Safe from Harm (song)

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"Safe from Harm"
Massive Attack - Safe From Harm.jpg
Single by Massive Attack
from the album Blue Lines
Released 27 May 1991
Format CD, 12", Cassette
Recorded 1990
Genre Trip hop, electronica
Length 5:18
Label Virgin Records
Songwriter(s) Daddy G, Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Shara Nelson, Billy Cobham
Producer(s) Massive Attack, Jonny Dollar
Massive Attack singles chronology
"Unfinished Sympathy"
"Safe from Harm"
"'Massive Attack EP'"

"Unfinished Sympathy"
"Safe from Harm"
Massive Attack EP
Shara Nelson singles chronology
"Unfinished Sympathy"
(1991) Unfinished Sympathy1991
"Safe from Harm"
(1991) Safe from Harm1991
"Down That Road"
(1993) Down That Road1993
Audio sample
Massive Attack with Shara Nelson - Safe From Harm (7" Version) (1991)

"Safe from Harm" is the third single and opening track from Blue Lines, the 1991 debut from Massive Attack, with vocals by Shara Nelson and Robert Del Naja. The bass, guitar, and drums are sampled from the song "Stratus" by Billy Cobham, from his album Spectrum (with guitar by Tommy Bolin). Additional drums are sampled from "Good Old Music" by Funkadelic. Other samples come from Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon", and some of the background vocals are based on Johnny "Guitar" Watson's 1961 song Looking Back.

"Safe from Harm" (Perfecto Mix) is featured at the end of the Michael Mann-directed movie The Insider.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Safe from Harm" (radio edit) – 4:28
  2. "Safe from Harm" (12" version) – 6:57
  3. "Safe from Harm" (7" version) – 4:28
  4. "Safe from Harm" (Perfecto Mix) – 8:09
  5. "Safe from Harm" (Just a Dub)(by Steve Smith) – 3:14
  6. "Safe from Harm" (Just a Groove Dub)(by Steve Smith) – 3:18

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 132
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 23
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 28
UK Singles Chart[4] 25
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 28
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart[5] 35
U.S. Billboard Maxi-Singles Sale Chart[5] 32


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