Universal / Island Records
Acetate, 12", Ltd. edition
2002 Jan. 29
Limited to 10 copies only, it was issued with a promo sheet signed by Nick McEwen, the head of promotion at Island back then.
Mastered at Metropolis Mastering.
A UK bootleg acetate exists b/w with Leftfield's "Cut for Life".
This acetate was used to cut the lacquer for the promo 12" released by MCA.
MCA Records – MCA 25726-1
12", Single, White Label, Promo
This single was initiated by Shadow in the US. The jackets are heavy, "paste-on" stock, and each sticker was hand-applied. There are 10 different variations of the cover, with 100 copies existing of each version, it's otherwise the same record.
People on sleeve are The Guitar Ensemble, a 70s school band. Covers and label stamps were assembled by Shadow, Keith Tamashiro, Jay Boberg (general manager of MCA at the time and co-founder of I.R.S. Records), and several other MCA staff in Boberg's office within Universal. Some copies were distributed to key DJs within the UK, and the rest went to various college and retail outlets. It's unlikely that very many of those who received it had any idea what it was or what to do with it, which Shadow says was precisely the point.
B-side contains a unique "Letter From Home" not found anywhere else.