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Mezzanine | Albums | Discography

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UK Retail CD #1
UK Retail CD #2
Japanese Retail CD #1
Japanese Retail CD #2
Taiwanese Retail CD
UK Retail Vinyl
UK Retail MD
UK Retail Cassette
Itunes Digital Retail #1
Itunes Digital Retail #2
USA Promo CD #1
USA Promo CD #2
Canadian Promo CD
USA Promo Cassette
Japanese Promo Cassette #1
Japanese Promo Cassette #2
Taiwanese Promo CD
European Promo VCD
UK Promo CD #1
UK Promo CD #2
UK Promo CD #3


UK Retail CD #1

UKCD
CommonRarity Rating: 1 Star

Catalogue #: WBRCD4

Release Date: 20th April 1998

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With 12 Page Colour Booklet

Notes: The colour of the disc is bright orange (in stark contrast to the monochrome black and white design of the rest of the cover and sleeve) with no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


UK Retail CD #2

UKCD
Harder To FindRarity Rating: 3 Star

Catalogue #: WBRCDX4

Release Date: 20th April 1998

Packaging: Special Cardboard Fold-Out Sleeve Much Like A Mini-LP Design With 12 Page Colour Booklet

Notes: There is a catalogue number discrepancy between the disc and the sleeve. The correct catalogue number is displayed above. Many of the first sold copies of this limited edition version of Mezzanine, when sold in UK record stores also came with promo sampler CD's for Massive Attack's Melankolic record label. The artwork in the inner sleeve of this release differs slightly from the regular version's artwork. The colour of the disc is bright orange (in stark contrast to the monochrome black and white design of the rest of the cover and sleeve) with no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


Japanese Retail CD #1

JapanCD
RareRarity Rating: 4 Star

Catalogue #: VJCP-25360

Release Date: 29th April 1998

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With 16 Page Colour Booklet And Additional Lyrics Booklet + Obi-Strip

Notes: This was the first and only Massive Attack Japanese album release to come with a bonus track attached to the end of the regular album, which is a common practice for Japanese releases. In this case it would be Superpredators, which had already come out last year as a b-side to the Risingson single. The colour of the disc is bright orange (in stark contrast to the monochrome black and white design of the rest of the cover and sleeve) with no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08
12. Superpredators - Duration: 05:12


Japanese Retail CD #2

JapanCD
RareRarity Rating: 4 Star

Catalogue #: VJCP-68412

Release Date: 29th March 2002

Packaging: Mini-LP Replica Cardboard Sleeve With Inner Sleeve And Lyrics Booklet + Obi-Strip

Notes: This re-issue was part of the "Modern Masters" Re-issue series. Three other Massive Attack albums, Blue Lines, Protection and No Protection would also recieve similar Japanese re-issues in deluxe Mini-LP sleeves. The colour of the disc is bright orange (in stark contrast to the monochrome black and white design of the rest of the cover and sleeve) with no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08
12. Superpredators - Duration: 05:12


Taiwanese Retail CD

TaiwanCD
Very RareRarity Rating: 5 Star

Catalogue #: 7243-8-45599-22

Release Date: 29th April 1998

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With 16 Page Colour Booklet And Additional Lyrics Booklet + Obi-Strip

Notes: First Massive Attack release from Taiwan.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


UK Retail Vinyl

UKVinyl
RareRarity Rating: 4 Star

Catalogue #: WBRLP4

Release Date: 20th April 1998

Packaging: Heavy Cardboard Sleeve With Two Slimline Inner Sleeves

Notes: Of all of Massive Attack's albums released on vinyl this is probably the rarest and most valuable one. Standard vinyl with a inner groove which is printed in a bright orange label (in stark contrast to the monochrome black and white design of the rest of the cover and sleeve). The disc has no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

A1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
A2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
A3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
B1. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
B2. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
B3. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
C1. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
C2. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
C3. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
D4. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
D4. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


UK Retail MD

UKMD
Harder To FindRarity Rating: 3 Star

Catalogue #: WBRMD4

Release Date: 20th April 1998

Packaging: Standard Plastic MD Jewelcase With 12 Page Colour Booklet

Notes: This is only one of two minidiscs that Massive Attack would ever release with the other one being Blue Lines, which were also released on the same day as Mezzanine in the UK. The colour of the sticker on the front of the MD is bright orange (in stark contrast to the monochrome black and white design of the rest of the cover and sleeve) with no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


UK Retail Cassette

UKCassette
Harder To FindRarity Rating: 3 Star

Catalogue #: WBRMC4

Release Date: 20th April 1998

Packaging: Cardboard Cassette Sleeve In Plastic Cassette Case

Notes: N/A

A1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
A2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
A3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
A4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
A5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
A6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
B1. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
B2. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
B3. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
B4. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
B5. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


Itunes Digital Retail #1

Itunes
CommonRarity Rating: 1 Star

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: Unknown

Packaging: 256 kbps AAC Format along with Digital Booklet

Notes: N/A

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


Itunes Digital Retail #2

Itunes
CommonRarity Rating: 1 Star

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: Sometime in 2006

Packaging: 256 kbps AAC Format along with Digital Booklet

Notes: This compilation includes the majority of the remixs from the Risingson, Teardrop, Angel and Inertia Creeps singles.

1. Risingson (Underdog Remix) - Duration: 06:05
2. Risingson (Otherside) - Duration: 05:28
3. Risingson (Underworld Remix) - Duration: 08:40
4. Teardrop (Scream Team Mix) - Duration: 06:44
5. Teardrop (Mad Professor Mazaruni Vocal Mix) - Duration: 06:06
6. Teardrop (Mad Professor Mazaruni Instrumental Mix) - Duration: 06:23
7. Angel (Blur Remix) - Duration: 06:20
8. Angel (Mad Professor Remix) - Duration: 06:06
9. Group Four (Mad Professor Remix) - Duration: 07:53
10. Inertia Creeps (Manic Street Preachers Version) - Duration: 05:01
11. Inertia Creeps (State Of Bengal Mix) - Duration: 06:23
12. Inertia Creeps (Alpha Mix) - Duration: 05:56


USA Promo CD #1

USACD
RareRarity Rating: 4 Star

Catalogue #: DPRO-13141

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Slimline Cardboard Sleeve

Notes: The artwork on the actual disc of this promo release differs distinctly from all the other releases of Mezzanine by having a red colour.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


USA Promo CD #2

USACD
RareRarity Rating: 4 Star

Catalogue #: 7243-8-45599-2-2

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With Promo Sticker On Back Cover and Another Promo Sticker On the Disc Itself

Notes: Identical to the USA Retail version of Mezzanine except for the promo stickers.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


Canadian Promo CD

CanadaCD
Very RareRarity Rating: 5 Star

Catalogue #: DPRO-1704

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With No Front Cover

Notes: The only Canadian promo produced to promote Mezzanine. Contains promotional details about the release of Mezzanine and Teardrop on the back insert.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


USA Promo Cassette

USACassette
Very RareRarity Rating: 5 Star

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Plastic Cassette Case With Cover Sheet

Notes: N/A

A1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
A2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
A3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
A4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
A5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
A6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
B1. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
B2. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
B3. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
B4. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
B5. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


Japanese Promo Cassette #1

JapanCassette
Very RareRarity Rating: 5 Star

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Plastic Cassette Case With Cover Sheet

Notes: N/A

A1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
A2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
A3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
A4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
A5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
A6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
B1. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
B2. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
B3. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
B4. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
B5. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


Japanese Promo Cassette #2

JapanCassette
Very RareRarity Rating: 5 Star

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Plastic Cassette Case With Cover Sheet

Notes: Similar to the first Japanese promo cassette except this one includes Superpredators as a bonus track, much like the retail Japanese version of Mezzanine.

A1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
A2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
A3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
A4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
A5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
A6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
B1. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
B2. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
B3. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
B4. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
B5. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08
B6. Superpredators - Duration: 05:13


Taiwanese Promo CD

TaiwanCD
Very RareRarity Rating: 5 Star

Catalogue #: IFPI-L601

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Slimline Cardboard Sleeve With Inner Paper Leaflet

Notes: The inner paper leaflet in this promo sampler gives information about Massive Attack and the new Mezzanine album which is written in Taiwanesse. This sampler repeats it's 4 album tracks two times over, creating the 12 track long sequence found on the tracklisting below.

1. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
2. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
3. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
4. Angel - Duration: 06:18
5. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
6. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Angel - Duration: 06:18
9. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
10. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
11. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
12. Angel - Duration: 06:18


European Promo VCD

EuropeanVCD
Very RareRarity Rating: 5 Star

Catalogue #: 84559922 [VCD]

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: European Retail Issue Of Mezzanine Wrapped In A Transparent Plastic Sleeve Along With a 4 Page Info Flyer Promoting the CD/VCD series.

Notes: This bonus VCD was given away for free with very limited copies of Mezzanine back in 1998 as part of the CD/VCD series from EMI artists. This is the only instance of a Massive Attack release on the VCD format.

Disc 1 - 1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
Disc 1 - 2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
Disc 1 - 3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
Disc 1 - 4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
Disc 1 - 5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
Disc 1 - 6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
Disc 1 - 7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
Disc 1 - 8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
Disc 1 - 9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
Disc 1 - 10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
Disc 1 - 11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08

Disc 2 - 1. Risingson - Duration: 05:03
Disc 2 - 2. Teardrop - Duration: 04:44


UK Promo CD #1

UKCD
Harder To FindRarity Rating: 3 Star

Catalogue #: WBRCDJ4

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Slimline Cardboard Sleeve

Notes: The colour of the disc is black with no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08


UK Promo CD #2

UKCD
RareRarity Rating: 4 Star

Catalogue #: WBRIVCDJ4

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Slimline Cardboard Sleeve

Notes: This is a audio recording of an interview between 3D, Daddy G and Mushroom and a unnamed journalist that was recorded in March 1998, concerned mainly about the then upcoming release of Mezzanine. The journalist's voice does not feature on the CD; it is just Massive Attack answering the questions. There is a tracklisting discrepancy between what is printed and what questions are answered on the CD. For track 14, the question 'This is Liz Frazer from the Cocteau Twins?' is printed but the following printed question is answered. This is continued until track 34, where there is an unknown question answered. Listen to the entire interview on YouTube.

1. Tell Us About The Album - Did The Album Exist Before The Title Or Did The Title Exist - It's 'Mezzanine'? - Duration: 00:22
2. What Other Titles Were In The Frame For It, Was There Anything Else? - Duration: 00:41
3. Where Did You Actually Record This? - Duration: 00:08
4. And How Long Did It Take? - Duration: 00:06
5. Didn't You Do Quite A Bit Of Writing In Cornwall? - Duration: 00:45
6. Does That Actually Effect The Sound Of The Album Like The Technology And The Frustrations It Causes? - Duration: 00:34
7. It Must Be Difficult To Be Organic? - Duration: 00:42
8. So How Long Were You In Cornwall For And What Actually Went On? - Duration: 00:29
9. Was This Like A Conscious Decision, Were You Genuinely Just Not Getting On With Each Other And Just Needed Space? - Duration: 00:27
10. Who Actually Does The Writing - I've Never Been Quite Sure Who Does What? - Duration: 00:49
11. What Do You Each Bring In Individually? - Duration: 00:54
12. How Important Is The Lyrical Content Of The Song And How Much Of Or Is The Atmosphere In The Music Of It? - Duration: 00:15
13. And You Say Group 4 Came Out Of Cornwall As Well, Explain The Concept? - Duration: 00:55
14. So This Was Obviously A Fairly Difficult Album, Was This More Difficult To Record Than Anything You've Done Before? - Duration: 00:18
15. What Were The Problems You Were Having To Deal With, Was It Like Not Getting On And Not Liking The Music You Were Making Or Is It Just Coming To Terms With Being Older And What You Were Going Through As Individuals? - Duration: 01:18
16. Did You Find That You Suddenly Had To Get More Serious And Kind Of Play The Game More As A Band Like You Had To Go On And You Had To Release The Album, Did That Kind Of Complicate It? - Duration: 00:28
17. Did That Freak You Out When You Realised You Had To Do That? - Duration: 01:19
18. Do You Look For Other People To Work With As Well, Is That Something That Keeps You Interested And Keeps You Exited About The Music You're Making Like 'Ok What Can We Do Next Who Can We Work With Next'? - Duration: 00:33
19. What Was It Like Working With Her? - Duration: 01:07
20. When You Actually Finished The Album, When Was The First Time You Listened To It As A Complete Album? - Duration: 01:16
21. Tell Us The Story About The Bibles That Appeared During The Recording Of 'Mezzanine' Is That True - I Read About It Somewhere? - Duration: 00:36
22. Do You Not Get Bored By Your Own Record Collections? - Duration: 00:42
23. Tell Me About Inertia Creeps, Is It A Particularly Personal Song? - Duration: 00:47
24. Is It Cathartic For You To Write These Lyrics, And Do You Write Them For Yourselves Or Do You Write For Other People To Appreciate? - Duration: 00:47
25. You Didn't Work With Nellee Hooper On This Album At All, Did You Miss Him? - Duration: 01:01
26. You Have Such A Huge Long List Of Credits On Your Albums Like People Who Have Been Involved With You, Are There Alot Of People On This One As Well Or Is It Much More Narrow Or Defined? - Duration: 00:31
27. Do You Like The Album 'Mezzanine' - G? - Duration: 00:51
28. Something I Read In An Interview D, You Were Saying That When You Think Back To 1989/90 You Think Of Sunshine And Happy Times, So This Is Gonna Be The Bleak Days? - Duration: 00:31
29. Do You Still Enjoy Being In Massive Attack? - Duration: 01:28
30. Can You See Yourselves In Their Positions In Any Point In The Future? - Duration: 00:56
31. Mushroom, Do You Like This Album? - Duration: 00:32
32. What's Your Favourite Track On The Album? - Duration: 00:24
33. I Think Dissolved Girl Is One Of My Favourite Tracks On The Album. Her Voice Is Fantastic She Sounds Like An Awful Lot Of Other People, What's That Track About? - Duration: 00:17
34. (Unknown Question Due To Misprint. Seems To Be A Question Regarding Differences Between Mezzanine And The Previous Two Albums) - Duration: 00:22
35. Aside From Making Your Own Records, You Also Have The Label Melankolic, How Many Artists Have You Got Signed To Melankolic Now? - Duration: 00:22
36. Where Do You Find These People, Lewis And Craig? - Duration: 01:14
37. How Much Do You Get Involved? - Duration: 02:03
38. You've Worked With Liz Fraser Now And You Wanted To Work With Her Six Years Ago, Who Else Is There Still That You Want To Work With? - Duration: 00:28
39. Tell Us About The Madonna Story - How Long Did It Take To Meet Here While You Were There? - Duration: 01:05


UK Promo CD #3

UKCD
Very RareRarity Rating: 5 Star

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: March 1998

Packaging: Transparent Plastic Sleeve With Double Sided Cover Sheet

Notes: Only about 50 of these CDR promos were produced by Virgin Records.

1. Angel - Duration: 06:18
2. Risingson - Duration: 04:58
3. Teardrop - Duration: 05:29
4. Inertia Creeps - Duration: 05:29
5. Exchange - Duration: 04:11
6. Dissolved Girl - Duration: 06:06
7. Man Next Door - Duration: 05:54
8. Black Milk - Duration: 06:20
9. Mezzanine - Duration: 05:55
10. Group Four - Duration: 08:13
11. (Exchange) - Duration: 04:08