Massive Attack ‎– Blue Lines

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Wild Bunch Records ‎– WBRCD 1, Circa ‎– 7 86228 2, Circa ‎– 0777 7 86228 2 6
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1 Safe From Harm
Engineer [Mix] – Jeremy AllomVocals – Shara NelsonWritten-By – A Vowles*, W Cobham*, G Marshall*, R Del Naja*, S Nelson*
5:18
2 One Love
Engineer [Mix] – Bryan Chuck New*Vocals – Horace AndyWritten-By – A Vowles*, C J Williams*, G Marshall*, H Andy*, R Del Naja*
4:48
3 Blue Lines
Bass Guitar – Paul Johnson (11)Engineer – Kevin Petri*Engineer [Mix] – Jeremy AllomVocals – Massive AttackWritten-By – A Thaws*, A Vowles*, G Marshall*, R Del Naja*
4:21
4 Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
Engineer [Mix] – Jeremy AllomVocals – Tony BryanWritten-By – W DeVaughn*
4:09
5 Five Man Army
Engineer – Kevin Petri*Engineer [Mix] – Jeremy AllomVocals – Horace Andy, Massive AttackWritten-By – A Thaws*, A Vowles*, C Williams*, G Marshall*, R Del Naja*
6:04
6 Unfinished Sympathy
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Wil MaloneEngineer [Mix] – Jeremy AllomEngineer [Strings] – Hayden*Leader – Gavin Wright*Vocals – Shara NelsonWritten-By – A Vowles*, G Marshall*, J Sharp*, R Del Naja*, S Nelson*
5:08
7 Daydreaming
Engineer [Mix] – Jeremy AllomVocals – Massive Attack, Shara NelsonWritten-By – A Thaws*, A Vowles*, G Marshall*, R Del Naja*, W Badarou*
4:14
8 Lately
Engineer [Mix] – Bryan Chuck New*Vocals – Shara NelsonWritten-By – A Vowles*, F E Simon*, G Marshall*, G Redmond*, J Simon*, L Brownlee*, R Del Naja*, S Nelson*
4:26
9 Hymn Of The Big Wheel
Arranged By [Additional] – Neneh CherryBacking Vocals – Mikey GeneralEngineer [Mix] – Jeremy AllomVocals – Horace AndyWritten-By – A Vowles*, G Marshall*, H Andy*, N Cherry*, R Del Naja*
6:36

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Recorded at:
Coach House, Bristol: tracks 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9.
Eastcote Studios, London: tracks 3 and 5.
Cherry Bear Studios: tracks 4 and 7.
Abbey Road, London: track 6.
Hot Nights, London: track 9.

Mixed At:
Matrix, London: tracks 1, 4, 5, 6 and 9.
Konk Studios, London: tracks 2 and 7.
Roundhouse, London: track 7.
Coach House, Bristol: track 8.

Publishers:
Island Music Ltd / Screen Gems / EMI Music Ltd: track 1.
Island Music Ltd / Copyright Control: tracks 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.
Island Music Ltd / Carlin Music Corp / EMI Songs Ltd / Warner Chappell: track 4.
Island Music Ltd / Copyright Control / Warner Chappell Music Ltd: track 8.
Island Music Ltd / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd / Copyright Control: track 9.

A Wild Bunch recording. ℗ 1991 Circa Records Ltd. except track 7 ℗ 1990 Circa Records Ltd. © 1991 Circa Records Ltd.
The copyright in this recording is owned by Circa Records Ltd.
UK: WBRCD 1
Printed in Holland. Manufactured In Holland.

Issued in a standard jewel case with twenty-four page booklet.
Track 8 samples 'Mellow Mellow (Right On)' by Lowrell.

Some copies may have a 'Mid-Price' sticker on front cover/jewel case.

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  • Barcode (String): 077778622826
  • Barcode (Text): 0 77778 622826
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  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Other (Distribution Code F:): PM 527
  • Other (Distribution Code D:): 261 316

Other Versions (5 of 74) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WBRLP 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRLP 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
07243 578238 2 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Circa, Virgin, Gala Records (5) 07243 578238 2 1 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
4771425 Massive Attack Blue Lines (2012 Mix/Master)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wild Bunch Records, Virgin 4771425 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RP) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Virgin WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
WBRMC 1, 0777 7 86228 4 0 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRMC 1, 0777 7 86228 4 0 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version

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humanagain

humanagain

August 18, 2016
Sorry folks but this is a Hip Hop album not trip hop or whatever bullshit media term that had nothing to do with the artists. Breaks, Samples, Rapping = Hip Hop
Discogs4000

Discogs4000

May 22, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
I am 18 and I just discovered Massive Attack this year. I really liked Portishead and Tricky and thought Trip-Hop was a very interesting musical genre. But it was not until I heard Blue Lines I understood what Trip-hop was all about. It's amazing this is from 1991 because it sounds more modern then anything today! The rap anthems, Five man army and Blue lines are amazing in their arrangements and slow motion rapping. This is what trip hop is all about, it's not suppose to be depressing, it's suppose to be relaxing! And boy is Tricky in great form, just from listening to him here in these few songs and the few from Protection, I must say I feel he took his career in the wrong direction, he didn't have to be so dark and brooding...

Overall a timeless masterpeice. It may be forgotten one day, but it's influence will never be.
manchester

manchester

September 12, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

One of my all time favourite albums and a dance music masterpiece. Groundbreaking in every sense when this album was released. This was the start of the trip hop revolution, that spawned so many great coffee table, lounge albums from the likes of Portishead, Morcheeba, Nightmares on Wax, Ballistic Brothers etc - Massive Attack were the innovators. The album also encompasses fantastic hip hop (Blue Lines), stunning & timeless soul music (Unfinished Sympathy) & an incredible closing song that speaks poignantly about modern day society & the environment (Hymn of the Big Wheel). Stunning & 5 stars!
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

July 21, 2003
Massive Attack as a result of the drama, suspense + bs leading up to and as a result of the initial Iraqi brouhaha. Dropped the Attack from their name for that time.
At one time an indespensable must have. Absolutely one of the top influential records of the 90's and spoken of with a smile and a general ahh yes kinda thing. This album has grown a little long in the tooth (technology and so on) sound and sample wise. Still a beautiful album nonethless song wise, so sit back, light one if you got to and listen. This album managed to open up so many ears to such a variety of possibilities on the musical fronts. As well as launched such a cavalcade of careers, and brought light to folks whom time was prepared to forget as a result of the samples, the songs chosen, the guests invited in.
If you don't know about Massive Attack (pity you) or are curious about the roots of (oh man I'm old) trip hop, down tempo, and acid jazz. This is the album historically that represents a crossroads of so many ideas and paths it's not even funny. If the aforementioned sounds get you going, or the soul and funky tip. You'll probably need to acquire this album. Skip most of the rest of their output album wise it's not the goo like this one.
gaekwad

gaekwad

July 20, 2003
Some CDs are printed with "Massive" rather than "Massive Attack" as this CD was pressed around the time of the early-nineties Gulf conflict; the name "Massive Attack" was deemed too close to the line, and was therefore changed for this release.