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).
Matrix number: 7567 16999-2 2895 241 01#
Known suffixes: (b) CJ
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).
Page 15 states "Printed in U.S.A." in booklets accompanying the US tray insert (n).


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 weird moire patterns on these scans are scanner artifacts, and NOT on the actual inserts! Sorry about that!
The variation with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER (b) 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 (mine is (a)) was issued in Japan with a sticker obi. The catalog number 32XP-129
appears only on the obi strip. A Japanese insert was probably included, but I don't have one to prove it.

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"

(b) heavy ridged-top four-tab case with two short stopper bars, "6" (oe is it a "9?" is embossed on one tab.
Twelve-prong disc tray embossed "7/B" in one of the circles.

05/19/19