Genesis
Abacab
Atlantic 19313 (on insert)
Atlantic 19313-2 / (800 044-2) (on disc)
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: teal background with red reticle and silver paint lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1981


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, no outer mirror band, nothing etched around the center hole (b).
The same disc face can also be found with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO (c)
or MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER (d) etched around the center hole.
Matrix number (no PDO): 800044 2 01
Known suffixes: (no PDO) DH, FL X


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc, no outer mirror band (a).
There is another disc variation with MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY on the front and
MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole (e) not pictured.
That makes five known variations.


Front cover of the four-page booklet
Page three reads "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany. 19313-2
Printed in West Germany" (m)
Later issues with the USA rear tray insert will have all this replaced with "Printed in U.S.A." (n)


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with barcode (x).
I found the disc variations without any PDO inscription in this tray inlay.
On the inside is printed "19313-2"


Rear tray insert, "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode (y).
I have found all POLYGRAM and PDO disc variations in this tray inlay.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Note the addition of the artist bio in the colored area. Thw wings and
UPC are also quite different. Common US pressings are more likely to be found in this
tray inlay, so check the disc before buying!

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

Notes: This disc is surprisingly hard to find, given the popularity of the title.
Outside of the USA, this title was issued on a different label.

Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM, no PDO, with USA inserts) Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 194"

(POLYGRAM, no PDO, with USA inserts) smooth frosted-top case with two long stopper bars and "Patent pending"
and "D-1" embossed on the back. "D-2" is embossed on one tab. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 12.2"

02/27/19