Massive Attack ‎– Ritual Spirit

Virgin EMI Records ‎– VST2129, Virgin EMI Records ‎– 00602547730756
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Grey

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A1 Massive Attack Feat. Roots Manuva Dead Editors
Vocals – Roots ManuvaVocals [Additional] – Cold SpecksWritten-By – Herbie Hancock, Rodney Smith
A2 Massive Attack Feat. Azekel Ritual Spirit
Vocals – AzekelWritten-By – Azekel Adesuyi*
B1 Massive Attack Feat. Young Fathers Voodoo In My Blood
Vocals, Written-By – Young Fathers
B2 Massive Attack Feat. Tricky + 3D Take It There
Vocals – 3D, TrickyWritten-By – Adrian Thaws

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Heavyweight (180 gm) vinyl with 4-colour centre labels, housed in a black polylined inner in a 3mm spine sleeve. The sleeve is printed in a 4-colour process with a 5th colour, orange, screen printed.

"Dead Editors" contains a sample of "Watermelon Man" as recorded by Herbie Hancock.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 00602547730756
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): VST 2129 A-2 timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): VST 2129 B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): Ⓜ
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 03098

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0060254778789 Massive Attack Ritual Spirit(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Virgin EMI Records 0060254778789 Europe 2016
0060254778789 Massive Attack Ritual Spirit(4xFile, MP3, EP) Virgin EMI Records 0060254778789 UK 2016
none Massive Attack Ritual Spirit(CDr, EP, Promo) Virgin EMI Records none Europe 2016 Sell This Version
VST 2129 Massive Attack Ritual Spirit(12", EP, Ltd, Num, Gre) Virgin EMI Records VST 2129 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Ritual Spirit(4xFile, AAC, EP) Melankolic none US 2016


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September 7, 2019
I just scored a copy of this EP and even though it cost more than any other EP in my collection it was worth every penny. Great pressing of 4 absolutely amazing tracks. IMO one of the best releases in the MA catalog.


April 11, 2017
I see a bunch of people complaining about paying 20 for a 4 track EP. How the crapsack did you not know what it was? Did you all just buy it not knowing the track list? That's no ones fault but yours. The EP is amazing, and it was put together BY HAND and screen printed, not by machine. It's super rare in my opinion and will be worth a lot in the future.


November 13, 2016
Update: After my experience (see below) I have decided that I will never buy any massive attack ever was bad enough that I got charged £20 for a 4-track 12" single but when I saw that their new 12" was pretty much the same price I was disgusted.
You're good guys,you're not THAT don't see fsol charging £20 for a 4 track ep.this is a shame,a damn shame.gutted.


August 16, 2016

Sounds terrific ! Such a depth in the mix. It was a bit expensive here in France because of the importation, but it was worth the effort.


April 20, 2016
Additionally, and hopefully to their credit, Sandbag offered a refund. So I'll take them up on it and see how it goes, obviously requesting that they pay for the return shipping.


April 20, 2016
Not a double as advertised. I complained and got the "sorry, misprint" email. Wouldn't have bought this 4 track EP for 20 pounds, very hard to swallow. Having said that, my pressing is dead quiet, quite remarkable really. NOT recommended for that price, they should be ashamed.


April 16, 2016
Does anyone else seem to get a strange ticking sound on both sides? it seems to be a little black bit in the vinyl (as if it's marbled) that causes the ticking.


March 10, 2016

I have ordered a limited double vinyl for 20 UK Pounds ... 29 Jan 2016 massive attack website ... today I have received a single vinyl edition ... is fraud ... what else? ... Track okay, but not the bests from MA


March 10, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
great 12’’. But what a rip-off price and what a wrong way to do marketing. Its NOT a 2 vinyl. Its not a ep, its a 12’’ but priced as an album. Still 4 good tracks, too pricey. and where is printed 4 colour process + special screen printed 5th colour orange ?


March 8, 2016
Fantastic EP. Every song is great, but why does track 4 "feature" 3D? He is already 1/2 of Massive Attack. :S