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Atlantic US: 80999-2 Europe: 78-0999-2 or 7 80999-2 (on inserts)
Atlantic 80999-2 or 780999-2 / (80999-2) (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 1982


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, with outer mirror band (a).
Note that the catalog number is 80999-2, without anything in parentheses.
Matrix number: 7567 80999-2 2893 050 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, with outer mirror band (b).
This is the most common disc variation.
Note that the catalog number has changed to 780999-2 / (80999-2)
Matrix number: 7567 80999-2 2893 050 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, no outer mirror band.
This variation can be found with (d) or without (c) MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO
etched around the center hole.
Matrix number: 7567 80999-2 2893 050 03 #
Known suffixes: (w/PDO) DE, DO


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY, with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO inscribed in the hub area,
no outer mirror band (e). This variation may only have been distributed in Europe.
Matrix number: 7567 80999-2 2893 050 03 #


Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Early booklets state "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany" on page seven (m).
The booklet paired with US-printed rear tray insert states "Printed in U.S.A." on page seven (n).


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with barcode (w).
"80999-2" is printed on the reverse.
Most of the target discs distributed in the US can be found with this back inlay.


Rear tray insert, "Printed in U.S.A" with barcode (x).
I found the POLYGRAM / PDO variation with this back inlay.
Note the catalog number on the wings is now simply "7 80999-2"
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Usually, USA-pressed non-target discs will be found with this inlay, so check the disc before purchasing.


This rear tray insert says "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf"
plus a few other differences (z). The disc variation with MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY on
the obverse, and MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO on the reverse, can be found with this tray inlay.
Note the European catalog number on the wings.

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

Notes: I used to think this disc was pretty common. It has not been as easy to find in the bins recently
and has sold on eBay in the $20-30 range.

Jewel case info: (US inserts) sturdy ridged four-tab, two short stopper bars, "A-1" is embossed on one bottom tab.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 14"

(no POLYGRAM) smooth, frosted-top two-dimple case embossed "23" on one bottom tab and embossed "13" on the back
portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 14"

04/26/19