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Massive AttackSpecial Cases

Label:Virgin – 724354699702, Virgin – VSCDT1839
CD, Single, Enhanced
Country:UK & Europe
Style:Electro, Trip Hop, Garage House


1Massive AttackSpecial Cases (Radio Edit)3:49
2Massive AttackSpecial Cases (Akufen Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional]Marc Leclair
VocalsSinéad O'Connor
3Massive Attack Featuring Mos DefI Against I5:41
VideoMassive AttackSpecial Cases (Video Version 2)
Film Director [Video Directed By]H5
Mixed BySpike Stent*
VocalsSinéad O'Connor

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Cardsleeve in outer cardboard slipcase.

Enhanced CD includes video in QuickTime format.

Durations of the tracks differ a bit on disc:
03:46 / 09:56 / 05:40 / 05:09;
Real durations are:
03:49 / 09:58 / 05:41 / 05:13.

Tracks 1, 2 and 4 Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd, Copyright Control, Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Track 3 Published by Medina Sounds Music [BMI], Universal Music Publishing Ltd, Copyright Control.
Sinéad O'Connor appears courtesy of herself.
Akufen appears courtesy of Force Inc..
Art direction and design at T.H.Studio.

℗2003 Virgin Records Ltd. ©2003 Virgin Records Ltd. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. ©2003 Virgin Records Ltd.
Printed in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 724354699702
  • Label Code: LC03098
  • Price Code: PM514
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): EMI UDEN 5469970 @ 1 1-1-3-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI UDEN 5469970 @ 1 1-1-4-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2 & 3): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1 & 3): ifpi 1517
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15EC

Other Versions (5 of 15)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Special Cases (12", 45 RPM, Single)Virgin, VirginVST1839, VST1939UK2003
Recently Edited
Special Cases (12", 45 RPM, Promo, Stereo)VirginVSTDJ1839US2003
Recently Edited
Special Cases (DVD, DVD-Video, PAL, Single, Stereo)Virgin, Virgin724349057692, VSDVD1839UK2003
Special Cases (CD, Single, Promo)VirginVSCDJ 1839UK2003
Recently Edited
Special Cases (CDr, Single, Promo)VirginPR170Australia2003


TimaMachine's avatar
When Hip-Hop and Electronic music collide it doesn't get better than "I against I", deep pumping beats with clear all around production turns this track into a bomb. I've turned few people into Electronic music by playing this one track, and these are people who normally listen to Jay Z and Kanye West!
scoundrel's avatar
Edited 16 years ago
SPECIAL CASES is more deep darkness from Massive Attack, with Sinead O'Connor at the vocal helm. Akufen treats the track with kid gloves at the start, keeping the lyrics intact, but halfway through, he takes his well-practiced glitch-house approach to it, doing from darkness to deepness and stuttering vocal samples. "I Against I" brings Mos Def to the fore, while the synths buzz in the background. Definitely a single for your darker moods.