Blue Lines

Blue Lines

by Massive Attack


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Blue Lines

With brooding, dub-inflected bass lines and a committee of distinctive voices, this 1991 recording established the template for what is often called trip-hop. The group is the dominant wing of the Wild Bunch, a DJ crew from which Soul II Soul sprang some years earlier. Massive Attack, however, favored slower tempos and an artfully mellow, rather than pop-influenced, sound. This recording is hypnotic when Tricky raps or Horace Andy sings and cathartic when Shara Nelson breaks the mood on the up-tempo, piercing "Unfinished Sympathy." Both Nelson and Tricky went on to solo careers, and Blue Lines proved influential to groups like Portishead and Esthero as well as numerous deejays who discovered how much more less could be.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/1992
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0077778622826
catalogNumber: 86228
Rank: 12017

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Massive Attack   Primary Artist,Vocals
Horace Andy   Vocals
Tony Bryan   Vocals
Paul Johnson   Bass Guitar
Shara Nelson   Vocals
Tricky   Vocals
Gavyn Wright   Leader
Robert "3D" del Naja   Vocals
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles   Keyboards
Mikey General   Background Vocals
Grantley Marshall   Vocals
Johnny Dollar   Keyboards
Wil Malone   Conductor

Technical Credits

Wally Badarou   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Massive Attack   Composer,Producer
Horace Andy   Composer
William DeVaughn   Composer
Neneh Cherry   Arranger,Composer
Billy Cobham   Composer
Shara Nelson   Composer
Kevin Petrie   Engineer
Robert "3D" del Naja   Composer
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles   Composer
Clyde Williams   Composer
Mushroom   Composer
Horace Hinds   Composer
Grantley Marshall   Composer
Gus Redmond   Composer
Johnny Dollar   Producer
Jonathan Sharp   Composer

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