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I'm new to the site but not to the scene having been around on and off for 35 years. The reason for the post is to see whether anyone can help to identify my copy of Kim Weston's 'Helpless'.

I bought it in a record store in San Francisco in 1992. Finding it was one the highlights of the holiday!

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I think I paid $15 for it at the time which in those days was about £8. It was only recently when I compared it to the details in JM's price guide that I realised that it isn't the Gordy demo that I thought it was.

Firstly, the matrix number is G-70 not Gordy 7050. Secondly, the B side is 'Take Me In Your Arms', not 'A Love Like Yours' and thirdly, does the description 'Audition Copy' rather than 'Radio Station Copy 'or 'Demonstration Copy' mean anything?

Did I buy a 'dud' or a rare / unusual copy all those years ago?

BTW, the deadwax has '175320' scratched into it if that helps.

Replies appreciated!

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Hi

I'm new to the site but not to the scene having been around on and off for 35 years. The reason for the post is to see whether anyone can help to identify my copy of Kim Weston's 'Helpless'.

I bought it in a record store in San Francisco in 1992. Finding it was one the highlights of the holiday!

post-21974-030260100 1287427262_thumb.jp

post-21974-020680300 1287427587_thumb.jp

I think I paid $15 for it at the time which in those days was about £8. It was only recently when I compared it to the details in JM's price guide that I realised that it isn't the Gordy demo that I thought it was.

Firstly, the matrix number is G-70 not Gordy 7050. Secondly, the B side is 'Take Me In Your Arms', not 'A Love Like Yours' and thirdly, does the description 'Audition Copy' rather than 'Radio Station Copy 'or 'Demonstration Copy' mean anything?

Did I buy a 'dud' or a rare / unusual copy all those years ago?

BTW, the deadwax has '175320' scratched into it if that helps.

Replies appreciated!

Not an expert on this but check this link from Popsike. The seller is very knowledgeable, well known record dealer and a member of SS. He currently promotes the Burnley alnighter.

http://www.popsike.com/KIM-WESTON-HELPLESS-PROMO-MOTOWN-NORTHERN-SOUL-45/4863992374.html

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