Lonely Love | May You Never

1 Apr 1986
Dischi Ricordi
The Bottom Line:

Special giveaway for short Italian 1986 tour

Early April 1986 John made a small Italian tour. This single was specially made for the occasion as a giveaway for the public. It was pressed and distributed by Dischi Ricordi but the label is Island.

The cover carries a perforation stating 'CAMPIONE GRATUITO' which means 'free sample'. Not all the covers have this embossed by the way.

It is an early sample and ties in with the release of the Classic John Martyn singles and the Piece By Piece compilation album. This is indicated by the choice for May You Never as flipside, the cover art and the type of mold number. (The Piece By Piece promo box has JM 1.)

Tourdates were
7 Aprile * NAPOLI * Teatro Tenda Partenope
8 Aprile * ROMA * Teatro Tenda Pianeta
10 Aprile * MILANO * Rolling Stone Club
11 Aprile * TORINO * Big Club

Lonely Love lasts 3:22, May You Never 3:40.

Mold numbers
JM 100 - 1 and JM 100 - 2

Vinyl 7": Island JM 100