The Private Press

088 112 937-1 (misprint)
088 112 937-1 (misprint)

Front sleeve

088 112 937-1 (misprint)
088 112 937-1 (misprint)

Hype sticker (attached to blister)

088 112 937-1 (misprint)
088 112 937-1 (misprint)

Back sleeve ("BACK COVER" misprint)

088 112 937-1 (misprint)
088 112 937-1 (misprint)

Front sleeve

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MCA Records – 088 112 937-1

2002 Jun. 4
2LP, Album, Misprint
Artwork: 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 misp ...

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ILPSD 8118
ILPSD 8118

Front sleeve with hype sticker

ILPSD 8118
ILPSD 8118

Hype sticker

ILPSD 8118
ILPSD 8118

Back sleeve

ILPSD 8118
ILPSD 8118

Front sleeve with hype sticker

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Island Records – ILPSD 8118

2002 Jun. 4
2LP, Album
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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Triple gatefold sleeve (like all other LP versions of The Private Press), with "Giving Up The Ghost (Original Version)" as a bonus track. Hype sticker on sleeve.

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088 112 937-1
088 112 937-1

Front sleeve

088 112 937-1
088 112 937-1

Hype sticker (attached to blister)

088 112 937-1
088 112 937-1

Back sleeve

088 112 937-1
088 112 937-1

Front sleeve

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MCA Records – 088 112 937-1

2002 Jun. 4
2LP, Album
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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It seems legit to imagine that the revised version was released after the misprint above.

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6759391
6759391

Front sleeve

6759391
6759391

Hype sticker (attached to blister)

6759391
6759391

Back sleeve

6759391
6759391

Front sleeve

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UMC – 6759391

2018 Oct. 5
2LP, Album, Reissue
Artwork: 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.

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586 936-4
586 936-4

Front / Back sleeve

586 936-4
586 936-4

Inlay 1

586 936-4
586 936-4

Side B

586 936-4
586 936-4

Front / Back sleeve

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Island Records – 586 936-4

2002
Cassette, Album
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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​Only known official cassette of the LP. As it was made for the Thai market, it's really hard to come by.

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UK CDr + Portrait
UK CDr + Portrait

Hype sticker (affixed to case)

UK CDr + Portrait
UK CDr + Portrait

CDr

UK CDr + Portrait
UK CDr + Portrait

Back sleeve

UK CDr + Portrait
UK CDr + Portrait

Hype sticker (affixed to case)

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Island Records

2002
CDr, Album, Promo
Photography: B+
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Some of the earliest promo copies of The Private Press sometimes list track 6 as "The 6 Day War", it's in fact the title of a Colonel Bagshot's song that was sampled to produce "Six Days".
This UK promo has some black ink stamped on sticker: a US version ...

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US CDr + Portrait
US CDr + Portrait

Sticker affixed to case

US CDr + Portrait
US CDr + Portrait

CDr

US CDr + Portrait
US CDr + Portrait

Back sleeve

US CDr + Portrait
US CDr + Portrait

Sticker affixed to case

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MCA Records

2002
CDr, Album, Promo
Photography: B+
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Some of the earliest promo copies of The Private Press sometimes list track 6 as "The 6 Day War", it's in fact the title of a Colonel Bagshot's song that was sampled to produce "Six Days".
This US promo has some blue ink stamped on sticker: a UK version ...

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German CDr
German CDr

Front sleeve

German CDr
German CDr

Back sleeve

German CDr
German CDr

CDr

German CDr
German CDr

Front sleeve

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Universal Records

2002
CDr, Album, Promo
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Folded paper sleeve with tracklist lighscribed on CDr.

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Australian CDr
Australian CDr

CDr

Australian CDr
Australian CDr

CDr

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Universal Music Australia

2002
CDr, Album, Promo
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Information printed on a label to the CDr. No insert.

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UK CDr (11/02/2002)
UK CDr (11/02/2002)

Front sleeve

UK CDr (11/02/2002)
UK CDr (11/02/2002)

Front sleeve

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Universal / Island Records

2002 Feb. 11
CDr, Album, Promo
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Folded paper sleeve and lighscribed CDr.

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FR CDr with plan media
FR CDr with plan media

Folder with plan media and CDr

FR CDr with plan media
FR CDr with plan media

Plan media, front

FR CDr with plan media
FR CDr with plan media

CDr

FR CDr with plan media
FR CDr with plan media

Folder with plan media and CDr

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Universal Music France

2002 Mar.
CDr, Album, Promo + Plan media
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro
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​For the first time, France got a dynamic promotional campaign thanks to local management.
The campaign occurred in 2 phases: a number of interviews with magazines in March 2002, and a 2nd wave in May for a live set at Elysée M ...

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FR CDr
FR CDr

Front sleeve

FR CDr
FR CDr

Insert

FR CDr
FR CDr

CDr

FR CDr
FR CDr

Front sleeve

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Universal Music France

2002 Apr.
CDr, Album, Promo
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​Folded paper sleeve and lighscribed CDr.

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UK CDr (25/03/2002)
UK CDr (25/03/2002)

Front sleeve

UK CDr (25/03/2002)
UK CDr (25/03/2002)

CDr

UK CDr (25/03/2002)
UK CDr (25/03/2002)

Front sleeve

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Universal / Island Records

2002 Mar. 25
CDr, Album, Promo
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Folded paper sleeve and lighscribed CDr.

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UK CDr (11/04/2002)
UK CDr (11/04/2002)

Front sleeve

UK CDr (11/04/2002)
UK CDr (11/04/2002)

CDr

UK CDr (11/04/2002)
UK CDr (11/04/2002)

Front sleeve

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Universal / Island Records

2002 Apr. 11
CDr, Album, Promo
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Folded paper sleeve and lighscribed CDr.

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US CDr (5/03/02)
US CDr (5/03/02)

CDr

US CDr (5/03/02)
US CDr (5/03/02)

Back sleeve

US CDr (5/03/02)
US CDr (5/03/02)

CDr

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MCA Records

2002 May 3
CDr, Album, Promo
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Another US promo with a back insert only. At 6am, disc reads "DNA Mastering, CA".

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8690
8690

Front sleeve

8690
8690

Back sleeve

8690
8690

CD

8690
8690

Front sleeve

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Universal Music France – 8690

2002 May
CD, Album, Promo
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro
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​Cardboard sleeve and custom design. This was made for the 2nd French promotional wave.

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CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2
CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2

Front sleeve

CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2
CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2

Hype sticker 1

CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2
CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2

Back sleeve

CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2
CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2

Front sleeve

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Island Records – CIDZ 8118 / 077 351-2

2002
2CD, Album
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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"The Private Press (Tour Edition)" came with a bonus disc featuring various remixes and edited versions of tracks to be found on various singles from that era.
This one was pressed in Singapore but made for the European market.

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UICI-1017
UICI-1017

Front sleeve

UICI-1017
UICI-1017

Obi

UICI-1017
UICI-1017

Back sleeve

UICI-1017
UICI-1017

Front sleeve

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Island Records – UICI-1017

2002 May 29
CD, Album
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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Released just a week prior to the rest of the world, the first Japanese pressing comes with 2 extra tracks:
"Flashback" first released in 2001 on a Hip Hop Slam compilation called Turntables By The Bay, and "Dark Days" released ...

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CIDD8118 / 586981-2
CIDD8118 / 586981-2

Front sleeve with hype sticker

CIDD8118 / 586981-2
CIDD8118 / 586981-2

Hype sticker

CIDD8118 / 586981-2
CIDD8118 / 586981-2

Back sleeve

CIDD8118 / 586981-2
CIDD8118 / 586981-2

Front sleeve with hype sticker

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Island Records – CIDD8118 / 586981-2

2002 Jun. 4
2CD, Album, Ltd. edition
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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​This special edition was released within a digisleeve with an alternative design compared to the standard 1 CD edition.
It has "Giving Up The Ghost (Original Version)" as a bonus track, but it also comes with a 2 ...

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MCA Records – 314 586 981-2

2002 Jun. 4
2CD, Album, Ltd. edition
Artwork: 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 correct the mistake like with the US LP.

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France
586 936-2
586 936-2

Front sleeve

586 936-2
586 936-2

Hype sticker

586 936-2
586 936-2

Back sleeve

586 936-2
586 936-2

Front sleeve

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Universal Music Taiwan – 586 936-2

2002 Jun. 4
CD, Album
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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European pressing with obi, made for the Taiwanese market.

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France
CIDZ 8118
CIDZ 8118

Front sleeve

CIDZ 8118
CIDZ 8118

Booklet, p1-2

1020 (Bonus Disc)
1020 (Bonus Disc)

Back sleeve

CIDZ 8118
CIDZ 8118

Front sleeve

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Island Records / AZ – CIDZ 8118 / 1020

2002 Jul. 9
CD, Album + CD, Promo, Ltd. edition
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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France also got its limited version: it was in fact the EU release in a jewelcase, plus an additional promo CD with a custom design cardboard sleeve (deeper blue skull), comprising of "Six Days (Bad Com ...

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France
UICY-1817
UICY-1817

Front sleeve

UICY-1817
UICY-1817

Obi

UICY-1817
UICY-1817

Back sleeve

UICY-1817
UICY-1817

Front sleeve

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Island Records – UICY-1807

2004 Apr. 4
CD, Album + DVD
Artwork: Keith Tamashiro / Photography: B+
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The Private Press (Sound & Vision) came in an oversized plastic case opening like a DVD case. The extra tracks were removed, but a companion DVD was added instead featuring music videos for "You Can't Go Home Again" direct ...

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