Woman / Beautiful Boys 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date 16 January 1981
UK Catalogue Number Geffen K 79195
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 11
Peak UK Chart Position 1 (For 2 weeks)
Lowest Matrix Numbers K 79195 A1 / K 79195 B1

 

The first single issued after John’s Death, Woman was released in the UK on 16 January 1981 and four days earlier on 12 January 1981 in the US. It spent a total of eleven weeks in the UK charts, two of these at number 1 where it replaced Imagine, whilst in the US it peaked at number 2.

Whilst recording the track John likened it to early Motown/1964 Beatles and said later in interviews that it was his grown up version of Girl.

Details of my first press copy and a cassette single version are below. I also have a CEMA coloured vinyl copy of Woman where, this time, it’s backed by Yoko’s Walking On Thin Ice. Details can be found here.

First Press

The pictures below are of my first press copy which has the matrix numbers K79195 A1 and K79195 B1. It also has STRAWBERRY and DAMONT etched into the run out on each side. The record is in excellent condition, playing through with no problems whatsoever. The flimsy paper picture sleeve is also in excellent condition as can be seen in the pictures.

Estimated Value : £5

 

Cassette Single

I’ve never used cassettes but I also have a cassette single version of this which I’ve shown below. I can remember buying it for about 49p in Woolworths at Whitby in their January sale one year. The cassette itself seems to be in perfect working order though I’ve nothing to play it on whilst the box is probably very good to excellent – just some very minor storage wear and a very small scuff bottom right on the front.

Estimated Value : £3 – £5

 

 

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