#OTD: Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy

“Unfinished Sympathy” is a song by the English trip hop group Massive Attack. It was released on 11 February 1991 under the temporary group name Massive. It was written by the three band members Robert “3D” Del Naja, Andrew “Mushroom” Vowles and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall, the song’s vocalist Shara Nelson and the group’s co-producer Jonathan “Jonny Dollar” Sharp. It was released on 11 February 1991 as the second single from the band’s first album, Blue Lines, on the band’s Wild Bunch label distributed by Circa Records. The name “Massive” was used to avoid a radio ban, as the track’s release coincided with the Gulf War. Produced by Massive Attack and Dollar, the song incorporates various musical elements into its arrangement, including vocal and percussion samples, drum programming and string orchestration by the arranger Wil Malone.

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