following are decent quality MP3 files exclusive
to Cuba Website 1. They are intended for promotional purposes only and
may not be redistributed, traded or sold without prior permission from
This is the version that introduced the world to Cuba at the beginning
of 1998. It is taken from the 4AD sampler CD "Anakin (1998 - A preview)"
which was issued to promote the forthcoming releases on 4AD during the
year of 1998 (Released with the catalog number TAD 8001 CD). You will
not find it listed anywhere on the packaging because it was included as
an unlisted bonus track following track 10 "Gazebo Tree" from Kristin
Another rare track that not many people have heard. Originally issued
on the limited edition white label 12" vinyl CUBA 1 and given a digital
version on the UK advance CD for the "Leap Of Faith" album. The advance
CD came in a slim jewel case with the catalog number CAD 9009 CD, which
ended up being used for a Lakuna 12" single. "Hot Shit" was dropped from
the final version of the album (released as CAD 9014 and CAD 9014 CD)
but it lives on here in all its glory.
We all know that this title was recycled as the album's name but not many
are aware that there actually is a song bearing the same name as well.
Released as the B-side to the "Havana" single (BAD 8019 and BAD 8019 CD),
"Leap Of Faith" is a smoldering epic of true Cuba proportions that deserves
to be heard.