mezzanine (20/04/1998)
highest uk chart position #1
 
cd: wbrcd4 (jewel case)
2x12": wbrlp4 (folding card sleeve)
limited cd: wbrcdx4 (misprinted on disk as wbcdx4) (folding card sleeve)
cass: wbrmc4 (jewel case)
md: wbrmd4 (jewel case)
1 (a1)
angel 6:20
2 (a2)
risingson 4:58
3 (a3)
teardrop 5:30
4 (b1)
inertia creeps 5:56
5 (b2)
exchange 4:11
6 (b3)
dissolved girl 6:06
7 (c1)
man next door 5:56
8 (c2)
black milk 6:21
9 (c3)
mezzanine 5:56
10 (d1)
group four 8:12
11 (d2)
(exchange) [labelled as 'exchange - part two' on minidisc] 4:10
     
 
 
 
cd promo: wbrcdj4 (card sleeve)
1
angel 6:20
2
risingson 4:58
3
teardrop 5:30
4
inertia creeps 5:56
5
exchange 4:11
6
dissolved girl 6:06
7
man next door 5:56
8
black milk 6:21
9
mezzanine 5:56
10
group four 8:12
11
(exchange) 4:10
 
 
 
interview cd: wbrivcdj4 (card sleeve)
1
tell us about the album - did the album exist before the title or did the title exist - it's 'mezzanine' 0:22
2
what other titles were in the frame for it, was there anything else 0:41
3
where did you actually record this 0:08
4
and how long did it take 0:06
5
didn't you do quite a bit of writing in cornwall 0:45
6
does that actually effect the sound of the album like the technology and the frustrations it causes 0:34
7
it must be difficult to be organic 0:42
8
so how long were you in cornwall for and what actually went on 0:29
9
was this like a conscious decision, were you genuinely just not getting on with each other and just needed space 0:27
10
who actually does the writing - i've never been quite sure who does what 0:49
11
what do you each bring in individually 0:54
12
how important is the lyrical content of the song and how much of it is the atmosphere in the music of it 0:15
13
and you say group 4 came out of cornwall as well, explain the concept 0:55
14
so this was obviously a fairly difficult album, was this more difficult to record than anything you've done before 0:18
15
what were the problems you were having to deal with, was it like not getting on and not liking the music you were making or is it just coming to terms with being older and what you were going through as individuals 1:13
16
did you find that you suddenly had to get more serious and kind of play the game more as a band like you had to go on your and you had to release the album, did that kind of complicate it 0:28
17
did that freak you out when you realised you had to do that 1:19
18
do you look for other people to work with as well, is that something that keeps you interested and keeps you exited about the music you're making like 'ok what can we do next who can we work with next' 0:33
19
what was it like working with her 1:07
20
when you actually finished the album, when was the first time you listened to it as a complete album 1:16
21
tell us the story about the bibles that appeared during the recording of 'mezzanine' is that true - i read about it somewhere 0:36
22
do you not get bored by your own record collections 0:42
23
tell me about inertia creeps, is it a particularly personal song 0:47
24
is it cathartic for you to write these lyrics, and do you write them for yourselves or do you write for other people to appreciate 1:04
25
you didn't work with nellee hooper on this album at all, did you miss him 1:01
26
you have such a huge long list of credits on your albums like people who have been involved with you, are there alot of people on this one as well or is it much more narrow or defined 0:31
27
do you like the album 'mezzanine' - g 0:51
28
something i read in an interview d, you were saying that when you think back to 1989/90 you think of sunshine and happy times, so this is gonna be the bleak days 0:31
29
do you still enjoy being in massive attack 1:28
30
can you see yourselves in their positions in any point in the future 0:56
31
mushroom, do you like this album 0:32
32
what's you favourite track on the album 0:24
33
i think dissolved girl is one of my favourite tracks on the album her voice is fantastic she sounds like an awful lot of other people, what's that track about 0:56
34
[unknown question due to misprint - seems to be a question regarding differences between mezzanine and the previous two albums] 0:22
35
aside from making your own records, you also have the label melankolic, how many artists have you got signed to melankolic now 0:17
36
where do you find these people, lewis and craig 1:14
37
how much do you get involved 2:03
38
you've worked with liz frazer now and you wanted to work with her six years ago, who else is there still that you want to work with 0:28
39
tell us about the madonna story - how long did it take to meet here while you were there 1:05
note: there is a tracklisting discrepancy between what is printed and what questions are answered on the cd. for track 14, the question 'this is liz frazer from the cocteau twins' is printed but the following printed question is answered. this is continued until track 34, where there is an unknown question answered.