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Elektra 64135 (on inserts)
Elektra 135-2 / (64135-2) or 64135-2 (on disc)
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: reddish-orange background with silver paint reticle and lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1978


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc.
This scarcer disc variation has a catalog number of 64135, and has no GEMA logo.
Matrix number: 7599 64135-2 2893 047 02


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc.
Another scarce disc variation, this one has a catalog number of 64135, and has the GEMA logo.
Matrix number: 7599 64135-2 2893 047 02


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc.
This really scarce disc variation has a catalog number of 135-2 / (64135-2), and has the GEMA logo.
Matrix number: 7599 64135-2 2893 047 02


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, catalog number is 135-2 / (64135-2), with GEMA logo.
The most common disc variation. Matrix number: 7599 64135-2 2893 047 02


Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany.
Printed in West Germany"


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany with barcode.
All four target CD disc variations were issued with the same tray inlay.
"64135-2" is printed on the reverse.

Notes: This disc is difficult to find.
Not impossible to find, but it does present a challenge.

Jewel case info: Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 32"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


MADE IN JAPAN (by JVC)

Known matrix numbers: 135 2 S3E13, 135 2 S3E16. Other numbers exist.
The booklet states "Printed in Japan" on page seven.


The rear tray insert looks like the WG insert except it states "Printed in Japan" and
"9-64135-2" is printed on the reverse. The above example (S3E13 matrix) came in a smooth frosted
two-dimple case with "T4" embossed on the back and on one tab. Twelve-prong disc tray embossed
"Patents pending" and "T4"


MANUFACTURED BY VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. MADE IN JAPAN

Known matrix number: 135-2-U4E32. Other numbers probably exist.
The booklet states "Manufactured by JVC, Japan. Printed in Japan" on page seven.


The rear tray insert is nearly identical to the above tray card, with the exception of the barcode,
which is slightly different. The above example (-U4E53 matrix) came in a heavy ridged-top four-tab
two-dimple case with "2" embossed on one tab. Twelve-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending" and
a small "A" in a circle.


This title was issued by DCC Compact Classics as a "24 kt Gold Compact Disc" remastered by Steve Hoffman.
Early copies were manufactured in Japan by Superior. Matrix number on the above is GZS-1032 $P-ORA

08/16/19