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Cant believe to see this shit
Yessss, an album at last
I´m really looking forward to listen it. Congratulations for the cd cover!
Regards from Spain
Already pre ordered from french website.
no dobro or marakesh in the album :(
at least give us some proper recordings of those 2 songs , you people!
+ I’m guessing « Girl I Love You » is 16 Seeter?
Oh finally, can’t wait to listen to it.
Soooooooooooooooooooo stoked for this!! :D
Yep, yep, yes!!! Finally!! Can’t explain how happy I am to see this entry! The only downer is: only 10 songs… but I sure don’t wanna complain! Massive Attack are perfectionists, nothing wrong with that. I just hope, that there will be more releases of where those songs come from, and i know there sure is a lot at least « very good » stuff! I eat everything you throw at me, anyway!!! Just release a « B » side album, too and rip me off! I’m glad, Hope Sandoval will appear on the album, too. Must be an interesting combination…. can’t wait to listen… Aw…. great cover, mysterious name, so is the island…. OK enough, now I am satisfied.
such a GREAT news!!!
Awesome, awesome, awesome.
…..And Dobro, Marakesh, 16 Seeter, All I Want, Red Light??!?!?!?
I can’t belive this… I really, really, really disappointed… :(
I’m really looking forward for it, but…Marakesh, Dobro, harpsichord, marooned and 16 seeter are HuuUuuuge songs. I hope they’re in there somewhere!! If not, join them on your probably best-selling EP ever! I mean, I think they are in there with different names, but if not THIS ALBUM WILL BE EPIC, i mean you would be on some master material!!
btw, I saw your final tour concert in Lisbon and you missed some of these songs…and that got me worried. Please clarify…I loved the concert but left me a weird taste in the mouth because of that.
the artwork is dope!
GREAT! cant wait, cheers form poland ;)
No mention of Tunde as vocalist on the album…. isn’t Pray For Rain his song?
Can’t wait to hear the Hope and Martina tracks :)
amazing cover art!!!cant wait for the
OMG! what a great start of the day! i hope Red Light is somewhere in there with a different title…
I hope, the album will be awesome, but I´m still missing songs like Dobro, Marakesh, Harpsichord, All I Want…quite dissapointed with this fact
I am excited
i can hardly wait… nice cover, nice music… what else could i want?
Finally! 5 albums for 20 years is not enough :)
Genius! can’t wait. x
I’m waiting since 2003…
What will happen with the tracks Marakesh, Red Light, Dobro, …. those were epic tunes when I saw them live …
Waiting since 2003 to !! Impatient :)
But where are Marakesh, Red Light, 16 Seeter and Heartcliff Star ?
Hope they are on the album under another name !
YAYYYYYYYYY! FINALLY!!!! :)
hope this time with Daddy! B)
hmmm, a bit disapointed at the number of tracks and the fact that they include the EP tracks (3 of which I wasn’t blown away by)
Still, it’s out on my birthday, so it will still be nice!
What’s the meaning behind the title?
…the « ghost tracks » are:
All I Want
16 Seeter (maybe The Girl I Love You)
Marakesh (2008, the best, for me)
Marakesh (2009 —> maybe Atlas Air?)
There are a lot of songs…!
I’m disappointend because I truly love the « old-new » songs and it’s sad think that these are simply disappear from the new record… :/
Yes i’m with all of you!!! I was waiting for this album hoping to find a studio version of marrakesh and others live unreleased songs, i was at Conegliano (IT) live last month and i really love them…. Please release that Songs Too!!!
What a surprise! Can´t believe it! Thank you for the awesome information. Love your Coverartwork and wow with mystical rainbows! ;) Heligoland! Mhm! Its a secret Island in Germany! Love it! Can´t wait to hear the songs! Love&Peace, Anja
The news has made my day much brighter but a little bemused about no Harpsichord or All I Want, such huge songs.Maybe you guys have got more up your sleeve. Was blown away by the intensity and love of the Sheffiled gig and still call up Glastonbury last year(those fantastic « old-new » songs) when the world feels a little glum. Life love and unity,.
want more and more… ! ;D
Robert, pls don´t forget Marakesh! This song blows my mind away during concerts! ;) Would you like to release it as a X-Mas album with all your concert stuff? You could take it on your new album as bonus tracks! Pls! Love you! ;)
I suggest that « The Girl I Love You » could be « 16 Seeter »… probably « Atlas Air » is Marakesh… but Red Light, All I Want, Dobro, Harpischord, Hartcliffe Star and others great songs are lost…I hope not forever!
Could it be, that Atlas Air is the Synonym for Marakesh … thinkin of the Videoshow of Marakesh.
I’ve been waiting for this album since Collected and while I’m really looking forward to hearing it, I can’t help feeling a little disappointed that all the EP tracks are on it. Great as they are, I was hoping they were just a « taste » of what was to come. Hopefully the rumour that there’s enough material for two albums in quick succession will be true as another 3-4 years wait for anything else will be too much!!! The album of samples that was rumoured would be great too!
Foda!!! finalmente. Quero muito e ainda com Martina, Hope e Horace. Heaven!!!
Hmmm, Not convinced ‘Pray for rain ‘ is a decent Massive song and yet its the album opener… Why no ‘United Snakes’ ??
I am super Stoked for this album. The EP was dope, So here’s to hoping the album as a whole can hold up!!!
>Why no ‘United Snakes’ ??
because it had been already released in early 00′ as b-side.
yes, finally !!
Will it be released on CD support ?? i hate using a pc for listening music ;p)
Great. Really looking forward to hearing this.
Could you please tell us if some of these songs were played live under an other name (Marrakesh?…)
por fin…………………….thanx massive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the orange colour ,but where are the other songs ?
I’m missing some realy importent songs !!!
Boys where is marakesh ,,,,,,,,,i saw you in leicester and this track is without doubt the finest ……i cannot believe that this is not included…its easy dont let it go
Marakesh is probably Atlas Air… But many others songs are not included…
can’t wait for new M.A studio sculptings :>
fuckin AMAZING!!!!!!!!!, Ive been waiting for this so much time.
Can’t believe it… Finally we have a new album but: NO MARAKESH?!?!?!?!
this is good to see, finally they set it in stone, lets just hope the « old-new » tracks that were left out are as GOOD as the new ones that were put in.
That is too long. 77 days. Feels like forever.
Personally, I’m very very excited. This all feels really new – the artwork (for this and SLA) is fantastic and very different from what we’ve seen before, kind of like the other side of the bridge that was 100th Window (while really good, not really a proper MA record) from Mezzanine. This is the new millennium (sort of, still) and a new Massive Attack (Proper!). The collaborators are alot more diverse and sort of weird. I’m quite frightened (apprehensive) by the build-up to the album… something dark, but very good is coming!
Maybe they’ll pull a lovely surprise on everyone and hide all our live favourites in the physical LP. But I also agree with a lot of speculation here that some seem to have been retained in Heligoland, under new titles (Flat of the Blade is definitely Bullet Proof Love, par example). I really like the idea that live tracks morph/change into entirely different beasts on physical release, lyrics are reused but in a different surround. Should be good yeah? This is sort of like what Tricky did with Protection stuff on Maxinquaye.
Also, before this new site launched didn’t D and G promise to post some downloads of offcuts and live pieces on here? Maybe I just made that up or dreamt it!?! Might be a nice sweetener for all us adoring fans though, eh!
Anyway, thanks guys I’m looking forward to receiving what ever you give!
muy bueno!!! El nombre, el arte de tapa, las canciones elegidas …. nice! Gracias Robert!
Oi Oi waited – literally years for this and i’m excited, for those a bit disheartened, don;t despair:
Atlas Air is the new name for Marakesh and Girl I love you is the new name for 16 seeter.
…but i’d love to know where that amazing into and first song is from the recent concerts (Red light and Hartcliffe star)…and the great ‘All I want’ from last year….
Ah well…i’m sure this won’t be the only new recorded material released next year….
about the title: Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr and the Bomb. The quantum theory, splitting the atom, the atomic bomb’s delirium. All begings in Heligoland in 1920
*Love your ever focused light on the follies of mankind*
what a disturbing sleeve….
¡Grandes, muy grandes!
Weather Underground was a much better name AND i really hope you release Red Light with the vocals of Stephanie Dosen and not Martina Topley-Bird (and also in the 2008 version , not the version you play actually on tour).
For sure everybody who see the concert ha been impressed by the incredible sound of ‘marakesh’
I think everybody hopes it will come with another name …
Sono semplicemente geniali !
Brilliant sleeve! Looking forward to the first listening session! :) Last 2 concerts were great. Hope most of the new tracks will be there in some form. Psyche is brilliant although I hope the album version will not be acapella but more like EP..
Maybe you should inform the fans about the titeltrack changes ;-)
regards from germany – frankfurt
Finally!!! I’ve been waiting and waiting for the new album to come out. Cannot wait to hear the beauty that is Massive.
That is fantastic news. I am so excited about the new LP. However, what happened to Red Light (a personal favorite)? I thought Guy Garvey had mentioned that it was going to be on the album? And also, I thought Hope Sandoval recorded two tracks?
Regardless of these questions, I am still very excited!
Couldn’t believe my eyes when I first read the news… Finally a new MA album!!! As many above me have stated, I would also like to motion for somehow including the aforementioned tracks… Marakesh and Red Light simply sound amazing, and it would be a loss of great art if they didn’t make it to the public in some way or form. Perhaps a limited edition release / packaging? Also wondering if a Blu-Ray release has been considered an option… Regardless, simply can’t wait! February has just instantly improved. Without a doubt!
Robert ‘n Grant, thank you!
And while I’m at it, I’d like to use the opportunity to pay my compliments for the ‘United Snakes’ video, truly love the efficiency of minimalism. Words fall short in expressing my gratitude for the peace your music creates within my mind as well as (hopefully) on a much, much larger scale.
I expect that for so long (a French man who loves you).
What happened to the song: Marakesh ? It is not on the list …. and it is one of the best …. ever …
The tracklisting for Heligoland will be as follows. Note the ‘formerly known bits’, ie. Marakesh et al included)
01. Pray For Rain – Vocals by Tunde Adebimpe
02. Babel – Vocals By Martina Topley Bird
03. Splitting The Atom – Vocals by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall and Horace Andy
04. Girl I Love You – Vocals by Horace Andy (formerly known as ‘16 Seeter’)
05. Psyche – Vocals by Martina Topley Bird
06. Flat Of The Blade – Vocals by Guy Garvey (formerly known as ‘Bullet Proof Love’)
07. Paradise Circus – Vocals by Hope Sandoval
08. Rush Minute – Vocals by Robert Del Naja
09. Saturday Come Slow – Vocals by Damon Albarn
10. Atlas Air – Vocals by Robert Del Naja (formerly known as ‘Marakesh’)
1.All I Want
7.Marakesh (2008 tour)
11.Marakesh (2009 tour)
12.Psyche (the album version will be the live one? Please consider that the remix is REALLY better)
Don’t tell me we are going to lose ALL THESE GREAT SONGS……(except 12)
Please Massive, won’t you release :
All I Want
Maybe a double CD ?
Peace ! Saw you in Toulouse, France. A-MA-ZING !!! Don’t let these tracks unreleased please !!!
I do think that real fans can’t be glad by receiving this news…
We are following you since ‘91, and you just send them a 10 songs album for 6 years…
Look how crazy we go when you play « Safe From Arm » a fucking almost 20 years old song!!
Are you only playing for yourself? (for example: We can leave a comment but, i don’t think, you’ll read them!)
I prefer the Psyche live version. I think it is a small masterpiece. The remix sounds very poor.
Just saw this on Pitchfork media
A Heligoland Remix album by none other than Burial is in the works as well
Great news ! finally a concrete date & sleeve. This time I feel that it’s true ! It’s obvious that Massive Attack love surprises ( which can be good and bad for the fans)
Bad news are :
- length album of 40 min. long in 2010 isn’t a bit too short? Especially when there is at least dozen of songs can be included.
- Not necessarily a bad thing but chosen songs for the album looks less energetic than the new live songs on the 2008-2009 tours
- Where is Heartcliffe Star? Dobro? All I want? Hapriscord?Marooned? etc etc( 16 seeter looks included with a new version but I guess I’ll prefer the 2008 live version)
- I think MAssive attack will have difficulty in finding guest stars in the future since they are recording together marvellous songs but MA changes their mind last minute and prefer not to release them !
But weren’t Mike Patton supposed to do some vocals for Splitting The Atom?
Let’s hope the Burial Remix album actually happens .
fucking great cover sleeve!!!! i think splitting the atom (song) is amazing, thanks for putting it on the album. cant wait!!
hey D, do you paint with acrylics or oil???
POCHI PEZZI IN TANTI ANNI
For those who complain, you didn’t heard the album.
One artist give his own work, if you are not satisfied, make better.
The cover is stunning! Is this the disfigured Tricky’s face? :))))))
Oh, very good. I’m waiting for… But isn’t there « Harpsicord » song???
Looking forward to the new album … but please release ‘All I Want’ and the other tracks that may or may not be on the album or add a Bonus CD wjen pre-ordering the album (UNKLE did something like this for War Stories), hell even do a collectors edition with a 2nd CD and charge us abit more!!
Yeah Double CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hallo. Please release all the songs you played live this and last year. Especially i love All i want and Red light in new version with Martina. And Harpsichord and Kingpin… It is such a good stuff… Double CD, please…
Radiohead did a similar thing with their album In rainbows… the less modern and not 100% songs are on the second CD
Splitting the atom is one of the best songs i have ever heard, i have listened to it maybe 500 times. Realy fantastic!
fucking amazing concert in Milan!!!….i’m another one that asks for new tracks listened on concert.
I hope we will find them in a way…guys?!?!
Thanks Fellas ! Finally a new album after so long…Like the other people hear please offer the tracks that didn’t make the cut on a your website for us fans ! That Burial remix album I heard Daddy G mention sounds like gold ..please allow this to happen if possible it would be amazing…
First of all, great news :)! I saw you live in the beginning of november in Zagreb and the concert was great.
I really hope « Red light » will be released somehow. On vinyl. I’m pretty disappointed it won’t be on the new record since it’s such an exquisite and subtle track. Also, like someone has already said here, I thought the version with Stephanie Dosen’s vocals was FAR superior to the Martina Topley-Bird one. Stephanie sang it with so much more nuance and feeling and the colour of her voice suits that track much better as well.
And also, the changes that were made to the song itself made it worse. I guess there’s always a great possibility of seriously overdoing things (and making them worse in the end) when you just work and re-work tracks for a long time without releasing them. It’s one thing to take a long time to write and make a track, but completely another to keep working on stuff that’s done.
D & G,
You just can’t dropped HEARTCLIFF STAR!!
I CAN`T WAIT TO HEAR THIS
Only 2 tracks with D and only 1 with G…? :(
This seems Massive Attack & Friends… I’m disappointed…
3 tracks with D with Splitting the Atom
fui escutar o mezzanine nao parei de escutar mais , heligoland e mais um perfeito disco,se voltarem as origens vai serao imbativeis .PARABENS,CONGRATULATIONS.
artwork is exactly like unkles last album.bit unimaginative of 3D to do that,to be honest.still,stoked about the albarn,garvey and martina songs.
I’m deeply fascinated by Massive Attack’s songs… and looking forward to the new album.
the paintwork makes me physically uncomfortable.i might fold in the sleeve..but looking forward to the music..paradise circus feels good#
why is it named after an overseer song?
Maybe an instrumental version of Paradise Cirkus ?
Я впечатлен вашими прошлыми работами и всё не дождусь услышать ваш новый альбом…
Nice work fellas, and if you’re watching Mr. H, nice artwork son.
er, how is it possible that this album won’t contain All I Want?
I’m one more mate wondering if I’ll ever listen to Dobro, All I Want, Kingpin and other aforementioned phenomenal tracks in studio version. An album with these tracks would either be Massive Attack’s best album or a close second! I hope you [band] don’t miss such an opportunity.
great that the album is finally arriving!!!!
missing those outstanding tracks which have been mentioned here already. i believe some of them are the greatest pieces of music of our times! this gives you some higher responsibility, i believe…
anyway, it would be a shame to hold them back!
i hope to find them on some special edition of the album on an extra cd (like massive attack – collected…?)
Where is All I Want?????? Lupotto è incazzato nero
Sooo happy. I love you guys, and all the great music that’s come from your innovation and grand creativity. WOOT!! Like everyone else — you can feel free to just not stop making more of this amazing music… really. Awesome-sauce!
please, release All i want, Harpischord with Yolanda, Kingpin, Dobro and the rest! :(
I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!
« Paradise Circus » is « Harpsichord » with Hope Sandoval singing it and I think I read that « Atlas air » is actually « Dobro ». They just changed some names.
Any vinyl release?
maybe another vinyl factory special?
vinyl fellas, vinyl.
why did’nt you put DOBRO in the tracklist??? it’s an epic song!!!
does anyone knows if Elizabeth Fraser will be on tour with Massive Attack this year?
+1 for any news on vinyl release?
how to download
listened from yt: BEAUTIFUL.
The only critic is ‘not keeping Yolanda for « Paradise Circus »: I think her interpretation makes this song a masterpiece.
Greetings from Milan (Italy)
Я не знаю, что и зачем я тут пишу, но раз все тут пишут, я не буду выделяться и тоже что-нибудь напишу! Интернет — это удивительный мир удивительных людей!
this is gonna be awesome!!
very good sound!
Received a preview of Heligoland. Exquisite. A walk in the shade / light / sun/ dark with an old friend. It’s woken me up from the dirth of crap me-too releases. Diving in. Thanks Bristol Boys x
WELCOME BACK…….come soon to portugal………vocês são os maiores …..portugal está convosco e com a vossa magnifíca música…..o bom trip hop……estamos juntos bjs
I’m looking forward to seeing you next week in London.
positive review of the album on theartsdesk.com (influential and v hip arts site)
Nice album. Loved the tracks and the show, hope to see you during summer at a festival in Belgium
I got my copy of Heligoland yesterday as part of a special preorder offer for the Auckland, New Zealand concert and it is awesome, can’t wait to see them live next month.
The 6 extra remix tracks are great also.
Welcome back guys, you have been sorely missed. Just pre-ordered the deluxe from Itunes, can’t wait.
Just downloaded on Zune sub. The 14 track version. Looking forward to this growing on me slowly, surely, as it was with everything else you’ve done. So far 7 and 9 are doing the job.
Ok – I’m baffled – how did you get my photo? That’s messed up.
Where is Dobro????!! I want to buy it and really disapointed that it’s not on the album!! Thought it was amazing at glasto 2008 and at brixton!! Ah well love the rest of it nonethelss ! x
poniewaz na tym blogu jest cenzura (usunieto moj wczorajszy wpis po angielsku) powtorze: jest cos nie tak z ta plyta. gdzie jest all i want, marooned, red light, dobro itd.? wersja koncertowa atlas air (marakesh) z 2008 jest duzo lepsza od tej, ktora dostajemy na heligoland. ta plyta to jedno wielkie nieporozumienie.
This album is beautiful
suppppeeeerrrr – Atlas Air, Paradice Circus ***** (5 stars)
Great job, thanks!!!!
Marakesh ‘08 not being included sucks though. :(
Great album. Really cool stuff. I’m not even really a fan of the genre, but I liked this CD a lot. You can read my full review here: http://www.kreetik.com/1/post/2010/02/massive-attack-heligoland.html
I love this CD by massive attack, I have been listening to it non stop, but it was dissapointing to get 4 tracks less for pre-ordering at amazon. I pre ordered, and got the 10 song version. As soon as it was released, they changed it to 14 songs.
amazon says it is the publisher’s fault. I trading it in for the complete version, but it was a bit dissapointing. The 10 songs that I did get are amazing! I love it!
Por fin… Congratulations ;) Massive Attack…
I look forward to having the album in my hands … and my ears.
Adorei o som.
heligoland, compared 2 the 100th window, ain’t even worth its 53 minute listenin’ time.
Martina topley bird !!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5j9yQOulvI
7 years after 100th window,(which was mostly awful) this is just about ok
Perfect music!!! Thank vou! :)))) Hungary
has anyone else noticed that there are different mixes of tracks on different albums of this? i asked my mate to play psyche while in his house a few nights back and it wasnt what i had, i had an acoustic version and he had the electronic one, also subtle differences in things like the drums in flat of the blade and the bass line being slowed down in atlas air, any one know anything about this?
THIS DISC IS EVERYTHING!!! THE ART IS AMAZING, ALL OF THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
I LOVE YOU MASSIVE ATTACK!!! COME TO ARGENTINA AGAIN!!!!!
Neeve is calling you, I got your ….. I think it’s great, this is my vote. I love you, can’t wait to reach YOU not you.
I love the album! But where’s the Heartcliff star? I heard it in Helsinki icehockey hall and that was love at first listening. I wan’t that song!!!!
Greetings from Finland!
Love this album! But where’s Heartcliff star??!!!! I heard it in Helsinki icehockey hall and that was love at first listening!!
I want that song!
Greetings frm Finland!
Very good JOB ! My favourite is saturday comes slow…
W’ll wait them to come to Turkey ..
You have to watch this video… super
This music is very interesting – mature and full bodied like in rainbows
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