Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians If You Were a Priest Single






A great single from Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians. 

This version opens from the side, not the top, making it a little usual for a 45RPM record. This feature, and, of course, the small hole in the center, denote this as an import. Someone helpfully smacked the back of the single with a "Made in the United Kingdom" label. I didn't bother to remove it. I would hazard a guess as to say that putting such a label on the back meant that a record shop retailer could charge a little more for this import.

In the digital world, imports all but disappeared. What used to be on version of an album or a single released in England or the rest of continental Europe was sometimes different from what was released in the United States. I suppose they could still try to accomplish this, but the digitization of music has effectively made this sort of practice impractical.