Massive Attack ‎– Mezzanine

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Virgin EMI Records ‎– 6742755, Virgin EMI Records ‎– 00602567427551
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CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Black
CD, Stereo, Black
All Media, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, 20th Anniversary Edition
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Mezzanine XX / 2018 Remaster
1-1 Angel
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Hinds*, Del Naja*
6:20
1-2 Risingson
Performer ["I Found A Reason" Sample] – The Velvet UndergroundWritten-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*Written-By [Sample] – Reed*, Seeger*
4:58
1-3 Teardrop
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:30
1-4 Inertia Creeps
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:56
1-5 Exchange
Performer ["Our Day Will Come" Sample] – Isaac HayesWritten-By – Hilliard*, Garson*
4:11
1-6 Dissolved Girl
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Schwartz*, Del Naja*, Jay*
6:06
1-7 Man Next Door
Performer ["10:15 Saturday Night" Sample] – The CureWritten-By – Holt*Written-By [Sample] – Tolhurst*, Dempsey*, Smith*
5:56
1-8 Black Milk
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
6:21
1-9 Mezzanine
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:56
1-10 Group Four
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
8:12
1-11 (Exchange)
Performer ["Our Day Will Come" Sample] – Isaac HayesWritten-By [Sample] – Hilliard*, Garson*
4:10
Mezzanine Mad Professor
2-1 Metal Banshee (Mad Professor Mix One)
Remix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – McKay*, Morris*, Sioux*, Severin*
5:49
2-2 Angel (Angel Dust)
Remix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Hinds*, Del Naja*
6:04
2-3 Teardrop (Mazaruni Dub One)
Remix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
6:05
2-4 Inertia Creeps (Floating On Dubwise)
Remix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
6:05
2-5 Risingson (Setting Sun Dub Two)
Performer ["I Found A Reason" Sample] – The Velvet UndergroundRemix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*Written-By [Sample] – Reed*, Seeger*
4:53
2-6 Exchange (Mountain Steppers Dub)
Performer ["Our Day Will Come" Sample] – Isaac HayesRemix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – Hilliard*, Garson*
5:44
2-7 Wire (Leaping Dub)
Remix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:21
2-8 Group Four (Security Forces Dub)
Remix – Mad ProfessorWritten-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
8:14

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Notes

Originally due for release on 16 Nov 2018, some pre-orders were shipped but the actual release date got pushed back a few times.

Disc 2 has previously unreleased mixes. 16 pages booklet has new images.
Slightly shorter version of track 2-1 was previously released as "Superpredators (The Mad Professor Remix)" in B-side of "Risingson" single and japanese edition of "Mezzanine".

Underside (play side) of both CDs is black.

Some copies have "Made in Czech Republic" sticker on outside of rear shrink-wrap.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 0602567427551
  • Barcode (String): 00602567427551
  • Rights Society: BIEM SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 03098
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1 CD1 + CD2): IFPI 94K6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2 CD1 + CD2): IFPI 94K8

Other Versions (5 of 78) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# 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 Sell This Version
7243 8 45599 4 6 Massive Attack Mezzanine(Cass, Album) Circa, Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 45599 4 6 US 1998 Sell This Version
WBRMC4 , 7243 8 45599 4 6 Massive Attack Mezzanine(Cass, Album) Gala Records (5), Gala Records (5) WBRMC4 , 7243 8 45599 4 6 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Massive Attack Mezzanine(CD, Album, Unofficial) Circa (2), Circa (2) WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Massive Attack Mezzanine(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2 Europe 2011 Sell This Version

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FernandoHM

FernandoHM

September 10, 2019
Anyone else having skips and stucks between Group Four and (Exchange)? It's the third CD I bought, all of them with the same problem
Doomguy-id

Doomguy-id

September 9, 2019
edited 2 months ago

I've compared the original and the remaster side by side with foobar2K comparator (never go off memory if you can help it, it's too unreliable) in flac, and they sound barely distinguishable from one another to my ears. Whatever the differences are, they're very subtle, so unless you're absolutely puritanical I think this is a safe buy from a SQ perspective.

I also quite like the presentation of this one, certainly a lot nicer than a jewel case, and the black 'PlayStation' style discs are a great touch to set it apart from a typical CD release. Worth owning!
angelbear

angelbear

September 5, 2019
This remastering destroy the feeling of the original album. loose the warm, the lush, the depth and the echo of the sound.
Terrible. Avoid!!
argylecymru

argylecymru

August 24, 2019
This was finally released on 23rd August 2019. It was delayed as the accompanying Deluxe Vinyl had issues. See Massive Attack statement (15th August) below:

"We’ve decided to withdraw the Mezzanine special edition package as the design materials were no longer available.

After many months of extra work and research we felt that the alternative packaging ideas were not relevant to the original album project and decided to release the Mad Professor Dub versions instead in order to make use of the vinyl.

Apologies to anyone who pre-ordered the special edition."
alexswin

alexswin

July 22, 2019
bought it about month ago in canada (CD version) it's said 2018 virgin records limited, only the second time i'm listening to it, for the quality it's really good
yonosoyyo

yonosoyyo

July 7, 2019
is this really already released? It looks strange, to someone having these release and it not being available anywhere