David Bowie Starman – Suffragette City (1976 Japan) estimated value € 30,00

David Bowie Starman - Suffragette City (1976 Japan) estimated value € 30,00

side A. Starman = スターマン 3:59
side B. Suffragette City = サフラゲット・シティ 3:25

Producer – David Bowie, Ken Scott
Songwriter – David Bowie

Label: RCA – SS-2197
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Japan
Released: 1976
Recorded at: UK
Recorded date: 1972

Media Condition: Near Mint (NM)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM)
ring wear: No
All three seams looking perfect: Yes
Picture sleeve looks near mint: Yes
creases or folds: No
stamps or writing: No

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’.

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