|Initial UK Release Date||12 June 1988|
|Initial UK Catalogue Number||Dark Horse W7913CD|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||3|
|Peak UK Chart Position||55|
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 CD version was issued in the UK/Europe on the same day as the 7″ and 12″ singles and features the same two tracks as the 7″ single, This Is Love and Breath Away From Heaven, plus, like the 12″ single, has All Those Years Ago, then, exclusive to the CD release, has Hong Kong Blues taken from the Somewhere In England album. Although Dark Horse released a one track promo CD in the US, catalogue number PRO-CD-3068, it did not get an official release on CD single.
Original 1988 UK/Europe Release
The pictures below are of my original 1988 CD single. Both the inlay and the CD itself were made in Germany. You’ll see that it is a 3″ CD but comes with a 5″ adaptor as some players at the time didn’t have the 3″ indent in the CD tray. The CD, case (usual storage marks) and insert are in excellent condition.
Estimated Value : £10 – £15
2004 Promo CD
The pictures below are of my promo CD that was released in February 2004 to promote the newly released remastered Cloud Nine album and Dark Horse Years box set. It contains just the one track and has catalogue number Darkh 001. Both the card sleeve and the CD are in excellent condition.
Estimated Value : £5 – £10