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The Smiths WILLIAM IT WAS REALLY NOTHING 60 X 40 Poster For The U.K Issue RT146
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The Smiths

What Difference Does it make?

Original genuine 1980's Promo Poster For The U.K Issue RT 146

Poster were distributed by Capital Print who were Rough Trades Official distributors of these fantastic and iconic and collectable posters.

Printed on Matt Paper stock which is blue in colour at the rear. This poster measures 60" by 40" and shows this iconic sleeve which features 

Singer Morrissey posing like Terrence Stamp from the film The Collector who refused to let his image be used on the cover so Morrissey stepped in

"What Difference Does It Make?" is a 1984 single by British band The Smiths The single version can be found on the band's self-titled debut album The Smiths
 A different version recorded for the John Peel Show on BBC Radio One is featured on the compilation album Hatful Of Hollow.
Morrissey has stated that "What Difference Does It Make?" is among his least favourite Smiths songs.However, it became one of the band's first significant chart hits, peaking at #12 in the UK.

Cover artwork[edit]

The song is recognized by the opening riff by guitarist Johnny Marr and the falsetto by Morrissey towards the end of the song.
The single cover is a photograph taken on the set of the film The Collector (but not depicted in the actual film), based on the novel by John Fowles. Originally Terrence Stamp denied permission for the still to be used, and some pressings featured lead singer Morrissey in a re-enacted scene. In the re-enactment Morrissey is holding a glass of milk, as opposed to a chloroform pad in the original. Eventually, however, Stamp changed his mind, and the covers featuring Morrissey are now very rare and collectible. The song was performed by Neil Diamond at several U.S concerts.

Music video[edit]

"What Difference Does It Make?" was released without an accompanying music video Speaking to Tony Fletcher on The Tube in 1984, Morrissey remarked that he felt that the video market was something that was going to "die very quickly", and that he wanted to "herald the death" of it.

Track listing[edit]

7" RT146
1."What Difference Does It Make?" (single edit)3:25
2."Back to the Old House"  3:04
  • in original green sleeve
12" RTT146/CD RTT146CD
1."What Difference Does It Make?"  3:50
2."Back to the Old House"  3:04
3."These Things Take Time"  

These posters were never available to the public they were sent out by the record companies and used by record shops or posted up around the town or cities.

The condition of the Poster is in excellent condition  i have kept them rolled in professional storage boxes in a cool,dark and damp free environment. Also an added bonus is all my items come from a smoke and pet free home. 

I purchased these items from a person who i cannot name but they did work at Rough trade up and till they closed in the 1990's.
These pieces of art pop history are genuine, not re-worked prints i can and will 100% guarantee this and anything else i will be selling.

Hopefully these items will appeal to you as much as they did to me over a decade ago and i think there's something here for every kind of enthusiast and every type of collector from the completest to the occasional collector.

The poster will be sent out in plastic tubes all carefully packaged to help prevent damage.

I will also combine postage costs to multiple winners where possible and i welcome bids from all over the world as i will ship items worldwide.

 All items and/or multiple items over the value of £40 will be sent recorded mail. Sorry no exceptions can be made as then we are all covered if things get damaged or lost GOD FORBID that would be tragic.

If i have missed something out that you need to know however large or small please email via ebay and i will get back to you as soon as i can with an answer.

Please note the auction starts at 99p i've only done this so everybody gets a fair chance of owning one of these spectacular pieces of pop Smiths Rough Trade history.

*******As for the postage and packaging prices  please wait for me to send you an invoice after the auctions end with an exact price, possibly the NEXT DAY.  I can assure you it will be at cost. Its only the insurance that will have to be factored in.********

Thanks to all who read this and good luck to you all in collecting and life.

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