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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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Notes

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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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched - variant 6): BD26581-01 A1 3754225 3VI
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Other Versions (5 of 101)

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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

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Reviews

  • Conversation_Piece's avatar
    The bass on this pressing goes so crazy that it overwhelmed me, just how I’d want it. I love it.
    • cleoselene's avatar
      cleoselene
      this really is a perfect album in every single aspect. It's iconic, it sounds great, some of these tracks (especially "Group Four") are beyond dreamy. I feel like how Audrey Horne felt when she swayed in the Double R when I listen to it.
      • Boss_Rocka's avatar
        Boss_Rocka
        Very good pressing of one of the most iconic albums of the genre and era. There’s a little bit of surface noise, but nothing a good cleaning won’t fix. This thing just hammers though. Very good sound with exactly the kind of punch it deserves. Excellent choice to buy especially given you can pick this up for $30-$40.
        • Osommos's avatar
          Osommos
          bought from Amazon.pl I have completely different matrix. Made in Germany
          • robjennings's avatar
            robjennings
            I've owned this record for just under two years but listening to it tonight for the first time on the latest configuration of my system motivated me to write a brief review—because this is a great cut of this trip hop classic. Great bass, good dynamic range—overall a superb sounding release.

            Currently playing on my Thorens TD 160 with Nagaoka MP-110 feeding my Yamaha CA-800 which powers a pair of first generation Klipsch Heresy.
            • hannsmeiser's avatar
              hannsmeiser
              Edited 7 months ago
              Boyaka, another greater than great press, there seem to be quite a few represses since 2013 (amazon.de states this a 2017 release, but PLEASE never trust their info, you might receive a totally different album by a different band through all their dead links and false information... But I bought this one in late July of the year 2023 and received an amazingly good sounding set of records that aren't cut too loud but still using the space of one disc's side for two to three tunes, making them sound like a 12" 45. It has Tim Young's name on it, so it seems Virgin used his original acetates to repress them? Is it this cut anyone's raving about here? Maybe. Maybe not. But this man knew his trade, and the discs are in a different league than many others. Buy with confidence! 😌
              By the way... the music... !!! If you love your Smith & Mighty, Portishead, Roni Size, Tom Waits or Neil Young - you'll love it. If you already know the album and consider buying the vinyl- just go ahead!!!

              Maybe someone opens a 2017 re-release page? The 2017 is absolutely great, it was cut by Tim Young, not Sean Magee. And it is sounding 5*.
              • sakismit72's avatar
                sakismit72
                WOW! I always wanted to buy this vinyl but never took it very seriously until I read all those reviews and trust me: all of them are very trustworthy ! Super silent, amazing bass, excellent sound quality of a incredible album! A must have !
                • lillozetta's avatar
                  lillozetta
                  Edited 10 months ago
                  Great sound in my opinion.Bought at Amazon.fr at
                  a right Price 25€.Nice bass
                  • ivnnio's avatar
                    ivnnio
                    Playing this last night I realized it's probably one of my most played records, and one of the best sounding I own.
                    • AngeloDiPlacido's avatar
                      Bass is absolutely phenomenal, incredible pressing of a perfect album.

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