Asia
Asia (first LP, 1982)
Geffen 2008 (on inserts)
2008-2 / DIDZ-10043 (on disc)
made in Japan for US market
color scheme: black background with silver stock knockout reticle (black squares on perimeter) and lettering
genre: rock / progressive
LP originally released in 1982


MADE IN | | JAPAN
"MANUFACTURED BY CBS/SONY RECORDS INC." is embossed in the plastic center (a).
Matrix number: DIDZ-10043 31A2
Minor variations include:
(b) "CSR COMPACT DISC" (three times) embossed in the center and the matrix number is DIDZ-10043 31A3.
(c) Nothing embossed in the center and the matrix number is DIDZ-10043 31A3.


Front cover of the four-page booklet.
Page three states "Manufactured by CBS/SONY Inc. in Japan"


Rear tray insert; it doesn't say where it was printed.
Disc variations (a) and (c) have been found with this rear tray card.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Disc variation (b) can be found with a rear tray card that states "DIDZ-10043" at the bottom.
I don't have a picture yet.

Notes: This disc is moderately difficult to find.

Jewel case info: smooth frosted-top case with two long stopper bars and "A1" is embossed on the back,
and on one tab.

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


Japan for Europe on Geffen Records distributed by CBS
Geffen CDGEF 85577 (DIDP 25)
"MANUFACTURED BY CBS/SONY INC. IN JAPAN" in the perimeter.
"CSR COMPACT DISC" (X3) embossed in the plastic center. Matrix: 32DP-25 31A9 +++++
Outside of North America, Geffen Records was distributed by CBS, not WEA, in the 1980's.


The front cover is the same standard Roger Dean painting as the target issue,
though it is cropped slightly differently.


Rear tray insert "Made by CBS/Sony Inc. in Japan" and no barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Note the French price code.

08/13/19