Collected [DualDisc]

Collected [DualDisc]

by Massive Attack
     
 

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Although a catalog of four albums might not seem deep enough to warrant a retrospective collection, in the case of Massive Attack, it is a perfect and welcomed gift. Since their beginnings in the early '90s, Massive Attack have been both unswerving and innovative, recruiting an A-list cast of guest vocalists to help work subtle variations on dark, dub-based rhythms… See more details below

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Although a catalog of four albums might not seem deep enough to warrant a retrospective collection, in the case of Massive Attack, it is a perfect and welcomed gift. Since their beginnings in the early '90s, Massive Attack have been both unswerving and innovative, recruiting an A-list cast of guest vocalists to help work subtle variations on dark, dub-based rhythms that were once pigeonholed as "trip hop." Collected works as both an effortlessly coherent reminder of Massive Attack's consistently high standard and a compendium of seductive singing from Everything But the Girl's Tracey Thorn, Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser, Sinéad O'Connor, Tricky, Horace Andy, and others. Beginning with the classic early single "Safe from Harm" and ending with a new track, "Live with Me" (but skipping non-chronologically otherwise), Collected is nearly 80 minutes of rumbling bass lines, stark percussion, trippy, paranoid keyboards, and haunting vocal performances. Ranging from the beautifully languid "Protection" to the mysteriously sensual "Teardrop" (recently used as the theme to the TV show House), and from the nervously energetic "Karmacoma" to the club classic "Unfinished Symphony," Collected never fails to enthrall.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The import version of Massive Attack's Collected comes as a double with a DualDisc. Disc one comes with the album as released in the States, and the disc has a standard CD layer with ten tracks not included on the single-disc version. It features some rarities, and some of the band's soundtrack work -- including the title track from Danny the Dog -- and some rarities with guest vocalists -- including "Silent Spring" and "Black Melt" with Elizabeth Fraser; "Incantations" with Horace Andy; "I Against I," with Mos Def; "Joy Luck Club," with Debbie Clare, and "Small Time Shoot 'Em Up," with backing vocals by Damon Albarn. In addition, Madonna's "I Want You" is here, with Massive Attack creating her sonically seductive backdrop. The flipside of the CD features 15 different videos. Many of them are tracks from Collected: "Daydreaming," "Be Thankful for What You've Got," "Special Cases," and "False Flags." In addition to the "Live with Me" video that hosts Terry Callier giving a stellar vocal performance, there is an alternate version. This is a lot of bang for the buck for the hardcore fans of the new blues Massive Attack fans. [A DualDisc version was also released.]
Rolling Stone - Peter Relic
A superior, welcome collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2006
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0094635570724
catalogNumber:
55707

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Safe from Harm
  2. Karmacoma
  3. Angel
  4. Teardrop
  5. Inertia Creeps
  6. Protection
  7. Butterfly Caught
  8. Unfinished Sympathy
  9. Risingson
  10. What Your Soul Sings
  11. Future Proof
  12. Five Man Army
  13. Sly
  14. Live with Me

Disc 2

  1. False Flags
  2. Incantations
  3. Silent Spring
  4. Bullet Boy
  5. Black Melt
  6. Joy Luck Club
  7. Small Time Shoot 'Em Up
  8. I Against I
  9. I Want You  -  Madonna
  10. Danny the Dog

Disc 3

  1. Daydreaming
  2. Unfinished Sympathy
  3. Safe from Harm
  4. Be Thankful for What You've Got
  5. Sly
  6. Protection
  7. Karmacoma
  8. Risingson
  9. Teardrop
  10. Angel
  11. Inertia Creeps
  12. Special Cases
  13. Butterfly Caught
  14. Live with Me
  15. Live with Me
  16. False Flags

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Massive Attack   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mahavishnu Orchestra   Track Performer
Terry Callier   Vocals
Tracey Thorn   Vocals
Horace Andy   Vocals
Damon Albarn   Background Vocals
Angelo Bruschini   Guitar
Elizabeth Fraser   Vocals
Stuart Gordon   Violin
Shara Nelson   Vocals
Sinéad O'Connor   Vocals
Craig Pruess   Strings
Tricky   Vocals
Neil Davidge   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Robert "3D" del Naja   scratching,Keyboards,Vocals
John Baggot   Keyboards
Alex Swift   Guitar,Keyboards
Damon Reece   Drums
Grant Marshall   Vocals
Debbie Clare   Vocals
Louise Jeffery   Piano,Violin
Lorna Marshall   Vocals

Technical Credits

Wally Badarou   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Gary Thomas   Engineer
Massive Attack   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Terry Callier   Composer
Tracey Thorn   Composer
William DeVaughn   Composer
Craig Armstrong   String Arrangements
Elizabeth Fraser   Composer
Isobel Griffiths   Contributor
Nellee Hooper   Composer,Producer
Earl Hudson   Composer
Darryl Jenifer   Composer
Michael Jennings   String Arrangements
Shara Nelson   Composer
Tim Norfolk   Composer
Sinéad O'Connor   Composer
Craig Pruess   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Robert Locke   Composer
Neil Davidge   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Robert "3D" del Naja   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Art Direction
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
William E. Cobham   Composer
Nick Knight   Cover Photo,Photo Courtesy
Juergen Teller   Photo Courtesy
Eddie Marshall   Composer
Alex Swift   Programming
Mushroom   Composer
Mos Def   Composer
Nicolette Suwoton   Composer
Horace Hinds   Composer
Grantley Marshall   Composer
Arthur Ross   Composer
Eddie Monsoon   Photo Courtesy
Tom Hingston   Art Direction
Michael Nash   Photo Courtesy
Steven Goldmann   Composer
Johnny Dollar   Producer
Jonathan Sharp   Composer
Dana Austin   Programming
Louise Jeffery   Score
Annabelle Dalby   Photo Courtesy
Olli Timmins   Photo Courtesy
3D   Paintings
G. W. Miller   Composer
Paul Hudson   Composer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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