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Atlantic 19114
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: teal background with red reticle and silver paint lettering
LP originally released in 1976
genre: rock / pop


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
no variations that I know of
Matrix numbers: 7567 19114-2 2893 090 02
7567 19114-2 2893 090 03
Known suffixes: (03) none, AB, AO, AY


Front cover of six-page fold-out booklet.
Page three states "Printed in West Germany"


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany." with barcode.
This is more commomly found than the back inlay without the barcode.
Both "02" and "03" matrix numbers were issued with this insert.
"19114-2" is printed on the reverse.


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany." without barcode.
On the reverse is printed "19114-2"
I originally thought only the "02" matrix discs were issued with this insert,
but I have also found "03" discs without a barcode. Were they switched at some point? I have no idea.
This back inlay seems to be harder to find than the above, and was likely issued earlier.

Notes: This disc was not in print very long, and is scarce.
Not impossible to find, but does present a challenge.
It does not turn up on eBay very often.

Jewel case info: ("03" disc without barcode) ridged-top, six-tab, two-dimple,
"54" is embossed on one tab, and "42" is embossed at bottom center of the back portion.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 7.4"

("03" disc with barcode) heavy ridged-top, six-tab, two-dimple,
"A2" is embossed on one tab, and "A4" is embossed at inside bottom center of the back portion.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 23"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


MADE IN U.S.A. BY SANYO
Matrix number: 19114-2 S8923E
Scarce early domestic pressing.
WEA utilized several overseas and domestic pressing plants for spot pressings before their new Specialty Record
Corporation plant in Olyphant PA ramped up its capacity.


Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.

07/01/19