Massive Attack to reissue 1998 album, ‘Mezzanine’
Massive Attack will reissue their seminal 1998 album, Mezzanine, in a double CD set in November, followed by a special edition box set of three colored vinyl one month later in December. Each remastered edition will feature exclusive and previously unreleased Mad Professor dub remixes, creating a novel listening experience, despite the record’s long venerated status. The three-part vinyl set will include an image book with pictures provided by Massive Attack members Robert Del Naja and Nick Knight, and will additionally arrive in a “heat sensitive box” that allows the sleeve color to change in response to different temperatures.
Massive Attack celebrated the iconic record’s 20th anniversary in April 2018 by encoding Mezzanine in DNA. The group stored the album in microscopic DNA strands that were then stored inside a total of 5,000 nano-sized glass spheres, preserved in water. Massive Attack’s encoding of Mezzanine marked an unprecedented first in the context of album storage.