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Today while digging through several hundred 7" singles to find the good stuff, I found a copy of the NZ 'Six Months...' single complete with picture sleeve.

Now this is the standard pressing with orange-red Polydor label, catalogue number POLY 125.

Anyway, it was in a picture sleeve with the Australian catalogue number (Mushroom K8726).

What I need to know is: should it be in that sleeve? Or should it be in a sleeve with the POLY 125 number? I wonder if perhaps Australian-printed sleeves were imported to NZ like they were with the 'I See Red' 7" single.

Does anyone else have an NZ pressing housed in an Australian sleeve?

Just wanna know if I should leave it or rush back and snap it up! Confused
Gav 2012: Celebrating 40 years of Split Enz and 20 years as a Finn fann!
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This may be slightly away from the original topic here but definitely to do with '6mialb' single.
I found these on one of the Yahoo images pages and I would like to know where this cover/back was actually released Confused {I've seen a few different covers for the same Enz single[s] released in different parts of the world}

Six Months Front Cover
Six Months Rear Cover

Edited. Sorry folks but the images have since been removed from Photobucket. Frowner
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The archive copy of the NZ release in the office has the Aussie cover too....and we received that day one of release.

NFaddict- the US single (A&M 2411S) has a solid black cover while the jpeg of the back cover you havbe up has the extra artwork.... UK (AMS8216) is pretty much the same as the USA with solid black.... will try and dig out our Canadian single if I get a chance it could be the Canadian version...?????

PG
I also have this really small... vague memory of Nathan getting shirty in the office around a USA? Canada single with the artwork messed up..and it keeps haunting me that it could be Six Months and the copy with the extra 'tattoo'd type background images could well be it as a reissue (the one you have shown us)...like I said it's such a fleeting memory...it was 24 years ago....no idea why this thought has stuck. If Nathan is reading it he might know....I know he is a Frenz.com member......so Natty if you know the answer.....
Thanks
Gryph
ah the mystery is solved, I think nathans away too so I haven't heard which Enz single had the faulty artwork.....

It could of simply been I Wake Up Every Night with the bed with messy sheets cover that was never used.....was hoping it was 6 Months butw eird that we didn't have a tattoo'd one in the collection..... thanks NWWY for that explains it.
Gryph
On a semi-related note, just saw a Japanese 7" of Six Months on eBay and was finally able to work out what the title was for Japan - "Aotearoa no Kaze" (or "Wind of Aotearoa")

To which I say "whuh?" - anyone know how they came up with that one and whose decision it was (I'm thinking someone in the Japanese record company...) Were the guys aware of stuff like that happening in other countries?

(there's also a couple of renamings for S. American territories as well - don't speak Spanish tho' so I've no idea what they are)
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Originally posted by Aka o Miru:
On a semi-related note, just saw a Japanese 7" of Six Months on eBay and was finally able to work out what the title was for Japan - "Aotearoa no Kaze" (or "Wind of Aotearoa")

To which I say "whuh?" - anyone know how they came up with that one and whose decision it was (I'm thinking someone in the Japanese record company...) Were the guys aware of stuff like that happening in other countries?


I recently picked up a Japanese A&M promo flyer for "Six Months". Maybe someone could translate 'cos I'm afraid my knowledge of the lingo is minimal. Smiler
Promo 1
Promo 2
That one's a bit beyond me these days (and I was never that good at reading that much kanji) but I think the front of it talks about the "Number 1 pop number from New Zealand", the bit on the left explains that Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, and on the back, it starts by comparing them to the Beatles, 10cc, ELO and Supertramp before going into a ton of stuff I've no hope of deciphering.

Mishima - how's your reading skills?
You called Aka Wink
You're dead right actually..the article's long and drawn out, but essencially is telling the story behind the song ie;seafare,Fauklands War,BBC banning airplay of it,etc.

The title on link 1 reads.."This summers No1 refreshing pop number,a feeling completely New Zealand" Goes on to explain the meaning of the Maori word "Aotearoa", and that NZ is exactly that, The Land Of The Long White Cloud.

Link 2 title reads, "Aotearoa Wind/SPLIT ENZ", and goes on to point out that NZ is in the southern hemisphere,kind of a cross between Hawaii and Switzerland(they said it, not me), a country of dream-like beauty, and from which hails a marvelous rock band.

The 5 points written are.
1. musical connections/influences on SE.
2. NZ related demographic insights.
3. NZ'ers traits.
4. Six Months release data.
5. Hugh Padgham bio.

In essence, a very well thought out write up to help tug the hearts and minds of pontential Japanese buyers.
Do I win a prize now?? Big Grin

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