The Smiths This Charming Man 7" first Australia press 1983 with sleeve RTANZ 001
  £   27
  $   36


£   27 Sold For
Jul 1, 2018 End Date
Jun 24, 2018 Start Date
£   5 Start price
5 Number Of Bids
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The Smiths - This Charming Man (1983)

First Australian 7" Pressing, With Rare Sleeve

Rough Trade, RTANZ 001


First Australian 7" pressing of the classic Smiths single This Charming Man, originally released in 1983; the b-side is Jeane (produced by Troy Tate); comes in its original picture sleeve; grab it now while you can!



Labels: Near Mint (no spindle marks)

Vinyl (visual): EX- (has a few noticeable marks but all are light, still has a nice shine)

Vinyl (audio): VG+ (noticeably crackly especially in quiet passages, but still retains a great beefy sound)

Sleeve: EX- (decent copy of this notoriously delicate sleeve; light creasing, two tiny pinholes, small mark to rear, 7mm tear to top edge; perfect seams, no writing)

NB: The condition grades shown above are based on Record Collector's grades. There are 5 grades: Near Mint (used but in stunning 'nearly new' condition); EX+ (used but with a bare minimum of wear); EX (item may have some light marks but still in a desirable condition); VG+ (has a few marks but only cosmetic, item plays perfectly); and VG (may have minor issues which I will specifically refer to); I don't sell anything below VG (and Mint doesn't exist). Unlike a lot of people on eBay, I am very scrupulous about my grading, so if ever you are less than satisfied with the condition of an item, please do contact me.



As Tillysmusic, I've been an eBay seller for many years, and specialise in early/1980s CD pressings. If anybody tells you that early CDs were badly mastered and sound bad, don't believe them! Although there are exceptions, the vast majority of 1980s CD pressings sound wonderful, especially West German and Japanese pressings from between 1982 and 1988. Pressings from this era tend to have a much warmer 'natural' sound not unlike how you remember the vinyl original, as opposed to more modern reissues which are remixed for iPods with bass boost and added compression. Remember, not all early pressings are mega-rare or valuable, but are nearly always worth checking out.


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