Took a while to find my copy of Guardian Angel(Masquerade), but R.C., if you have a copy, look at the publishing date, you'll see it's 1983. The originating label is Metronome Musik GmbH and the local issue is on Ariola Eurodisc, issued by Festival(though the label is owned by Bertelsmann in Germany), which means it snoozed for roughly a year before waking up on our charts.Comment by Record Collector:
and not forgetting Guardian Angel by Masquerade that was originally released in early January or February 1984 that I imagine in some european countries but it took us eight or nine months to get any chart action over here as the single made its debut on the local top 40 1st of November that year Comment by Neil Forbes:
Sleeper, R.C.? - more like comatose, if you ask me! And how 'bout this for comatose, Michael Jackson's "One Day In Your Life" first issued in the U.K. in 1975 while EMI still held the Motown rights, didn't get to Australia until 1981 when Astor held the rights for Aust./N.Z.! Six years!!!(Zzzzzzzz!!!)Comment by Record Collector:
took us aussies nearly three years to to wake up to this song (a sleeper) The record reached No.3 in the UK charts in November 1980 and reached number 10 in mid February 1983 on the New South Wales (Australian) Top 40
Australian (Kent) Music Report (Top 100): Entry date 13 Mar 1978, Peak 66, Weeks 14.
Adelaide Charts: Did not chart.
Brisbane Charts: Entry date 13 Apr 1978, Peak 29, Weeks 8.
Melbourne Charts: Did not chart.
Perth Charts: Entry date 10 Mar 1978, Peak 46, Weeks 5.
Sydney Charts: Did not chart.
Thanks for the images, Doefi (edited them). In my discography I usually grade stamped promos not more expensive than the commercial ones. And yes, you're right: Nowadays the promos are definitely easier to find than the commercial releases. Not only Australian copies. Especially South American releases, but that's another chapter...