Limited vinyl LP repressing. Champion Versions was the first release by The Beta Band, released in 1997 on 12" vinyl only. The EP was later included in it's entirety on the 1998 compilation The Three E.P.'s, along with The Patty Patty Sound and Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos. The album cover Of Champion Versions references the design of King Tubby's The Roots of Dub LP. "Dry the Rain" ranked at number 57 in Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 200 Songs of the 1990s. The Beta Band were a Scottish musical group formed in 1996. They were critically acclaimed and achieved a cult status. Their style was described as being "folktronica", a blend of folk, Scottish, electronic, rock, trip hop, and experimental jamming.