and Just Go Away are catchy and memorable too and could also have been hits. I'm not particularly fond of Hanging On The Telephone and the rest, but they also have plenty of melody and excitement. Blondie's pop displays wit and intelligence in the music, making wry comments on love and life. Some music journalist once claimed: "Rocks gets stale, but pop rots." Blondie proves him wrong, very wrong. This music has a timeless appeal, and today still its intelligence enhances the lasting pleasure it gives me.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By KPA Lowe on 17 Sep 2005
Format: Audio CD
A summary of the new wave. "Parallel Lines" is one brilliant track after another. The opening 'Hanging on the Telephone' is itself a perfect example of the sound of new wave punk, juxtaposed with an energy that was unique to Deborah Harry and her band. The infamous 'One Way or Another' follows which faultlessly fuses a teeny-pop style with a hard punk sound (again something that was a fairly unique trait possessed by Harry), arguably the best on the album. At points, Blondie perform real head bangers: 'I Know But I Don't Know' and 'Will Anything Happen', through a more heavy metal sound: 'Fade Away and Radiate', soft rock: 'Picture This', through female cabaret: 'Pretty Baby' and 'Sunday Girl', and, like it or not, one of the best known number one singles ever: 'Heart of Glass', with that famous whiney tone of Harry's. All in all, the album not only highlights the diversity of Blondie as a band, but the diverse potential of new wave punk as a rock genre, and bands like the Jam and the Police serve only to support this. "Parallel Lines" is testimony to the fact that new wave punk was a great genre of rock that was fronted by bands that produced great albums. There is, of course, a current movement that is attempting to revive this era (Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs etc).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steven Tillsley on 3 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
PARALLEL LINES is Blondies best well known and most successful album, which is very deserving as it is probably their strongest and most consistent album that does not contain a bad track! There are a variety of styles explored, as they started to move away from the elements of punk that were present in the first two albums, BLONDIE and PLASTIC LETTERS.
The album starts well with the highly adrenalized roch anthems, HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE and ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.For me the latter is classic Blondie and probably the most effective track they could have chosen to open the album with. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER i dont like quite as much, but it is still a great rock track and tends to be one of their more popular songs.
This album also contains some dreamy, slinky mid-tempo drawls such as SUNDAY GIRL and PICTURE THIS, which are both incredibly catchy numbers, as well as the frisky disco/rock infusion that is HEART OF GLASS, their best selling and arguably most popular song.
Some of the less well known tracks are equally as impressive, such as 11:59 which is almost combining the styles of HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE and SUNDAY GIRL. There is also FADE AWAY AND RADIATE which is possibly one of Blondies most experimental songs and is almost spooky in its simplistic melody and beat. IM GONNA LOVE YOU TWO is an admirable cover of a Buddy Holly song, and JUST GO AWAY is a great song to end the album with, as it is worth listening to for the superb guitar that is heard after every line during the verses.
There is not a bad song on the album, but rather than talking about them all, i will end by saying that PARALLEL LINES is one of the great pop albums from one of the great bands of punk/new wave and pop music! This is definately an album that all fans of good music should own!!!!
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