Tonight / Heart On My Sleeve 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date 21 July 1978
UK Catalogue Number Polydor 2001 795
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed to chart
Peak UK Chart Position
Lowest Matrix Numbers 2001795 A//1 / 2001795 B//1

 

Taken from the Bad Boy album, Ringo’s last single on the Polydor label was released in the UK on 21 July 1978 and failed to chart. There was no US release.

The A side was written by Ian McLagan, who was a member of the Small Faces, and John Pidgeon, whilst the B side is a cover of the Gallagher And Lyle track that had made number 6 in the UK charts and number 67 in the US charts two years earlier.

My copy is shown below

First Press, Injection Label

The pictures below are of my first, and only, press copy which has the matrix numbers 2001795 A//1 and 2001795 B//1. STR also appears after both matrix numbers and a hand etched STRAWBERRY also appears in the run off on both sides which means it was mastered at Strawberry Studios which was owned by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman of 10cc and named after Eric’s favourite Beatle song Strawberry Fields Forever.. The record has the odd light mark and probably rates as very good playing wise – just some very feint crackle here and there and the odd very feint tick. It is housed in a Polydor sleeve – there wasn’t a picture sleeve for this single. Of all Ringo’s UK singles this is probably the hardest to get hold of – at the time of writing there are none for sale in the UK on Discogs and only one on eBay with a buy it now of £125 which is way too high.

Estimated Value : £40– £50

 

 

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