Massive Attack ‎– Mezzanine

Label:
Virgin ‎– 0602537540433, Circa ‎– 0602537540433
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 180g
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A1 Angel
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Hinds*, Del Naja*
6:18
A2 Risingson
Performer ["I Found A Reason" Sample] – The Velvet UndergroundWritten-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*Written-By ["I Found A Reason" Sample] – Reed*, Seeger*
4:58
A3 Teardrop
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:29
B1 Inertia Creeps
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:56
B2 Exchange
Performer ["Our Day Will Come" Samples] – Isaac HayesWritten-By – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
4:11
B3 Dissolved Girl
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Schwartz*, Del Naja*, Sara Jay
6:07
C1 Man Next Door
Performer ["10:15 Saturday Night" Sample] – The CureWritten-By – Holt*Written-By ["10:15 Saturday Night" Sample] – Tolhurst*, Dempsey*, Smith*
5:55
C2 Black Milk
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
6:20
C3 Mezzanine
Written-By – Vowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:54
D1 Group Four
Written-By – Vowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
8:13
D2 (Exchange)
Lyrics By [Additional] – Horace AndyPerformer ["Our Day Will Come" Samples] – Isaac HayesWritten-By – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
4:08

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Heavyweight 180g vinyl pressings, with printed inner sleeves.
Second official re-release of this album.

A1 Published by Island Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd
A2 Published by Island Music Ltd/Screen Gems - EMI Music Ltd/Harmony Music Ltd.
Contains a sample of "I Found A Reason" (Reed/Seeger), as performed by The Velvet Underground.
Produced under license for Atlantic Recordings Corp., by arrangement with Warner Special Products.
A3 Published by Island Music Ltd/Sony Music Publishing.
B1 Published by Island Music Ltd
B2 Courtesy of Better Half Music Co. (C/o Bourne Music Company) / MCA Music Publishing, a division of Universal Studios, Inc. (ASCAP).
Contains samples from "Our Day Will Come" performed by Isaac Hayes courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
B3 Published by Island Music Ltd/Warner Chappell Music Ltd
C1 Published by Sparta Florida Music Group.
Contains a sample of "10:15 Saturday Night" (Smith/Tolhurst/Dempsey), as performed by The Cure.
Published by Fiction Songs Limited. Licensed courtesy of Fiction Records; East/West Records, Australia, and Elektra Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products, Inc.
C2 Published by Island Music Ltd/Sony Music Publishing
C3 Published by Island Music Ltd
D1 Published by Island Music Ltd/Sony Music Publishing
D2 Courtesy of Better Half Music Co. (C/o Bourne Music Company) / MCA Music Publishing, a division of Universal Studios, Inc. (ASCAP).
Contains samples from "Our Day Will Come" performed by Isaac Hayes courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.

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

On discs' labels:
℗+© 1998 Circa Records Ltd.
Made in the E.U.

On back of the 2nd record's inner sleeve:
The copyright in this sound is owned by Circa Records Ltd
℗ 1998 Circa Records Ltd © 1998 Circa Records Ltd
© 1998 Virgin Records Ltd
Sampled - The Cure, Velvet Underground, Isaac Hayes and John Holt. Bristol

On back sleeve:
Printed in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602537540433
  • Other (Cat# printed on A/B sides & inner sleeve's back): 602537542253
  • Other (Cat. # printed on C/D sides & inner sleeve's back): 602537542260
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Rights Society (Publisher): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 1): BD26581-01 A1 ΛƐ 3754225
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 1): BD26581-01 B1 i...i 3I∇ 3754225
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched variant 1): BD26581-02 C1 JI= 3754226
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched variant 1): BD26581-02 D1 i...i 3754226 ∆Ir
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 2): BD26581-01 A1 3754225 TIƐ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched - variant 2): BD26581-01 B1 i...i 3754225 3=∇
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched - variant 2): BD26581-02 C1 5== 3754226
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched / 1s mirrored - variant 2): BD26581-02 D1 i...i 3754226 I11 1s
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched - variant 3): BD26581-01 A1 3lT 3754225
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched - variant 3): BD26581-01 B1 3754225 i,,,i ÷=.Ɛ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched / Λ=2 mirrored - variant 3): BD26581-02 C1 Λ=2 3754226
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched / V11 mirrored - variant 3): BD26581-02 D1 V11 3754226 i,,,i
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched - variant 4): BD26581-01 A1 3754225 VIƐ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched - variant 4): BD26581-01 B1 i,,,i 3754225 T=Ɛ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched - variant 4): BD26581-02 C1 S=T 3754226 S=+
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched / 1s mirrored - variant 4): BD26581-02 D1 i...i 3754226 I11 1s

Other Versions (5 of 88) 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, WBRMC4 Massive Attack Mezzanine(Cass, Album) Virgin, Circa 7243 8 45599 4 6, WBRMC4 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
845599 2, 368 845599 2 Massive Attack Mezzanine(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 845599 2, 368 845599 2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 45599 2 2 Massive Attack Mezzanine(CD, Album) Virgin, Circa 7243 8 45599 2 2 Canada 1998 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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DollyFromDevon

DollyFromDevon

November 3, 2020
Fantastic. Proper amount of bass but gorgeous detail at the same time.
cvillegast

cvillegast

November 3, 2020
My copy had a sticker "made in germany" on the back. It has some slight differences in the etched runout. I'm not sure if this is it. But it sounds really good.
meminesis

meminesis

September 28, 2020
Oh what a pressing. On my Kef's Angel is totally ABSORBING, a black dub hole. It's really as good as they say.
Matt7am

Matt7am

September 4, 2020
My best sounding record was a japanese print of Miles Davis Sketches From Spain, that was until I got this pressing. Incredible mastering job on the studio, amazing pressing job at the plant, how beautiful it is when this two things match. Buy it without hesitation.
KDSutherland

KDSutherland

June 29, 2020
how do you tell the difference between this and the 2017 release?
daviddgrant

daviddgrant

January 9, 2020

amazing press and definitely the best Massive Attack album. A must have for any fan of this genre.
jahtiz

jahtiz

June 4, 2019
i've got a lot of skips on all the both 2 LPs, especially in the beginning of the record (they're NEW) :-(
expiredbastard

expiredbastard

May 26, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

Incredible master. Probably the best repressing I own that was originally released in the 90s. Instrumentals are full of life. Angel sounds phenomenal. So rich and smooth.

No skips.

Teardrop and Black Milk do have a few issues. Vocally, Black Milk’s vocals sound a bit too distant and on Teardrop, vocals sound slightly distorted.

Other than that, a well pressed album.

9/10
steppewolf

steppewolf

June 2, 2018

One of the records I use to test an equipment. Killer sound, good pressing. Get it even if you don't like this kind of music, you'll like it.
josepfernandezmarsal

josepfernandezmarsal

October 6, 2017
edited 11 months ago

One of the best vinyl i have. Excelent pressing. Powerful bass.