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

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 ‘Illustration 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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