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ROLLING STONES Wild Horses – 1971 original Japanese ‘RSR’ yellow label 7″ single made by Warner Bros-Pioneer Corporation, b/w Sway. This example has the withdrawn ‘Gimme Shelter’ live-on-stage picture sleeve, generally regarded to be therarest of all the Japanese picture inserts. In addition this copy comes complete with its regular ‘two horses’ picture sleeve, a correct Atlantic Records die-cut company inner, and a simply MINT condition record. Unrepeatable!
TEENAGE FANCLUB Everything Flows – Very Rare 1990 UK 3-track white label test pressing for the debut single release from Teenage Fanclub, also featuring Primary Education and Speeder, housed in a die-cut record company sleeve. Pressed by Mayking
Records for the Paperhouse label, the A-side has been stamped, dated and annotated with details of the release with ‘BOTTOM OF THE POPS’ and ‘APPARENTLY’ hand scratched into the runout groove. While the vinyl itself does show the odd inaudible
cosmetic paper scuff, this copy remains in superb condition and it is the first copy of this hard to find test pressing that we have ever had. A must for Teenage Fanclub collectors and completists PAPER003
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES/ROBERT SMITH Christine – 1980 UK original Polydor silver label 7″ single b/w Eve White Eve Black. Housed in its Rob O’Conner/Paddy Eckersley designed picture sleeve which has been clearly signed by Siouxsie Sioux, Budgie and Steve Severin, plus Glove collaborator and The Cure frontman Robert Smith, who played lead guitar with the Banshees on tour 1982-84. A gem!
THE PRETTY THINGS Private Sorrow – Very Rare 1968 Japanese promotional sample vinyl 7″ for the single release with custom black on white wide centred labels, also including Balloon Burning, housed in a die-cut company sleeve complete with unique wraparound picture insert with ¥400 price point. The insert is nice & clean & in Excellent condition with just one tiny pin-hole in the bottom right corner. The vinyl has a deep sheen both sides & is Excellent with just a few light paper scuffsnot affecting play. Very nice! OR-2226
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Hungry Heart – Scarce 1980 Japanese CBS Sony white label promo sample 2-track 7″ vinyl single, also including Held Up Without A Gun. This original pressing is issued with its WITHDRAWN colour picture insert of a close-up portrait of Bruce – subsequentlyreplaced with the more common ‘boardwalk’ sleeve. Allegedly Bruce was not happy with the photograph to be used, hence it was pulled at his request. The insert displays minimal wear with some light foxing mostly
on the back, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An outstanding example and the first we have seen in five years! 07SP511
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