Let's Shake Hands

(test pressing)

  • Let's Shake Hands
  • Look Me Over Closely

Format: 7inch
First Release Date: February 1998

US 7inch

  • Italy Records (1st pressing) (IR-003) February 1998
  • Italy Records (2nd pressing) (IR-003) Mid 2001


  • Test press: 5 copies, test press on black vinyl, yellow label, picture sleeve plus insert, February 1998.
  • 1st press: 500/1000? copies, clear red vinyl, picture sleeve with small photocopied insert.
  • 2nd press: Mid 2001 (w/o pic sleeve), Early 2002 (w pic sleeve) 2000 copies on black vinyl, 1000 copies without picture sleeve (due to sleeves not done before UK tour), remaining 1000 copies with new, slightly redesigned picture sleeve (darker front pic, text with different font on back).

"Look Me Over Closely" written by T. Gilkyson (for Marlene Dietrich)
The insert features a quote by George Washington: "We take the stars and blue union from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty".

All records of the 2nd press have a false start on Let's Shake Hands, this is because of an error on the CD used as master and because they didn't have time to make a test press in order to have the records ready for the UK tour. The L/R channels are also swapped on the B-side.