Massive Attack release their second album : ‘Protection’ featuring ‘Karmacoma’ (1994)

Massive Attack’s ‘Protection’ is their second (and the last to feature Tricky) album, released on September 26, 1994 by Circa/Virgin.

Track Listing : 1.Protection (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Tracey Thorn) – 07:51 . 2.Karmacoma (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Tricky, Tim Norfolk, Bob Locke) – 05:16 . 3.Three (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, Nicolette Suwoton) – 03:49 . 4.Weather Storm (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, Craig Armstrong, Curtis Harmon, Cedric A. Napoleon, James K. Lloyd , C.C. Murray) – 04:59 . 5.Spying Glass (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, Horace Andy) – 05:20 . 6.Better Things (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Tracey Thorn, Ben Watt, James Brown) – 04:13 . 7.Eurochild (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Tricky, Tim Norfolk, Bob Locke) – 05:11 . 8.Sly (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, Nicolette Suwoton , Vivien Goldman) – 05:24 . 9.Heat Miser (Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, Marius De Vries) – 03:39 . 10.Light My Fire (The Doors) – 03:15


Jean-Baptiste Mondino


Jonathan Glazer

Musicians : Massive Attack – . Marius De Vries – Programming . Andy Wright – Programming . The Insects – Programming . Nick Warren – Programming . Robert “3D” Del Naja – Vocals . Grant “Daddy G” Marshall – Vocals . Tricky – Vocals . Tracey Thorn – Vocals . Horace Andy – Vocals . Nicolette – Vocals . Craig Armstrong – Piano . Chester Kamen – Guitar . Rob Merril – Drums


Michel Gondry

Production : Produced By Massive Attack And Nellee Hooper . Nellee Hooper – Mixing . Mark “Spike” Stent – Mix Engineer . Jim Abbiss – Mix Engineer . Jeremy “Jim Bob” Wheatley – Additional Engineering . Al Stone – Additional Engineering . Mike Marsh – Mastering

Package : Matthew Donaldson – Photography . Jean Baptiste Mondino – Photography . Eddie Monsoon – Photography . Michael-Nash Assoc. – Artwork . Massive Attack – Artwork

Video Director(s) : Michel Gondry asterisques RVM for “Protection” . Jonathan Glazer asterisques RVM for “Karmacoma”

Recorded At At Wild Bunch Studios, London; Massive Attack And Antenna Studios, Bristol.

Released On September 26, 1994 By Circa/Virgin.

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Sputnikmusic.com
And while it does not get much credit these days, being chronologically placed in between two near perfect albums (Blue Lines and Mezzanine), it’s importance cannot be underestimated. Even 10 years later, many popular artists (The Streets and Moby being good examples) have stood up and taken notice of Protection. […]

David Landgren
In summary, for anyone who already owns Blue Lines, or any of the countless remixes of other peoples’ material (e.g. try and hunt down the recent Massive Attack remix of “Face A La Mer” by Les Negresses Vertes), Protection will be an outstanding addition to your library. Otherwise, bear in mind there is not a lot of point going back to buy Blue Lines after Protection: you’ll probably be disappointed. […]

Drowned In Sound
imagine the chilling threnody of scene-mates portishead allied with rough dancehall, club and south bronx bass-beats, set ablaze by mushroom, 3-d and daddy-g’s sour gaze into the millennial horizon. a host of fine guest vocalists help drive the vocal tunes, in turn making the instrumentals stand out all the more. […]

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