Protection

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Massive Attack's sophomore effort could never be as stunning as Blue Lines, and a slight drop in production and songwriting quality made the comparisons easy. Still, from the first two songs Protection sounds worthy of their debut. The opening title track is pure excellence, with melancholy keyboards, throbbing acid lines, and fragmented beats perfectly complementing the transcendent vocals of Tracey Thorn an inspired choice to replace the departed Shara Nelson as their muse. Tricky, another soon-to-be-solo performer, makes his breakout on this record, with blunted performances on "Karmacoma," another highlight, as well as "Eurochild." But even though the production is just ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Massive Attack's sophomore effort could never be as stunning as Blue Lines, and a slight drop in production and songwriting quality made the comparisons easy. Still, from the first two songs Protection sounds worthy of their debut. The opening title track is pure excellence, with melancholy keyboards, throbbing acid lines, and fragmented beats perfectly complementing the transcendent vocals of Tracey Thorn an inspired choice to replace the departed Shara Nelson as their muse. Tricky, another soon-to-be-solo performer, makes his breakout on this record, with blunted performances on "Karmacoma," another highlight, as well as "Eurochild." But even though the production is just as intriguing as on Blue Lines, there's a bit lacking here -- Massive Attack doesn't summon quite the emotional power they did previously. Guest Craig Armstrong's piano work on the aimless tracks "Weather Storm" and "Heat Miser" leans uncomfortably close to Muzak, and his arrangement and conducting for "Sly" isn't much better vocals by Nicolette save the track somewhat. Though it's still miles ahead of the growing raft of trip-hop making the rounds in the mid-'90s, Protection is rather a disappointment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/1995
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724383988327
  • Catalog Number: 39883
  • Sales rank: 63,230

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Protection (7:51)
  2. 2 Karmacoma (5:16)
  3. 3 Three (3:49)
  4. 4 Weather Storm (4:59)
  5. 5 Spying Glass (5:20)
  6. 6 Better Things (4:13)
  7. 7 Eurochild (5:11)
  8. 8 Sly (5:24)
  9. 9 Heat Miser (3:39)
  10. 10 Light My Fire (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Massive Attack Primary Artist
Tracey Thorn Vocals
Horace Andy Vocals
Craig Armstrong Piano, Conductor
Chester Kamen Guitar
Nicolette Vocals
Grant "Daddy G" Marshall Vocals
Robbie Merrill Drums
Technical Credits
James Brown Composer
Jim Morrison Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
Tracey Thorn Composer
Horace Andy Composer
John Densmore Composer
Craig Armstrong Arranger, Composer
Curtis Harmon Composer
Nellee Hooper Composer, Producer
James K. Lloyd Composer
Cedric A. Napoleon Composer
Tim Norfolk Composer
Ben Watt Composer
Robert Locke Composer
Robert "3D" del Naja Composer
Grant "Daddy G" Marshall Composer
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles Composer
Mike Marsh Mastering
Nicolette Suwoton Composer
Grantley Marshall Composer
C.C. Murray Composer
Steven Goldmann Composer
Robby Krieger Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never Heard of it but its a school thing

    this is a greatly wierd cover and ive never heard the music but by the sounds of them i dont like them because no-body has ever heard of them in there whole life except from mrleach .

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