There are quite a few pressings of Bruce Springsteen singles. Some are glaringly different from one another, with different cover art and/or track listings. But for others the difference is as simple as country of origin. The 7″ single for “Human Touch” is one of the smaller singles in terms of pressings. with only 10.
What is pictured here is the UK 7″ pressing, which comes in a picture sleeve and has “Souls Of The Departed” on the b-side. There is also a promo pressing of this single, which has “Tunnel Of Love” on both sides of the 7″. I’m not 100% sure if the promo pressing comes in a picture sleeve or not; I’m leaning towards it coming in a stock Columbia Records sleeve.
Along with the UK 7″ pressing, there is also a U.S., Dutch and Spanish pressing. The Dutch pressing has exclusive cover art on the picture sleeve, which has a picture of Springsteen standing against a wall wearing a half buttoned shirt. The b-side for the Dutch pressings is “Better Days.” The U.S. pressing has the same b-side as the Dutch pressing, but does not come in a picture sleeve. The U.S. pressing comes in a stock Columbia Records sleeve. The Spanish pressing comes in the same picture sleeve as the UK pressing, but it’s a single-sided record.
On top of all the 7″ pressings there are also four different 12″ pressings; a Dutch, Spanish, Greek and Mexican. The Dutch, Spanish and Greek pressings all have the same cover art as the UK 7″ pressing and has two b-sides; “Souls Of The Departed” and “Long Goodbye.” The Mexican pressing is a white label promo pressing that has the single on both sides of the record.