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London, United Kingdom, 2006/01/06 - Massive Attack to release best of album, new single and are back in the studios to record a brand new fifth album. Locked website, will reveal Best of Massive Attack content with secret code.
With four critically acclaimed albums clocking up an impressive 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”, “Massive Attack Protection”, “Massive Attack 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.
The Massive Attack 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 is currently in the studio and has completed seven tracks for their fifth album, “Weather Underground”, with long time collaborator and co-producer Neil Davidge.
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.
Massive Attack are undoubtedly one of the most important and influential British bands of recent times. Not only were they the creators of a whole new musical genre but their first two albums, “Blue Lines” and “Massive Attack Protection”, provided the blueprint for a sound that came to imbue the music made by dance and pop acts alike throughout the nineties. “Mezzanine”, their third album, saw the band pushing boundaries once again and was a transition to a richer, more complex sensibility, a direct result of the touring element the band introduced around this time. Their most recent album, “100th Window”, continued this exploration into darker territories and reflected more turbulent times.