Orange Juice "Falling & Laughing"
7" + Flexi
"Just before lockdown we got a call asking if we'd be interested in buying a 'near mint' copy of Orange Juice's legendary debut 7"
A deal was agreed and the single ended up being sent in the post to a member of staff's flat as by this point the shop was closed.
Anyway we're pleased to report that it's true!
This is the third copy we've had in Reckless and it's definitely in the best condition. The seller said he bought it from the Rough Trade shop in 1980 and was actually served by Geoff Travis!
Since then it's been kept in a PVC sleeve (thankfully no signs of fogging or ghosting) and he reckons he's played it no more than half a dozen times over the last 40 years.
We've now played it once more just to check and both the single and the flexi play great. I would say 'sound great' but that's not really the case. This version of 'Falling And Laughing' is quite primitive. I don't know who mixed the single but can I just say...'Too Much Kick Drum!!!'
This copy comes with the flexi but NOT a postcard. Not all copies did. Some had both a flexi AND a Postcard. Some only had one or the other and I'm sure some came without either!
7" + 7" Flexi (EX/EX)"