The Bottom Line:
Collectors Item released during the tour to celebrate John being in the business for twenty years.
Cardboard fold-out sleeve; the folding style on the picture below is not correct. The Angeline lyrics are printed on the inside. The release was announced with the following
There is another claim that the first CD single was manufactured in 1985: Dire Straits Brothers In Arms. Apparently this was released for promotional purposes in Germany to commemorate the band's 1985 European tour. So John's single could still be the first one that was commercially available. On the other hand a typical CD single would be a three inch one; Classic John Martyn would easier qualify as an EP.