Expanded 30th anniversary edition of blondie's 'Parallel Lines' album, which has sold more than 20 million copies around the world since its 1978 debut. The commemorative cd /dvd release adds four bonus audio tracks, three classic music videos and a previously unreleased tv performance from the BBC's 'Top of the Pops' to the album's original tracklist, as well as a booklet containing the original album photo session.
Until 1978, Blondie was perceived mostly as a '60s-referencing, British-invasion-meets-girl-groups band. With veteran producer Mike Chapman at the helm for their third album, though, everything changed for this group bred from the New York punk scene. Honing in on Blondie's strongest points - Debbie Harry's come-hither vocals and Clem Burke's powerhouse drumming - Chapman helped recast the band to the power pop side of new wave, and with impressive results. Driven by the punk-meets-disco chart-topping hit, 'Heart of Glass,' and the herky-jerky 'One Way or Another,' as well as a muscular cover of the nerves' 'Hanging on the Telephone,' 'Parallel Lines' established Blondie as major stars.