The Doors
L.A. Woman
Elektra EKS-75011-2 EUROPE: 2-042090 (on inserts)
Elektra EKS-75011-2 (on disc)
made in West Germany for US and international markets
color scheme: reddish orange background with silver paint reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1971


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Matrix number: 7559 75011-2 2895 243 01 #
Known suffixes: ZC [YF], BZ [QF]
This same disc face can also be found with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO (1/16" font) etched around the center hole.


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, without the "squiggle" in the logo.
Matrix number: 7559 75011-2 2895 243 01 #
Known suffixes: CD
This variation is scarce, but common enough to rule out the possibility of a one-off error.
This same "error" appears on othe Elektra target discs as well. It appears the manufacturer
ran out of squiggles for a while!


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO (1 mm font) etched around the center hole.
No outer mirror band.
Matrix number: 7559 75011-2 2895 243 02 #
Known suffixes: FD
This disc variation may have only been distributed in Europe.


Front cover of the four-page booklet
Page three states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"


Alternate front cover "Printed in U.S.A." (on page three) with catalog number at top.
It is quite small, and you could easily miss it if you are not paying attention, so...


... here is a detail of the top corner of the alternate cover which has the catalog number.
Usually, a US non-target pressing will be found with this cover, but sometimes you can get lucky!


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" with no barcode.
"75011-2" is printed on the reverse.
The common POLYGRAM disc with squiggle and the sqiggle-free disc are both found with this rear tray card.


Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." with no barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse. The accompanying booklet, in this instance, states "Printed in U.S.A." on page three.
The common POLYGRAM and the POLYGRAM/PDO discs are found with this rear tray card.


Rear tray insert "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH. Alsdorf" with no barcode.
"EUROPE: 242090" is printed on the reverse. The accompanying booklet, in this instance, offers no manufacturing info.
The no-POLYGRAM/PDO disc is found with this rear tray card.

Notes: This disc (POLYGRAM w/squiggle) is relatively common. The other variations are not.

Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM with squiggle) ridged six-tab, two-dimple case embossed "83" on one tab, and "84" embossed
on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 12.3"

(POLYGRAM with squiggle) smooth frosted-top case with two long stopper bars and embossed "Patent pending D-2" on the back
and embossed "D-1" on one tab. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"

05/25/19