Dire Straits
Dire Straits
Warner Bros. 3266 (on inserts)
WB 3266-2 / (800 051-2) (on disc)
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1978


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no outer mirror band.
Matrix number: 800051 2 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, no outer mirror band.
Known matrix numbers: 800051 2 01, 800 051-2 04 *, 800 051-2 05 *, 800 051-2 06 *
Known suffixes: (01 matrix) none, KG; (04 *) JX [P T]; (05 *) MB, QT; (06 *) PP
These are the only two major disc variations that I know of for this target CD.


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


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with no barcode.
Only rear inlay known to contain this target CD.
"3266-2" is printed on the reverse.

Notes: This disc is not terribly hard to find, but the demand is high.

Jewel case info: (05) nothing is embossed on the back. "81" is embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 8.1"

(POLYGRAM, 01 [KG] ) Heavy ridged six-tab, two-dimple with nothing embossed on the back.
"74" is embossed on one tab and "11" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 5.1"

(POLYGRAM, 01) Heavy ridged six-tab, two-dimple with nothing embossed on the back.
"42" is embossed on one tab and "24" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.1"

(04 *) Heavy ridged six-tab, two-dimple with nothing embossed on the back.
"84" is embossed on one tab and "83" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 31"

(no POLYGRAM) smooth frosted two-dimple, "11" embossed on one tab and "21" embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"

08/28/19