Massive Attack ‎– Mezzanine

Circa ‎– WBRLP4, Circa ‎– 7243 8 45599 1 5, Virgin ‎– WBRLP4, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 45599 1 5
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Angel 6:18
A2 Risingson 4:58
A3 Teardrop 5:29
B1 Inertia Creeps 5:56
B2 Exchange 4:11
B3 Dissolved Girl 6:07
C1 Man Next Door
Written-By – Holt*
C2 Black Milk 6:20
C3 Mezzanine 5:54
D1 Group Four 8:13
D2 (Exchange) 4:08

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The copyright in this sound is owned by Circa Records Ltd
℗ & © 1998 Circa Records Ltd
This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. © 1998 Virgin Records Ltd
Printed in the EU

Sampled - The Cure, Velvet Underground, Issac Hayes and John Holt. Bristol
Recorded at Massive Attack and Christchurch studios, Bristol.
Mixed at Olympic Studios, London.
Cut at Metropolis.

Heavyweight 180g vinyl pressings.
With printed inner sleeves.

A2 contains a sample of "I Found A Reason" (Reed/Seeger), as performed by The Velvet Underground.
B2 & D2 contain a sample of "Our Day Will Come" (Hilliard/Garson), as performed by Isaac Hayes.
C1 contains a sample of "10:15 Saturday Night" (Smith/Tolhurst/Dempsey), as performed by The Cure.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 55991 5
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Price Code: PM 213
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): WBRLP 4 A-1-1-1 Ⓜ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): WBRLP 4 B-1-1-1 Ⓜ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): WBRLP 4 C-1-1-˙ Ⓜ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): WBRLP 4 D-1-1-1 Ⓜ

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 45599 2 2 Massive Attack Mezzanine(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 45599 2 2 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
MTL-042 Massive Attack Mezzanine(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-042 Russia 1998 Sell This Version


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July 29, 2018
edited 4 months ago
I'm glad to have the original 1998 pressing. But I bought also the repress from 2013, 180g but haven't opened it till this day.. Some say the first is still the best pressing.What do you think? Thanks!!


May 17, 2017
Does anyone know What happened to the entry for the 2017 repress?


February 18, 2017
Amazon shows another vinyl release for this mid April 2017. Rolling the dice and did a pre order. Seems the ther two reissues had some problems according to some people. Hoping this one might be better.


August 5, 2016
I got stupid lucky and just got this. I took a gamble on a guy with less than stellar feedback on eBay and got this for under $40 in auction! I checked all pertinent numbers along with everything included and it's an original. It only took two years of waiting to get a great copy for under $100.....


November 25, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
I just got a copy of this, same barcode and identifiers as this release, except it's got a third disc with alternate versions of a few of the songs. Red label this time, just as little info as the first two, no inner sleeve for the third disc and it's not mentioned anywhere. I can't find any reference to it online either and Shazam has no idea what it is. I quite like it, it was a pleasant surprise, it's just very confusing because I can't find any mention online of a third disc.

Edit: Looked up the matrix numbers, it's the Teardrop 12".


October 21, 2015
Hey you rookies!!!
Stop adding this to your collection, you don't buy 1998 original release for 25€ on Amazon!


November 20, 2014
This is the first Massive attack album without Tricky. It's a little darker than their previous work, there are some good tunes, "Teardrop" in particular, but I don't hold Mezzanine in the same esteem as the first two albums.


February 26, 2014
If you ask me - and I own both - the 2013-Vinyl-Release sounds crisper, warmer and has a larger spectrum. The 1998-version is mastered excellent: but the re-issue feels just a bit less edgy. If you own the original in good shape don't bother. If you plan on getting one: go for the still a little cheaper re-release.


February 15, 2014
Labels with tiny type are little help when trying to ID what side is what. But sound quality on this pressing is nice.


November 2, 2013
Just received a counterfeit copy of this vinyl from Amazon Market Place, which I'm about to return. Seller claimed that the record came with printed inner sleeves and that was a collectible item. They charged me £39.99 for it.

When I opened the parcel, I realised straight away I was sent a bootleg: poor quality of printed images, orange labels with no text and blank run-outs. But it did come with printed inner sleeves!

Always ask for matrixes before buying. A copy with printed inner sleeves isn't necessarily genuine.