Covers for different
Released: 15 March 1999
All release dates
Highest UK Chart Position: 1
Chart History |
Cat. No. FOODCD 29
CD Promo FOODCDJX 29
US CD Promo
reissued CD TOCP-65994
reissued CD TOCP-53320
reissued CD TOCP-53580
Indonesian Cassette 4 99129
Other Countries &
7243 4 99129 2 2
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US: Virgin Records
(4): Warner Music Japan
Korea: EMI Records
Malaysia: EMI Records
Canada: EMI Records
04. Swamp Song
08. Mellow Song
11. Trimm Trabb
12. No Distance
Left To Run
13. Optigan 1
Extra track in the Japanese release is "I Got Law (Demo)".
Limited CD has the same track listing as above and
CD-ROM multimedia section with track by track band
comments, discography, an exclusive interview and
photos. Comes in a special numbered box with 13
The second CD of Asian release includes videos for
"Tender", "Coffee & TV" and "No Distance Left To Run".
Double CD ("2CD Originals") is packaged with
Japanese reissued CDs (1)
come in a mini-LP sleeve. Reissue
(4) includes the extra tracks "All We Want",
"Coyote (Dave's Bugman Remix)" and "So You".
Cassette Promo doesn't contain "Swamp Song".
Credits inside the album
The album's booklet features
plates that were manipulated by
Damon's dad, Keith Albarn.
- For this album, Damon
Albarn was heavily inspired by the recent
split-up with his long-term girlfriend, Justine
- The album title comes
from Damon's 13 studio where the
album was partly recorded. Other titles thought of for the album were Blue and
When You're Walking Backwards To Hell, No
One Can See You, Only God.
has been described as "space rock
gospel" and features The London Community
- "Coffee &
TV" is written and performed by Graham. It's
about his love/hate relationship with Camden.
Song" was originally to appear as a B-side
for "Tender", but was included on the
album at the last minute.
single "No Distance Left To Run" was
first recorded in Barcelona in the summer of 1997 during the
same session as
"Swallows In A Heatwave" and
"Optigan 1". William Orbit re-recorded the song later
with the band.
- Total running time
(UK ver.): 66:52