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Geffen 4008
made in Japan for US market
color scheme: silver stock background with black reticle and lettering
genre: rock / progressive
LP originally released in 1983


MADE IN | | JAPAN
"MANUFACTURED BY CBS/SONY RECORDS INC." is embossed in the plastic center (a).
Note the [DIDZ 10046] under the catalog number. All CBS/SONY pressings of this title bear this number.
Matrix number: DIDZ-10046 11A2
Other minor variations include: CSR COMPACT DISC (X3) embossed in the plastic center, matrix 11A2 (b) or 11A3 (c);
nothing embossed in center, matrix 11A2 (d) or 11A3 (e).
In addition, there are also several pressings by JVC. Picture coming soon.
They can be quickly identified by the lack of the DIDZ number.
Known matrix numbers: 4008 2 M2E11 (h), 4008 2 M4E11 (i), 4008 2 S5E12 (j), 4008-2-U6E11 (k)
Other numbers may also exist.
JVC also pressed this title with a gray background. See separate entry.


Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
In the case of CBS/SONY pressings, page seven states "Manufactured by CBS/Sony Inc. in Japan
4008-2 [DIDZ 10046]"


Rear tray insert for JVC pressings. No UPC.
Says "Printed in Japan" at bottom right.
The booklet says, "Manufactured by JVC, Japan. Printed in Japan."


Rear tray insert for CBS/Sony pressings. no barcode.
Says [DIDZ 10046] at bottom right.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
The booklet says, "Manufactured by CBS/Sony Inc. in Japan."

Notes: While none of these variations are particularly scarce,
they are not readily available either, and will take some searching.

Jewel case info: (a) smooth frosted-top case with two long stopper bars and "Patent pending" and "1"
embossed on the back. "2" is embossed on one tab. Twelve-prong disc tray embossed "Patent pending" and "A2"

04/16/19