Massive Attack ‎– Protection

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Protection
Karmacoma
Three
Weather Storm
Spying Glass
Better Things
Euro Child
Sly
Heat Miser
Light My Fire (Live)

Versions (44)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WBRLP2 Massive Attack Protection(LP, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRLP2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
VJCP-25136 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-25136 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, 8398832 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Virgin, Virgin WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, 8398832 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circa wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circa wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circa wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Wild Bunch Records WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CDVIR (WF) 180 (8398832) Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Virgin CDVIR (WF) 180 (8398832) South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) EMI, Wild Bunch Records 7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Virgin Music Canada, Wild Bunch Records, Circa 7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 2 7, WBRCD 2 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Virgin Music Canada, Wild Bunch Records 7243 8 39883 2 7, WBRCD 2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Virgin WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circa wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 4 1 Massive Attack Protection(Cass, Album) Circa 7243 8 39883 4 1 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 4 1 Massive Attack Protection(Cass, Album) Circa, Virgin 7243 8 39883 4 1 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 4 1, V4 39883, wbrmc2 Massive Attack Protection(Cass, Album) Circa, Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada 7243 8 39883 4 1, V4 39883, wbrmc2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
WBRMC 2 Massive Attack Protection(Cass, Album) Circa WBRMC 2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 4 1, wbrmc2 Massive Attack Protection(Cass, Album) Circa, Circa Records Ltd. 7243 8 39883 4 1, wbrmc2 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
WBRMC 2 Massive Attack Protection(Cass, Album) Wild Bunch Records WBRMC 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
4PRO-12701 Massive Attack Protection(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin Records America, Inc. 4PRO-12701 US 1994 Sell This Version
398 Massive Attack Protection(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 398 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
7464-47857-2 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Virgin Records America, Inc. 7464-47857-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Virgin, Wild Bunch Records 7243 8 39883 2 7 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, Club) Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin, Wild Bunch Records 7243 8 39883 2 7 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin, Wild Bunch Records 7243 8 39883 2 7 US 1995 Sell This Version
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, RE) Wild Bunch Records, Circa wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CN-D15-00-274-00/AJ0 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Massive Attack) CN-D15-00-274-00/AJ0 China 2000 Sell This Version
VJCP-68410 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, RE, Car) Virgin, Circa VJCP-68410 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-53537 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, Ltd) Virgin TOCP-53537 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Protection(10xFile, ALAC, 44.) Not On Label none France 2006
WBRLP2, Electrospective Series Massive Attack Protection(LP, Album, RP) Wild Bunch Records, EMI WBRLP2, Electrospective Series UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
UICY-25487 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Virgin UICY-25487 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
WBRLP2 Massive Attack Protection(LP, Album, Unofficial) Wild Bunch Records (3) WBRLP2 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
5700962, 00602557009620 Massive Attack Protection(LP, Album, RE, 180) Circa, Circa, Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records 5700962, 00602557009620 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
WBRLP2 Massive Attack Protection(LP, Album, Unofficial) Wild Bunch Records (3) WBRLP2 UK 2016 Sell This Version
07243 578012 2 5 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), Circa, Wild Bunch Records 07243 578012 2 5 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, RP) Wild Bunch Records, Circa wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, RP) Wild Bunch Records, Circa wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, RP) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circa wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-040 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Massive Attack) MTL-040 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
07464 47857 2 Massive Attack Protection(CD, Album, Unofficial) Circa (2) 07464 47857 2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version

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J.Aloha

J.Aloha

March 20, 2017
referencing Protection, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700962, 00602557009620

Absolutely nothing wrong with this pressing. People just want to complain about everything these days. If the plastic shrink wrap on the jacket doesn't meet certain specifications, people assume the pressing is bad. Give me a break.

Maybe try investing in a setup that doesn't utilize a plastic cartridge or have the words "Crosley" written on the turntable before griping about how the pressing doesn't meet your bedroom-audiophile quality specifications : /
Sancta_simplicitas

Sancta_simplicitas

February 28, 2017
referencing Protection, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700962, 00602557009620

No mentioned problems. My copy is perfect! Pretty, pretty, pretty good album :D
Ramzy

Ramzy

January 22, 2017
referencing Protection, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700962, 00602557009620

I've had a couple of copies of the original and this is just as good - no surface noise on mine, though it did come pretty dirty so a good clean was needed. Good, clear highs and strong bass. But this album was never exactly audiophile to begin with.
charlietheking

charlietheking

January 15, 2017
referencing Protection, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700962, 00602557009620
really poor pressing - lots of surface noise throughout, and the sound is pretty weak
DJSpectrum

DJSpectrum

January 14, 2017
referencing Protection, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700962, 00602557009620
anyone else have an A-side with disturbing surface noise between songs?
Mikelud

Mikelud

December 29, 2016
referencing Protection, LP, Album, WBRLP2
Hi,

I just found a vinyl copy of this one at a local record store.
Looking at the track listing on the back of the sleeve, 'Better Things' is spelt 'Beter Things'.
My CD at home has the correct spelling.
Anybody knows what this is about ?
supersonda

supersonda

December 2, 2016
referencing Protection, LP, Album, RE, 180, 5700962, 00602557009620
anybody knows if it's a re-mastered version, or if it just have the same lame and flat mastering of the original?
i mean, what's the sound quality of this new reissue?
pyenapple

pyenapple

October 27, 2016
referencing Protection, CD, Album, 7243 8 39883 2 7

As much as this isn't likely to be a popular opinion, I think that this album is better than their debut album. I think this was further along in that same sound, basically a continuation, but a deepening as well. "Karmacoma" was *deeper*, "Sly" was *deeper*. I think the group was capable of doing more by the time this album was recorded, and it shows. Individual songs feel more steeped in the darker, more intensely saturated hues. The album itself doesn't feel quite as unified as the first album, but as a collection of songs, I do think this is stronger. It reaches out more, it feels more confident and mature.
craigeduk

craigeduk

September 11, 2016
referencing Protection, LP, Album, RP, WBRLP2, Electrospective Series
For everyone after this a reissue is coming out December 2016
Tonepusher

Tonepusher

August 7, 2016
referencing Protection, LP, Album, WBRLP2

This is a great album from a band that works hard for their music. I love this album, creatively it's on point, although it resembles the decade in which it was produced, there is a timeless quality to the sentimentality throughout the album. This album helped give electronic music the license to become more thoughtful and real world than most other electronic music of the day which was being labelled "techno". This is a good sounding release, quiet and sounds full and tight and smooth. The bass and sub bass on some tracks are completely out of control though, so be sure to have your limiter on if you roll deep.