Xmal Deutschland: ‘Matador’ UK Limited Edition ‘Illustration Booklet’ 12″ single (Xile/Phonogram, XMAL112, 1986)

1986 saw Xmal Deutschland make the move to major label promotion, the first fruits of which were the Hugh Cornwell produced single, ‘Matador’, on 7″ and 12″. To give it a sales push, a limited edition of the 12″ came complete with an ‘Ilustration Booklet’, featuring artwork by the band’s singer, Anja Huwe, to accompany a selection of words to this single and the three tracks from the previous year’s ‘Sequenz’ EP. The images below, give some detail of the booklet’s various pages.

Front cover design of the single sleeve and illustration booklet
^ Front cover design of the single sleeve and illustration booklet

Booklet spread 1
^ Booklet spread 1
Booklet spread 2
^ Booklet spread 2
Booklet spread 3
^ Booklet spread 3
Booklet spread 5
^ Booklet spread 5

Being the ’80s and the era of multiple release 12″ remixes, the single gained an extra push a few weeks later in the shape of the limited edition ‘Blood and Sand’ 12″ remix of ‘Matador’. But that’s another story…

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