Anglo For Your Ear: Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Symphony”

Jump in the wayback machine and listen to some vintage Massive: this one’s from 1991, and it was the band’s first major international hit. You get the sense that Moby has spent a large part of his career trying to re-capture the grand-scale sense of melancholy of “Unfinished Symphony,” which features a string orchestra and soul singer Shara Nelson on vocals.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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