Eagles
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Asylum 105-2 (253 017) (on inserts)
Asylum 105-2 / (253 017) / 53017 (on disc)
made in West Germany for US & international markets
color scheme: light blue background with purple reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1976


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Matrix number: 7599 53017-2 2893 245 01
Known suffixes: [LV]


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc.
Matrix number: 7559 53017-2 2893 257 01
These are the only two disc variations that I am aware of.


Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven states "MANUFACTURED BY POLYGRAM IN HANOVER, WEST GERMANY.
PRINTED IN WEST GERMANY."


It's hard to read on the dark blue background but the rear tray insert says "PRINTED IN WEST GERMANY." with no barcode.
"105-2 (253 017)" is printed on the reverse.
Only back inlay known to contain this target CD.
Later non-targets tend to come with barcodes.

Notes: Surprisingly, in light of the fact that this title has sold umpteeen gazillion units, this target CD is not easy to find.
Expect to be searching for some time.

Jewel case info: (no POLYGRAM) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "22" embossed on one tab and "12" embossed on the back
portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 23"

(no POLYGRAM) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "13" embossed on one tab and "24" embossed on the back
portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 22"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


MADE IN JAPAN (by JVC)
Matrix number: 105 2 N4E11, which would date it late 1984, maybe early 1985.
The rear tray insert looks much like the WG inlay, old Asylum logo, no barcode, except it states "Printed in Japan"
"105-2" is printed on the reverse.
Page seven of the booklet states "Manufactured by JVC, Japan.
Printed in Japan"
My copy is housed in a sexy smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "T1" embossed on the back and on one tab.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending" and "T2"

05/25/19