The original UK release of this single came in a thick card picture sleeve. The artwork on the sleeve is far superior to the reissue version. It's sharp, clear and bright. The back of the sleeve has the printed letters G&L along the bottom right-hand corner, with a rectangular type opening at the top with angled cuts at the sides.
First issue singles also have the inscription "The Child Hides In The Light" etched into the run off vinyl on Side A. The reissue does not have this inscription.
First issue releases of Wuthering Heights and The Man With The Child In His Eyes tend to be the hardest ones to track down these days.