The original album version of Messages was due to be used. However, Andy objected to this version and wanted to re-record the song. The 10,000 copies cut with the original mix were scrapped and a new, radically different version was recorded under the control of producer Mike Howlett.
Howlett introduced the idea for a new intro featuring a speeded organ chord going from low to high, overlaying one playing high to low. Then they recorded a cymbal, reversed it and added it to the mix. With the addition of a new bass line by Howlett the song was radically different from the original album version.
Taking Sides Again is an instrumental 'dub'version of Messages.
Additional chart information provided by: Stuart Morris (Genola May)
Highest global chart position 13