The Smiths subway Poster Sheila Take A Bow Poster Appox size 60" x 40" Morrissey
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Sep 17, 2017 End Date
Sep 17, 2017 Start Date
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The Smiths.
"Sheila Take a Bow "
Original genuine 1980's Promo Poster For The U.K Issue RT 196
Poster were distributed by Capital Print who were Rough Trades Official distributors of these fantastic and iconic and collectable posters.
"Sheila Take a Bow" is a song by The Smiths. It was released as a single in April 1987, reaching #10 in the UK Singles Chart, and as history now tells us their highest chart placing in their career.
Printed on Matt Paper stock this poster measures 60" by 40" and shows this iconic sleeve which features Candy Darling from Andy Warhol's film WOMEN IN REVOLT [1971] (pink). Candy Darling is actually a drag queen named James Lawrence Slattery. He died at the age of 25 in May 1974 of leukaemia.
These posters were never available to the public they were sent out by the record companies and used by record shops or posted up around the town or cities.
The condition of the Poster is excellent with no fold in the middle,as can be seen in the pictures a 5 millimetre tear in the right hand top corner of the poster this could be trimmed off before framing if desired saying that all this doesn't detract this from being a rare poster especially in this condition after 30 years.
 i have kept them rolled in professional storage boxes in a cool,dark and damp free environment. Also an added bonus is all my items come from a smoke and pet free home. 
These pieces of Rough Trade,Smiths pop history are genuine, NOT re-worked prints i can and will 100% guarantee this and anything else i will be selling.
Hopefully these items will appeal to you as much as they did to me over the last 2 decades and i think there's something here for every kind of enthusiast and every type of collector from the completest to the occasional collector . These are very rare items indeed especially in this fantastic condition.

It was one of the band's many "between album" singles (the last of four in a row), not having natural home on any of the studio albums. It was, however, featured on the Louder Than Bombs compilation released later in the year.The single's two b-sides, Peel Session versions of "Is It Really So Strange?" and "Sweet And Tender Hooligan" also featured on the lp Louder Than Bombs.
The brass band music at the beginning is sampled from the 1954 movie Hobson's Choice.The single's cover features actress Candy Darling from the film Women in Revolt (1971). Candy Darling was part of Andy Warhol's entourage.
7" RT196No.TitleLength1."Sheila Take a Bow"  2:412."Is It Really So Strange?" (Peel Session 17/12/86)3:04The poster will be sent out in a plastic tube all carefully packaged to help prevent damage.

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