Collected (Massive Attack album)

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Collected
Compilation album by Massive Attack
Released 27 March 2006
Genre Trip hop, electronica
Length Audio
78:45 (CD1)
51:15 (CD2)
130:00 (total)
Video
86:17 (DVD)
Label Virgin
Producer Massive Attack, Jonny Dollar, Cameron McVey, Nellee Hooper, The Insects, Neil Davidge
Massive Attack chronology
Danny the Dog
(2004)
Collected
(2006)
Heligoland
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC Music favourable[2]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Collected is a compilation album by British trip hop collective Massive Attack, released on 27 March 2006. The album was preceded by the release of the single "Live with Me" on 13 March.

Track listing[edit]

CD one[edit]

  1. "Safe from Harm" (featuring Shara Nelson) (Cobham/Del Naja/Marshall/Nelson/Vowles) – 5:19
  2. "Karmacoma" (featuring Tricky) (Del Naja/Locke[5]/Marshall/Norfolk[6]/Thaws/Vowles) – 5:14
  3. "Angel" (featuring Horace Andy) (Del Naja/Hinds/Marshall/Vowles) – 6:14
  4. "Teardrop" (featuring Elizabeth Fraser) (Del Naja/Fraser/Marshall/Vowles) – 5:28
  5. "Inertia Creeps" (Del Naja/Marshall/Vowles) – 5:54
  6. "Protection" (featuring Tracey Thorn) (Del Naja/Marshall/Thorn/Vowles) – 7:45
  7. "Butterfly Caught" (Davidge/Del Naja) – 5:08
  8. "Unfinished Sympathy" (featuring Shara Nelson) (Del Naja/Marshall/Nelson/Sharp/Vowles) – 5:12
  9. "Risingson" (Del Naja/Marshall/Reed/Seeger/Vowles) – 4:57
  10. "What Your Soul Sings" (featuring Sinéad O'Connor) (Davidge/Del Naja/O'Connor) – 6:37
  11. "Future Proof" (Davidge/Del Naja) – 5:42
  12. "Five Man Army" (featuring Willie Wee, Tricky and Horace Andy) (Del Naja/Marshall/Thaws/Vowles/Williams[7]) – 5:21
  13. "Sly" (featuring Nicolette) (Del Naja/Goldman/Hooper/Marshall/Suwoton/Vowles) – 4:56
  14. "Live with Me" (featuring Terry Callier) (Callier/Davidge/Del Naja) – 4:51

Strings arranged by Craig Pruess (track 7), Wil Malone (track 8), Neil Davidge (track 10), Craig Armstrong (track 13), and Michael Jennings (track 14).

  • Tracks 1, 8 and 12 are from Blue Lines
  • Tracks 2, 6 and 13 are from Protection
  • Tracks 3, 4, 5 and 9 are from Mezzanine
  • Tracks 7, 10, 11 are from 100th Window
  • Track 14 is a single promoting this compilation
  • Tracks 7, 12, 13 are edited versions exclusive to this compilation.

CD two[edit]

Some editions of the album come with a bonus Dual Disc. The CD layer features rare material, while the DVD layer comprises all the band's music videos to date. Some editions of this special version, such as the Japanese and Argentinian issues, include, instead of the DualDisc, a second, standard audio CD with the rarities' content of the CD layer of the DualDisc, along with a separate DVD containing the music videos.[8] The Argentinian version DVD (catalogue number 50999 5082759 6, distributed by EMI Odeon) contains the Eleven Promos DVD from 2002 (which corresponds to the first 11 videos of the DVD layer on the DualDisc distributed with other versions).

CD layer[edit]

  1. "False Flags" (Davidge/Del Naja) – 5:40
  2. "Incantations" (featuring Horace Andy) (Davidge/Del Naja/Marshall) – 3:19
  3. "Silent Spring" (featuring Elizabeth Fraser) (Davidge/Del Naja/Fraser) – 3:07
  4. "Bullet Boy" (Davidge/Del Naja) – 4:04
  5. "Black Melt" (featuring Elizabeth Fraser) (Del Naja/Fraser/Marshall/Vowles) – 5:12
  6. "Joy Luck Club" (featuring Debbie Clare) (Clare/Davidge/Del Naja) – 4:58
  7. "Small Time Shoot 'Em Up" (featuring 2D) (Davidge/Del Naja/Marshall) – 6:44
  8. "I Against I" (featuring Mos Def) (Davidge/Del Naja/Marshall/Smith) – 5:42 (This is not a cover of the Bad Brains song of the same name.)
  9. "I Want You" (featuring Madonna) (Ross/Ware) – 6:21
  10. "Danny the Dog" (featuring Lorna Marshall) (Davidge/Del Naja) – 6:02
  • Robert Del Naja sings on tracks 1, 4, and 7, plays keyboards on tracks 3, 5, and 7, and scratches on track 1.
  • Neil Davidge plays keyboards on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10, guitar on tracks 1, 4, and 6, bass on track 7, and provides backing vocals on track 4.
  • Angelo Bruschini plays guitar on tracks 2, 5, and 7.
  • Alex Swift plays guitar on track 5 and keyboards on track 7.
  • Damon Reece plays drums on tracks 1 and 7.
  • Louise Jeffery plays violin on track 6.
  • On track 10 collaborated in addition: Craig Pruess (conductor [strings], strings [scored by]), John Baggot (keyboards), Gavyn Wright (orchestra leader), Isobel Griffiths (orchestra [fixer]), Louise Jeffery (piano, strings [additional scoring]), and Stuart Gordon (violin).
  • Track 1 features a sample from Radiohead's "The Bends" towards the end.

DVD layer[edit]

  1. "Daydreaming" (featuring Shara Nelson) (Badarou/Del Naja/Marshall/Thaws/Vowles)
  2. "Unfinished Sympathy" (featuring Shara Nelson) (Del Naja/Marshall/Nelson/ Sharp/Vowles)
    • Directed by Baillie Walsh
  3. "Safe From Harm" (featuring Shara Nelson) (Cobham/Del Naja/Marshall/Nelson/Vowles)
    • Directed by Baillie Walsh
  4. "Be Thankful for What You've Got" (featuring Tony Bryan) (DeVaughn[9])
    • Directed by Baillie Walsh
  5. "Sly" (featuring Nicolette) (Del Naja/Goldman/Hooper/Marshall/Suwoton/Vowles)
  6. "Protection" (featuring Tracey Thorn) (Del Naja/Marshall/Thorn/Vowles)
  7. "Karmacoma" (featuring Tricky) (Del Naja/Locke[1]/Marshall/Norfolk[2]/Thaws)/Vowles)
  8. "Risingson" (Del Naja/Marshall/Reed/Seeger/Vowles)
  9. "Teardrop" (featuring Elizabeth Fraser) (Del Naja/Fraser/Marshall/Vowles)
    • Directed by Walter Stern
  10. "Angel" (featuring Horace Andy) (Del Naja/Hinds/Marshall/Vowles)
    • Directed by Walter Stern
  11. "Inertia Creeps" (Del Naja/Marshall/Vowles)
    • Directed by Wiz
  12. "Special Cases" (featuring Sinéad O'Connor) (Davidge/Del Naja/O'Connor)
    • Directed by H5
  13. "Butterfly Caught" (Davidge/Del Naja)
  14. "Live With Me" (featuring Terry Callier) (Callier/Davidge/Del Naja)
    • Directed by Jonathan Glazer
  15. "Live With Me (alternative version)" (featuring Terry Callier) (Callier/Davidge/Del Naja)
    • Directed by Jonathan Glazer
  16. "False Flags"(Davidge/Del Naja)
    • Directed by Paul Gore

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collected – Massive Attack". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Review of Massive Attack – Collected". BBC Music. 
  3. ^ "Massive Attack: Collected". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ Relic, Peter (5 April 2006). "Massive Attack – Collected". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Bob Locke, member of The Insects.
  6. ^ Tim Norfolk, member of The Insects.
  7. ^ Rapper Claude Williams (Willie Wee) of "The Wild Bunch".
  8. ^ "Massive Attack Collected Japan 3 DISC CD/DVD SET (361823)". Eil.com. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Cover of the William DeVaughn song of the same name.

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