|UK Release Date||12 June 1988|
|UK Catalogue Number||Dark Horse W 7913 T|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||3|
|Peak UK Chart Position||55|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||W-7913-TA / W-7913-TB|
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.
This 12″ version was issued in the UK on the same day as the 7″ single and features the same two tracks, This Is Love and Breath Away From Heaven, plus All Those Years Ago.
The pictures below are of my 12″ copy which has the matrix numbers W-7913
-TA and W-7913-TB. It also has ORLAKE hand etched in the run off on both sides, meaning it was pressed at the Orlake Records plant in Dagenham. The record is in beautiful condition visually and plays through just about perfectly. The top opening sleeve is in excellent condition, just some very light ringwear but no rips, splits or writing etc.
Estimated Value : £15 – £20