|1-10||The Nurse Who Loved Me||4:27|
|1-11||Another Space Song||5:12|
|1-12||Stuck On You||4:30|
|2-02||Dipped In Anger||3:40|
|2-03||Count My Eyes||3:37|
|2-05||Let It Drip||2:47|
- Manufactured By – Music Manufacturing Services
- Artwork By [Design] – Strange//Attraktor
- Mixed By – David Bianco (tracks: 1-04 to 1-07)
- Mixed By [Additional] – Ken Andrews (tracks: 1-04 to 1-07)
- Producer – Failure (tracks: 1-04 to 1-07)
- Recorded By – Greg Edwards (2) (tracks: 2-05 to 2-14), Ken Andrews (tracks: 2-05 to 2-14), Paul Lani (tracks: 1-04 to 1-07), Randy Pekich (tracks: 2-01 to 2-04), Steve Albini (tracks: 1-01 to 1-03)
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Ken Andrews (tracks: 1-08 to 1-14)
Essentials 02 compiles Failure's first two 7-inch singles and previously unreleased demos for Magnified.
Packaged in a gatefold digipak with a booklet containing lyrics to all songs and a foldout sheet with individual comments from Ken and Greg for each song on Essentials 01.
1-01 to 1-03 from Comfort
1-04 to 1-07 from Magnified
1-08 to 1-14 from Fantastic Planet
2-01 to 2-02 from 7-inch #1 on Sweet Smelling Records (Pro-Catastrophe / Dipped In Anger)
2-03 to 2-04 from 7-inch #2 on Sweet Smelling Records (Count My Eyes / Comfort)
2-05 to 2-14 Magnified demos
"Bernie" (track 2-08) omitted from packaging tracklisting and sleeve artwork but is listed on disc and in booklet.
"Small Crimes" (track 2-14) is also listed as "Small Bird" in booklet.