Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wuthering Heights - Spanish 7" Single

This is the Spanish release for ‘Wuthering Heights’, which features a very unique looking picture sleeve. Again, the photography on this one is by Gered Mankowitz. Interestingly enough, there are three different versions of this particular single. The one I’m showing you here is the third issue release.

Even though the artwork on all three issues is practically the same, there are some slight differences between them. For example, the first issue sleeve doesn't have the “No 1 En Inglaterra” stamp on the front like the second and third issue sleeves do. Also, only the third issue sleeve has the additional title "Cumbres Borrascosas" added underneath the Wuthering Heights title.

The back of the picture sleeve is the real letdown here. It’s rather plain and boring, which is a shame considering how stunning the front of the picture sleeve is. The sleeve itself is made from a thinner card stock – not paper thin, but thinner.

The record labels have a very similar design to the UK EMI labels at that time, with some notable obvious differences. The typeset on this one is very basic and doesn’t stand out at all in any way. Not that it’s a big deal or anything.

Although I have come across all three versions at some point or another, I only own the third issue release of this single. All three issues of this release are more difficult to track down now, but the first and second issue sleeves are easily the most difficult to find now.

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