Massive Attack ‎– Heligoland

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Pray For Rain 6:44
Babel 5:20
Splitting The Atom 5:17
Girl I Love You 5:27
Psyche 3:25
Flat Of The Blade 5:30
Paradise Circus 4:58
Rush Minute 4:51
Saturday Come Slow 3:44
Atlas Air 7:49

Versions (39)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDV3070, 5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin, Virgin CDV3070, 5099960946621 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Heligoland (Bonus Edition)(14xFile, WAV, Album) Virgin Records none Europe 2010
none Massive Attack Heligoland (Deluxe Version)(16xFile, AAC, Album, Enh, 256) Virgin none UK & Europe 2010
none Massive Attack Heligoland(11xFile, AAC, 256) Virgin none UK & Europe 2010
VF013 Massive Attack Heligoland(2xLP, Album + 12" + CD, Album + Dlx, Ltd) The Vinyl Factory VF013 UK 2010 Sell This Version
5099962863629 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album) Virgin 5099962863629 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
5099962774727 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album) Virgin 5099962774727 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
50999 6311402 7 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), Virgin 50999 6311402 7 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946829 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album) Virgin 5099960946829 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946720 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album) Virgin 5099960946720 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
9996277472L Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album) Virgin 9996277472L Malaysia 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Blu) Virgin 5099960946621 US 2010 Sell This Version
TOCP-66942 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Blu) Virgin TOCP-66942 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Blu) Virgin, EMI Music Canada 5099960946621 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946829 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Blu) Virgin 5099960946829 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946829 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Blu) Virgin 5099960946829 Ukraine 2010 Sell This Version
CDV3070, 5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ltd, Blu) Virgin, Virgin CDV3070, 5099960946621 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
CDV3070, 5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ltd, Pin) Virgin, Virgin CDV3070, 5099960946621 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
CDV3070, 5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ltd, Yel) Virgin, Virgin CDV3070, 5099960946621 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
CDV3070, 5099962774628 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin, Virgin CDV3070, 5099962774628 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin Music Canada 5099960946621 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946829 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin 5099960946829 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
CDV3070, 5099962774628 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin, Virgin CDV3070, 5099962774628 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin 5099960946621 US 2010 Sell This Version
TOCP-66942 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin TOCP-66942 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
5099962774727 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin 5099962774727 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin, EMI Music Canada 5099960946621 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
5099962774727 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin 5099962774727 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946829 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Ora) Virgin 5099960946829 Ukraine 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946829 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Pin) Virgin 5099960946829 Ukraine 2010 Sell This Version
TOCP-66942 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Pin) Virgin TOCP-66942 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Pin) Virgin 5099960946621 US 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin 5099960946621 US 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Promo, Ora) Virgin 5099960946621 US 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946829 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Virgin (2) 5099960946829 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
5099960946621 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Yel) Virgin 5099960946621 US 2010 Sell This Version
TOCP-66942 Massive Attack Heligoland(CD, Album, Yel) Virgin TOCP-66942 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Heligoland(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI Music France none France 2010 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Heligoland(CDr, Album, TP) Not On Label none UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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davosmall83

davosmall83

January 14, 2017
referencing Heligoland, CD, Album, Ora, CDV3070, 5099960946621
Does anyone know if this has actually been reissued yet? It's appeared and disappeared on amazon twice now and I there is no added version on here. I really want a copy on vinyl and I hope I can get a copy soon.
Dubvulture

Dubvulture

December 10, 2016
referencing Heligoland, CD, Album, Ora, CDV3070, 5099960946621
What an abysmal release this was. The songs are dull, the arrangements are so even and polite that the whole thing passes by almost unnoticed. Del Naja's speaking voice is more nasal and thereby more irritating than ever. Damon Albarn, of whom I ain't a great fan, isn't even particularly recognisable – his vocal on 'Splitting the Atom' could be any of a hundred male vocalists. And anyone who would voluntarily choose the appalling Guy Garvey as a guest vocalist needs their head examined. 'Atlas Air' nearly bothers to go somewhere, but doesn't. The main characteristics of this album are a) how outdated and tired it sounds; b) how ludicrously seriously it takes itself; and c) how bereft it is of ideas.
ripslyme

ripslyme

November 9, 2016
referencing Heligoland, 2xLP, Album + 12" + CD, Album + Dlx, Ltd, VF013
The reissue will be coming this month (unfortunately in 2LP), grab it in Amazon UK!
deep_honey

deep_honey

May 9, 2016
edited 8 months ago
referencing Heligoland, CD, Album, 5099960946720
I'm not seeing how so many have rated this so highly... Perhaps it's the case of being the first album of theirs that folks have connected with (as is often the case, the first impression remains viewed disproportionately well). This just pales in comparison to their previous work, IMO, and the album's tepid reception reflects that pretty accurately. Sure, there are some standouts, but a lot of it is far too meandering and seems almost disengaged. Not one I return to much when their earlier masterpieces can be selected instead. Fortunately, their more recent work ("Ritual Spirit" EP) is a step up, so I'm a bit more hopeful about their return than I was 5 years ago.
TonicSoul

TonicSoul

February 25, 2016
edited 10 months ago
referencing Heligoland, CD, Album, 5099960946720
Every day - unbelievable album. Lol @ £274 price tag
JOE_78ab

JOE_78ab

March 11, 2015
referencing Heligoland, CD, Album, 5099960946720
Alongside with 'Mezzanine' my favourite recording from MA so far. I'm totally addicted to 'Psyche'!
d.teil

d.teil

January 29, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Heligoland, 2xLP, Album + 12" + CD, Album + Dlx, Ltd, VF013

as others already mentioned: a highlight; probably THE highlight in massive attack's career by considering this certain vinyl edition. The artwork is absolute amazing ( i guess nowadys the VINYL FACTORY would sell exactly the same record for at least the double price, but when this record came out the price was just around 35 Euro's); as usual the sound quality is about the best money can buy. a highlight for every collection. the one and only minus: the cardboard of the cover should be thicker!!!! very easyily the gatefold cover will be tearing. Besides: From the beginning i seperated the vinyl from the masterpiece cover.
Citrus00Fleming

Citrus00Fleming

December 1, 2013
referencing Heligoland, CD, Album, Promo, 5099960946621
Nice album, but too bad 'four walls' isn't included.
chronophobia

chronophobia

August 22, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Heligoland, 2xLP, Album + 12" + CD, Album + Dlx, Ltd, VF013

What a phenomenal record! Easily the most interesting, intelligent, addictive set of songs that this duo has put out since Mezzanine, in a deluxe package from the "Budget?-What's-that?" crew at The Vinyl Factory.

"Paradise Circus" is the obvious jewel in the crown: a catchy downtempo beat paired with the bottom of Hope Sandoval's vocal range. It's easy and cool like any Massive classic, an anthem to mellow euphoria, with a transcendent swelling of synthy melody at the end. People, this is how your music should treat you.

But the album is just filthy with great songs. "Pray for Rain," the opener, is a classic chill-out tune and sets things off right. Martina Topley-Bird marks her return to the cast with two catchy, up-tempo tracks, "Babel" and "Psyche." And if you're looking for another gem from reggae man Horace Andy, "Girl I Love You" has got you covered.

The only track that falls short is "Flat of the Blade," a weird experiment in bass and dull vocals that never really gets off the ground. Far more successful is the one-two closer: In "Saturday Come Slow," Damon Albarn of Blur fame gives us the slowest song on the album, and perhaps the most powerful. Then Robert Del Naja spends nearly eight minutes reminding you who's really behind the wheel in "Atlas Air," a gritty, perfect lesson in trip hop with a few solid minutes of unadulterated techno at the end. Heligoland is, after all, electronic music, but Massive Attack once again defies its boundaries. They're a vibrant, multidimensional act that improves with age.