The Private Press era

2000-05:

un autre introduction

Dark Days

Dark Days

2000 Sept. 29

MCA Records

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Non-album single, this was the soundtrack to Marc Singer's Dark Days documentary which follows homeless people living in an abandoned Amtrack tunnel of Manhattan. Quite moving!

Monosylabik

Monosylabik

2001 Dec. 12

Island / MCA Records

Design: Keith Tamashiro

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First material available from The Private Press, it got people very confused as being far from the Mo Wax standards. It remains unique in Shadow's body of work, as every sonic element on the song emanates from one sample.

2002 [12SHADOW1]

Island - Mo Wax / USA

12", EP, Promo

Design: Keith Tamashiro

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Most tracks are not on the album: A1 & A2 are alternate versions, B1 can't be found anywhere else and B2 is a"Letter From Home" with a kid saying 'La-la-la-la'.

Selections From 'The Private Press'

You Can't Go Home Again

2002 May 20

Island / MCA

Design: Keith Tamashiro

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First official single from The Private Press, after the Monosylabik bookcrossing experiment. Featuring 3 non-album tracks: "Disavowed" feat. Zack de la Rocha (RATM), "Treach Battle Beat", as well as a unique "Letter From Home".

You Can't Go Home Again!

The Private Press

2002 Jun. 3

Island / MCA

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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Long awaited follow up to Endtroducing (if not for UNKLE), The Private Press marks the first time that Shadow had to confront intense scrutinization of his music, which affected him profoundly.

The Private Press

Six Days

2002 Oct. 14

Island / MCA

Design: Keith Tamashiro

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2nd single taken from The Private Press, it's also the one that has the most permutations to date, given how well it was received by critics and fans.

Notice that the music video was directed by no other than the infamous Wong Kar-wai!

Six Days

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