DJ Shadow ‎– The Private Press

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(Letter From Home) 1:09
Fixed Income 4:49
Un Autre Introduction 0:44
Walkie Talkie 2:27
Giving Up The Ghost 6:30
Six Days 5:02
Mongrel... 2:20
...Meets His Maker 3:02
Right Thing / GDMFSOB (Clean Instrumental Version) 4:20
Monosylabik 6:46
Mashin' On The Motorway 2:58
Blood On The Motorway 9:12
You Can't Go Home Again 7:03
(Letter From Home) 0:57

Versions (33)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
088 112 937-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) MCA Records 088 112 937-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
CIDZ 8118, 077 351-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press (Tour Edition)(CD, Album + CD) Island Records, Mo Wax, Island Records, Mo Wax CIDZ 8118, 077 351-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 937-1 DJ Shadow The Private Press(2xLP, Album) MCA Records 088 112 937-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
ILPSD 8118, 586981-1 DJ Shadow The Private Press(2xLP, Album) Island Records, Universal Records ILPSD 8118, 586981-1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
586936-9 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Universal Records, A&M Records 586936-9 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
3145869362 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Island Records, Mo Wax 3145869362 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CIDZ 8118, 586936-2, CID28118 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Mo Wax, Mo Wax, Mo Wax CIDZ 8118, 586936-2, CID28118 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
586936-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) A&M Records 586936-2 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 934-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) MCA Records 088 112 934-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
CID 8118, 586 982-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Mo Wax, Mo Wax CID 8118, 586 982-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CIDZ 8118, 586936-2, CID28118, 586 936-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Mo Wax, Mo Wax, Mo Wax, Mo Wax, Universal Music Taiwan, Universal Music Taiwan, Universal Music Taiwan, Universal Music Taiwan CIDZ 8118, 586936-2, CID28118, 586 936-2 Taiwan 2002 Sell This Version
CID8118, 586982-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Island Records, Mo Wax, Island Records, Mo Wax CID8118, 586982-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CIDZ 8118, 586936-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Mo Wax, Mo Wax CIDZ 8118, 586936-2 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
UICI-1017, UICI 1017 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Island Records, Mo Wax, Island Records, Mo Wax UICI-1017, UICI 1017 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
CIDZ 8118, 586 936-2, 1020 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album + CD, Ltd, Promo) Island Records, A&M Records, A&M Records, AZ CIDZ 8118, 586 936-2, 1020 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
CIDD8118, 586981-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album + CD, Mixed + Ltd) Island Records, Mo Wax, Island Records, Mo Wax CIDD8118, 586981-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
314 586 981-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album + CD, Mixed + Ltd, Dig) MCA Records 314 586 981-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
86 90, 8690 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Island Records, Universal Records 86 90, 8690 France 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo) Universal Music Australia none Australia 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo) Island Records, Mo Wax none Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo) Universal Records, Island Records none Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo) Universal, Universal International none Japan 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo) Universal Records, Island Records none 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo) Universal Records, Island Records none Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo) MCA Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo, Copy Prot., Num) MCA Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CDr, Album, Promo, Pla) Universal Records, Island Records none France 2002 Sell This Version
586 936-4 DJ Shadow The Private Press(Cass, Album) Island Records 586 936-4 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
UICY-1807 DJ Shadow The Private Press (Sound & Vision)(CD, Album + DVD-V, M/Print, NTSC) Island Records, Mo Wax UICY-1807 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
602498176337 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL) Island Records, Mo Wax 602498176337 UK 2004 Sell This Version
73145869362 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album) Universal Music 73145869362 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
CIDZ 8118, 586936-2 DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album, RP) Island Records, Mo Wax CIDZ 8118, 586936-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none DJ Shadow The Private Press(CD, Album, Unofficial) Island Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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wakanagary

wakanagary

January 14, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, 088 112 937-2

Drifting through the milestones of electronic music thresholds (and not only electronic), this sonorous architectural composition express a timeless monumentality. The virtuous DJ and composer, DJ Shadow presents us once again by his craftsmanship of combining the color scheme of variety of music from the past in a current light, originally conveyed to present.
TimaMachine

TimaMachine

November 15, 2013
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, CID8118, 586982-2

When I imported this CD years ago less did I know I was getting the UK Edition, but I'm glad I did simply because it comes with the original version of Giving Up The Ghost as a Bonus track. As it happens this track along with Fixed Income, Giving Up the Ghost (Album Version), Mongrel and Meets His Maker are classic DJ Shadow style. The UK edition is the only single disc version that includes the original cut of Giving Up The Ghost unless you opt for the 2disc editions. Youtube videos don't distinguish between the album and original version so you have to go by time, the one posted at 6:20 is the original version, all others running at 6:30 are the album version.
draconumpb

draconumpb

December 21, 2009
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, 088 112 937-2
At first I didn't like this album very much, but after putting it in my car and listening to it for a few days, it really grew on me. It's obvious to me that DJ Shadow is a musician with a wide breadth of styles, influences, and talents.

It's nice to hear an album that touches on so many different musical points instead of just reiterating the same ones over and over. I also wanna give the dude props for not just replicating what was done on the first album.

I have to say that I don't like some of the tracks that much, such as Walkie-Talkie (obnoxious bassline IMO) and Mongrel/Meets His Maker (really kind of dull) but almost everything else here is just really classy, varied, and enjoyable. Favs include Monosylabik, Six Days, Giving Up The Ghost, and, well, most everything besides the two tracks I didn't like.

Great CD to have on hand, has some definite staying power in my car's CD player.
Hengine

Hengine

February 8, 2006
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, 088 112 937-2
This is a great album. Shadow chose to keep moving and developing. This is a a collection of songs as well as tracks, each with a different appeal. If there is a concept it must be constant change. The tracks bristle against each other, pushing in different directions, suggesting a variety of musical possibilities. All celebrate a cerebral and sensual appreciation of sound and rhythm. Here is no perfect package but set of musical blueprints. It’s the work of someone who’s sat back and asked himself what he really wants to listen to when the lights are out, could be his best work to date.
mjago85

mjago85

November 5, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, 088 112 937-2
This album is far too electro inflected to appeal to fans of his previous work. Change and exploration are always a good thing, but it does not work out well for the purpose of this album. Perhaps the problem lies in track order; obvious highlight "Six Days" appears far too early in the album for it to be as climactic as what it needs to be. The other tracks on this album are all decidedly average, none coming even close to the incredible (if at times, a little warped) beauty of the tracks featured on "Endtroducing". If "Endtroducing" never surfaced, this album - and Shadow - would be long forgotten.
aplz

aplz

February 28, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, 088 112 937-2
It's obvious Shadow wasnt going to do his so called regular triphop style with this album. Instead, this album is a full out hip hop album, featuring some of his best tracks, 'Mashin On The Motorway', and 'Walkie Talkie' for example. Both tracks are brilliant when scratched, cut up, or given a face lift. A much more energetic album then Endtroducing.
Harrysalsava

Harrysalsava

April 28, 2004
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, 088 112 937-2
Personally, much of the album doesn't conform to my usual tastes in music. However, the haunting abstract style incorporated within tracks five and seven more than makes up for what I would call a relatively poor album.
I think also, that track twelve has a lot to say for itself - with drifting laidback piano keys and soft meaningful vocals. There are three tracks on this album that makes it all worth the money you paid.
somejerk

somejerk

September 23, 2003
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, CID 8118, 586 982-2
What? Not a good producer? Have you not listened to this whole album? Have you never heard ANYTHING off of Endtroducing?! EVERY track is bomb on the private press. "6 days" is my particular favorite, with "Mashing On the Motorway" a little bit behind. If you enjoy ambient beats, trip-hop, or anything of the sorts, I highly, highly recomend this.

September 11, 2003
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, CID 8118, 586 982-2
I like this album, its good to put on in the background while reading. But I have to admit that Shadow is a better DJ than he is a producer. My advice would be to not bother buying this CD but to buy the Mashin' On The Motorway single which has the best tracks from the album on it. Standouts are Six Days and Right Thing / GDMFSOB.
Kee-Lo

Kee-Lo

April 4, 2003
referencing The Private Press, CD, Album, CID 8118, 586 982-2

The Private Press is one of DJ Shadow's best moments, the tracks are moody but fresh. Tracks like You can't go home again and fixed income are gems. Well worth listening to, as like all Shadow's back catalogue.