In early 2004, Island Records issued a promotional CD for The Artist In The Ambulance; it was supposed to include some b-sides (“Eclipse”, “Motion Isn’t Meaning”, “Stare At The Sun” (acoustic) and two live tracks; however, at least one pressing that was shipped out contained the wrong tracks. The first three tracks were correct, but instead of live acoustic versions of “Cold Cash and Colder Hearts” and “The Artist In The Ambulance”, the album version of “Cold Cash and Colder Hearts” and an alternative mix of “The Artist In The Ambulance” were pressed as tracks four and five, respectively. This promotional disc formed the basis for If We Could Only See Us Now.
Thrice fans should enjoy this slightly alternative mix, which, as far as I can tell, isn’t discussed anywhere else. You can download the song right here; if you’re wondering why I’m posting this now, it might be to get ready for the new album, which Thrice may be making an announcement about sooner than you think!