The Smiths ‎– The Headmaster Ritual

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Megadisc ‎– MD 125295
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
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Side A from the LP "Meat Is Murder"
Side B recorded live in Oxford, 18/03/85.

Licensed from ROUGH TRADE Records. Distributed in the Benelux by CBS, Heemstede.

Made in Holland

This is the 'correct' version without misspelling on the back cover, with the correct speed "45 RPM" on the labels, without the misspelling of "Meat Is Murder" on the b-side label, and with the following credits on the labels:

Both sides: All songs published by WARNER BROS. MUSIC LTD.
℗ 1985 ROUGH TRADE/MEGADISC RECORDS & TAPES B.V.

B-side: All songs written by Morrissey & Marr

At least two 'alternate'/misprinted versions exist:

Version 1: "Shakespeare's Sister" is incorrectly written as "Shakespear's Sister" on the cover backside.

Version 2: Wrong speed "33 ⅓ RPM" printed on both labels and "Meat is Murder" is mistyped as "Heat is Murder" on the b-side label. The labels are also slightly different compared to this 'correct' version and version 1. "Shakespeare's Sister" is spelled correctly on cover backside.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Stamped): MD 125295-A/57 261-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Stamped): MD 125295-B/57 262-1

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MD 5290, MD-5290 The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual / Oscillate Wildly(7", Single) Megadisc, Megadisc MD 5290, MD-5290 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
RTT 215CD The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual(CD, Single) Rough Trade RTT 215CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
MD 125295 The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual(12", Single, M/Print) Megadisc MD 125295 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
MD 5295 The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual(7", Single, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Megadisc MD 5295 UK 2009 Sell This Version
MD 125295 The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual(12", M/Print, Sin) Megadisc MD 125295 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version

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