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Useless

Useless
Chart Position (UK): 28

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Mute 12 BONG 28
UK 12 inch single, released October 20th, 1997
this is a commercial release.

Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)
Useless (CJ Bolland Funky Sub Mix)
Useless (Air 20 Mix)

 

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Mute CD BONG 28
UK CD single, released 1997
this is a commercial release.

Useless (Remix)
Useless (Escape From Wherever: Parts 1 & 2!)
Useless (Cosmic Blues Mix)
Barrel Of A Gun (Video)

 

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Mute LCD BONG 28
UK limited CD single, released 1997
this is a commercial release.

Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix)
Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)
Useless (Live)
It's No Good (Video)

 

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Mute CD BONG 28X
UK CD maxi single, from the Singles Box Set #6 [disc #34], released March 29th, 2004
this is a commercial release.

Useless (Remix)
Useless (Escape From Wherever: Parts 1 & 2!)
Useless (Cosmic Blues Mix)
Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix)
Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)
Useless (Air 20 Mix)
Useless (Live)
Barrel Of A Gun (Video)
It's No Good (Video)

 

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Mute P12 BONG 28
UK promotional 12 inch single, released 1997
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Useless (CJ Bolland Funky Sub Mix)
Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)

 

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Mute RCD BONG 28
UK promotional CD single, released 1997
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Useless (Remix)
Useless (Escape From Wherever: Parts 1 & 2!)
Useless (Cosmic Blues Mix)

 

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Reprise CD BONG 28 / R2 78894D
US CD maxi single, from the Singles Box Set #6 [disc #34], released March 30th, 2004
this is a commercial release.

Useless (Remix)
Useless (Escape From Wherever: Parts 1 & 2!)
Useless (Cosmic Blues Mix)
Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix)
Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)
Useless (Air 20 Mix)
Useless (Live)
Barrel Of A Gun (Video)
It's No Good (Video)

 

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Reprise no number
US promotional CD single, released 1997
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Useless (Edit) [4:44]
Useless (Album Version) [5:12]

 

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Reprise no number
US promotional CD-R single, released 1997
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Useless (Radio Version) [4:51]
Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Edit) [4:06]

 

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Reprise no number
US promotional CD-R single, released 1997
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Extended Mix - Full Vocal) [6:01]
Useless (CJ Bolland Funky Sub Mix 3 - Club) [5:37]
Useless (Barry Adamson Remix) [7:15]
Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister Remix) [9:56]
Useless (Cosmic Blues Edited Mix) [7:56]

 

 

Notes:

The "Barrel Of A Gun" (Video) and "It's No Good" (Video) selections on the original UK CD single are enhanced video features on the CDs.

The single "Useless" was not released on it's own in the United States. The U.S. label paired up tracks from "Home" and "Useless" for a double-'A'-side single. They did, however, make promotional CDs of "Useless" for radio.

CD Recordable single #1 was shipped a few weeks before the standard CD single (silver), to the key U.S. radio stations. The second CD-R, however, was only used for in house purposes at Reprise Records (approval of mixes, et cetera). This explains why some of the mixes on it are different from the released versions.

A rundown on the mixes for these CDs:
Edit (CD Single) - Exclusive to the US CD.
Useless (Album Version) (CD Single) - the album version.
Radio Version (CD-R #1) - actually the Alan Moulder / Daniel Miller mix (on "The Singles 86>98" CD).
CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Edit (CD-R #1) - same as the "Remix" on the commercial CD single.
Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Extended Mix - Full Vocal) (CD-R #2) - same as released mix.
Useless (CJ Bolland Funky Sub Mix 3 - Club) (CD-R #2) - same as released mix.
Useless (Barry Adamson Remix) [7:15] (CD-R #2) - same as released mix.
Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister Remix) (CD-R #2) - Exclusive longer version (by close to a minute).
Useless (Cosmic Blues Edited Mix) (CD-R #2) - Exclusive longer version. Features samples of "Enjoy The Silence" not in the released mix.

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