The Private Press

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.

Monosylabik

Monosylabik

2002 Feb.

Island Records / MCA

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 / UK

Island Records - Mo Wax / 12SHADOW1

12", 33 RPM, 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 singing 'La-la-la-la'.

Selections From 'The Private Press'

You Can't Go Home Again

2002 May 20

Island Records - 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 Records - MCA

Design: Keith Tamashiro

Photography: B+

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Long awaited follow up to Endtroducing (if not for PF), 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 Records - 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

2002 / USA

MCA Records

CDr, Promo

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"Mashin' On The Motorway" never got a US release, nonetheless the "Walkie Talkie" track was issued on this standalone CDr.

Walkie Talkie

2003 Feb. 4 / UK

Island Records / 12 IS818 DJ

Acetate, 12", 33 RPM

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Despite the project's name, the title track is not to be found on this release. These tracks were used on a later promo release and again on the street release of "Mashin' On The Motorway".

Mashin' On The Motorway

2003 / UK

Island Records / 12 IS818 DJ

12", 33 RPM, Promo

Artwork: Ben Stokes

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Same cat# as the above acetate but with a unique tracklist. 1 out of 3 12" of that era released  in a plastic sleeve with a large sticker affixed on top.

GDMFSOB / Walkie Talkie

2003 Jun. 23

Island Records

Artwork: Ben Stokes / Doug Carney

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3rd release surrounding The Private Press era, and beginning of a collaboration with Ben Stokes who directed a number of music videos and made Shadow's visuals on Tour ever since.

Mashin' On The Motorway

2004 / Japan

Mochilla / MO12-001

12", 33 RPM, Ltd. edition, Numbered

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"Roy's Theme" is a track that was produced for Mochilla's Keepintime project, released on DVD. 1500 copies of this 12" were made in Japan, but sold exclusively at mochilla.com. It features Charlie Dark on side B.

Roy's Theme / Keepintime

2004 Nov. / US

Reconstruction Productions / FTW-001

10", 33 RPM, Shaped, Pic. disc, Ltd. edition

Design: Keith Tamashiro

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2000 copies of this Radiohead remix were pressed with only a few hundreds given for free to those who ordered $22 minimum from Shadow's website. Cat# FTW stands for Fuck The War.

The Gloaming (DJ Shadow Remix)

2005

Island Records

Photography: B+

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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Endtroducing, a special version with an additional disc was released. The extra disc was also available on vinyl as a standalone.

Endtroducing (Deluxe Edition Sampler)

2005 Feb. 14

Interscope Records

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DJ Shadow remix of the Keane track, it was released on 12", 10" and CD. Both the vocal and instrumental versions of the remix are available on most of them releases. The CDr is by far the scarcest of all permutations.

We Might As Well Be Strangers

2005 / US

Island Records / B0005958-01

2xLP, Ltd. edition

Photography: B+

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Only 1500 copies were pressed. Contains a number of previously released tracks as well as demos and alternate versions. Cover is also an alternate take from the original photoshoot.

Excessive Ephemera

2005 Nov. 10 / US

Reconstruction Productions / FTW-002

10", 33 RPM, Shaped, Pic. disc, Ltd. edition

Design: Keith Tamashiro

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1000 pressed copies. Produced for Cage, B side plays the instrumental version of the track. Sold at the official online store and Def Jux's.

The Grand Ol' Party Crash (ft. Jello Biafra)

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