Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Broken wings - Mr. Mister

A couple of weeks ago, when I visited my friend Puck, he showed me a 12" single he'd bought. It was Mr. Mister's 'Broken wings', which according to the sleeve contained an extended version of that track. I was interested to hear it, but alas, he didn't have a record player to let me hear it. I had no choice but to wait. I thought I might bump into this record myself anyway, and if it was cheap enough, I would buy it.

So today I had a chance to visit a newly opened Kringloop shop in Den Haag - a shop where second hand goods are sold for next to nothing. I went straight to the records corner and found... this 12" single. I was happy! Then I heard the track. Well, it's about eight seconds longer than the cd version I have of this track. And even that may be attributed to the fact that it was pressed on vinyl (cd's usually fade out a little earlier, especially in the Eighties). I don't know what the record company was thinking. Or better still, I did know: false promises always lead to sales.

My collection: 12" single no. 488
Found: Kringloop Holland, Den Haag, March 3, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Broken wings (extended version)' / 'Uniform of youth', 'Welcome to the real world'

1 comment:

  1. Just another reason to never buy any records again, as MOV puts it all on the net :-)

    I didn't expect the remix to be completely different, but this is a bit of a disappointment. Nevertheless, it is still a great song. Thanks MOV.

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