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Virtual Insanity

European release

European release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity
  • 2. Do You Know Where You're Coming From - Original Mix
  • Catalogue Number: 663613 1
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: cardboard sleeve
European cd extra maxi release

European cd extra maxi release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity
  • 2. Do You Know Where You're Coming From - Original Mix
  • 3. Bullet
  • 4. Virtual Insanity - Album Version
  • Catalogue Number: 663613 2
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: slimline jewel case
UK #1 release

UK #1 release

This is the first Sony release from the album Travelling Without Moving and had its first airing in the UK on 8 July 1996. Released on 19 August, it entered the UK charts at number three making it an all time Jamiroquai best, and dropped two places to number five the following week. However, in the UK radio airplay chart, the single made it all the way to the number one position.

In the UK, the CIN official year-end top 100 chart for 1996 (01 January - 31 December 1996) placed Virtual Insanity at number 39 with sales at around 310,000 (16 weeks in chart).

On the UK Singles Chart Page for 25 August 1996, James Masterton wrote:

"New album time for Jamiroquai, and this is the first single from that forthcoming release. As was to be expected his enormous popularity amongst a dedicated group of fans causes the demand for this single to be higher than ever and at a stroke Virtual Insanity becomes their biggest ever hit single, sailing past the Number 9 peak of Stillness In Time from just over two years ago."

  • 1. Virtual Insanity
  • 2. Do You Know Where You're Coming From
  • 3. Bullet
  • 4. Virtual Insanity - Album Version
  • Catalogue Number: 663613 2
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: digipak
  • Release date: 19 August 1996
  • Highest Chart Position: 3 (25 August 1996)
  • Chart Positions: 3, 5, 5, 7, 11, 12, 20, 30, 33, 41, 58

The video for this single was nominated for the Select MTV Award as part of the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards. This is the ultimate MTV viewers choice award. Select is MTV's daily interactive 'jukebox' show which receives over 4,000 calls from viewers selecting their favourite music videos every day. The five nominations in this category were selected by viewers during a special Select MTV Weekend in early November 1996 - a nine hour marathon of on-air requests which saw Europe's favourite 100 videos being compiled and then reduced, by viewer votes, to the five nominations for The MTV Europe Music Awards Select category. Sadly, Virtual Insanity did not win the award. Jay, however, did make an appearance to present the MTV Best Group Award to Oasis.

UK #2 release

UK #2 release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity
  • 2. Space Cowboy - Classic Radio
  • 3. Emergency On Planet Earth - London Rican Mix
  • 4. Do You Know Where You're Coming From
  • Catalogue Number: 663613 5
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: digipak
  • Release date: 19 August 1996

At the 1996 Music Of Black Origin awards, Virtual Insanity was nominated for a prize in the Best Music Video category.

Virtual Insanity won the "best pop video" award at the 'Music Week Creative And Design Awards' which were held on 14 April 1997. Produced by Jonathan Glazer, the video also won awards for best cinematography and special effects.

Jamiroquai are absolutely huge in Japan, and this showed in ZIP Hot 100 singles for 1996 where Virtual Insanity was placed at number five in the chart.

UK promo release

The case is similar to the original UK mixes single. It is yellow but with a black edge. There is also a sticker with the UK release date of 19th August 1996 on the front.

  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Radio Edit (3.46)
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Full Length Edit (5.40)
  • Catalogue Number: XPCD 3065
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: digipak
UK "Metropolis Mastering" promo release

UK "Metropolis Mastering" promo release

This promo CD was the basis for the 'official' UK promo CD distributed by Sony Soho Square.

  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Radio Edit (3.46)
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Full Length Edit (5.40)
  • Catalogue Number: XPCD 3065
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: jewel case
UK/European promo release

UK/European promo release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Radio Edit
  • Catalogue Number: SAMPCD 3632
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
US promo #1 release

US promo #1 release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Peace Of Mind Edit
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Radio Edit
  • 3. Virtual Insanity - Album Version
  • 4. Virtual Insanity - Peace Of Mind Mix
  • Catalogue Number: OSK 0857
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
US promo #2 release

US promo #2 release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Single Version (3.47)
  • Catalogue Number: OSK 9857
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
Australian release

Australian release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity
  • 2. Do You Know Where You're Coming From - Original Mix
  • 3. Bullet
  • 4. Virtual Insanity - Album Version
  • Catalogue Number: 663439 2
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: CD
Australian "remixes" #1 release

Australian "remixes" #1 release

This release of Virtual Insanity features previously unreleased remixes (in Australia anyhow) of Space Cowboy and Light Years.

  • 1. Virtual Insanity
  • 2. Bullet
  • 3. Space Cowboy - Classic Club Mix
  • 4. Light Years - Way Gone Mix
  • 5. Emergency On Planet Earth - London Rican Mix
  • Catalogue Number: 664438 2
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Year: 1997
  • Format: CD
Australian "remixes" #2 release

Australian "remixes" #2 release

One distinguishing point about this release is that for the remix of High Times, the credits say "Sound recording made by (P) 1996 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited" even though the track wasn't released anywhere until December 1997 when High Times was released in the UK.

  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Single Edit
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Unreality Mix
  • 3. High Times - Sanchez Radio Edit
  • 4. Space Cowboy - Classic Club
  • 5. Alright - Tee's In House Mix
  • 6. Cosmic Girl - Classic Mix
  • Catalogue Number: 665496 2
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Year: 1997
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: slimline jewel case
Australian promo release

Australian promo release

The front cover artwork is the same as the "Australian remixes #2 release". However, on the inner artwork, underneath a small picture advert for the "Travelling Without Moving" CD album, are the words "Sample Product - Not For Sale". The liner also states "manufactured in Australia by Sony Music Entertainment (Australia) limited.

  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Single Edit
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Unreality Mix
  • 3. High Times - Sanchez Radio Edit
  • 4. Space Cowboy - Classic Club
  • 5. Alright - Tee's In House Mix
  • 6. Cosmic Girl - Classic Mix
  • Catalogue Number: SAMP2116
  • Label: Sony Soho Square (S2), Columbia
  • Year: 1997
  • Format: CD
  • Packaging: slimline jewel case
Mexican promo release

Mexican promo release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Radio Edit (3.46)
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Full Length Edit (5.39)
  • Catalogue Number: PRCD 96804
  • Label: Columbia/Sony Music Mexico
  • Format: CD
UK release

UK Cassette release

  • 1. Virtual Insanity (4.04)
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Album Version (5.40)
  • 3. Virtual Insanity - Unreality Mix (3.54)
  • Catalogue Number: 663613 4
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: Cassette
  • Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve
UK 12" release

UK 12" Vinyl release

  • Side A
  • 1. Virtual Insanity
  • 2. Do You Know Where You're Coming From - Original Mix
  • Side B
  • 3. Bullet
  • 4. Virtual Insanity - Album Version
  • Catalogue Number: 663613 6
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Release date: 19 August 1996
UK 12" promo release

UK 12" promo Vinyl release

This limited 12" test pressing features an amazing remix by Salaam Remi of Virtual Insanity and has Jamiroquai and Virtual Insanity written in a typewriter font on white and on the flip features an inverted design.

  • Side A
  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Salaam Remi Remix
  • Side B
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Radio Version
  • 3. Virtual Insanity - LP Version
  • Catalogue Number: XPR 3077
  • Label: Sony Soho Square
  • Year: 1997
  • Format: Vinyl

US 12" promo Vinyl release

This promo comes in a plain shiny black slip. The Peace Of Mind mix is the same as the Salaam Remi remix as included on the UK 12" test pressing (above).

  • Side A
  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Peace Of Mind Mix
  • Side B
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Radio Edit
  • 3. Virtual Insanity - Album Version
  • Catalogue Number: OAS 9994
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: Vinyl
7" Jukebox promo release

7" Jukebox promo Vinyl release

  • Side A
  • 1. Virtual Insanity - Edit (4.05)
  • Side B
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Unreality Mix (3.55)
  • Catalogue Number: 663613 00
  • Format: Vinyl
Italian 7" Jukebox promo release

Italian 7" Jukebox promo Vinyl release

This is an italian release of this single which is used in jukeboxes.

  • Side A
  • 1. You'll Be Mine - by Gloria Estefan
  • Side B
  • 2. Virtual Insanity - Radio Edit
  • Catalogue Number: JC 15495 7
  • Label: Epic
  • Year: 1996
  • Format: Vinyl
HT Funk white label 12" remix release

HT Funk white label 12" remix Vinyl release

This one sided white label funky house remix first appeared in May 2007.

  • Side A
  • 1. Virtual Insanity
  • Catalogue Number: HTFUNK014
  • Label: HT Funk
  • Year: 2007
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Packaging: white die-cut sleeve

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