Massive Attack have made four albums to date, each one extraordinary in its own right. “Blues Lines”, “Protection”, “Mezzanine” and “100th Window” all pushed musical boundaries and made their mark.
With these critically acclaimed albums clocking up 9 million sales, a clutch of awards and a new album due for release in early 2007, the time felt right for a Massive Attack Best Of, an apt reminder of their musical legacy to date. The album, entitled “Collected”, due for release on 27th March 2006, will consist of two CDs, the first featuring tracks chosen by the band, including such gems as “Unfinished Sympathy”, “Safe From Harm”, “Protection”, “Teardrop” and “Angel”, and the second a new compilation of rare and reworked material as well as brand new recordings and a DVD of all the videos. (Full track listing to follow.)
The album will be preceded by a brand new single on 13th March, “Live With Me”, featuring Terry Callier on vocals. Written by Robert Del Naja, Neil Davidge and Terry Callier, and produced by Del Naja and Davidge, this track sees a return to a more soulful sound for Massive Attack, while retaining the lush production of their more recent albums. The video will be directed by Jonathan Glazer.
Massive Attack are currently in the studio and have completed seven tracks for their fifth album, “Weather Underground”, with long time collaborator and co-producer Neil Davidge. At present, they are dividing time between Bristol and New York where they have been recording with Dave Sitek and TV On The Radio.
Massive Attack will be playing a series of live dates and festivals throughout the summer and autumn of 2006, details of which will be announced in due course.
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