“You got me spinning, baby, spinning in a trance”
The collectors among you who concern yourselves with such minutia as label variations will be either delighted (or distressed) to learn that the white vinyl, picture sleeve 45 of The Stars (Are Out Tonight)/Where Are We Now?, was issued for Record Store Day today as two different pressings with different catalogue numbers.
Though both were made in the EU, there is a major label difference between the UK and international variations of the pressing.
The UK version comes with an orange RCA label for Where Are We Now?, while the international version has a predominantly black label with white text.
Otherwise the label design for The Stars (Are Out Tonight) and the cover design for both pressings is identical in every respect, barring the catalogue number and barcode variations.
It seems the international pressing was distributed with a shrink-wrapped cover as was the Bowie 1965! Four track EP.
Pictured here are the variations (UK on the left) and if you click through to the other images you can see both sides of all of today's Bowie 45s.