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Massive Attack are a collective from Bristol, England consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall and work with co-producers, as well as various musicians and guest vocalists. The duo are considered to be progenitors of the trip hop genre. Their début album,Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single "Unfinished Sympathy" reaching ... Read more in Amazon's Massive Attack Store

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  • Audio CD (15 Aug 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0009XBKDO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,576 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Opening Title
2. Atta' Boy
3. P Is For Piano
4. Simple Rules
5. Polaroid Girl
6. Sam
7. One Thought At A Time
8. Confused Images
9. Red Light Means Go
10. Collar Stays On
11. You've Never Had A Dream
12. Right Way To Hold A Spoon
13. Everybody's Got A Family
14. Two Rocks And A Cup Of Water
15. Sweet Is Good
16. Montage
17. Everything About You Is New
18. The Dog Obeys
19. Danny The Dog
20. I Am Home
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BBC Review

Firstly, let's clear up some of the confusion around this album. Unleashed, Massive Attack's first venture into film soundtracks, appeared at the end of 2004 in the guise of Danny the Dog, as the film was to be titled before waking up to the fact that this might offend audiences in China. It's now repackaged for release with the film in late summer 2005. But don't let all that put you off: Unleashed is a fresh and remarkably listenable soundtrack.

A martial arts thriller scripted by Luc Besson, the film tells the story of Danny (Jet Li), a feral gladiatorial fighter treated like a dog by mobster Bart, played by Bob Hoskins. A chance encounter with Morgan Freeman's blind piano tuner Sam, begins Danny's tentative process of humanisation through his music.

As you'd expect, Massive Attack excel in creating a droogish urban soundscape full of eerie spaces and layers of saturated, ambient noise. There are plenty of thrills, from the pumping technorush of "Atta Boy" to the gristly funk of "Simple Rules". Another stand-out track is "One Thought at a Time," which features ahypnotic sixties rock guitar riff.

But this score has another, more reflective dimension, shaped by haunting dub and ambient sound. Sam's redemptive music is represented by the piano which is his trade, and by child-like plucked strings. "Sam" and "Two Rocks and a Cup of Water" are magical pizzicato lullabies, intricate and tender, but with a razor-edged sweetness that manages not to be sentimental.

Even without the film's visuals the soundtrack functions well. Chronologically arranged, tracks are short, byte-sized pieces, swerving seamlessly into each other to create a surprisingly integrated whole. Best of all, it sounds truly contemporary and devoid of the usual soundtrack clichés.

Vivid and compelling, Unleashedoffers ample evidence that - should the charms of Bristol ever wear off - Massive Attack's next destination might well be Hollywood. --Morag Reavley

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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By "colin567" on 23 Aug 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is the same album as Danny the Dog.
Danny the Dog is the Hong Kong (English) name for the film. Unleashed is the American name for the film. I found this out when listening to the cd thinking, "I've heard this before". Looking online I found that the film was rebranded and I already had the soundtrack to Danny the Dog....
Great music nonetheless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucioperca on 17 Nov 2010
Format: Audio CD
I owned this under its original guise as "Danny The Dog" and was really disappointed. It was an eclectic array of disjointed snippets and sound bites and lacked any cohesion or underlying theme. I own every other MA album and cherish them all. 100th Window took a while to get into my head but once it was in I rate it as my favourite MA album. I gave this album an equal amount of time but just got really bored and ended up changing the music. In the end I consigned Danny The Dog to eBay and got my money back and to be honest I don't miss it. I found this a thoroughly underwhelming album and would rather listen to Lionel Bart's Oliver soundtrack.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful
A great album 15 April 2005
By D. Lynch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I agree with nearly all the other reviewers here - this is a FANTASTIC album.

However, I would like to clear something up: This IS the same as the "Danny the Dog" soundtrack. In fact, they are the same movie, too. It was release in the UK as "Danny the Dog", but will be released stateside under the "Unleashed" moniker. In the localization process, they found that the name "Danny the Dog" wasn't "tough" enough.

So, if you already own the Danny the Dog soundtrack, pass this up. But if you have neither, buy this. I've you love Massive Attack, this will not disappoint.
63 of 71 people found the following review helpful
UNLEASHED by Massive Attack 7 April 2005
By Taniel V. Santourian - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you have Danny the Dog, you shouldn't buy this cd, It the same music under a diffrent Tittle, Unleashed has an extra song.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Aftersun available on Dot Allison website 18 Mar 2006
By Teddy Lim - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The end title song for the movie is an unreleased track called Aftersun that is available from [...] under the media link as an MP4 file. A truly beautiful song that should have been on the OST CD.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Massive Attack Still Have Their Edge 19 May 2005
By Alexander Wilke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I don't want to start arguments about 100th Window but this album is much better. It has a more electronic feel that's closer to 100th Window, however it has the much needed edge that 100th Window was missing. This album is totally instrumental but most of the tracks are enjoyable nonetheless. I would recommend using this more as background music because it gets very slow at times to fit the movie. The production is still very good and the tracks show the creativity and darkness that made Massive Attack so popular.

I rated the Danny the Dog soundtrack (same movie) higher because they had the good sense not to include two very crappy bonus tracks.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Only mildly appealing from afar 29 Dec 2007
By IRate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
2 1/2

A fair soundtrack album from the pioneering trip-hop group will not go over to well with fans expecting fleshed out, vocal-based singles. Playing out closer to a Dust Brothers disc, this meandering score may work well as background music, though rarely has little of substance to offer when examined closely. In between rambling keyboards and textbook beats Massive Attack does manage to throw a few tracks worth revisiting, but a majority of this generically diverse score fails to engage outside it's cinematic counterpart.
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