Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rocket Man - UK 7” Single (with wraparound poster)

I originally got this one when it first came out in 1991, and one of the things I really dislike about this release is the wraparound poster sleeve. I'm not a fan of wraparounds, poster bags or any other kind of release with a poster attached to it for obvious reasons - the main one being the wear factor. You can be careful with these things as much as you like, but eventually it's going to cause all sorts of wear marks. Fortunately Kate didn't do this sort of thing too often with her releases.

This track was originally on the Two Rooms album, which was a tribute album to the music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. I'm very glad it had a single release because I never had any intentions of buying the Two Rooms album back in the day. If I haven’t made it clear before, I am not a fan of Elton John or his music. I make no apologies for it either.

Besides the wraparound poster, the single also comes in a picture sleeve. The artwork on the front and back of it are pretty consistent with all other formats of this release... as far as UK releases go anyway.

The single has silver injected moulded labels, and in case anyone is wondering, there are no inscriptions on this release,

When the wraparound is completely unfolded, you get a double-sided poster. Both images are from the same photo shoot. This is the first time I have scanned in these posters, which had to be done in sections and then pieced back together. So if they look a bit wonky, you'll understand why.

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