Release Date November 2005 / January 2006
 Record Label Island Records
 Album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
 Commercial Releases Information Coming Soon
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • Original of the Species (Single Version) (4:29)
Original of the Species (Single Version): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Jacknife Lee. Additional production by Steve Lillywhite. Recorded by Carl Glanville, Robbie Adams and Werner Pensaert. Assisted by Chris Heaney, Arjen Mensinga, and Huub Reijnders. Mixed by Jacknife Lee.  String arrangment by James Banbury. Strings recorded at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Holland.  Piano and synthesizers by The Edge. Additional synthesizer by Jacknife Lee.
What is expected to be the final promotional single for the album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. When All Because of You was released in the UK, Australia and other areas of the world there was no corresponding promotional release for North America.  It seems that U2 held off on that, to release Original of the Species to radio here in North America at the same time that the song was being used to promote U2's video store and the Live in Chicago DVD.

In early 2006, a UK version of the promotional single started appearing.  This CD came in a card sleeve, not a jewel case like most UK promotional singles.  It again just contained the single version of the song.  A sticker on the back of the UK promo single from Anglo Plugging touts a release of the song due to happen "online" on February 20th.  No word on a commercial single to be available in stores at this time.  Plans to release a commercial single in Canada with the bsides found on the European All Because of You single have never materialized.

 5" CD:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: U2PRO6
UPC: None
Package: Card Sleeve
Matrix: U2PRO6 01
Track Listing:
Original of the Species (Single Version) (4:29)
Further Information:
Features a new version of the title track.  Released in early 2006.
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Interscope Records
Catalog: INTR-11595-2
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel Case 
Matrix: INT R11 5952 04@ A
Track Listing:
Original of the Species (Single Version) (4:29)
Further Information:
Features a new version of the title track.  Released in late 2005.
Other Images:
All Because of You (UK) (2005) Vertigo 2005 Live (2005)
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