Dire Straits
Love Over Gold
Warner Bros. 9 23728
made in Japan for US market
color scheme: silver paint or gray background with red reticle and lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1982


MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN is found in the mirror band.
Silver paint version is on the left, glossy gray version on the right
These are the only disc variations that I am aware of.
Matrix numbers (silver paint): 23728-2 504307, 23728-2 506067, 23728-2 506181, 23728-2 509022
Matrix numbers (glossy gray paint): 23728-2 509022, 23728-2 51021F


Front cover of the twelve-page booklet.
Page eleven states "Printed in Japan"


Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan" with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
I have found the silver paint version with this inlay.
Note how "Printed in Japan" is in different typeface than the rest of the inlay.


Rear tray insert, Printed in USA, with UPC.
I have found the glossy gray paint version with this insert. US discs can also be found with this inlay,
as well as later Japanese non-target pressings. Look for smooth jewel cases.

Notes: This disc is not rare, but may take some searching.
This target CD was only issued in North America, as far as I know.
This title was released on Vertigo for most of the rest of the world.

Jewel case info: (silver paint 509022) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "B" embossed on one tab
and "41.1" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Twelve-prong disc tray embossed "Patent pending" and "S" and "A"

04/05/19