Handle With Care / Handle With Care (Extended Version) 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date June 2007
UK Catalogue Number Rhino Records RH17 198908
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 2
Peak UK Chart Position 80
Lowest Matrix Numbers RHI7 198908 -A- / RHI7 198908 -B-

 

Handle With Care, with Margarita on the B side, was the Traveling Wilburys first, and most succesful, single when it was released on 17 October 1988. This release, limited to just 2500 copies and with an extended version of Handle With Care on the B side, was released in the UK in June 2007 to help promote The Traveling Wilburys Collection released at the same time. It managed to spend a couple of weeks in the charts at numbers 80 and 81 in June 2007. It was not released in the US.

My copy is shown below. I also have two different copies of the original 7″ single, shown here, and the original version on 10″ vinyl, shown here, 12″ vinyl, shown here, and CD single shown here.

The pictures below are of my solid centre copy (there was only the one press and no push out centres) that has NAWEED 8122799798 A-1 081227997984 – RHI7 198908 -A- etched into the run out on the A side and 081227997984 – RHI7 – 198908 -B- 8122799798 B-1 etched into the run out on the B side. NAWEED may, or may not, refer to Naweed Ahmed who was a mastering engineer at Whitfield Mastering in London. The record is in very good to excellent condition, just the odd touch of light crackle and a couple of clicks on the B side. The die cut paper picture sleeve is in very good to excellent condition, just some minor ringwear and a little wear around the opening.

Estimated Value : £5 – £15

 

 

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