CDN$ 21.95 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
In Stock. Sold by Vanderbilt CA

Compare Offers on Amazon
Add to Cart
CDN$ 39.40
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Sold by: FastMedia "Ships From USA"
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

No Protection: Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor Import


Price: CDN$ 21.95
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Vanderbilt CA.
2 new from CDN$ 21.95 7 used from CDN$ 4.10

Artists to Watch
Artists to Watch
Be the first to hear about the hottest emerging artists. Featuring ten new artists each month, Artists to Watch will help you stay in the know when it comes to up-and-coming artists. See all of this month's picks

Frequently Bought Together

No Protection: Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor + Protection + Mezzanine (2LP Vinyl)
Price For All Three: CDN$ 68.61

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 23 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Toshiba EMI
  • ASIN: B0000035DC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

1. Radiation Ruling The Nation-Protection
2. Bumper Ball Dub-Karmacoma
3. Trinity Dub-Three
4. Cool Monsson-Weather Storm
5. Eternal Feedback-Shy
6. Moving Dub-Better Things
7. I Spy-Spying Glass
8. Backwood Sucking

Product Description

Product Description

Amazon.ca

This is the studio work of London's prodigious dub godfather, Mad Professor, who takes Massive Attack's Protection album as raw material to create a completely new experience. Bits are added, dropped out, accentuated, run through sonic effects, drenched in reverb, turned inside out until the songs disappear and in their place emerge reborn textural soundscapes. No Protection gives a sort of discursive aural commentary on Protection's original songs, pointing out all the obscured details--the minutest percussive rings and beeps, the most mesmerizing bass loops. --Roni Sarig

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Audio CD
Massive Attack, after having being (unfair) criticized, after the release of their second Album "Protection", handed over the Original Master Tapes to U.K. Dub Cut-and-paste mastermind "The Mad Professor", who subsequently, took the original source material completely apart, deconstructed, incorporated Dub-reggae sampling and completely Rebuild the album with a much harder (but, Dub-influenced) sound.....(which was what the original "Protection" album was heavily Criticized for lacking).....every track has been completely reworked, to incorporate a thicker more sampled, and Trip-Hop styled sound, Tracks such as the album titled "Protection", "Karmacoma", & "Spying Glass" have had the vocals heavily "Reverbed" & "Distorted" to produce something that is recognisable, yet far removed from the original's Electronica-styled sound, and the surround & resonance move this version into a sound space that the original couldn't possibly hope to occupy, and therefore this makes it a tremendous accompaniment to the original album, rather than a replacement for it....
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Audio CD
When I first heard about a the dub version of Protection I nearly wet my pants (being a big fan of that album), but I held off for nearly two years while I built up my "proper" dub collection of various essentials and oddities from such greats as King Tubby, Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo etc. Finally I figured I'd buy No Protection. Boy was I dissapointed. This album lacks the charm that comes with any good dub record. It's stark, and devoid of the beauty that made Protection so great in the first place. This sounds like "dub by numbers" executed by a computer program. Gone (completely) are Tracy Thorn and Nicollette's beautiful vocals. They are brutally reduced to miniscule snippets and misplaced samples; a grave mistake on the Mad Professor's part. A dub artist making versions is supposed to accentuate the best parts of the track whether it be the beats or the melody or the vocals, and drop them in and out of sequence accordingly. The album lacks warmth. It's much too digital and clean cut. Random stabs of deafening static and distortion don't make a good dub record either; they only jar the ears and divert your interest. No Protection was a great idea to begin with, but didn't exactly deliver the goods. You'll either love it or hate it. My recommendation: just stick with Protection and buy yourself some real dub music.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on May 31 2003
Format: Audio CD
Re-mixes and dub remixes are two different animals. Often, as is the case with Mad Professor's take of Massive Attack's Protection, dubs radically manipulate and reshape a recording. Dubs, and particularly those of the Mad Professor, should not be compared to the original, per se, but should be judged on their own merits. Remixes by non-dub producers play it rather safe in comparison. Which is fine, of course. To say that the Mad Professor "ruined" Protection, as several reviewers have, is incoherent. This isn't a slight tweak, this is a reworking, and a damn good one at that.
No Protection is deep and spacey, with heavy bass. While there is a dark undercurrent, it generates plenty of warmth as long as you are not expecting the same plane of soulfulness found on Massive Attack's original. No Protection is one of the heaviest grooves of any downtempo album, and if you are in the mood, you'll feel it.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on Sept. 9 2000
Format: Audio CD
Having never before heard Massive Attack (it's ok, don't shriek, I'm catching up - I've ordered a bunch!) I like this album immensely. I heard it before I heard Protection, so for me, this largely instrumental album is like the Karaoke version haha - (ok, enough with the shrieking!). It only makes the first hearing of Protection that much better - the vocals feel like a bonus! It makes Tracy Thorn go from wow to WOW!! I understand the experts arguing that the Mad Prof took out their favourite bits, and I can see that he did that. I think the way to enjoy this is not to compare it to Protection if you can, and just slide along the bassline - it's a groovin bass from start to finish. I would recommend this AND Protection as benchmark basics for any collection.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By "sjjjjjjjjjj" on June 12 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album contains great dub remix/re-"interpretations" of Massive Attack tracks...
Just a comment on some other reviewers who have faulted the disc for its lack of harmony and that it strays too far from the original songs...Thats the beauty of this album for me! What good would it be to have two copies of essentially the same songs? The point of a remix (to me) is to re-examine and alter a piece of music so that what you're left with is something new and exciting. Don't get me wrong I love the original Massive Attack versions, but I would prefer a remix to be something if not entirely new, then to at least display evidence that the remixer put some thought/heart into creating something more substantial than a higher hi-hat tap or a techno drumbeat.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By "sjjjjjjjjjj" on June 12 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album contains great dub remix/re-"interpretations" of Massive Attack tracks...
Just a comment on some other reviewers who have faulted the disc for its lack of harmony and that it strays too far from the original songs...Thats the beauty of this album for me! What good would it be to have two copies of essentially the same songs? The point of a remix (to me) is to re-examine and alter a piece of music so that what you're left with is something new and exciting. Don't get me wrong I love the original Massive Attack versions, but I would prefer a remix to be something (if not) entirely new then at least to show evidence that the remixer put some thought/heart into creating something more substantial than a higher hi-hat tap or a techno drumbeat.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most recent customer reviews



Feedback