"Original of the Species" - U2
- "Original of the Species" (Single Version) - U2 (04:30)
Although the last physical single from “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” was released in late 2005, one final single was released in digital formats at the start of 2006. On January 1, 2006, the single “Original of the Species” was released throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and throughout South America on iTunes. In the UK there was not a release through iTunes, but there was an exclusive release through digital retailer 7digital. There was no release in North America.
The single consisted of a new version of “Original of the Species” titled the “Single Version”. This was the only song available in the download. The artwork included with the release was unique.
The song was also serviced to radio through a series of promotional CDs in both the UK and the US. Most iTunes stores worldwide also started selling a video of “Original of the Species” on the same day, January 1, 2006. This was also made available in Canada and the USA, but only through iTunes on February 20, 2006.
Related Promotional Videos
- Original of the Species (Alternate Version by Mark Pellington) (04:35)
- Original of the Species (Catherine Owens) (04:39)
- 2006-02-27 Original Download (U2.Com)