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➦ Phil Collins: Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore, 1992, 1 track Limited Edition CD single

Images of the CD (click image to enlarge)

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General notes

Label Virgin Records IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Virgin MCEG Vision Distribution Ltd. IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference CD: none, Video: VVD 1010 Matrix numbers PCV CD 1 MPO 06 @@
Country of manufacture UK Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release UK
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1992 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer MPO, France Right society (details) Not present
CD variation No Barcode Not present
Rear insert (print) Not present Booklet/print Not present
Packaging Slim single CD jewel case Booklet 2 page insert without lyrics

Release notes

The CD single was released in the UK to support sale of ...But Seriously, the videos. It's well known that in the first weeks the single was given free by Woolworths, to every purchased copy of ...But Seriously, the videos. This was a limited offer and later ...But Seriously, the videos tapes where sold without this single.

The single contain only one track Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore that was recorded live in Berlin during ...But Seriously tour in 1990. The duration of the track is approximately 6:20.

Obviously, this is a promotional CD single that have never been on sale. The disc does not have a record companies logo nor catalogue number on it. There is a sticker on the front of the jewel case mentioning that this is Limited Edition Woolworths Exclusive CD single.

The matrix numbers of the disc are PCV CD 1 MPO 06 @@. The disc was made in France by MPO factory.

Inserts have printed recording and mixing information. There are no lyrics inside, but an empty space.

The information from inside sleeve says that track was recorded by Phil Collins and Robert Coldy and mixed by Paul Gomersall and Rober Colby. The same print information is present on disc. The disc also states Made in France at 6 o'clock.

Because this CD single was given free to the customers, I also decided to submit in this entry information about the VHS tape ...But Seriously, the videos.

The tape was released by Virgin and distributed by MCEG Virgin Vision Distribution Ltd. The catalogue number of the tape is VVD 1010. The running time of the video is approximately 77 mins, as stated on artwork. The VHS tape of ...But Seriously, the videos was released in 1992 and remain on sale until the late Autumn.

There is very interesting that the top side of the tape packaging has Woolworths Exclusive sticker applied on. I also have seen these tapes without the sticker, so perhaps later on, when the promotion time run out tapes where on sale without this sticker?

..But Seriously, the videos

Below are scans taken of the video tape. Please click on the image to enlarge. The image will open in a new tab in your browser.

The Videos, front The Videos, rear The Videos, full artwork

The Videos, insert The Videos, cassette tape

Woolworths sticker

This CD, plus the VHS tape, are not hard to find in the UK. They where sold in millions, however, due to obsolescence of the VHS format,  tapes are often recycled these days. It's also a very nice example from Woolworths, a non-existing anymore chain of stores in the UK.

Disc variation

No variation that I know of.

Rarity rating

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ➠ the CD is extremely hard to find
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  ➠ the CD is hard to find and present a challenge
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is not common and require searching
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is relatively common
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is very easy to find
Please be advised that the rarity rating is based only on my experience and may vary from others opinion. Please also consider that the CD rarity is changing. Some CD releases became more or less available over the years.