Parallel Lines

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Blondie turned to British pop producer Mike Chapman for their third album, on which they abandoned any pretensions to new wave legitimacy just in time, given the decline of the new wave and emerged as a pure pop band. But it wasn't just Chapman that made Parallel Lines Blondie's best album; it was the band's own songwriting, including Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, and James Destri's "Picture This," and Harry and Stein's "Heart of Glass," and Harry and new bass player Nigel Harrison's "One Way or Another," plus two contributions from nonbandmember Jack Lee, "Will Anything Happen?" and "Hanging on the Telephone." That was enough to give Blondie a number one on both sides ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Blondie turned to British pop producer Mike Chapman for their third album, on which they abandoned any pretensions to new wave legitimacy just in time, given the decline of the new wave and emerged as a pure pop band. But it wasn't just Chapman that made Parallel Lines Blondie's best album; it was the band's own songwriting, including Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, and James Destri's "Picture This," and Harry and Stein's "Heart of Glass," and Harry and new bass player Nigel Harrison's "One Way or Another," plus two contributions from nonbandmember Jack Lee, "Will Anything Happen?" and "Hanging on the Telephone." That was enough to give Blondie a number one on both sides of the Atlantic with "Heart of Glass" and three more U.K. hits, but what impresses is the album's depth and consistency -- album tracks like "Fade Away and Radiate" and "Just Go Away" are as impressive as the songs pulled for singles. The result is state-of-the-art pop
ock circa 1978, with Harry's tough-girl glamour setting the pattern that would be exploited over the next decade by a host of successors led by Madonna.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 724353359928
  • Catalog Number: 5002994
  • Sales rank: 31,134

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blondie Primary Artist
Debbie Harry Vocals
Jimmy Destri Keyboards
Clem Burke Drums
Robert Fripp Guitar
Nigel Harrison Bass
Frank Infante Guitar
Chris Stein Guitar, 12-string Guitar, E-bow
Technical Credits
Peter Coleman Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
Peter C. Leeds Management
Neil Zlozower Reissue Photography
Mike Chapman Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Liner Notes
Robert Fisher Reissue Design
Kevin Flaherty Producer, Reissue Producer, Reissue Compiler
Armando Gallo Reissue Photography
Frank Duarte Illustrations
Darren Wong Art Direction
Bryan Kelley Producer, Reissue Producer
Ramey Communications Art Direction
Kevin Bartley Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Punk Album Ever!

    Good vocals and songs! Nine classic of 12 songs! It makes me rock!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blondie Scores Big

    Originally released in September of 1978, this album stayed on the charts Until June of 1980, selling some 20 million copies. Clearly a ground breaking album of any music era, this album spawned no less than 6 hits, unheard of back then in music. Best tracks on this album are ''One way or another, Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl and Pretty Baby''. The mega hit ''Heart of Glass'' stands out as one of Rock Music's best songs of all time. In April 2002, ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE named Parallel Lines the 6th coolest album of all time, and I agree.

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