Regular U.S. release. The international release, and the one in Europe
more specifically, was produced under the foreign name of the film, Harry Potter
and the Philosopher's Stone (for reasons ranging from the original name of the book
to the perceptions of what a "sorcerer" is and, unfortunately, to the ever popular
reports that angry Christian groups took their protest of the book to the name of the
big screen adaptation).
The foreign version is a 2CD product, though only one of the CDs has John Williams music,
and that material is identical to what you hear on the American release. The second CD
only contains multimedia.
The "special first edition" pressing of the American album contained a little card
inside the packaging that had a potentially winning number on it (you had to log on
to the official soundtrack site before February 1st, 2002 to see if you had won). With a
winning number, you could have won books, binders, Game Boy related software, or even, of
all things, Harry Potter Lego bricks. None of the copies in Filmtracks' possession had a
winning number, but for all you other non-winners (i.e. lovable losers) out there, you had
the option of filling out a form at that site for a second chance. No odds of winning
were given, of course, so your effort was probably futile.
The expanded bootlegs circulating around the secondary market starting in 2002 often
contain different contents, but all exist on two CDs.