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Massive Attack - Mezzanine flac album Performer: Massive Attack
Title: Mezzanine
Style: Leftfield, Trip Hop, Downtempo
Country: Europe
MP3 album: 1507 mb
FLAC album: 1117 mb
Rating: 4.8
Other formats: MP1 WMA RA WAV AIFF DMF XM
Genre: Electronic

On Mezzanine, Massive Attack tried to escape trip-hop. They nearly tore themselves apart and made its defining document instead. Mezzanine remains the best of Massive Attack’s albums; its stresses making it resistant to the dating that has marred earlier work. It’s the dark heart of their back catalogue. BBC. Mezzanine will be 20 years old now this April. I don't know about you but I definitely feel a bit older having typed that. Mezzanine was my gateway drug into not only Massive Attack but into alternative and electronic music in general.

Released April 20, 1998. Tricky had split and three years had passed since Massive Attack’s last proper album, but Mezzanine returned the Bristol collective to prominence. Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser was the designated chanteuse, and her icy voice stands out against the earthy backdrops of songs such as Teardrop.

This album comes eerily close to giving me an out of body experience. There aren't a lot of albums that can put me into a deep trance and keep me there for a long time, but this album does that amazingly well. The tracks really take their time to develop, and that mostly results in stunning instrumentals, like that ecstatic distorted riffs on Dissolved Girl and Group Four for example.

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Mezzanine ‎(Cass, Album). Its just not my kind of music. So of course I never was interested in Massive Attack before Here I was listening to the supposed trip hop genre and enjoying it. Some songs had "rap" type vocals, while others used a female voice.

The album opens as it means to go on, with ‘Angel’’s layers of guitar feedback, uncannily feminine vocals from reggae legend and regular collaborator Horace Andy (reviving one of his own tunes), and imagery about being from the dark side, all of which rode slurred Incredible Bongo Band beats. Listen to the best of Massive Attack on Apple Music and this site.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Angel
Written-By – Hinds*
6:20
2 Risingson
Written-By [Sample] – Reed*, Seeger*
4:58
3 Teardrop
Written-By – Fraser*
5:30
4 Inertia Creeps 5:56
5 Exchange
Written-By [Sample] – Hilliard*, Garson*
4:11
6 Dissolved Girl
Written-By – Schwartz*, Jay*
6:06
7 Man Next Door
Written-By – Holt*Written-By [Sample] – Tolhurst*, Dempsey*, Smith*
5:56
8 Black Milk
Written-By – Fraser*
6:21
9 Mezzanine 5:56
10 Group Four
Written-By – Fraser*
8:12
11 (Exchange)
Written-By – Hinds*Written-By [Sample] – Hilliard*, Garson*
4:10

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – Unreal Records Canada Inc. – none
  • Recorded At – Massive Attack Studios
  • Recorded At – Christchurch Studios
  • Mixed At – Olympic Studios
  • Engineered At – Metropolis Studios
  • Manufactured By – Unknown (PP) – pp 102

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Robert Del Naja, Tom Hingston
  • Bass – Bob Locke, John Harris*, Winston Blissett
  • Computer [Pro Tools] – Jan Kybert*
  • Drums – Andy Gangadeen
  • Edited By [Cut] – Tim Young
  • Engineer – Lee Shepherd*
  • Guitar – Angelo Bruschini
  • Keyboards [Additional] – Dave Jenkins , Michael Timothy
  • Mixed By – Mark 'Spike' Stent*
  • Mixed By [Assisted By] – Jan Kybert*, P-Dub*
  • Photography By – Nick Knight
  • Producer, Arranged By, Programmed By, Keyboards, Sampler [Samples] – Massive Attack, Neil Davidge
  • Vocals – Elizabeth Fraser, Grant Marshall, Horace Andy, Robert Del Naja, Sara Jay
  • Written-By – Vowles* (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 11), Marshall* (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 11), Del Naja* (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 11)

Notes

Recorded at Massive Attack and Christchurch Studios, Bristol. Mixed at Olympic Studios, London. Cut at Metropolis.

"Risingson" contains a sample of "I Found A Reason" (Reed/Seeger) as performed by The Velvet Underground.
"Man Next Door" contains a sample of "10:15 Saturday Night" (Smith/Tolhurst/Dempsey) as performed by The Cure.
"(Exchange)" contains a sample from "Our Day Will Come" performed by Isaac Hayes.

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FROM BACK COVER: Manufactured and distributed by Unreal Records Canada inc., Made in Canada.
FROM CD: WBRCD4 7243 8 45599 2 2 Ⓟ & Ⓒ 1998 Circa Records Ltd. Made in the E.U. LC 3098

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31455 86582 0
  • Label Code (On CD): LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout: pp 102

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WBRLP4, 7243 8 45599 1 5 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(2xLP, Album) Circa, Circa, Virgin, Virgin WBRLP4, 7243 8 45599 1 5 Europe 1998
7243 8 45599 4 6 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(Cass, Album) Circa, Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 45599 4 6 US 1998
WBRMC4 , 7243 8 45599 4 6 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(Cass, Album) Gala Records , Gala Records WBRMC4 , 7243 8 45599 4 6 Russia Unknown
WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Europe 2011
MTL-042 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-042 Russia 1998

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Angel
Written-By – Vowless*, Marshall*, Hinds*, Del Naja*
6:19
2 Risingson
Written-By – Vowless*, Marshall*, Reed*, Seeger*, Del Naja*
4:57
3 Teardrop
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:29
4 Inertia Creeps
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:56
5 Exchange
Written-By – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
4:11
6 Dissolved Girl
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Schwartz*, Del Naja*, Sara Jay
6:06
7 Man Next Door
Written-By – Holt*
5:54
8 Black Milk
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
6:21
9 Mezzanine
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:56
10 Group Four
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
8:12
11 (Exchange)
Written-By – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
4:08
Bonus Track For Japan Only
12 Superpredators (The Mad Professor Remix)
Remix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:12

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd

Credits

  • Artwork – Robert Del Naja, Tom Hingston
  • Bass Guitar – Bob Locke, John Harris*, Winston Blissett
  • Drums – Andy Gangadeen
  • Engineer – Lee Shepherd*
  • Guitar – Angelo Bruschini
  • Mixed By – Mark 'Spike' Stent*
  • Mixed By [Assistant] – Jan Kybert*, P-Dub*
  • Mixed By [Cut] – Tim Young
  • Photography By – Nick Knight
  • Producer, Arranged By – Massive Attack, Neil Davidge
  • Programmed By – Massive Attack, Neil Davidge
  • Programmed By [Pro Tools] – Jan Kybert*
  • Synthesizer [Additional Synthesizer] – Dave Jenkins , Michael Timothy
  • Synthesizer [Keyboard], Other [Samples] – Massive Attack, Neil Davidge
  • Vocals – Elizabeth Fraser, Grant Marshall, Horace Andy, Robert Del Naja, Sara Jay

Notes

Track 12 is a bonus track for Japan only.

Originally released on April 29th, 1998.

This is part of "Modern Masters" paper sleeve series.
Comes in Mini LP designed package with OBI strip.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 988006 800618
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Matrix / Runout: VJCP-68412 2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L153
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 28A5

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WBRLP4, 7243 8 45599 1 5 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(2xLP, Album) Circa, Circa, Virgin, Virgin WBRLP4, 7243 8 45599 1 5 Europe 1998
7243 8 45599 4 6 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(Cass, Album) Circa, Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 45599 4 6 US 1998
WBRMC4 , 7243 8 45599 4 6 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(Cass, Album) Gala Records , Gala Records WBRMC4 , 7243 8 45599 4 6 Russia Unknown
WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Circa , Circa WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Russia Unknown
WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Massive Attack Mezzanine ‎(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Europe 2011