Issued in a fully laminated sleeve including a lyrics insert with white text on black background.Label variation of (r1326123), with different lettering text and title in scare quotes.
(Reissue Remastered) 'Digitally remastered.
Comes in a laminated sleeve.
Released with printed inner sleeve (color photos and lyrics).
Same version as (r3983999) but without the printed cover on the inside of jacket.
Hype sticker on some(?) copies: 'Contains rare and previously unreleased material'.
On cover back:
EMI stamped but not printed in lower right corner (see images)
Sound+Vision printed in lower right corner
(P) 1991 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones Music/Mainman S.A., under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
(C) 1991 Jones Music/Mainman S.A., under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
Marketed & Distributed by EMI
Catalog number variations: 064 7 97720 1 appears on back cover, 7 97720 1 appears on spine and dust jacket.
On labels Northeastern Digital Recording is credited as 'North Eastern Digital Recording'.
Hansa Tonstudio credited as Hansa.'[discogs]
(Single Promo) 'Original 'propeller' centre silver on white label promo. A second promo exists with a large centre hole and black text.
Starman was Bowie's most popular single in Japan and remained in print into the late '70s. As a result there are label and sleeve variations reflecting different manufacturers. Pre-RVC copies have the JIS logo on the front of the insert to the right of the price.
NB: label states 'Manufactured by Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd., Yokohama, Japan'; sleeve states 'Manufactured by Victor Musical Industries, Inc., Tokyo, Japan.''[discogs]
- No rights society indicated on labels.
- Record manufactured in Italy, sleeve printed in England
- Issued with lyrics Insert[aaronb]
(Limited Edition Reissue Remastered Repress) 'Released exclusively to 'bricks & mortar' record stores (and their online storefronts) on the 45th anniversary of the album's original release in 1977, see (m=22294). 2017 remastered version.
Comes with hype sticker on bottom right hand corner of shrink wrap front: white rectangle with black lettering - ‘Bowie Official 75’ with the 75 being a trade marked logo to mark Bowie’s birthday.
Includes insert with lyrics and publishing details, and a facsimile of the original UK white inner sleeve with rounded corners.
On the labels:
Made in the E.U.
On the rear cover:
Originally ℗1977 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. Remaster ℗2017 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. ©2017 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC.
©2017 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company.
From front sticker:
Recorded at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin.
Mixed at Mountain Studios, Montreux.
Runouts are etched. In runouts, all Optimal plating symbols may be inverted (“⊥” vs “T”) and/or mirrored (“1△” vs “△↾”). Specifically: Side A: 'S' is mirrored, Side B: '6' is mirrored
Note that the written by credits on the labels use the artists full names (David Bowie, Brian Eno, Carlos Alomar) and on the credit insert uses surnames only (Bowie, Eno, Alomar).'[discogs]
'Issued with a picture insert in an RCA Japan company sleeve with liner notes in Japanese and English lyrics to both tracks on the reverse.
Note there are several distinct pressings of this single which stayed in print longer than most; the pictured edition, circa 1976 or later, is the most common, the variation pressed by RVC Corporation. The first pressing had a 'propeller' centre and was manufactured by Victor Company of Japan, Yokohama. A second variation from the same company had a large centre hole (white label promos exist for both too). The third variation was manufactured by Victor Musical Industries, Tokyo. The RVC pressings came last and stayed in print into the '80s hence their being relatively common and easy to find. The early pressings command higher prices.
N.B. centre labels display DJ cueing information, Side 1 - 'Intro: 10 End: Fade', Side 2 - 'Intro: 11 End: Cold'.
① ℗ `72 '[discogs]