The bulk of that song was written the first week. We arranged it here, and then we sent Patton a tape. He was in Italy, but he came up with the lyrics and the singing right away. It was one of those songs that just clicked -- one of those songs that we do most naturally. That's our sound.
A version which features a drum & bass intro and a wind sample in the background. This version appeared on UK pressings (850 905-2) with a duration of 6m:05s and is largely ambient in nature, straying considerably from the original track. It is quite abstract in nature.
A completely different remix which features the spoken part "I see you" at the beginning. This version appeared on the European and Australian pressing (London Records - 850 911-2) and on the promotional UK (London Records - Ashes-1 ) and French (Barclay 3594 ) and pressings. However on the UK and French pressings, the remix was correctly titled "Ashes To Ashes (Icey and Mystro Mix) with a duration of 3m:43s. This version is more faithful to the original album version with a simple trip-hop beat throughout. It is quite radio friendly in nature.
^ Live at the Phoenix Festival '97 on July 27, 1997.