Parallel Lines

Parallel Lines

by BlondieBlondie

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2001
Label: Imports
UPC: 0724353359928
catalogNumber: 5002994
Rank: 872

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
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

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