Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Man With The Child In His Eyes ( The Whole Story)

The picture sleeve for the Canadian 7" release of The Man With The Child In His Eyes features a unique cover. It's also interesting because the photo used is a still for Experiment IV. It's also probably the most interesting Canadian picture sleeve release ever for a 7" single. Most Canadian releases were either issued in a very bland and boring picture sleeve, or issued in a generic company sleeve, which I think is even worse. I'm personally not a fan of releases issued in company sleeves, and I've tried to avoid those as often as possible. The other interesting thing about this cover are the multi-coloured vertical stripes. It's a bit reminiscent of the test pattern that was used back in the day when a television station went off the air for the night. I'm not sure if that was the intent here or not, but it sure looks like it.

The test pattern design continues on the back of the sleeve as well, and features a small photo of The Whole Story album artwork. This added photo can also be found on the back sleeve for the Canadian 7" single for Experiment IV. You may have noticed that the back of this sleeve has an extra stamp on it, which reads "Property of CBC Record Library, Toronto". The CBC is a television station in Toronto, Canada. I knew someone that worked there, and he sort of "borrowed" this for me back in the day.

The record labels are grey and feature large EMI America labels on both sides.

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