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'Emotional Rescue' from Zimbabwe | January 2013
'Emotional Rescue' was released several times in South Africa, as the existence of three variations of the brown & red labels [right] already attest, but only recently was unearthed a copy of this classic bearing the typical cream & red labels, the latter being from Zimbabwe.
This is actually the earliest single with that type of labels undug so far. Although no mention of Zimbabwe appears on the print, the recurrence of information from various sources now clearly establishes such provenance for these labels.
This may be the opportunity to notice, that from 'Emotional Rescue' [EMIJ 4504] to 'Undercover (Of The Night)' [EMIJ 4448], all 7" South African releases but 'She's So Cold' have a counterpart from Zimbabwe on such labels. Two singles from Zimbabwe even differentiate further, bearing the UK catalogue numbers instead of the South African ones ['Waiting On A Friend' and 'Going To A Gogo'].
As for 'Emotional Rescue' in South Africa, all matrices numbers in the groove refer to the UK number 'RSR 105 A/B'. This Zimbabwe copy however is a mix of the S. African and UK numbers with 'EMIJ 4304-A 632 / RSR 105-B'.
Although not found in sleeve, this record was probably distributed into the red and white EMI Brigadiers company sleeve.
Estimated value : 40 €