20th anniversary reissue of Massive Attack’s double platinum (UK) album featuring the original album re-mastered + an album of previously unreleased dub remixes by the Mad Professor.
Widely hailed as their masterpiece, and voted 15 in Q Magazine’s 100 Greatest British Albums Ever, Mezzanine saw the band move away from the ‘trip-hop’ sound they had helped define to embrace rock and electronica.
The Mad Professor remixes were originally intended to be released on a Mad Professor Mezzanine remix album – as the band had done with previous remix album No Protection – yet in the end only a number of his remixes were issued as single b-sides.
All 8 Mad Professor remixes included here are previously unreleased and include his dub mixes of 2 tracks not originally featured on Mezzanine but from the same period – Metal Banshee – a dub version of Superpredators which was a cover of Siouxie and the Banshee’s Metal Postcard – and Wire, a track they recorded for the soundtrack of the film Welcome to Sarajevo.
A specially designed heat sensitive box will include a book featuring exclusive images by Robert Del Naja and Nick Knight. As per the original release, the artwork is by Hingston studios who have worked with Robert Del Naja from the band – the 3LP super-deluxe takes the form of a 48pp hardback book featuring photos from Nick Knight that show the development of the striking cover imagery + an additional 32pp booklet which is a new edition of the art-book Fitting In which Del Naja originally issued in 2000 (only 50 of which were ever available to buy).
A 2xCD version will include the Mad Professor remixes and will come as a reproduction of the original Mezzanine digipack.
The Mezzanine box set and CD will be available to pre-order with the CD shipping in November and the box set in December.
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