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Massive AttackMezzanine

Label:Virgin – 0602537540433, Circa – 0602537540433
Series:Virgin 40
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Trip Hop, Downtempo

Tracklist

A1Angel
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Hinds*, Del Naja*
6:18
A2Risingson
Performer ["I Found A Reason" Sample]The Velvet Underground
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
Written-By ["I Found A Reason" Sample]Reed*, Seeger*
4:58
A3Teardrop
Written-ByVowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:29
B1Inertia Creeps
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:56
B2Exchange
Performer ["Our Day Will Come" Samples]Isaac Hayes
Written-ByBob Hilliard, Mort Garson
4:11
B3Dissolved Girl
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Schwartz*, Del Naja*, Sara Jay
6:07
C1Man Next Door
Performer ["10:15 Saturday Night" Sample]The Cure
Written-ByHolt*
Written-By ["10:15 Saturday Night" Sample]Tolhurst*, Dempsey*, Smith*
5:55
C2Black Milk
Written-ByVowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
6:20
C3Mezzanine
Written-ByVowles*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
5:54
D1Group Four
Written-ByVowles*, Fraser*, Marshall*, Del Naja*
8:13
D2(Exchange)
Lyrics By [Additional]Horace Andy
Performer ["Our Day Will Come" Samples]Isaac Hayes
Written-ByBob Hilliard, Mort Garson
4:08
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Heavyweight 180g vinyl pressings, with printed inner sleeves.

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 recording 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 (Individual cat number on A/B sides & inner sleeve's back): 602537542253
  • Other (Individual cat number on C/D sides & inner sleeve's back): 602537542260
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Mezzanine (2×LP, Album, 180g)Circa, Circa, Virgin, VirginWBRLP4, 7243 8 45599 1 5Europe1998
Mezzanine (CD, Album, EMI UDEN Pressing)Circa, Circa, Virgin, VirginWBRCD4, 7243 8 45599 2 2Europe1998
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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
  • Nattygirl6's avatar
    Nattygirl6
    I knew of Massive Attack but hadn't heard much of their music. Mainly bought this album for "Teardrop". Boy was I surprised at how awesome their music is. Definitely glad I decided to add this to my collection. And this pressing sounds amazing. What a treat.
    • musicmanian's avatar
      musicmanian
      Trip Hop is not usually my bag but absolutely love this album. Get a decent copy & it’s definitely demo disc quality.
      • lucgr94's avatar
        lucgr94
        Excelent sounding pressing, Amazing sonic journey!
        Just wish that it would have been a gatefold version instead of single sleeve, just a personal opinion. The album is excelent!
        • Jevans57's avatar
          Jevans57
          This is a nice pressing, a really great job by Virgin 40. It sounds more like what they sounded like when I saw them live at The Gorge Amphitheater around 2009 or 2010. Quiet pressing, good highs and lows, just all around wonderfulness. I hope they will release reissues of 100th Window and Heliogoland, so that a couple other albums by a band that sounds this great on vinyl are more affordable on LPs.
          • AppleBlossome88's avatar
            Mindblowing, hypnotizing, mindblowing, hypnotizing, mindblowing, hypnotizing, mindblowing....
            Get it !
            • rbphoto's avatar
              rbphoto
              what a stunning sonic journey this record is. I didn't know what to expect from the vinyl having only heard 16/44.1 digital versions, and wow. I'm hearing more depth and texture, the soundstage just pulls you in. Massive low end, makes me want bigger speakers.
              • Lemur80's avatar
                Lemur80
                Edited 11 months ago
                I bought a LP with a wavy cover (Poland). I thought everything else would be ok. Meanwhile, it turned out that the discs themselves are also crooked and have glazing symptoms. Surprisingly, it sounds good after all. Either way, avoid items with traces of improper storage / warehousing.
                • ManticoreMantra's avatar
                  I've known this album since it came out and was lucky to see the album live on the original tour, and also the anniversary tour in the O2. This is in my top 5 albums of all time, and the 2013 pressing is absolutely killer. Del Naja's production is nothing short of genius and the vinyl pressing does it justive 100%. The bass is incredibly low, the atmospheric samples and instruments pop through the sound stage clearly, and even the scratchy samples seem to hang in the air with space around them. A flawless masterpiece. Played on a Rega RP10 / Aptheta II.
                  • jara.ignacio87's avatar
                    Well made, bassy and punched sound, completely enjoyable and great sounding pressing, my favourite massive attack album
                    • jbtrax's avatar
                      jbtrax
                      My copy was bought in the US, and has a “made in Germany” sticker on the back. Catalog #’s match this release. I was happy with how it sounded overall. Quiet, flat discs

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