Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ entered the charts on this day in 1991… [February 1991]

Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy entered the charts on this day in 1991… [February 1991]

When the annals of dance music come to be written, Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy will likely go down as one of the all-time masterpieces.

Having been released earlier that month, Unfinished Sympathy first entered the charts on 23 February 1991, with the band’s name being changed (temporarily) to Massive, due to the release coinciding with the Gulf War.

The track is also memorable for its iconic video, featuring vocalist Shara Nelson (walking from from 1311 South New Hampshire Avenue to 2632 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, California), which was directed by Baillie Walsh.

We’d like to think that 27 years later, she’s still on the march, as the lush orchestral strings rise and fall around her.

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