Chronology:James K. Polk

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Song name Run time Releases Year Differences from other versions
James K. Polk (Dial-A-Song) 3:16

Dial-A-Song ? Similar to the original version.
James K. Polk (Original Version) 3:16

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (EP) 1990 The instrumentation is radically different from the more well-known album version, composed mainly of synthesizers and a drum machine. Solo melody is made of "La"s, instead of the musical saw.
James K. Polk 3:04 Factory Showroom 1996

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James K. Polk (Kit Kat Acoustic Break) 2:32

Kit Kat Acoustic Break 1996  
James K. Polk (Wax Cylinder) 2:06

TMBG Unlimited 2000 Wax cylinder recording with simpler instrumentation, and a prominent horn.
James K. Polk (Dial-A-Song Anthology Version) 3:05

Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants 2002 Slightly different mix of instrumentation to the Factory Showroom version and softer, more treble-sounding vocals