Parallel Lines: Deluxe Collector's Edition
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Parallel Lines: Deluxe Collector's Edition

24 Jun 2008

6.49 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Hanging On The Telephone (2001 Digital Remaster)
One Way Or Another (2001 - Remaster)
Picture This (2001 Digital Remaster)
Fade Away And Radiate (2001 Digital Remaster)
Pretty Baby (2001 Digital Remaster)
I Know But I Don't Know (2001 Digital Remaster)
11:59 (2001 Digital Remaster)
Will Anything Happen (2001 Digital Remaster)
Sunday Girl (2001 Digital Remaster)
Heart Of Glass (2001 Digital Remaster)
I'm Gonna Love You Too (2001 Digital Remaster)
Just Go Away (2001 Digital Remaster)
Heart of Glass
Sunday Girl (French Version)
Hanging On The Telephone (Nosebleed Handbag Remix)
Fade Away and Radiate (108 BPM Mix)

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Jun 2008
  • Release Date: 24 Jun 2008
  • Label: Chrysalis Inc
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 59:18
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  • ASIN: B001TMS20S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,483 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Perfection 14 Oct 2006
By Coincidence Vs Fate TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie's Finest Hour 26 Oct 2002
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless pleasures 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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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this Deluxe Edition to add to my collection of re-issues like those by Universal Music. Shame on you EMI, no pride in your product. A fantastic Album and as a Blondie fan I had to buy it. Only 8 pages, no session takes or demo's, a couple of remixes from another remix collection. You didn't include the original 12 inch mix of Heart of Glass. Is the 7 inch mix the radio edit missing that word - *ss, I wonder.
Look the album is really 5 stars and EMI marketing 1 star so only 3 stars.. sorry. No other DVD footage available.. come on, get with it EMI.
The record company's have lost their way.
Remember you cannot package a mp3 to sell and it is not collectable.
I feel better now. Have a great day
Ray Clark, Perth W.A. (DOW)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's new wave? - Blondie's "Parallel Lines" 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic album
This is every bit as good as I remember and there are lots of extras on this version that are great as well.
Published 4 days ago by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars One way or another, l had tohave this album
I'm not at all familiar with Blondie. I didn't even know that 'Denis, Denis' was one of theirs. But l saw 'One Way Or Another' performed on the telly biopic of them the other day. Read more
Published 24 days ago by C. Nation
5.0 out of 5 stars Good cd
My dad had this on a old tape so I updated it to cd for him. He was really happy as he likes this blondie album. Really good album I thought.
Published 2 months ago by Miss Susan Birrell
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing album
First of all I paid extra for it to come the next day and it did, perfect condition and the music is great. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Daniel Arthur
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Blondie
I've always loved this album and now I have it in the car all the time, its songs are timeless and I love Debbie Harry's voice - brilliant CD
Published 2 months ago by Mulder
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
My chap loves this CD. After a Blondie concert I bought him this and it serves as a reminder of a great night!
Published 2 months ago by Lyn Chrimes
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say?
I watched a documentary about the band and it took me back to my mis-spent youth! I bought this and love it all over again!!! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Janey
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia
Songs from the late 70s that just instantly take me back to younger times, well reproduced and a very reasonable price.
Published 6 months ago by James Maclean
5.0 out of 5 stars blondie at there best
quality pop and punk fusion ..i cannot reomend it more highly ..sold well originally and standsthe test of time ....MINT
Published 8 months ago by L. G. Dodds
5.0 out of 5 stars great to hear again.
i bought this album way back in 70,s and kids have played it over,so decided to have my own copy on cd.would recommened to any blondie fans. Read more
Published 9 months ago by linda kehrer
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