It would be interesting to hear the edited version of 'All Of My Life' in this particular promo edition.
Obviously 'Kingdom Of Madness' is the same as the version in the full 'stock' copy. Fascinating as both records in the regular stock copy-package play at 33 and this 'promo' version (on both sides) plays at 45. Perhaps it was to make this pressing fully compatible with jukeboxes had it ever gone on to become a huge smash hit (which it sadly didn't).
BTW, I was referring to the heavy marketing campaigns by Polydor/Polygram typical of the mid-late eighties era, which often offered luxury freebies (such as free patches). This must have been when the music industry was at its absolute peak (virtually unthinkable now)!!
Also, this must have been one of the last records to originate from the Polygram UK's Walthamstow pressing plant as it closed soon after this single came out.
Was this version of 'Changes' actually released in November 1980 as stated above?
I'm sure I have read other (Magnum) discographies that stated June or July 1980.
Also, FYI all of the versions of 'Changes' specified as 'Studio Remix' or 'Single Remix' plus 'Everybody Needs', the first track on the second side of this EP release that have subsequently appeared in all Magnum compilations and re-issues are actually re-recorded versions (which were released in 1986 to the general public for the first time on the Jet compilation LP 'Vintage Magnum' (JET LP 244)) whereas the two aforementioned tracks on this 1980 EP release are 'actual' remixes that originated from the previous year's 'Magnum II' album sessions with little bits and pieces subsequently added prior to the 'remix' sessions. The 'live' version of 'Changes' (the second track on the second side) was taken from the live album 'Marauder', that was released earlier in 1980.
Of course, the original album version of the main 'A'-track 'Changes' was also released as a single in its own right (JET 155) in September 1979 as a forerunner to its parent album, 'Magnum II'. That's probably why this release has black labels to avoid any likely confusion with the original 1979 version, despite the picture cover of the original (JET 115) being in silver with black text.