Covers for different
Released: 26 March 2001
All release dates
Highest UK Chart Position:
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Cat. No. 531 1380
"Re-package" 534 4880
7243 5337480 8
7243 5349500 8
7243 5 33748 0 8
7243 5337484 6
7243 5349504 6
US CD Promo
reissued CD WPCR-80058
Double CD unknown
Triple CD 7243 5348080 6
Asian/Australian Double CD
Double CD EKPD-0922
Other Countries &
CD 7243 5344880 6
"2CD Originals - Limited Edition"
/ EBX 13
Download (from 2005)
HD Download (from 2016)
UK: Parlophone/EMI Records
US: Virgin Records
Toshiba/EMI Records Japan
Japan reissue: Warner Music Japan
Asia: EMI Records
Korea: EMI Records
Records / EMI Records Canada
France: EMI Records
Damon Albarn and Jamie
Hewlett in 'Geep'. Picture taken from the Gorillaz
documentary Charts of Darkness (2001).
04. New Genious
08. Sound Check
09. Double Bass
10. Rock The
12. Latin Simone (Que Pasa
15. M1 A1
track: Clint Eastwood (Ed
Extra tracks in the
US release: "Dracula" and "Left
Hand Suzuki Method". US CD Promo comes
without these tracks.
version includes "Clint Eastwood (Ed Case
Refix Edit)" and "19-2000 (Soulchild
Remix)" as bonus tracks.
The bonus disc of
Asian/Australian release features videos for
"Tomorrow Comes Today", "Clint
Eastwood" and "19-2000" plus
"Dracula", "12D3", "Left
Hand Suzuki Method" and "Hip
The second CD of
Asian Double & Triple CD versions includes
the same audio tracks as the bonus disc of
Asian/Australian release plus video for
Korean Double CD
& Asian Triple CD sets include CD-ROM disc
featuring "Rock The House" enhanced
video, games (Noodle Game, Cymbalism, 19-2000
Driving Game), wallpaper and "Rock The
The bonus promo CD of
French release features "Dracula",
"Hip Albatross", "Left Hand Suzuki
Method" and "The Sounder".
All Asian versions
plus Asian/Australian, Korean and French Double
CD sets include "Clint Eastwood (Ed Case
Refix)" and "19-2000 (Soulchild
Remix)" as extra tracks.
"2CD Originals" contains
Laika Come Home album.
Limited CD is
packaged in digipack with a 20-page booklet.
All versions feature
enhanced element with key to Murdoc's Winnebago
plus desktop wallpapers and screensaver.
All tracks written &
performed by Gorillaz (2D / Murdoc / Russel / Noodle)
except track 1: Additional vocals by Miho Hatori.
Track 5: Rap by Del Tha Funky Homosapien. Track 10:
Co-written by Del Tha Funky Homosapien & Dan The
Automator. Track 11: Additional vocals by Miho Hatori
& Tina Weymouth. Track 12: Vocals by Ibrahim Ferrer.
Lyrics (Que Pasa Contigo) by Lazaro Villa. Additional
vocals by Damon Albarn.
Produced by Dan
The Automator / Gorillaz (with the expection of Track
13 produced by Tom Girling and Jason Cox).
Tom Girling & Jason Cox.
Engineered by Tom
Girling & Jason Cox.
engineer: Toby Whelan.
Recorded at Gee
Jam Studios, Jamaica.
Mastered by Howie
Weinberg at Masterdisk, New York.
Artwork by Jamie
Hewlett and Zombie.
Photography by Ed
Reeve and Jow @ spiritproductions.
- The album was
recorded in the summer of 2000 in Jamaica and
Damon's 13 studios in London. At the time, reports suggested that
Damon was working on his solo album with producer Dan
- The album's
first single and the biggest hit "Clint Eastwood"
got its shape quickly: "Essentially, it's made up of
stuff we put together in more or less a day, except
the vocals, and then just tweaked," explained
the engineer Tom
Girling. The initial version of the song featured a rap
by Phi Life and Cypher (could be heard on "Phi Life
- "5/4" was
originally intented to be the album's second single,
but was put off by catchier "19-2000".
- The promo video
for "19-2000" features over 450 sound effects. The
car effect is actually Jamie Hewlett's Pontiac.
- Although not
credited, Kid Koala does the
scratching on the album. Also, as seen in the Bananaz
documentary, Dave Rowntree plays drums on "Punk" and
possibly on some other tracks on the album.
- There are three
samples on the album: "Rock The House" contains
portions from Modesty Blaise film main theme,
"M1 A1" contains
portions from the film Day Of The Dead
Genious (Brother)" contains portions of "Hit Or
Miss" performed by Bo Diddley.
- Total running time
(UK ver. including hidden track): 63:47