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This review is from: Parallel Lines/Plastic Letters [Slipcase Version] (Audio CD)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS REVIEW REFERS TO 'PARALLEL LINES' ONLY:
Certainly the peak of Blondie's career.
'Parallel Lines' is a nice and short album - backing up my firm belief that all the best music material comes in short packages. Every track plays like a single here, and there are four 'official' hits including two Number Ones; 'Picture This', 'Hangin' On The Telephone', 'Heart Of Glass' and 'Sunday Girl'. These included two singles that were released in a year (1978) that was the best-selling year for the 7" single in music history that went on to cause all sorts of manufacturing problems. The hit singles are well-placed on the original LP, and this was also released as a Limited Edition in clear Vinyl. The material on this album was so good, it could have easily spawned other singles - no problem!
'Blondie' had a world-wide appeal and there was no age barrier, since my father enjoyed some of their music - and had he been alive now, would have been 92!