" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
PLEASE

Version I
 Commercial Release October 20 / 21, 1997
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: --, Canada: 10, UK: 7
 Album Pop (1997)
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
Please (Single Version): Produced by Howie B. Recorded by Mark 'Spike' Stent. Mixed by Howie B and Mark 'Spike' Stent. Assisted by Hans Bedeker and Evelien Tjebbes (Holland) and Rene Weis and Philippe Bouvier (France and Germany). String arrangement: Craig Armstrong. Recorded at Wisseoord Studios BV, Hilversum, Holland. Mixed in Le Voyageur II, France and Germany.
Dirty Day (Junk Day): Produced by Flood, Brian Eno, and the Edge. Recorded and mixed by Flood and Robbie Adams. Additional production and remix by Butch Vig and Duke Erikson at Smart Studios, Madison WI. Cello: Mary Gaines.
Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss): Produced by Flood, Brian Eno, and the Edge. Recorded and mixed by Flood and Robbie Adams. Additional production and remix by Butch Vig and Duke Erikson at Smart Studios, Madison WI. Cello: Mary Gaines.
I'm Not Your Baby (Skysplitter Dub): Produced by Howie B and Flood. Recorded by Mark 'Spike' Stent. Assisted by Rob Kirwan. Mixed by Howie B. Assisted by Paul Falcone at the Hit Factory, NY.
Please (Live): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Recorded live at Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam on July 18th, 1997. Recorded by Andy Rose. Mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stent.
Where the Streets Have No Name (Live): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Recorded live at Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam on July 18th, 1997. Recorded by Andy Rose. Mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stent.
With or Without You (Live): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Recorded live at Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton on June 14th, 1997. Recorded by Andy Rose. Mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stent.
Staring at the Sun (Live): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Recorded live at Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam on July 18th, 1997. Recorded by Andy Rose. Mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stent.

Front cover photography by Derek Speirs. Design and computer treatments by ABA, Dublin. Reproduced by Sonicon, London.

OTHER NOTES
Released in October of 1997, U2 was now heading into the third leg of the worldwide Popmart tour. Please was emerging as one of the stronger songs from the Pop album in this live setting, and the Please single saw the first release of live material from the tour.  In most countries the live material was released as the Popheart EP, released a month before the Please single. In the US, however, the material was released as the Please single.  In the rest of the world the Please single consisted of two remixes of the song "Dirty Day" originally released on 1993's Zooropa album, and an instrumental version of "I'm Not Your Baby" a song recorded with Sinead O'Connor for the End of the Violence soundtrack.

In addition to the live version on this single from Rotterdam in 1997, Please was also recorded in Mexico in 1997 and released as part of the Hasta La Vista Baby fan club only release.

The four men on the cover of the single were Gerry Adams, leader of the Sinn Fein in the top left corner, David Trimble, moderate unionist party in the top right corner, Ian Paisley, moderate unionist party in the bottom right corner, and John Hume, moderate democratic party in the bottom left corner. All four took part in the Northern Ireland Peace Process.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 CASSETTE:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIS 673 / 572 128-4
UPC: 7 31457 21284
Package: Hardshell Case
Track Listing:
Please (Single Version) / Dirty Day (Junk Day)
Further Information:
Both songs are repeated on both sides, but each side is individually labelled '1' and '2'.
Other Images:
 5" CD:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID673 / 572 129-2
UPC: 7 31457 21292 9
Package: Digipack
Matrix: CID673 1083621 01 &
Track Listing:
Please (Single Version) / Dirty Day (Junk Day) / Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss) / I'm Not Your Baby (Skysplitter Dub)
Further Information:
Released in a digipack unlike other releases in Europe which were released in a slimline jewel case.
Other Images:
Interior of Digipack Cover

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDT673 / 572 128-2
UPC:
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Please (Single Version) / Dirty Day (Junk Day)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID673 / 572 129-2
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Please (Single Version) / Dirty Day (Junk Day) / Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss) / I'm Not Your Baby (Skysplitter Dub)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-572 195-2
UPC: 7 314-572195-2 2
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 314 572 195-2 02@  D MADE IN THE USA BY PMDC
Track Listing:
Please (Single Version) / Please (Live from Rotterdam) / Where the Streets Have No Name (Live from Rotterdam) / With or Without You (Live from Edmonton) / Staring at the Sun (Live from Rotterdam)
Further Information:
The Popheart EP was not released in the USA a month prior to the Please single like it was in other regions.  Instead the USA got the live versions of the tracks on the main Please single, and did not get the remixes like other regions got.
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314 572 129-2
UPC: 7 31457 21292 9
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: #970929N 3145721292 L381
Track Listing:
Please (Single Version) / Dirty Day (Junk Day) / Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss) / I'm Not Your Baby (Skysplitter Dub)
Further Information:
Canada received the remixes single, as they had released Popheart in Canada.
Other Images:
Inside of Front Cover

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 572 129-2
UPC: 7 31457 21292 9
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: IFPI L281 - MADE BY PMI - 572129-2 * #02
Track Listing:
Please (Single Version) / Dirty Day (Junk Day) / Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss) / I'm Not Your Baby (Skysplitter Dub)
Further Information:
Contained an insert card which was a contest entry to win a chance to be a PopMart Crew Member for a day.
Other Images:
Contest Entry Insert

Country: Japan
Label: Island Records
Catalog: PHCR8422
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Please (Single Version) / Dirty Day (Junk Day) / Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss) / I'm Not Your Baby (Skysplitter Dub)
Further Information:
Released in a slimline jewel case with an OBI strip with Japanese information.
Other Images:
Popheart / Please EP (1997) If God Will Send His Angels (1997)
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