RELEASED FEBRUARY 1981
THE STIFFS version of "Goodbye my love" originally
a UK Top 10
hit for the GLITTERBAND in 1975 was recorded at London`s Battery
studios in January 1981 and released the following month by STIFF records.
The flipside was "Magic Roundabout" - a demo. recorded a few months earlier.
It was not until the single failed to chart that the band found out they would
have no future at STIFF records unless the single charted.
The single did , however become a hit in the UK National Airplay charts,
which undoubtedly afforded songwriter Gerry Shephard a few nights on the town.
There were several label variations issued
, including overseas issues.
We are still collecting information about overseas releases but here are the
ones of which we are aware!
STIFF RECORDS PROMO PIC.
STIFFS pictured in March 1981 at ROCKSTAR studios,
with GLITTERBAND members GERRY SHEPHARD (far left)
and JOHN SPRINGATE (far right).
Photo by Nigel Dick.
The UK Promo version - BUY DJ 86
The UK Official release - BUY 86
The Spanish release
"Adios mi amor " / "Carrusel magico"- MO-2036
BEFORE YOU ASK.....No it`s not sung in Spanish unfortunately , these guys have
enough problems trying to sing in English.
The Spanish promo "Adios mi amor " / "Carrusel magico"- MO-2036
to Marshall Peters for providing the above scan and the
first official sighting of this ultra-rare promo record.
The Belgian release - BUY 86
The Australian release - K-8259
This version has
long been rumoured to exist although it has taken
20 years to actually find a bonafide copy.
We heard in 1981 that Festival records had released the record in
Australia .Close inspection of the label reveals the tiny lettering,
Made in Australia by Festival records.........
Unfortunately,it would seem that the Aus. sleeve is just a plain old
Stiff records company bag.
Many thanks to Marshal Peters for the photo. and see our links page to check
out his superb Buzzcocks website !!!
label '1977' records re-issued the single on 7" vinyl,
as a limited edition of 500 copies reproducing the original sleeve artwork.
1977 Records - 1977-SO41
Japan-only single on 7" vinyl released September 2002..