Lithium Single

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This article is about the physical items released with the single. For the song itself, see Lithium.
"Lithium"

Cover of the basic single
Single by Evanescence
from the album The Open Door
B-side "The Last Song I'm Wasting on You"
"All That I'm Living For"
Released December 8, 2006
Format CD single, digital single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2005–2006; The Record Plant, Hollywood, California
Length 3:44
Label Wind-up
Writer(s) Amy Lee
Producer Dave Fortman
Evanescence singles chronology
"Call Me When You're Sober"
(2006)
"Lithium"
(2006)
"Sweet Sacrifice"
(2007)
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The "Lithium" single was digitally released on December 8, 2006.[1] Basic and maxi singles were commercialy released on December 15, 2006 in Germany[2][3] and on January 8, 2007 in the UK.[4][5]

Consumer releases

International basic single

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up / Sony/BMG
Cat.no: 88697042082

The basic single features a photo of the band on the cover and a track listing on the back.

  1. "Lithium" [Album version]
  2. "The Last Song I'm Wasting on You"
  • It is worth noting that there exist a few copies of this particular release that were packed with two or more insert cards, one inside the other (one fan even noted having 4 insert cards in his case). It's unknown just how many of these exist. It would seem that it only happened in every few ten/hundred items or so.

International maxi CD single

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up / Sony/BMG
Cat.no: 88697042062

The maxi single was released in various countries. While all share the same catalog number and track listing, there were some minor packaging changes in some countries, the Taiwan single has an OBI Strip.

  1. "Lithium"
  2. "The Last Song I'm Wasting on You"
  3. "All That I'm Living For" [Live acoustic version]
  4. "Lithium" [Live acoustic] (enhanced video)
  • Tracks 3 & 4 were recorded at Sony Studios, August 13, 2006, with John LeCompt on guitar and Dave Eggar on cello.

Cardsleeve version

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up / Sony/BMG
Cat.no: 88697042092

German cardsleeve version featuring a photo of the band on the cover and a track listing on the back.

  1. "Lithium" [Album version]
  2. "The Last Song I'm Wasting on You"

7" vinyl picture disc

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up / Sony/BMG
Cat.no: 886970421676

The heavyweight vinyl picture disc comes in a stickered clear vinyl sleeve. Rumored to be a limited edition pressing of 2000 copies.

Side A: "Lithium" [Album version]
Side B: "The Last Song I'm Wasting on You"
  • This is the 2nd ever vinyl release by Evanescence.
  • Though only a 7" disc, it is fairly thick and weighs 88g (3.10oz).

Industry promotional releases

Various promo discs were produced and never intended for public sale.

UK press kit

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up/Colombia
Cat.no: none

The press kit featured a CD of the title track in a PVC sleeve with card insert. It also featured a press release. Sometimes, a DVD with the full promo video was included along with the kit. There are two versions with slightly different prints.

  1. "Lithium"

Australian press kit

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up/SonyBMG
Cat.no: none

The press kit featured a CD of the title track in a white stickered cardsleeve.

  1. "Lithium"
  2. "Lithium" [Acoustic]

US radio single

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up
Cat.no: WUJC 20173-2

Radio promo sent out to radio stations. The black screened CD featuring the Evanescence Logo and the track information comes in a plain jewel case with an insert card in the tray. The radio promos are becoming increasingly difficult to come by because many radio stations are switching to an electronic distribution format, thus eliminating the need for such items.

  1. "Lithium"

Dutch radio single

Status: Out of Print
Label: Sony BMG
Cat.no: 82876 86082 2

CDR with print on it and front insert with full color print on both sides. Housed in a thin jewel case.

  1. "Lithium"

German radio single

Status: Out of Print
Label: -
Cat.no: -

CDR with print on it and front insert with full color print on one side. Housed in a thin jewel case.

  1. "Lithium"

Italian radio single

Status: Out of Print
Label: SonyBMG
Cat.no: none

  1. "Lithium"
  2. "All That I'm Living For" [Acoustic]

Israel Radio Promo

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up/Sony BMG
Cat.no: 88697042062

  1. "Lithium"
  2. "The Last Song I'm Wasting On You"
  3. "All That I'm Living For" [Live acoustic version]
  4. Lithium [Live acoustic] (enhanced video)
  • Tracks 3 & 4 were recorded at Sony Studios, August 13, 2006, with John LeCompt on guitar and Dave Eggar on cello.
  • It has the same appearance as the maxi single with Israeli stickers on the front. It was not intended for public sale.

Ireland Radio Promo

Status: Out of Print
Label: SonyBMG
Cat.no: none

  1. "Lithium"

Mexico radio single

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up | Sony/BMG
Cat.no: CDX3057

Mexican 6-track promotional CD featuring the "Album Version/Clean Version." Also includes tracks from other artists, housed in a custom gatefold card wallet picture sleeve featuring a different image on the front, with Amy sitting in a red dress. Also includes Spanish text biography on the inside.

  1. Evanescence - "Lithium" - Album Version/Clean Version (3:44)
  2. Oasis - "Acquiesce" - Clean Version (4:26)
  3. Oasis - "The Masterplan" - Clean Version (5:22)
  4. Incubus - "Anna Molly" (3:46)
  5. Audioslave - "Revelations" - Album Version/Clean Version (4:11)
  6. Jamiroquai - "Runaway" (1:00)

Brazilian radio single

Status: Out of Print
Label: ???
Cat.no: ???

Brazilian 5-track promotional single.

  1. Album version
  2. Acoustic version
  3. Instrumental version
  4. Call Out Hook
  5. Call Out Hook 2

Swiss radio single

Status: Out of Print
Label: Sony BMG
Cat.no: none

Simple CDR with info printed on it in black ink.

  1. "Lithium"

US video DVD

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-Up
Cat.no: 329596

Writable DVD with sticker with info printed on it. Housed in a plastic case.

  1. "Lithium"
  • Features brief countdown screen with information about the video.

Promo NTSC DVD

Status: Out Of Print
Label: Wind-up
Cat.no: ?

Contains the full promo video in NTSC-I format with 48 kHz LPCM (lossless) audio. No countdown screen. The video is watermarked with credits and the text "For Promotion Only".

References

  1. "Lithium - EP". United Kingdom: iTunes Store (Apple.com). https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lithium-ep/id209052471. Retrieved October 19, 2013.[dead link]
  2. "Lithium [Single, Maxi]" (in German). Germany: Amazon.de. http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000KC838E. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  3. "Lithium [Single]" (in German). Germany: Amazon.de. http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000KCHXUI. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  4. "Lithium [2 Track CD] [Single]". United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000KC838E. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  5. "Lithium [Single]". United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000KCHXUI. Retrieved October 19, 2013.