The three members of Massive Attack were invited to do a DJ set on a French radio programme some time back in the early 90s. (I spoke to him by phone a few times last year when he was finishing his long-anticipated solo album but have not heard from him since. While having nothing to do with the release of the Massive Attack E.P, it is included here, since Be Thankful for What You've Got was used afterward to promote the Massive Attack E.P. What's missing is the urgency of Massive Attack's best music. Home Of The Whale - Duration: 04:08 03. It offered an illuminating glimpse of the musical undercurrents they'd drawn on in making their groundbreaking debut album. We recorded a lot at her house, in her baby's room. Massive Attack. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Perfecto Mix) (5:18) 05. I accompanied the group to Jamaica in early 1992 to write a feature for the Guardian around the filming of the Dick Jewell-directed video for their planned fifth single, Hymn of the Big Wheel, which featured the veteran reggae singer Horace Andy on lead vocals. In between filming, we visited Studio One, met the great reggae rhythm section Sly and Robbie, bought dozens of old and new reggae 45s, went to Prince Jammy's studio, crossed the hills to Ocho Rios, were held up by armed men at a roadblock and bonded over Appleton's rum and the inevitable bags of Jamaican spliff. Craig Armstrong met Nellee Hooper from Massive Attack while recording in the US at the beginning of the 1990s, just as he had begun to create orchestral scores. One (1989) and Young Disciples' Road to Freedom (1991), Blue Lines is now seen as an album that marked the coming of age of British dance music. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Instrumental) (4:07) CD 3 01. A1. Escucha Protection por Massive Attack en Deezer. Catalogue #: MASBOX2 Release Date: 7th December 1998 Rarity Rating: 4/5 (Rare) Packaging: Special Heat Sensitive Thick Cardboard Box With Two Parts Containing Eleven Vinyl's In Card Sleeves And A Fold-Out Large Poster Approx. Producer and remixer Nellee Hooper was behind some of the most successful and inventive dance-oriented pop music throughout the late '80s and on through the '90s. It remains an intriguing song, a sketchy template for what was to follow. (The track was later reworked for Blue Lines, with new vocals by Tony Bryan.). Like most of Massive Attackâ¦ Since his extraordinary debut, Maxinquaye, Tricky has followed his own increasingly erratic path, while in a sad development Shara Nelson became deeply troubled and was last year given a 12-month community order for persistent harassment of the Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, whom she claimed was her husband and the father of her child. Blue Lines: 2012 Remix/Remaster is out on 19 November as a CD, download or deluxe box set (EMI), In 1991 the laidback Bristol collective roused themselves to unleash their debut album. Massive Attack ââ Massive Attack E.P. 03:49 Compositores: Grantley Marshall - Robert Del Naja - Nellee Hooper - Andrew Vowles - Nicolette Okoh. Her boyfriend Dom T was working as a DJ in LA. In September, 1990, while working for the now defunct style magazine, The Face, I was sent a pre-release press-only 12 inch single of Daydreaming, which I took home and played incessantly, entranced not just by the downbeat rapping style but by Nelson's dreamy, dislocated coda â "I quietly observe standing in my spaceâ¦ daydreaming". Having written about and befriended the group back then, I was lucky enough to receive one of the few cassette-only recordings of the set. Notes: Like just about all the other Massive Attack singles released on cassette this is a very rare release. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Singles Collection ... Nellee Hooper / Grantley Marshall / Robert del Naja / Nicolette Suwoton / Andrew Vowles. Be Thankful (Paul Oakenfold Mix) - Duration: 06:17 B2. Be Thankful (Paul Oakenfold 7" Mix) - Duration: 04:36, Massive Attack X Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Be Thankful For What You've Got (Extended Fumky Mix) - Duration: 05:09, Catalogue #: 4-98660Release Date: February 1992. 7" No-Rap Version - Duration: 04:00 B1. They are not, though, the Massive Attack that made Blue Lines. While having nothing to do with the release of the Massive Attack E.P, it is included here, since Be Thankful for What You've Got was used afterward to promote the Massive Attack E.P. Be Thankful (Paul Oakenfold Mix) - Duration: 06:17 04. Hymn Of the Big Wheel (Nellee Hooper Mix) - Duration: 05:52 02. Hooper var fødd i Bristol og starta karrieren som DJ og medlem av Wild Bunch, eit Bristol-basert band som sidan skulle bli Massive Attack.. Mellom 1989 og 1992 produserte han debutalbuma for Soul II Soul (Club Classics Vol.I), Massive Attack og Björk (), som i magasinet Mixmag i 1995 vart rangerte til 31., 1. og 3. beste dance-album gjennom tidene. (A very young Mushroom appears as a DJ on the video for Cherry's 1988 hit Buffalo Stance.) Nellee Hooper (Producer of Soul II Soulâs first two LPs, Massive Attackâs âBlue Linesâ and Sinead OâConnorâs âNothing Compares To Youâ. "We were lazy Bristol twats," Daddy G would say later about the protracted gestation of Blue Lines. 01. ... Más de Massive Attack. You can marvel again at the epic sweep of Unfinished Sympathy, the defiant thrust of Safe from Harm and the narcotic sway of Daydreaming, songs that have influenced two generations of electronic musicians, from Radiohead, Moby and Unkle through to Air, Hot Chip and Burial and on to such disparate contemporary artists as the xx and Emeli SandÃ©. 04. 01. He started out in the early â80s as a founding member of influential Bristol DJ crew/sound system The Wild Bunch, who eventually spawned trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack.. By the late â80s, Hooper had moved to London and joined up with Jazzie B in a new group called Soul II Soul, who, for â¦ Safe From Harm - Duration: 04:50, Catalogue #: PRCD-4284Release Date: Summer 1991, Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With No Front Cover. Nellee Hooper (born 1963, Bristol, England) is a British producer/remixer/composer best known for his work with Björk, No Doubt/Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Garbage, Andrea Corr, U2, Sneaker Pimps, Soul II Soul and Massive Attack.He also started being a motion picture music composer with famed Scottish composer Craig Armstrong and Marius De Vries for the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + â¦ he three members of Massive Attack were invited to do a DJ set on a French radio programme some time back in the early 90s. Like nearly all the other versions of the Massive Attack E.P, this release abbrivates Be Thankful for What You've Got to just simply Be Thankful. Be Thankful (Paul Oakenfold Mix) - Duration: 06:17 04. Catalogue #: N/ARelease Date: February 1992, Packaging: Cardboard Slipcase With Sticker On VHS Tape. Producer and part co-writer of âDebutâ.) Weather Storm . Other great guest vocalists worked with the group following Nelson's departure, beginning with Tracey Thorn on the title track of the group's equally brilliant second album, Protection, and erstwhile Cocteau Twin Liz Fraser on the hypnotic Teardrop from their third album, Mezzanine. He later became a DJ as a member of The Wild Bunch, the Bristol-based sound system and group that became Massive Attack. Photograph: Kevin Cummins/Getty Images. Everything from the dramatic cover designed by 3D â an orange flame against a deep blue background with the group's name in bold letters â to the seamless blending of musical styles, suggested an already fully formed aesthetic. Home Of The Whale - Duration: 04:08 03. Catalogue #: WBRT4Release Date: 10th February 1992, Packaging: Heavy Cardboard SleeveNotes: N/A, A1. Notes: The Nellee Hooper and Paul Oakenfold Mixes on this disc are exclusive edits to this 7" vinyl. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Singles Collection - Massive Attack on AllMusic. Samples. Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 12'' Mix) 5:51: 4 Unfinished Sympathy (Perfecto Mix) 5:18: 5 Unfinished Sympathy (Instrumental) 4:07: 1 Safe from Harm 5:20: 2 Safe ... More By Massive Attack See All. Yet from the start they drew a succession of like-minded souls into their orbit, the first being the singer Neneh Cherry, and, soon after, her partner, the producer Cameron McVey. I know that I've been mad in love before And how it could be with you Really hurt me baby, really hurt me baby How can you have a â¦ Hymn Of the Big Wheel (Nellee Hooper Mix) - Duration: 05:52 02. Vocals Tracey Thorn. Any Love (Larry Heard Mix) - Duration: 04:27, Catalogue #: WBRDG-4XRelease Date: February 1992. I sat with the group in the darkened auditorium, wondering what their role in the video was. Collaborated ... Find Nellee Hooper bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Producer and remixer Nellee Hooper was behindâ¦ He said we should get together, so we hooked up in London. Reissued 21 years on it remains a landmark. I think thatâs the connection.â I met them, again, at the filming of another Baillie Walsh video for Be Thankful for What You've Got, which consisted of a stripper doing her act while miming the song in Raymond's Revue Bar in Soho, London. Produced by Massive Attack & Nellee Hooper. Nellee Hooper showed up from time to time with advice and the odd richly hued remix, but Mushroom and Dollar seem to have been the technicians and main orchestrators of the Massive Attack â¦ He referred to everyone as "Jack" and would ask questions like, "So, Jack, how much do you think the moon weighs, then?". Like Soul II Soul and various constantly fluid rap outfits, they were a collective who did not play any instruments themselves and employed other artists to augment â and in some cases â define their electronically driven sound and vision. Cherry immediately saw the possibilities of Massive Attack's cut-and-paste music, because it chimed with her own aesthetic. Home Of The Whale - Duration: 04:08 B1. Goldie . Massive Attack emerged out of the 1980s sound system scene in Bristol, part of a generation who came of age as hip-hop came overground. This promo video has a age rating of 18. Having written about and befriended the group back then, I was lucky enough to receive one of the few cassette-only recordings of the set. Massive Attack. Release Date September 26, 1994. From the off, Massive Attack were an effortlessly odd bunch. My money's on Mushroom, who was certainly the most obsessive, oddball and perhaps gifted member.). Be Thankful For What You've Got (Instrumental Funky Mix) - Duration: 03:51 03. Hymn of the Big Wheel [Nellee Hooper Mix] by Massive Attack: Listen to songs by Massive Attack on Myspace, a place where people come to connect, discover, and share. Like the other CD promo releases of Be Thankful For What You've Got, this cassette was produced only for the North American market with the 'no-rap version' being remixed by American DJ's Chris Stokes and Zyrus Melchor for Teaspoon Productions. Mixing Engineer Nellee Hooper, Massive Attack & Mark âSpikeâ Stent. It is possible this promo was released to guage the interest in releasing Be Thankful For What You've Got as a single at a later date, for the American market which ultimately would not happen. Notes: This particular release was produced to help promote Blue Lines for the North American market at the time of the album's release. Protection. Any Love (Larry Heard Mix) - Duration: 04:27, Catalogue #: WBRS4Release Date: 10th February 1992. Alongside rare hip-hop and soul tracks their set threw up some surprising choices: the pioneering Chicago house tune Can You Feel It by Mr Fingers; the brooding spoken-word track Sons and Daughters by the Neville Brothers; the discordant Poptones by John Lydon's post-punk collective Public Image Ltd. With Soul II Soul's Club Classics Vol. He died from cancer in 2009, aged 45. Who did what remains a mystery, but Dollar's role was integral, not least because he shaped the group's often vague ideas â samples, beats, raps â into something cohesive and often dramatic. Notes: This was given away with the Massive Attack E.P in a very limited edition in select UK record stores. Packaging: Slimline Plastic JewelcaseNotes: This was the first time Massive Attack released a single for the European market and not just in the UK. Packaging: Slimline Cardboard SleeveNotes: This was the first time Massive Attack released a single (or album for that matter) directly intended for the Australian market, with it being manufactured there. Album Version - Duration: 04:08 A2. More than that, it highlighted the breadth of the group's influences and suggested a range of compositional and textural possibilities that resonate in popular music to this day. The original idea that was Massive Attack â the collective, elastic, shape-shifting but essentially tight-knit, identity that helped make Blue Lines such a groundbreaking album has long since evaporated. The group seemed unconcerned by these setbacks. Like nearly all the other versions of the Massive Attack E.P, this release abbrivates Be Thankful for What You've Got to just simply Be Thankful. Blue Lines, for all the bickering and defections that followed in its wake, is an album that effortlessly transcends the sum of its individual parts. The very first inkling of what would be dubbed the Bristol sound was the Wild Bunch's spartan treatment of Bacharach and David's classic The Look of Love, released in 1988 on 4th & Broadway. The music writer Simon Reynolds has noted that Blue Lines marked a distinct shift in gear and tone for electronic music "towards a more interior, meditational sound" and that the tracks on Blue Lines move to what he calls "spliff tempos". Massive Attack endure in the form of 3D, Daddy G and a proper group playing proper instruments that accompanies them when they play live. Now, 21 years after its release, Blue Lines has been remastered and repackaged for a seemingly inexhaustible pop heritage market in both a regular and deluxe edition. Play on Napster. Then Massive Attack splintered again when Mushroom, the great oddball musical genius behind those albums, departed for reasons that remain clouded in mystery but probably had something to do with the smalltown claustrophobia of the Bristol scene and the inevitable clashes of ego and direction that beset all great groups at some time or another. Both Daydreaming and Safe from Harm were accompanied by atmospheric videos by the young director Baillie Walsh who then directed the now famous video for Unfinished Sympathy in which Nelson walks along West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, singing the song as if oblivious to the odd cast of street characters she encounters, while the group members fall into step behind her in cameo roles. They seemed, on first meeting, to be utterly lacking in direction, much less ambition, content to drift on their own instincts and slo-mo energy. Both, like the Cobham sample, suggest someone in the group had distinct "muso" tendencies. Track. Staying true to the crew ethos of hip-hop, Massive Attack were not a pop group per se. It was refreshing but frustrating. Notes: The Nellee Hooper and Paul Oakenfold Mixes on this disc are exclusive edits to this 7" vinyl. Any Love (Larry Heard Mix) - Duration: 04:27, Catalogue #: WBRX4Release Date: 10th February 1992. Be Thankful For What You've Got - Duration: 04:08, Catalogue #: PRCD-4381Release Date: Summer 1991. A1. âThe most I ever got was that Nellee [Hooper], who was producing the record, had produced Björk and Björk was a big Distant Shore fan. Despite a budget of around 60 grand, no video ever appeared. 01. Here, an early champion of the band recalls its making and its lasting influence, Massive Attack in 1991: (from left) Robert '3D' Del Naja, Grant 'Daddy G' Marshall and Andrew 'Mushroom' Vowles. (Massive Attack's samples are also a clue to their singularity: a snatch of Tom Scott's smooth jazz runs though the title track, and Wally Badarou's Mambo underpins Daydreaming. The 1995 Brit Awards honored Hooper as Best Producer for his work on Massive Attack's Protection, Björk's Post and Madonna's Bedtime Stories albums. Notes: This promo video has a age rating of 18. "Massive Attack and Blue Lines are part of the UK's musical DNA," says Labrinth (Tim McKenzie), the young English producer and artist. "Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 7" Mix)" by Nellee Hooper is a remix of Massive Attack's "Unfinished Sympathy". Massive Attack are a duo comprised of 3D and Daddy G, ... to outside remixing and the track has been carefully dismantled and reshaped by the likes of Paul Oakenfold and Nellee Hooper. Massive Attack. Label Virgin Records. Blue Lines, though, is like a blueprint for a different kind of pop future: stranger, richer, day-dreamier. But Massive Attack, against all the odds, are now seasoned survivors. Notes: This cassette is the only release to contain the '7" no-rap version' of Be Thankful For What You've Got. 90's cool personified, sporting an extrodinarly high hit-list with credits from Soul II Soul, Bjork No Doubt and Massive Attack. Label: Wild Bunch Records ââ WBRT 4 Format: Vinyl, ... Tracklist . As you can see from the tracklist, Side A and Side B are identical. Massive Attack - Safe From Harm (7" Version) (4:28) 03. That would come later, after the Wild Bunch imploded in the wake of one too many petty feuds. (Twenty-one years on, the extent of his contribution remains a source of friction between him and the group.) Hooper came up as a DJ, as a member of the Wild Bunch -- the Bristol-based collective that would develop into Massive Attack . The Wild Bunch DJed at the Dug Out club and at street parties in Bristol alongside Smith and Mighty, a duo that produced the first Massive Attack single, Any Love, in 1988, featuring local singer Carlton on vocals. Heligoland 2010 Mezzanine 1998 100th Window 2003 Blue Lines (2012 Mix / Master) 1991 Ritual Spirit - EP 2016 Protection 1993 Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 12'' Mix) 3. 06:25 Trying to interview them in any depth was futile: they avoided direct answers, lapsed into the kind of coded conversations that only the closest of friends can indulge in, made jokes and took every opportunity to turn the conversation to anything but music. â¢ Massive Attack enlisted producer Nellee Hooper, formerly of The Wild Bunch, for 1994âs Protection, featuring vocals from Tracey Thorn of Everything But the Girl. â¢ Massive Attack achieved their greatest commercial success with 1998âs Mezzanine. He seemed in good spirits.). What we were trying to do was create dance music for the head rather than the feet.". She had attitude to burn, though, while the Bristol crew were content to drift, their work rate informed by the slow pace of their native city and by what might be called the spliff consciousness that determined not just the bass-heavy pulse of their music but the worldview of their lyrics, which often tended towards the insular and the paranoid. A1. Notes: This particular release was produced to help promote Blue Lines for the North American market at the time of the album's release. Massive Attack. I remember he seldom said much, but listened intently to everything, often laughing at something he alone found amusing. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. The album, in all its newly polished glory, remains: a testament to a time when their vision was a truly collective one that challenged the notion of the pop group as well as the pop song. The result of a single long take filmed on Steadicam, it remains a benchmark in modern video direction, more a breathtaking short film than a mere pop promo. Björk . Packaging: Promo VHS is Wrapped In Light Cardboard Paper with Sticker. When Blue Lines came out, though, it sounded â despite its knowing nods to the older genres of funk, jazz fusion, old-school hip-hop and dub reggae, and its relatively faithful cover of William DeVaughn's 1972 smooth soul classic, Be Thankful For What You Got â like the birth of something new: a merging of the rootsy and the sophisticated, the soulful and the state of the art, the past and the future. Before they were Massive Attack, the three core members â Robert "3D" Del Naja, Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall â belonged to Bristol's Wild Bunch sound system crew, an extended collective whose members also included Tricky and future Soul II Soul member Nellee Hooper, both of whom would contribute to Blue Lines, as well as lesser-known local characters DJ Milo and Willy Wee. Packaging: Cardboard Flip-up Sleeve With Plastic CD TrayNotes: Like nearly all the other versions of the Massive Attack E.P, this release abbrivates Be Thankful for What You've Got to just simply Be Thankful. Notes: Similar to the retail 7" release, but has only two tracks instead of four. "The group have had a huge influence on UK production. Album Protection. The recorded version, finished at Abbey Road studios, utilised a 50-piece orchestra to accentuate the song's dramatic surge. 01. Collaborated with . Again, though, it's the emotional intensity of Nelson's voice and lyrics that define the song as much as the production or the musical bricolage, particularly in the heartstopping chorus: "Like a soul without a mind/ In a body without a heart/ I'm missing every part". Unfinished Sympathy - Duration: 05:13 03. Much to the dismay of its creators, Blue Lines is also viewed in pop historical terms as the prototype of trip-hop, a downbeat genre that merged elements of American hiphop, funk and Jamaican dub reggae into a somnambulant, skunk-fuelled soundtrack to British inner-city life. Massive Attack . These remixs appear on no other disc. The album's production is credited to Massive Attack, Cameron McVey and the late Jonny Dollar, to whom the new remastered version is dedicated. Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 12'' Mix) Massive Attack. 7" No-Rap Version - Duration: 04:00, Catalogue #: WBRS4/WBDJ4Release Date: 10th February 1992. I), Massive Attack (Blue Lines) and Björk (Debut), which in 1995 Mixmag magazine ranked the 31st, 1st and 3rd best dance albums of all time. You can now see the video online but, unsurprisingly, it was never shown on MTV or the BBC. Biografi. Nellee Hooper; Massive Attack chronology; Blue Lines (1991) Protection (1994) No Protection (1995) Singles from Protection "Sly" Released: 17 October 1994 () "Protection" Released: 9 January 1995 () "Karmacoma" Released: 20 March 1995 Composition. Album Version - Duration: 04:08 B2. 3D was also a graffiti artist of some repute. 03. It however goes under the name of Be Thankful For What You've Got and not the Massive Attack E.P. Catalogue #: WBRC4Release Date: 10th February 1992. Hymn Of the Big Wheel (Nellee Hooper Mix) - â¦ Years later, when I mentioned our early encounters to Daddy G, he happily admitted that the group had no idea what was expected of them in terms of press and were genuinely uninterested in fame or attention. Hymn Of the Big Wheel (Nellee Hooper 7" Mix) - Duration: 04:47 B1. The defiant grandeur of Unfinished Sympathy does not adhere to that model nor does the thunderous charge of Safe from Harm, propelled by its percussive sample from jazz-rock drummer Billy Cobham's furiously complex track Stratus. It's brighter, clearer and sharper, but the standout songs still sound utterly unlike anything before or since in their seamless merging of propulsive beats, brooding melodies and dark atmospherics. This disc contains three exclusive remixs of Be Thankful For What You Got that were remixed by American DJ's Chris Stokes and Zyrus Melchor for Teaspoon Productions. With the release of Blue Lines in 1991, Massive Attack were on a creative roll but seemed unaware of their impact or the shape of their future. When it comes to British music, Nellee Hooper has been at the center of some major movements. The meeting led to further collaboration, of which the best known is for the hugely popular album Protection â a languid, dubbed-out, brooding sound that would come to define the trip hop genre. Be Thankful For What You've Got (Funky Mix) - Duration: 04:02 02. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 12" Mix) (5:51) 04. Associated with . Be Thankful - Duration: 05:30 02. "It was Neneh who kicked our asses and got us in the studio. Born in Bristol, Hooper began his career in 1982 as a percussionist and backing vocalist with Bristol post-punk band Maximum Joy. The Payback (Part 1) by James Brown. They've influenced music around the world, of course, but the UK more than anywhere.". For the recording of Blue Lines, Tricky was still in the fold, rapping and co-writing on three songs. Nellee Hooper Nellee Produced the No Doubt song entitled âitâs My Lifeâ for their Greatest Hitâs CD, and was a 2003 Grammy nominee for Producer of the Year, for the 5 tracks produced on NO DOUBTâS Rock Steady album, which included mega hits âHella Goodâ and title hit âRock Steadyâ. In 1998 he won a BAFTA Award (Anthony Asquâ¦ read more âNo one in Massive Attack ever said a word to me about what they wanted or why I was there,â Thorn tells MOJOâs Andrew Male. Listening to it now, you can hear traces of the enduring reggae style called lover's rock â the romantic song, soulful vocals of Shara Nelson and the pared-down beats. They moved to their own unpredictable beat, so much so that I would not have put money on them still being with us today, so laidback was their attitude, so lackadaisical their work rate, so uninterested were they in press or promotion. Like nearly all the other versions of the Massive Attack E.P, this release abbrivates Be Thankful for What You've Got to just simply Be Thankful. Nellee Hooper showed up from time to time with advice and the odd richly hued remix, but Mushroom and Dollar seem to have been the technicians and main orchestrators of the Massive Attack sound. It is also the only version of the Massive Attack to not abbreviate Be Thankful For What You Got on the back cover in the tracklist. Tricky departed amid some rancour not long after the release of the album, as did Shara Nelson, their first and greatest singer, both claiming they had not been given enough recognition for their contributions to the Massive Attack sound. 01. Hymn Of the Big Wheel (Nellee Hooper Mix) - Duration: 05:52 A2. They did not have one â unless you count the glimpse of a few shadowy figures exiting the strip club towards the end of the act. That is only partially true. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 12 mix) Lyrics. It still seems odd to me that the lumpen, guitar-fuelled Britpop years followed its release, the old order re-establishing itself in the most conservative fashion as if Blue Lines had never happened. UK Retail CD - European Retail CD - Australian Retail CD - UK Retail Vinyl #1 - UK Retail Vinyl #2 - UK Retail Cassette - UK Promo VHS #1 - UK Promo VHS #2 - US Promo CD #1 - US Promo CD #2 - US Promo Cassette - UK Promo Vinyl, Catalogue #: WBRDG4Release Date: 10th February 1992. It certainly paved the way for two acclaimed debut albums in the trip-hop vein â Portishead's dense and sometimes overwrought Dummy (1994) and Tricky's darkly mesmeric Maxinquaye from 1995 â as well as the more well-mannered beats of acts such as Morcheeba and Zero 7. It offered an illuminating glimpse of the musical undercurrents they'd drawn on in making their groundbreaking debut album, Blue Lines, released in 1991. Twenty-one years on, those guitars still sound old and all too familiar. Massive Attack - Safe From Harm (Original) (5:20) 02. Listening to Blue Lines now, I can hear all kinds of echoes: from Brian Eno to Ennio Morricone, Lee "Scratch" Perry to the early electro hip-hop of Man Parrish, but what strikes me most forcefully is how the best songs are those that feature the extraordinary lyrics of Shara Nelson and her equally dramatic delivery of them.