The Private Press

2000-05:

Un autre introduction

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Dark Days

2000 Sept. 29

MCA Records

Typography: Jaylo

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

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Monosylabik

2002 Feb.

Island Records / MCA Records

Artwork: Keith Tamashiro

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First material available from The Private Press, this bookcrossing experiment got people confused as being far from the Mo Wax standards. Every sonic element on the song emanates from one sample.

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You Can't Go Home Again!

2002 May 20

Island Records / MCA Records

Artwork: Keith Tamashiro

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1st single from The Private Press. Featuring 3 non-album tracks: "Disavowed" feat. Zack de la Rocha (RATM), "Treach Battle Beat", as well as a unique "Letter From Home".

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The Private Press

2002 Jun. 4

Island Records / MCA Records

Artwork: 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.

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Six Days

2002 Oct. 14

Island Records / MCA Records

Artwork: Keith Tamashiro

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2nd single taken from The Private Press, it's also the one that got the most permutations to date.

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

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Walkie Talkie

2002

MCA Records

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

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Mashin' On The Motorway (Acetate)

2003 Feb. 4

Island Records

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

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GDMFSOB / Walkie Talkie

2003

Island Records

Artwork: Ben Stokes / Doug Carney

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

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Mashin' On The Motorway

2003 Jun. 23

Island Records

Artwork: Ben Stokes / Doug Carney

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

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Roy's Theme / Keepintime

2004

Mochilla

Photography: B+ / Artwork: Keith Tamashiro

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"Roy's Theme" was produced for Mochilla's Keepintime project, released on DVD. This was sold through mochilla.com for Japan only. It features "Keepintime"by Charlie Dark on side B.

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The Gloaming (DJ Shadow Remix)

2004 Nov.

Reconstruction Productions

Artwork: 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.

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We Might As Well Be Strangers

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.

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

2005 Nov. 10

Reconstruction Productions

Artwork: 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.