UK RETAIL CD

 

Catalogue #: WBRCD2

Release Date: 26th September 1994

Rarity Rating: 1/5 (Common)
 

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With 16 Page Colour Booklet

Notes: N/A

01. Protection - Duration: 07:51 02. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 03. Three - Duration: 03:29 04. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 05. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 06. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 07. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 08. Sly - Duration: 05:24 09. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 10. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


Japanese Retail CD #1

Catalogue #: VJCP-25136

Release Date: 26th September 1994

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)
 

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With 16 Page Colour Booklet And Additional Lyrics Booklet + Obi-Strip

Notes: N/A

01. Protection - Duration: 07:51 02. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 03. Three - Duration: 03:29 04. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 05. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 06. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 07. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 08. Sly - Duration: 05:24 09. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 10. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


Japanese Retail CD #2

Catalogue #: VJCP-68410

Release Date: 29th March 2002

Rarity Rating: 4/5 (Rare)
 

Packaging: Mini-LP Replica Cardboard Sleeve With Inner Sleeve And Lyrics Bookelt + Obi-Strip

Notes: This re-issue was part of the "Modern Masters" Re-issue series. Three other Massive Attack albums, Blue Lines, No Protection and Mezzanine would also receive similar Japanese re-issues in deluxe Mini-LP sleeves.

01. Protection - Duration: 07:51 02. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 03. Three - Duration: 03:29 04. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 05. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 06. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 07. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 08. Sly - Duration: 05:24 09. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 10. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


UK Retail Cassette

Catalogue #: WBRMC2

Release Date: 26th September 1994

Rarity Rating: 3/5 (Hard To Find)

Packaging: Cardboard Cassette Sleeve In Plastic Cassette Case

Notes: N/A

A1. Protection - Duration: 07:51 A2. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 A3. Three - Duration: 03:29 A4. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 A5. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 B1. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 B2. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 B3. Sly - Duration: 05:24 B4. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 B5. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


UK Retail Vinyl

Catalogue #: WBRLP2

Release Date: 26th September 1994

Rarity Rating: 2/5 (Less Common)
 

Packaging: Heavy Cardboard Sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: Standard vinyl with a inner groove which contains The Wild Bunch logo along with full writing/production/copyright info.

A1. Protection - Duration: 07:51 A2. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 A3. Three - Duration: 03:29 A4. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 A5. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 B1. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 B2. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 B3. Sly - Duration: 05:24 B4. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 B5. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


UK Promo CD

Catalogue #: MASSIVE1

Release Date: August 1994

Rarity Rating: 3/5 (Hard To Find)
 

Packaging: Slimline Cardboard Sleeve

Notes: This is the only disc which contains a rare alternative version of Weather Storm, which is informally also called the alternative version as the promo's sleeve makes no indication that this is the case. At 03:04 minutes into the duration of Weather Storm on this sampler promo, an extra 10 seconds of additional piano music is heard that is not present on the regular album version.

01. Sly - Duration: 05:24 02. Protection - Duration: 07:51 03. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 04. Weather Storm - Duration: 05:09


USA Promo CD #1

Catalogue #: DPRO-12705

Release Date: August 1994

Rarity Rating: 3/5 (Hard To Find)
 

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase With No Front Cover

Notes: Unlike the UK sampler promo above, this USA sampler does not have any exclusive versions/remixes, unless you count the Clean Edit of Better Things, were the profanity 'shit' has been dubbed out. The Single Edit of Protection on this disc, is the same as the 7" Edit found on the Protection single.

01. Protection (Single Edit) - Duration: 04:53 02. Better Things (Clean Edit) - Duration: 04:19 03. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 04. Protection (The Eno Mix) - Duration: 09:10 05. Protection - Duration: 07:52


USA Promo CD #2

Catalogue #: 7243-8-39883-2-7

Release Date: August 1994

Rarity Rating: 4/5 (Rare)
 

Packaging: Standard Plastic Jewelcase + 16 Page Colour Booklet With Promo Sticker On Front Cover And Another Promo Sticker On the Disc Itself


Notes: Identical to the USA Retail version of Protection except for the promo stickers.

01. Protection - Duration: 07:51 02. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 03. Three - Duration: 03:29 04. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 05. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 06. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 07. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 08. Sly - Duration: 05:24 09. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 10. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


UK Promo Cassette

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: August 1994

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: Plastic Cassette Case With Promo Sticker On Back Cover

Notes: N/A

A1. Protection - Duration: 07:51 A2. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 A3. Three - Duration: 03:29 A4. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 A5. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 B1. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 B2. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 B3. Sly - Duration: 05:24 B4. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 B5. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


USA Promo Cassette #1

Catalogue #: 4PRO-12701

Release Date: August 1994

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: Plastic Cassette Case

Notes: Unique promo-only packaging, with a mini press release on the inside of the insert, and unique artwork on the outside.

A1. Protection - Duration: 07:51 A2. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 A3. Three - Duration: 03:29 A4. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 A5. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 B1. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 B2. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 B3. Sly - Duration: 05:24 B4. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 B5. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


USA Promo Cassette #2

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: August 1994

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: Plastic Cassette Case With Cover Sheet

Notes: N/A

A1. Protection - Duration: 07:51 A2. Karmacoma - Duration: 05:16 A3. Three - Duration: 03:29 A4. Weather Storm - Duration: 04:59 A5. Spying Glass - Duration: 05:20 B1. Better Things - Duration: 04:18 B2. Eurochild - Duration: 05:06 B3. Sly - Duration: 05:24 B4. Heat Miser - Duration: 03:39 B5. Light My Fire (Live) - Duration: 03:15


Australian Promo VHS

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: Sometime in 1995

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: VHS Sized Hard Plastic Case

Notes: This video was packaged together with a few copies sold of Protection in Australia in the Summer of 1995 in a promotion done by Virgin Megastores in the country.

01. Daydreaming - Duration: 05:17 02. Unfinished Sympathy - Duration: 05:13 03. Safe From Harm - Duration: 04:50 04. Sly - Duration: 05:08 05. Protection - Duration: 06:25 06. Karmacoma - Duration: 04:08


USA Promo VHS

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: Sometime in 1995

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: Blue Coloured Slimline Cardboard Slipcase

Notes: This videotape promo was issued by Virgin Records America as a VHS tape using the NTSC format.

01. Protection - Duration: 05:21 02. Karmacoma - Duration: 04:27 03. Sly - Duration: 05:15