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John DowieIt's Hard To Be An Egg

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Factory – FAC 19
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AIt's Hard To Be An Egg3:10
BMime Sketch2:50
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White vinyl disc with egg yolk design on label.
Packaged with a feather attached to a clear PVC sleeve.
Track B is given as "Mind Sketch" - liner notes to an Arc of Hives explain "The flipside, Mime Sketch, was a live recording from Newcastle, mis-titled Mind Sketch on the label.
In the opening words Dowie calls it "Mime Piece". After the track there are 4 seconds of applause.

Factory Shareholder's Newsletter and Analysis End of Year 80: "Factory's first major assault on Radio Two. Secret deely sleeve concept. Of note: Hannett/Hopkins cello effects plus, Easter single tactic."
Initially planned to be released in late August/September 1980, then planned for late February/early March 1981, it finally was released in June 1981.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FAC-19A1 BA SA LO HA EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FAC 19B1 EG PORKY HUMOUR THY FATHER AND MOTHER

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