Massive Attack ‎– Special Cases

Virgin ‎– 724354699702, Virgin ‎– VSCDT1839
CD, Single, Enhanced

Companies, etc.



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
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI uDEN 5469970 @ 1 1-1-3-NL
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 1517
  • Label Code: LC03098
  • Other (Distribution code): VSCDT1839
  • Other (Distribution code): PM514

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
72435 47070 2 5, VSCDT1839 Massive Attack Special Cases(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin 72435 47070 2 5, VSCDT1839 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
VST1839 Massive Attack Special Cases(CDr, Single, Promo) Virgin VST1839 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
none Massive Attack Special Cases(Betacam SP, PAL) Virgin none UK 2003 Sell This Version
VSCDJ 1839 Massive Attack Special Cases(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin VSCDJ 1839 UK 2003 Sell This Version
VST1839, VST1939 Massive Attack Special Cases(12", Single) Virgin, Virgin VST1839, VST1939 UK 2003 Sell This Version


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November 15, 2013

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!


August 18, 2005
edited over 13 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.