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Released in 1984 as a 7" and 12" single. Released in the UK with a picture sleeve, except the 12" version.
The UK has a nice 12" picture disc, released without a sleeve.
The UK has two different sleeves for the 7" version. The common one where you can see a > in Freddie's wig at the left and a rarer one without that > shape in Freddie's wig. Reason: the rare one was the first issue. Roger didn't like his picture on that sleeve so the sleeve got withdrawn and replaced by a new one.
Germany has two 12" issues, both with a picture sleeve (the only country with a 12" picture sleeve!). One issue features an Extended Version and the other issue features no Extended Version.
USA has a unique 7" title sleeve.
Japan has a unique 7" picture sleeve.

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the UK 7" issue with the different sleeve

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the USA 7" issue

  

above: the A and B-sides of the UK 12" picture disc issue



above: the front sleeve of the German 12" issue. This is the issue without an Extended Version

Single info
7" single
  Side One:
  1. It's A Hard Life (Mercury)
  Side Two:
  2. Is This The World We Created...? (Mercury/May)

12" single
  Side One:
  1. It's A Hard Life (Extended Version) (Mercury)
  Side Two:
  2. It's A Hard Life (Mercury)
  3. Is This The World We Created...? (Mercury/May)

UK 12" picture disc
  Side One:
  1. It's A Hard Life (Mercury)
  Side Two:
  2. Is This The World We Created...? (Mercury/May)

German 12" single
  Side One:
  1. It's A Hard Life (Mercury)
  Side Two:
  2. Is This The World We Created...? (Mercury/May)

Other notes
Thanks to Mikael Thuresson for the sleeves of the USA 7" issue.

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