Foreigner
Foreigner 4
Atlantic 16999-2 EUROPE: 250 796 (on inserts)
Atlantic 16999-2 (on disc)
made in West Germany for US and international markets
color scheme: teal background with red reticle and silver paint lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1981


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (a)
Later pressings of this target disc can be found with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER
etched around the center hole (b).
Another variation issued in Europe says MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY along the bottom and
MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO is etched around the center hole (c). No picture yet.


Front cover of the sixteen-page booklet.
Page 15 states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany" Printed in West Germany" in booklets accompanying the WG tray insert (m).


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" without barcode (x).
"16999-2" is printed on the reverse.
The "common" variation, without MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER etched
around the center hole, can be found with this rear inlay.


Rear tray insert, "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode (y).
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
The variation with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER is found with this tray insert.
Usually common US pressings will be found with this inlay,
so be sure to check the disc before purchasing!
The disc variation without POLYGRAM comes with a rear inlay that states "Manufactured in Germany"
I don't have a picture yet.


This exact same disc was issued in Japan with a sticker obi. The catalog number 32XP-129
appears only on the obi strip.

Notes: I used to think this disc was pretty common. It is not as easy to find recently
and has sold on eBay in the $25-35 range.

Disc and paper insert combinations summary:
(a) + (m) + (x)
(b) + (n) + (y)
(c) + (o) + (z)

Jewel case info: (a) heavy ridged-top six-tab, two-dimple, "83" is embossed on one tab
and "83" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 6.4"

02/06/19