- Producer John Leckie first announced the single when he wrote about
Empires And Dance in the 5X5 Tour Brochure: "I'm
currently mixing a new version of I Travel which the band will release on vinyl for
Record Store Day in April. It still sounds a fantastic song more than 30 years on."
- The single was confirmed in March when it appeared in the listings for Record Store Day. It was a
limited edition run of 1000 12" records which would only be available at various record shops.
- A remix of Theme For Great Cities by Simple Minds fan Moby
was later revealed as the title track.
- The artwork simply reused the old I Travel sleeve from 1980
although Virgin were more imaginative with the labels.
- Jim and Charlie took part in a record
signing on the 21st April at Sister Ray Records in London where they personally signed 100 copies. The
queue took over three hours to reach the doors.
- A signed copy was sold on eBay several hours later. It was quickly snapped up for £100.
- (Those signed copies from Sister Ray should also come with
the Sister Ray Record Store Day list, the Last Minute Info list, receipt and
Sister Ray bag.)
- It was the first commerical 12" single released by Virgin since 1991's Real Life single.