Chicago
Chicago 17
Warner Bros. 925 060 (on inserts)
WB 9 25060-2 (on disc)
made in Germany for European market
LP originally released in 1984
color scheme: silver stock background with black reticle and lettering
genre: rock


"Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf."
This disc variation has a plastic center.
Matrix number: 925060-2 @ 1
In addition, this one has a large "6." embedded in the plastic center.
It can also be found with other numbers in the plastic center. "2", "4", "7" and "10" are verified.
What these numbers mean, if anything, is unclear.


"Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf."
This disc variation has a solid metal center, but not the same type as
a PolyGram pressing. There are "rings" that get slightly thinner towards the middle,
similar to a Swiss MCS pressing.
Matrix number: 925060-2 @ 1


Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
No manufacturing info is offered.


Just for fun, here is a scan of the front of the jewel case with the original stickers.
Note the "exclamation point" sticker denoting the midline price.
There is also a price sticker from an "Our Price" store with a retail price
of 7.99 in unknown currency. I'm guessing Pounds Sterling, but that sounds a bit
pricey for midprice. Inside this case is the plastic center target disc.


The rear tray insert for the plastic center target CD.
It says, "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH.
Germany by Record Service GmbH. Alsdorf." Somebody goofed while cutting and pasting!
Note the international catalog number and French price code under the barcode.
There is nothing printed on the reverse.


The rear tray insert for the metal center target CD.
It was also used for plastic center pressings.
Nearly identical to the above tray insert, except it lacks
the catalog numbers under the barcode.
There is nothing printed on the reverse.


A later half-target version. "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf" It comes with the same paper inserts as the plastic center target disc.
Matrix number: 925060-2 @ 1
A large "27" is embossed in the plastic center.
It's probably hard to see at this resolution, but the outer mirror band contains,
in tiny lettering, an "All Rights Reserved..." notice in three languages.


An even later half-target version, "Made in Germany". Note the new catalog number, 7599-25050-2.
There is an "All Rights..." statement, in three languages, in tiny lettering, in the outer mirror band.
Matrix number: 759925060-2 WME (+ rectangles)
There is a stylized "W" embossed in the plastic center.


The rear tray insert for the second half-target is nearly identical to the target rear insert,
with the exception of the spines, which now bear the new catalog number.

Notes: Presumably, this target CD was only distributed in Europe.
It is quite hard to find even in Europe. It was replaced quickly by the half-target
versions, which are fairly easy to find.

06/22/19