UK RETAIL CD #1

 

Catalogue #: VSCDT1839

Release Date: 24th February 2003

Rarity Rating: 3/5 (Hard To Find)
 

Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve With Inner And Outer Sleeves

Notes: This was the first Massive Attack single to be released on an enhanced CD, as the fourth track (Video Version 2 AKA the Girl Version) is video data that can only be played on a computer. This is also the only retail single release from Massive Attack which omits the album version of the song in question. This release only contains the Radio Edit. The colour of the disc is bright yellow with no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56 03. I Against I - Duration: 05:40 04. Special Cases (Video Version 2) - Duration: 05:09


UK Retail DVD

Catalogue #: VSDVDT1839

Release Date: 24th February 2003

Rarity Rating: 3/5 (Harder To Find)
 

Packaging: Transparent Plastic Disc Shaped Box With Pop-Up Tray

Notes: In another first for Massive Attack, this was their first DVD single release. their next DVD single would not be until Live With Me's release. Video Version 1 is the Boy Version of the Special Cases promo video, while the remaining tracks are of a repeating video loop of the shattering glass man footage.

01. Special Cases (Video Version 1) - Duration: 05:09 02. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 03. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56 04. Special Cases (Luomo's Casing Edit) - Duration: 04:43


Australian Retail CD

Catalogue #: 7243-5-46997-2-6

Release Date: March 2003

Rarity Rating: 4/5 (Rare)
 

Packaging: Slimline Plastic Jewelcase

Notes: The colour of the disc is bright yellow with no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56 03. I Against I - Duration: 05:40 04. Special Cases (Video Version 2) - Duration: 05:09


Canadian Retail CD

Catalogue #: 7243-5-46997-2-6

Release Date: 10th March 2003

Rarity Rating: 4/5 (Rare)
 

Packaging: Slimline Plastic Jewelcase

Notes: The colour of the disc is bright yellow with no title information on it beside basic copyright information. The disc itself contains copy control protection.

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56 03. I Against I - Duration: 05:40 04. Special Cases (Video Version 2) - Duration: 05:09


UK Retail Vinyl

Catalogue #: VST1839

Release Date: 24th February 2003

Rarity Rating: 3/5 (Hard To Find)
 

Packaging: Heavy Cardboard Sleeve

Notes: Standard vinyl with a inner groove which is printed in a bright yellow label. The disc has no title information on it beside basic copyright information. There is a discrepancy on the sleeve's spine regarding the catalogue number. The correct number is displayed above.

A1. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56 B1. I Against I - Duration: 05:40


UK Promo CD

Catalogue #: VSCDJ1839

Release Date: 24th February 2003

Rarity Rating: 3/5 (Hard To Find)
 

Packaging: Transparent Plastic Disc Shaped Box With Pop-Up Tray

Notes: Some of these promos were mispressed with the reverse tracklist on the front cover. The disc has no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Album Version) - Duration: 09:56


Australian Promo CD

Catalogue #: PR170

Release Date: January 2003

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)
 

Packaging: Transparent Plastic Disc Shaped Box With Pop-Up Tray

Notes: Unlike most of the other versions of Special Cases this disc actually contains full title and tracklist info on it.

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Album Version) - Duration: 09:56


UK Promo CD-R #1

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: January 2003

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)
 

Packaging: Transparent Plastic Sleeve With Double Sided Cover Sheet


Notes: N/A

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56 03. I Against I - Duration: 05:40


UK Promo CD-R #2

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: January 2003

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: Transparent Plastic Sleeve With Double Sided Cover Sheet

Notes: N/A

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56


UK Promo CD-R #3

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: January 2003

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: Transparent Plastic Sleeve

Notes: One of the few Massive Attack promos to also bear the Melankolic record label.

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46


European Promo CD-R

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: January 2003

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: Slimline Plastic Sleeve With No Cover Sheet

Notes: N/A

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Album Version) - Duration: 09:56


Japanese Promo CD-R

Catalogue #: MA100

Release Date: January 2003

Rarity Rating: 4/5 (Rare)

Packaging: Slimline Plastic Jewelcase

Notes: N/A

01. Special Cases (Radio Edit) - Duration: 03:46 02. Special Cases (Album Version) - Duration: 09:56


UK Promo VHS

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: February 2003

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: VHS Sized Hard Plastic Case

Notes: This videotape promo was issued by Ascent Media as a VHS tape using the PAL format. It features Version 1 (Boy Version) of the Special Cases promo video.

01. Special Cases - Duration: 05:09


UK Promo Vinyl #1

Catalogue #: VSTDJ1839

Release Date: January 2003

Rarity Rating: 3/5 (Hard To Find)

Packaging: Heavy Cardboard Sleeve With Sticker On Front Cover

Notes: Standard vinyl with a inner groove which is printed in a bright yellow label. The disc has no title information on it beside basic copyright information.

01. Special Cases (Luomo's Casing) - Duration: 07:56 02. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56


UK Promo Vinyl #2

Catalogue #: N/A

Release Date: January 2003

Rarity Rating: 5/5 (Very Rare)

Packaging: Heavy Plain Cardboard Sleeve With Press Release Sheet

Notes: The accompanying press release for this test-pressing/acetate vinyl states that there was only 50 copies produced.

01. Special Cases (Luomo's Casing) - Duration: 07:56 02. Special Cases (Afuken Remix) - Duration: 09:56