|UK Release Date||18 June 1990|
|UK Catalogue Number||Wilbury Records W 9773 T|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||2|
|Peak UK Chart Position||44|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||W 9773(T) A / W 9773(T) B-1|
Released in the UK on 18 June 1990, this charity single in aid of the Romanian Angel Appeal spent two weeks in the UK charts at numbers 44 and 52. It did not receive a release in the US.
The song dates back to the 1940s and has been covered by numerous artists, including The Beatles in their Hamburg days when they were backing Tony Sheridan, which can be heard on The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan.
Unlike the 7″ single, which only has Lumiere, an instrumental track by Dave Stewart (The Eurythmics), on the B side, this 12″ version also has a live version of With A Little Help From My Friends by Ringo on the B side. It was recorded at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles on 4 September 1989 with Ringo backed by his All Starr band.
12″ UK Release
The pictures below are of my first press copy (there was only the one press) that has the matrix numbers W 9773(T) A and W 9773(T) B-1. It also has MT etched into the run off on the B side. The record is in very good condition, the A side has some light crackle, only really noticeable on the run in and run out, whilst the B side has some crackle at the beginning of the first track then plays excellent. The card picture sleeve is in very good condition, it has some light ringwear and a small mark on the front (in the C of CHILD).
Estimated Value : £5 – £15