Wreckless Eric ‎– Whole Wide World

Stiff Records ‎– BUY 16
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM


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Push-out centre.
Picture sleeve made & printed by Press & Posted UK, not laminated but slightly textured matt finish, no visible flip-backs, straighter cut-out, white background.

Side A - Bring Back Stereo - Produced By Nick Lowe for Ian Dury Productions

Side B - Stay With Mono - Produced By Ian Dury for Nick Lowe Productions

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): BUY 16 A-1U (Stamped) "STIFF RECORDS - WRECKLESS ERIC WE'RE NOT THE SAME HE'S NOT THE SAME" (etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): BUY 16 B-1U (Stamped) "SEMAPHORLY YOURS - ERIC" (etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): BUY 16 A-1U G (Stamped) STIFF RECORDS - WRECKLESS ERIC WE'RE NOT THE SAME HE'S NOT THE SAME (etched) 1 (stamped)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): BUY 16 B-1U (Stamped) SEMAPHORLY YOURS - ERIC (etched) G 1 (stamped)

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March 6, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I picked up two copies of this disc in September 1977 - at the request of a record store owner (I'd told him I was going to another store in Rochester NY). I gave it a listen - wow very different sound than I'd ever heard - and music was really dying from cocaine by 1976, so there wasn't much music I liked at the time.
I flipped it over and heard Semaphore Signals - that was it - I was gob-smacked. Record store guy only got the other copy.
I ask about this weird label with all its foibles and was introduced to: Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, Pink Fairies, Plummet Airlines... the rest is history - changed my life.