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Parallel Lines

Parallel Lines

For lines that are parallel, see parallel (geometry).

Parallel Lines is the third studio album by American New Wave band Blondie, released in 1978 on Chrysalis records. Their most popular and best selling effort, Parallel Lines was the first Blondie album to be produced by Mike Chapman. The album reached number one in the United Kingdom in February 1979. It contains several of the best-known Blondie hits, including "Heart of Glass," "Hanging on the Telephone", "Sunday Girl" and "One Way or Another". Six of the twelve tracks were issued as singles, either in the U.S. or the UK. Parallel Lines is ranked at number 140 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Hanging on the Telephone" (Jack Lee) – 2:17
  2. "One Way or Another" (Nigel Harrison, Deborah Harry) – 3:31
  3. "Picture This" (Jimmy Destri, Harry, Chris Stein) – 2:53
  4. "Fade Away and Radiate" (Stein) – 3:57
  5. "Pretty Baby" (Harry, Stein) – 3:16
  6. "I Know But I Don't Know" (Frank Infante) – 3:53

Side two

  1. "11:59" (Destri) – 3:19
  2. "Will Anything Happen" (Lee) – 2:55
  3. "Sunday Girl" (Stein) – 3:01
  4. "Heart of Glass" (Harry, Stein) – 3:52 (later editions 12" Disco Mix - 5:50)
  5. "I'm Gonna Love You Too" (Joe B. Mauldin, Norman Petty, Niki Sullivan) – 2:03
  6. "Just Go Away" (Harry) – 3:21

2001 reissue bonus tracks

  1. "Once I Had a Love (a.k.a. The Disco Song)" [1978 demo] (Harry, Stein) – 3:18
  2. "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" (live) (Marc Bolan) – 5:30
  3. "I Know But I Don't Know" (live) (Infante) – 4:35
  4. "Hanging on the Telephone" (live) (Lee) – 2:21

30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition bonus tracks

  1. "Heart of Glass" (7 inch Single Version)
  2. "Sunday Girl" (French Version)
  3. "Fade Away and Radiate" (108 BPM Remix)
  4. "Hanging on the Telephone" (Nosebleed Handbag Remix)

Personnel

Chart positions

  • UK: 1
  • USA: 6
  • Australia: 2
  • Sweden: 9
  • Austria: 24

References

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