Massive Attack ‎– Blue Lines

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"Be Thankful For What You've Got" is a cover of William DeVaughn's original version.

Singles:

Daydreaming
Unfinished Sympathy
Be Thankful For What You've Got
Safe From Harm

Special release:

Massive Attack E.P.

Tracklist

Safe From Harm 5:16
One Love 4:48
Blue Lines 4:21
Be Thankful For What You've Got 4:09
Five Man Army 6:04
Unfinished Sympathy 5:08
Daydreaming 4:14
Lately 4:26
Hymn Of The Big Wheel 6:36

Versions (89)

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
91685-4 Massive Attack Blue Lines (Cass, Album, Promo, AR,) Virgin 91685-4 US 1991 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
CDV 3126 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Virgin Records Canada, Circa CDV 3126 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
WBRCD 1 Massive* Blue Lines(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Helicon Records WBRCD 1 Israel 1991 Sell This Version
WBRCD 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRCD 1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CDV 3126 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Virgin CDV 3126 UK 1991 Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-28035 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Virgin, Circa VJCP-28035 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
WBRCD 1 Massive* Blue Lines(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRCD 1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
2-91685 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Virgin 2-91685 US 1991 Sell This Version
0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, Club, RE) Virgin, Virgin Records America, Inc. 0777 7 86228 2 6 US 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-28035 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin, Circa VJCP-28035 Japan 1991 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
WBRMC 1, 7862282 Massive* Blue Lines(Cass, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRMC 1, 7862282 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
WBRMC 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRMC 1 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
VL4 3126 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album) Virgin VL4 3126 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
WBRMC 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRMC 1 Turkey 1991 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
WBRMC 1, 0777 7 86228 4 0, 077778622840 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Virgin WBRMC 1, 0777 7 86228 4 0, 077778622840 United Arab Emirates 1991 Sell This Version
4-91685, 91685-4 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album, AR,) Virgin, Virgin 4-91685, 91685-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
91685-4, 4-91685 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album, SR,) Virgin, Wild Bunch Records 91685-4, 4-91685 US 1991 Sell This Version
VG 50550 Massive* Blue Lines(LP, Album) Virgin, Circa VG 50550 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
WBRLP 1, 211 316 Massive* Blue Lines(LP, Album) Circa, Virgin WBRLP 1, 211 316 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
WBRLP 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album) Circa WBRLP 1 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
WBRLP1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRLP1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
WBRLX 1, WBRLP 1 Massive* Blue Lines(LP, Album, Ltd, Mai) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records WBRLX 1, WBRLP 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1279 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album, Unofficial) M Records (14) 1279 Yugoslavia 1996 Sell This Version
2058 Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 2058 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
WBRMD 1, 0777 7 86228 8 8 Massive Attack Blue Lines(MD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Virgin, Circa WBRMD 1, 0777 7 86228 8 8 UK 1998 Sell This Version
VJCP-68409 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Car) Virgin, Circa VJCP-68409 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
VJCP-68468 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Circa VJCP-68468 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-53870 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Wild Bunch Records TOCP-53870 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
TOCP-53870 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Circa TOCP-53870 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
WBRLP 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRLP 1 France 2010 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Blue Lines (2012 Mix / Master)(9xFile, AAC, Album, RE, RM, 256) Virgin none 2012
TOCP-71470, WBRCDX1 Massive Attack Blue Lines (2012 Mix/Master)(2x12", Album, RE, RM, 180 + CD, Album, RE, RM + DV) Virgin, Wild Bunch Records TOCP-71470, WBRCDX1 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Blue Lines (2012 Mix/Master)(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 96K) Virgin Catalogue none France 2012
4771425 Massive Attack Blue Lines (2012 Mix/Master)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wild Bunch Records, Virgin 4771425 UK & Europe 2012 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
WBRCDR1, 5099997947523 Massive Attack Blue Lines (2012 Mix/Master)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wild Bunch Records, Virgin WBRCDR1, 5099997947523 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
WBRCDJ1 Massive Attack Blue Lines (2012 Mix/Master)(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, Album, RE, RM, 96k + Pr) Virgin, Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCDJ1 Europe 2012 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
WBRCDX1, 5099997947516 Massive Attack Blue Lines : 2012 Mix/Master(Box, Dlx, Ltd, Col + Album, RE, RM + 2xLP, 180 + C) Wild Bunch Records, Virgin WBRCDX1, 5099997947516 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
TOCP-53870 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Circa TOCP-53870 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-25486 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Virgin UICY-25486 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
WBRLP 1, 211 316 Massive* Blue Lines(LP, Album, Unofficial) Circa (2), Virgin (2) WBRLP 1, 211 316 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Blue Lines(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Virgin none 2016
5700960 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album, RE, 180) Virgin, Circa, Wild Bunch Records 5700960 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
5700960 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Circa, Wild Bunch Records 5700960 Ireland 2019 Sell This Version
PR-91685 Massive Attack Blue Lines (Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin PR-91685 US Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRCD 1 Philippines Unknown 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
0777 7 86228 6, WBRCD 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album) Virgin, Wild Bunch Records 0777 7 86228 6, WBRCD 1 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 7862282 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, DAT) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 7862282 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
V2 86228, V2 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 86228, V2 0777 7 86228 2 6 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 7 86228 2, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Circa WBRCD 1, 7 86228 2, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0777 7 86228 2 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0777 7 86228 2 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
V2 86228, V2 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 86228, V2 0777 7 86228 2 6 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0777 7 86228 2 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0777 7 86228 2 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 7 86228 2, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Circa WBRCD 1, 7 86228 2, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 0777 7 86228 2 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
V2 86228, V2 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 86228, V2 0777 7 86228 2 6 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 7 86228 2, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Circa WBRCD 1, 7 86228 2, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE, EMI) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7862282, WBRCD 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE, EMI) Circa, Wild Bunch Records 7862282, WBRCD 1 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 7 86228 2, 0777 7 86228 2 6 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE, RP) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Circa WBRCD 1, 7 86228 2, 0777 7 86228 2 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1, 7862282 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, RE, Reg) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 1, 7862282 Australia Unknown 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 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Massive Attack) none Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(CD, Album, Unofficial) Wild Bunch Records (3), Virgin (2) WBRCD 1 Russia Unknown 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 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Star (26) none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Blue Lines(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Soyuz (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
WBRLP 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRLP 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WBRLP 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRLP 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WBRLP 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRLP 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
211 316 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album, M/Print, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 211 316 Unknown Sell This Version
WBRLP 1 Massive Attack Blue Lines(LP, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records WBRLP 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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daviddgrant

daviddgrant

January 9, 2020
referencing Blue Lines, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700960

Great press, solid album, defiantly a top 3 album of Massive Attack.
norfenden

norfenden

October 19, 2019
edited 3 months ago
referencing Blue Lines : 2012 Mix/Master, Box, Dlx, Ltd, Col + Album, RE, RM + 2xLP, 180 + C, WBRCDX1, 5099997947516
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.
norfenden

norfenden

October 19, 2019
edited 3 months ago
referencing Blue Lines, LP, Album, RE, WBRLP 1
I think the bass on this pressing is great, low and rumbling. Very quiet pressing too, in terms of little static/noise. Has a very "late night, all back to mine" feel about it. Lovely.
LeviB74

LeviB74

August 22, 2019
edited 5 months ago
referencing Blue Lines, LP, Album, Ltd, Mai, WBRLX 1, WBRLP 1
Does anybody know how many of these Ltd edition albums were released? I heard it was only 500.
pyenapple

pyenapple

May 28, 2019
referencing Blue Lines, Cass, Album, SR,, 91685-4, 4-91685

Just beautiful in every way. I was slightly skeptical of it in 1991, when I first saw the video for "Daydreaming" on "Yo! MTV Raps" and thought "these British emcess are barely even awake, I'm not sure I get this"—but soon I learned to love it. And I have ever since. At the time, just a lovely, soupy coming-together of races, genres, styles. In hindsight, it both feels and sounds like a logical extension of where the 1980s were headed, and yet it's impossible to dispute how fresh and novel it actually was. You can hear bits of dub reggae, smooth contemporary R&B, echoes of mid-80s NYC hip hop, soul, "Buffalo Stance", and even the youthfully swaggering strut of The Specials.
MarkApostolou

MarkApostolou

April 16, 2019
referencing Blue Lines, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700960

A real classic and this pressing/version is as clear as a bell!
ARathbun

ARathbun

February 21, 2019
edited 11 months ago
referencing Blue Lines, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700960

The item arrived new and shrink-wrapped. This version plays a bit flat. I have to turn up my volume and then decrease my bass to get ok sound. Spotify sounds better on the same stereo. I am using dedicated equipment, no Bluetooth. I will be shopping for a different version. I noticed the album plastic was marked as a German pressing. To be sure, the numbers are
Virgin ‎– 5700960, Circa ‎– 5700960, Wild Bunch Records ‎– 5700960
CesarEnzo

CesarEnzo

February 7, 2019
referencing Blue Lines, CD, Album, WBRCD 1, 0777 7 86228 2 6

Real jewel of the nineties music. The most important work in the trip hop movement of this era, one step ahead of Maxinquaye's Tricky.
j_justice

j_justice

January 22, 2019
referencing Blue Lines, LP, Album, Ltd, Mai, WBRLX 1, WBRLP 1

Sound is clean and full. Great pressing. I just wish I knew how to store the whole thing. The box is cumbersome.
josepfernandezmarsal

josepfernandezmarsal

January 19, 2019
referencing Blue Lines, LP, Album, RE, WBRLP 1
I find it with lack of punch, a bit muffled. I now have an original and it's much better.