The Private Press

Island Records – ILPSD 8118

2LP, Album

2002 Jun. 4

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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3rd LP with a triple gatefold sleeve (like each vinyl release ever since), with "Giving Up The Ghost (Original Version)" as a bonus track.

MCA Records – 088 112 937-1

2LP, Album, Misprint

2002 Jun. 4

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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The US release hit the market on the same day as the UK version and for once the packaging is as outstanding as its counterpart. Tracklist has been slightly modified as "Monosylabik" is the final track.

This rare misprint has "(BACK COVER)" printed on back sleeve (slide 3) and was most probably quickly replaced with the version below.

MCA Records – 088 112 937-1

2LP, Album

2002 Jun. 4

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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It seems legit to imagine that the revised version was released on the same day as the above, given the number of persons who have it.

UMC – 6759391

2LP, Album, Reissue

2018 Oct. 5

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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It took 16 years to finally see the first reissue of the album and an effort was made to keep the packaging as great as the original. The tracklisting is identical to the 2002 UK version

Island Records – 586 936-4

Cassette, Album

2002

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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Only official cassette of the LP ever released. As it was sold in Thailand, it's really hard to come by.

Island Records

CDr, Album, Promo

2002

Photography: B+

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Some of the earliest promo copies sometimes list "Six Days" for "The 6 Day War", it's in fact a Colonel Bagshot's track sampled to make the song.

Note the black ink that was stamped on sticker, a US version exists but blue ink was used instead.

Island Records

CDr, Album, Promo

2002 Feb. 11

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Folded paper sleeve and lighscribed CDr.

Island Records

CDr, Album, Promo

2002 Mar. 25

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Folded paper sleeve and lighscribed CDr.

Island Records

CDr, Album, Promo

2002 Apr. 11

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Folded paper sleeve and lighscribed CDr.

Island Records – CIDD8118 / 586981-2

2CD, Album, Ltd. edition

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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This special edition was released within a digisleeve with an alertnative design compared to the standard one.

 

The album has "Giving Up The Ghost (Original Version)" as a bonus track, but it also comes with a 2nd CD: "Pushin' Buttons Live", recorded at The Root Down (12/27/01).

A similar release was produced for the US market.

MCA Records

CDr, Album, Promo

2002

Photography: B+

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Similar to the UK version but with blue ink stamped on sticker instead. The CD looks completely different though, and a thick white cardboard insert was slipped in case.

MCA Records

CDr, Album, Promo

2002 May 3

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Issued with a back insert only. CD states that it was mastered at DNA, CA.

MCA Records – 314 586 981-2

2CD, Album, Ltd. Edition

2002 Jun. 4

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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Similar to the UK 2CD limited edition. Notice the "(BACK COVER)" print on back sleeve. It's unclear if there was a rerun to the correct the mistake like with the US LP had.