Most singles are usually only good for the b-sides. In this case, whilst the a-side track is one of the best songs off The Bends, the b-sides are where this single shines. There are 3 tracks excluding the original studio track: live, acoustic recordings of Fake Plastic Trees, Street Spirit and Bulletproof I Wish I Was.
These 3 songs are widely taken as being 3 of the best tracks off The Bends, with Street Spirit being the track which gave Radiohead their real break in the UK. And these live acoustic versions are better, or at the very least on a par with their studio recordings. There are little niggles in Yorke's playing on the tracks, the kind of things that make live tracks truly unique and individual from what you hear on the album, but vocally and musically they're just as impressive as the studio versions. Particularly with Street Spirit, which excels as an acoustic track, adding an extra ingredient to the song which really works well.
This is certainly a single worth owning.