19 Aug Dub cuts of Massive Attack’s Mezzanine arrives on vinyl
Massive Attack is set to release Mad Professor’s dub cuts of their third studio album Mezzanine this September.
The trip-hop pioneers released their third album, Mezzanine, over 21 years ago, on April 1998. They have now announced a release date for a previously unreleased dub version of the album put together by Mad Professor. They were first created as a follow up to the original album’s release. Mad Professor’s dubs were meant to be released as a companion piece to Mezzanine just as the band had done with their previous LP Protection (Mad professor’s dub cut was titled No Protection and came out in 1995). The full release, however, was ultimately held back and only a few of them appeared as single B-sides.
A press release says the album includes reworked versions of “Teardrop,” “Angel,” and “Inertia Creeps,” as well as rarities “Wire” and “Superpredators.” Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes) will be pressed to pink vinyl and features artwork by Brute!’s Aiden Hughes and packaging designed by Robert Del Naja and Tom Hingston. Massive Attack’s Mezzanine is also getting remastered and will be made available digitally and on 2xCD on 23rd August 2019.
Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes ’98) will be released on 20th September via UMC / Virgin EMI. Pre-order via this link.
Head here for more info and check out artwork and tracklist below.
01. Metal Banshee (Mad Professor Mix 1)
02. Angel (Angel Dust)
03. Risingson (Setting Sun Dub 2)
04. Teardrop (Mazaruni Dub 1)
01. Inertia Creeps (Floating On Dubwise)
02. Exchange (Mountain Steppers Dub)
03. Wire (Leaping Dub)
04. Group Four (Security Forces Dub)