Collected - The Best Of Massive Attack : Greatest Hits
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Collected may not be a substitute for grabbing the group's essential records, but you'll be happy to have it the next time you end up on a two-engine propeller plane. The band unfurl their armoury of chilled beats, dub-drenched basslines, shimmering vocals and brooding strings, reminding you of just how influential the Bristol trio have been on down-tempo music in the UK. In this respect, this Gift Pack Edition is a downgrade from the original Special Edition which came with a more complete video package, even though some may find the DVD preferable to the DualDisc format. Without a doubt it's a Best Of compilation, and while the main CD features mainly songs from singles, it is a very good retrospective of what MA did best on each of their albums (including, for example, the likes of What Your Soul Sings and Future Proof, which aren't singles but which I think deserve damn-well their presence on the compilation).
With my present musical knowledge and tastes, which are certainly greater than the ones of yesterday but lower than the ones of tomorrow, I can honestly say this is the best 'Best Of' compilation I own and have heard so far. On both discs the 3 letter abbreviations for each of the songs/ video tracks are running along the inner edge of the disc, with the rest of the disc being pure sliver with no title information on it beside basic copyright information. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply.That's why Hollywood has been pillaging the group's catalogue for more than a decade, using its songs to score Sharon Stone humping a Baldwin in Sliver or Brad Pitt's mom's trailer burning in Snatch. In fact the DVD is actually the Eleven Promos DVD which came out in 2001 and only goes up to the Mezzanine era of videos stopping with Inertia Creeps. Notes: This Betacam tape was used by European TV stations to broadcast advertisements with during the months of March and April 2006 to promote the Collected album with. Deux ou trois fois auparavant, j'avais entendu une chanson de MASSIVE ATTACK, et à chaque fois, je disais que c'était pas mal, et que ça me plaisait. 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.
They've always fit better into the UK's Eno-PiL-Radiohead continuum of woozy pop experimentalists than into any loosely defined electronica scene anyway, and listening now, it's remarkable how they managed to combine so much disparate source-material into their expansively deep groove.some coincidence or irony, I've realized it happens the only other album review I've done on Discogs (and which I now find dated) is for Prodigy's Best Of compilation. This release was also used to promote Massive Attack's upcoming live appearance at the Summersonic Festival in Toyko and Osaka. This CDR contains full length instrumental versions of all 14 tracks found on the Collected album, which were never made available anywhere else or haven't even leaked online to this day. Notes: Even though this Special Edition was labeled as being a 'Limited Edition', it is still relatively easy to find.