|UK Release Date||12 June 1988|
|UK Catalogue Number||Dark Horse W 7913|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||3|
|Peak UK Chart Position||55|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||W 7913 A / W 7913 B|
The third and final single taken from the Cloud Nine album, This Is Love was released on 12 June 1988 in the UK where it peaked at number 55 during a three week run. In the US it was released on 12 May 1988 and failed to chart.
Like the previous single the track was co written with Jeff Lynne. The B side was originally going to be Handle With Care but the powers that be at Warner Brothers thought it too good a track to be tucked away on a B side. Four months later Handle With Care became the first single to be released by The Traveling Wilburys.
The pictures below are of my solid centre first press copy (there was only the one press and no push out centres) that has the matrix numbers W 7913 A and W 7913 B. It also has ORLAKE hand etched in the run off on both sides, meaning it was pressed at the Orlake Records plant in Dagenham. Visually the record has a few light marks and plays with some occasional very light crackle, more noticable on the B side which also has a few very light pops. The glossy picture sleeve is in very good condition, there is some light ringwear, creasing and shelfwear, with a small split on one side, and it has the remains of a small sticker on the front.
Estimated Value : £5 – £10