Massive Attack ‎– Blue Lines : 2012 Mix/Master

Wild Bunch Records ‎– WBRCDX1, Virgin ‎– 5099997947516
Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Collector's Edition
All Media, Album, Reissue, Remastered
2 × Vinyl, LP, 180g
DVD, DVD-Video, 96khz/24bit


LP-A1 Safe From Harm 5:19
LP-A2 One Love 4:48
LP-A3 Blue Lines 4:22
LP-B1 Be Thankful For What You've Got 4:09
LP-B2 Five Man Army 6:05
LP-C1 Unfinished Sympathy 5:08
LP-C2 Daydreaming 4:15
LP-D1 Lately 4:26
LP-D2 Hymn Of The Big Wheel 6:22
CD-1 Safe From Harm 5:19
CD-2 One Love 4:48
CD-3 Blue Lines 4:22
CD-4 Be Thankful For What You've Got 4:09
CD-5 Five Man Army 6:05
CD-6 Unfinished Sympathy 5:08
CD-7 Daydreaming 4:15
CD-8 Lately 4:26
CD-9 Hymn Of The Big Wheel 6:22
DVD-1 Safe From Harm 5:19
DVD-2 One Love 4:48
DVD-3 Blue Lines 4:22
DVD-4 Be Thankful For What You've Got 4:09
DVD-5 Five Man Army 6:05
DVD-6 Unfinished Sympathy 5:08
DVD-7 Daydreaming 4:15
DVD-8 Lately 4:26
DVD-9 Hymn Of The Big Wheel 6:22

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This boxset release includes:
- the '2012 Mix/Master' on CD, 2x12" 180g vinyl and a DVD with 96k/24bit high resolution audio files,
- the original Blue Lines poster.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099997 947516
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099997947516
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 2320331 BC88834-01 A1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 2320331 BC88834-01 B1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 2320341 BC88833-01 A1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 2320341 BC88833-01 B1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): DC89090-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH 9794759
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L574
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 9740
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): AC88723-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH 7947523
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L573
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 9714

Other Versions (5 of 85) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WBRLP 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRLP 1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
TOCP-53870 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Circa TOCP-53870 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 261 316 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records WBRCD 1, 261 316 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Blue Lines (2012 Mix/Master)(CDr, Album, RE, RM + DVDr, DVD-V, Album, RE, RM, 9) EMI, Virgin none UK 2012 Sell This Version
WBRMC 1, 411 316 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRMC 1, 411 316 Europe 1991 Sell This Version


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October 19, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
Finally got round to getting a copy of this (why didn't I just buy it at the time!?!)... Anyway, the overall sound is fine, but a bit hot in places, especially on Unfinished Sympathy, and that side is ever so slightly warped on mine. I got the item sealed etc and although it has some storage creases to the outer box there's no way the past storage has caused the warp.

Anyone else suffer from this?

One other minor quibble is that I've always loved how the track Blue Lines went in to Be Thankful... It's such a great running order. I've still got the (excellent) French 2010 pressing though, and I think I'll pick up the recent version too. By far one of my all time favs. Flawless, timeless.


March 31, 2015
Packaging on this is very nice visually but technically it's so-so. Glue is weak so paper tends do go apart. Even within sleeves, making it hard to put vinyls inside sometimes.
But the sound quality, the vinyl quality and attached optical discs make up for any problems. A wonderful release and a worthy tribute to this unique album.


March 2, 2014
I have to admit: I enjoy the DVD more than I'd imagined. In my ears it seems to be supperior compared to the vinyl. So much depth and warmth. Next to the original mix (CD) this DVD sounds unbelievable sharp. Sell your old 90s mix, this release made me fall in love with blue lines for a second time.


March 29, 2013

The new mix and mastering job is UNBELIEVABLE. So worthwhile. Listen on a good system, or great headphones. Wow.