Massive Attack’s ‘Mezzanine’

Massive Attack’s ‘Mezzanine’ is their third studio album co- produced with Neil Davidge and released on 20 April 1998 by Virgin Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Angel (Horace Hinds, Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) – 06:19 . [Samples : “Last Bongo In Belgium” By The Incredible Bongo Band] . 2.Risingson (Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) – 04:58 . [Samples : “I Found A Reason” By The Velvet Underground] . 3.Teardrop (Elizabeth Fraser, Grantley Marshall, Mushroom, Robert Del Naja) – 05:30 . [Samples : “Sometimes I Cry” By Les Mccann] . 4.Inertia Creeps (Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) – 05:57 . [Samples : “Rockwrok” By Ultravox] . 5.Exchange (Mort Garson, Bob Hilliard) – 04:11 . [Samples : “Our Day Will Come” By Isaac Hayes] . 6.Dissolved Girl (Sara Jay, Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) – 06:06 . 7.Man Next Door (John Holt, Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhurst) – 05:56 . [Samples : “10:15 Saturday Night” By The Cure And A Drum Sample Of “When The Levee Breaks” By Led Zeppelin] . 8.Black Milk (Elizabeth Fraser, Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) – 06:21 . [Samples : “Tribute” By Manfred Mann’S Earth Band] . 9.Mezzanine (Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) – 05:56 . [Samples : “Heavy Soul Slinger” By Bernard Purdie] . 10.Group Four (Elizabeth Fraser, Grantley Marshall, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Vowles) – 08:12 . [Samples : “Up The Khyber” By Pink Floyd] . 11.(Exchange) (Mort Garson, Bob Hilliard) – 04:14

Musicians : Massive Attack – Band . Robert Del Naja – Vocals, Programming, Keyboards, Samples . Grant Marshall – Vocals, Programming, Keyboards, Samples . Andrew Vowles – Programming, Keyboards, Samples . Neil Davidge – Programming, Keyboards, Samples . Horace Andy – Vocals On (1 – 7 – 11) . Elizabeth Fraser – Vocals On (3 – 8 – 10) . Sara Jay – Vocals On (6) . Angelo Bruschini – Guitars . Jon Harris – Bass . Bob Locke – Bass . Winston Blisset – Bass . Andy Gangadeen – Drums . Dave Jenkins – Keyboards . Michael Timothy – Keyboards . Jan Kybert – Pro Tools

Production : Produced By Neil Davidge, Massive Attack . Lee Shepherd – Engineer . Mark “Spike” Stent – Mixing . Jan Kybert – Mixing Assistant . Paul “P-Dub” Walton – Mixing Assistant . Tim Young – Engineer

Arrangements : Massive Attack

Package : Robert Del Naja – Art Direction . Ick Knight – Photography . Tom Hingston – Art Direction

Recorded 1997–98 At Massive Attack, Christchurch Studios, (Bristol, England).

Released On April 20, 1998 By Circa / Virgin.

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Mezzanine: the inside story of Massive Attack’s greatest album, 15 years onMezzanine has that post-punk thing, has that reggae thing, has a little bit of funk, has almost a bit of jazz at times, a bit of prog-rock…it’s a real mixture of all of the influences from members of the band, […]

BBC
It’s the dark heart of their back catalogue Now used as the accompaniment to such things as the glossy techno money shots in CSI, it remains a jewel of a song; ineffably sad and containing one of Fraser’s most sublime performances. […]

Pitchfork
It sure sounds like the product of bloody-knuckled labor, all that empty-space reverb and melted-together multitrack vocals and oppressive low-end. (The first sound you hear on the album, that lead-jointed bassline on “Angel,” is to subwoofers what “Planet Earth” is to high-def television.) […]

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