Today at Newbury Comics I purchased for $20.00 USD a 12" vinyl LP of Viva Hate. It is wrapped in a plastic covering (as well as the typical plastic sleeve protector that most albums come with) that is sealed with a silver sticker that says "Simply Vinyl Seal of Quality Made in the UK" on it. On the front of the covering there is another silver sticker that says "100% Heavyweight Virgin Vinyl Limited Edition Classic Album."
While I am a big Morrissey fan, I know little about vinyl releases and was just curious as to what exactly this sticker signified. Was this particular LP not widely released back in '88, or is there something special about this copy? It seems like an odd thing to find in a Newbury Comics shop in Massachusetts given that it is just now over 22 years old so I was hoping there was some sort of story behind this one. Thanks!! =]