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Massive AttackMezzanine

Label:Circa – WBRCD4, Circa – 7243 8 45599 2 2, Virgin – WBRCD4, Virgin – 7243 8 45599 2 2
Format:
CD, Album, EMI UDEN Pressing
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Leftfield, Trip Hop, Downtempo

Tracklist

1Angel
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Hinds*, Del Naja*
6:18
2Risingson
Performer [Sample]The Velvet Underground
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Reed*, Seeger*, Del Naja*
4:58
3Teardrop
Written-ByVowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:29
4Inertia Creeps
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:56
5Exchange
Performer [Sample]Isaac Hayes
Written-ByBob Hilliard, Mort Garson
4:11
6Dissolved Girl
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Schwartz*, Del Naja*, Sara Jay
6:07
7Man Next Door
Performer [Sample]The Cure
Written-ByHolt*, Tolhurst*, Dempsey*, Smith*
5:55
8Black Milk
Written-ByVowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
6:20
9Mezzanine
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:54
10Group Four
Written-ByVowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
8:13
11(Exchange)
Lyrics By [Additional]Horace Andy
Performer [Sample]Isaac Hayes
Written-ByBob Hilliard, Mort Garson
4:08
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Notes

This version has the round bel BIEM logo on the inner ring of the CD. For a similar version but with bel BIEM SIAE see Mezzanine
Also, for similar version with different credits and publisher information for tracks 5 & 11, see Massive Attack - Mezzanine.

1. Published by Island Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
2. 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.
Published by Screen Gems - EMI Music Ltd/Harmony Music Ltd.
Produced under license for Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Warner Special Products.
3. Published by Island Music Ltd/Sony Music Publishing
4. Published by Island Music Ltd
5. Courtesy of Better Half Music Co. (C/o Bourne Music Company) / MCA Music Publishing, a Division of Universal Studios, Inc. (ASCAP) Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
Contains samples from "Our Day Will Come" Performed by Isaac Hayes Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
6. Published by Island Music Ltd/Warner Chappell Music Ltd
7. 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.
8. Published by Island Music Ltd/Sony Music Publishing
9. Published by Island Music Ltd
10. Published by Island Music Ltd/Sony Music Publishing
11. Courtesy of Better Half Music Co. (C/o Bourne Music Company) / MCA Music Publishing, a Division of Universal Studios, Inc. (ASCAP) Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
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.
Cut at Metropolis

℗ 1998 Circa Records Ltd © 1998 Circa Records Ltd
© 1998 Virgin Records Ltd

[CD]
℗ & © 1998 Circa Records Ltd.
Made In The E.U.

[Rear cover]
Printed in the EU

Released in standard jewel case.
Includes a 12-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 55992 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724384559922
  • Price Code (I): 392
  • Price Code: PM 527
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI UDEN 8455992 @ 1 1-1-13-NL
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  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 14, 16 to 33, 35 to 37): IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 15AD
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  • Mould SID Code (Variant 36): ifpi 1564
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 37): ifpi1543

Other Versions (5 of 93)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Mezzanine (2×LP, Album, 180g)Circa, Circa, Virgin, VirginWBRLP4, 7243 8 45599 1 5Europe1998
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Mezzanine (CD, Album)Virgin, Circa7243 8 45599 2 2US1998
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Mezzanine (Minidisc, Album)Circa, Virgin, Circa, VirginWBRMD4, 7243 8 45599 8 4Europe1998
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Mezzanine (CD, Album)VirginVJCP-25360Japan1998
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Mezzanine (Cassette, Album)Virgin, Virgin, VirginWBRMC4, 7243 845599 46, 7243 8 45599 4 6UK & Europe1998

Reviews

  • Shamanavi's avatar
    Shamanavi
    easily one of the best albums of the 90s :)
    • normanharvey
      overrated album with 3 good songs TEARDROP, INERTIA CREEP and ANGEL
      i bought this album in 1998 as a teen and did not expect that it will become one of the most critical praised albums of the 90s

      even ROLLING STONE magazine listed it on their 500 greatest albums list
      • tsonik's avatar
        tsonik
        Amazing album. One of the genre pillars and best albums ever made. A must!
        • Talulo's avatar
          Talulo
          Is the reissue already available in the US? Amazon was taking pre-orders and now it says out of stock....
          • szuja
            great album. the only one mistake is "exchange". i would rather "reflection" from "inertia creeps single"
            • subsoul's avatar
              subsoul
              Absolutely classic album by massive attack. This album is voted one of the most sensual/sexual/love making albums of the past two decades. Great production, reminds me of a neo noir film or opium den soundtrack. If you like this, listen to 100th window, the album after this.
              • distonto
                Edited 15 years ago
                I still can't believe how fresh "Mezzanine" is, nine years after its release. As much as I love "Blue Lines" and "Protection", neither of them is nearly half as perfect as this one. An essential mix of distorted guitars, deep basses, massive percussion and haunting, oniric samples. The atmosphere is so dark and hazy, that one almost feels it physically. Like slow descent into quicksands... What more can I say? "Mezzanine" remains a pure MASTERPIECE, simply a must-have.
                • barticle's avatar
                  barticle
                  Edited 5 months ago
                  Perhaps it's the familiarity effect but I always seem to prefer the earlier work of any given artist. One of few exceptions is this, Massive Attack's third album. Sure, there are classic tracks aplenty on its predecessors, 'Blue Lines' and 'Protection', but to me those LPs can't compete with the superbly moody atmosphere that pervades 'Mezzanine'. Big brooding basslines, heavy dub percussion, thrashy guitar and impassioned vocals are all fused here to very great effect. The group's next album, '100th Window', is good and treads similar territory but ultimately feels like a diluted version of this masterpiece.

                  The dark poetic intonations of the band members on 'Mezzanine' are complemented by guest vocals, most notably the one and only Liz Fraser out of Cocteau Twins on the incomparable single track 'Teardrop' and Jamaican veteran Horace Andy on reworkings of his own 70s reggae tracks 'A Quiet Place' (itself a cover of John Holt who duly receives a writer credit here) and 'You Are My Angel'. After contributing to all of Massive Attack's studio albums, Andy added another connection by making his own version of 'Safe From Harm' (from 'Blue Lines') for his 2022 album which even references those lyrics in its main title - 'Midnight Rocker'.

                  Two decades later, 'Mezzanine' remains a favourite for urban walks after dark. The two shorter "Exchange" tracks lighten the overall tone - my playlist omits these.

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