Written by Dave Jenkins 22 November The shadowy Bristol collective have made some of the greatest UK music in the last three decades.
Here are some of the highlights of their oeuvre. Over the years, the group have drawn on hip-hop, soul and soundsystem culture to forge a sound way wider than any lazy trip-hop tag, taking in love songs, political statements and stark introspection. All that, and they keep on innovating.
As the collective now prepare to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mezzanine with a full world tour, we take a look back over some of their strongest and most successful musical innovations. Their third single since forming inUnfinished Sympathy features a powerful live string section, that instantly recognisable cowbell-laced breakbeat, and the breathtaking vocals and songwriting of Shara Nelson. Charting in the UK at number 13, it remains their most iconic and revered
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It still sounds great today. Ebut the Mad Professor remix — also listed as Bumper Ball Dub — is the best of the lot, dialling up the hypnotic with rippling reverbed drums and a deep Jamaican vibe. Massive Attack and Madonna covering Marvin Gaye?
Legendary music meetings rarely get better. THIS is how you open your first studio album in four years. Despite this, Mezzanine is their most successful album to date, selling over four million copies worldwide. Its sense of the bereft was surely amplified by the fact that the day the song was recorded, she had been told that her close friend and ex-lover Jeff Buckley had drowned.
Another outstanding piece of work with a certified singer-songwriting legend, this time with the late great Terry Callier. Paradise Circus has been through many iterations. Somewhere in between those waypoints, it also featured as the theme tune to cult crime show Luther.
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As they return with new album No Tourists, let's run the length and breadth of the group's catalogue in search of their best tracks to date. Christian Horner is married to ex Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, but when the Red Bull team boss wants to relive the old times he can go to their. Celebrating music, culture and the minds moving it forward. Worldwide. Tracks.
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