Jackson Browne
Lawyers in Love
Asylum 9 60268
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 1983


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY (no manufacturer mentioned on disc) (a)
Matrix number: 7559 60268-2 2893 240 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (with outer mirror band) (b)
This is the most common disc variation.
Matrix number: 7559 60268-2 2893 240 01
Known suffixes: none, AZ, BG [VT], BZ, EJ [NX]


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (no outer mirror band) (c)
Matrix number: 60268-2 2893 240 02 *
Known suffixes: CJ This disc face can also be found with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER etched
around the center hole (d).


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY (no manufacturer on disc face)
MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO is etched around the center hole (e).
There is no outer mirror band on this variation.
Matrix number: 60268-2 2893 240 02 *
Known suffixes: BO
This variation was issued in the U.S. with the normal WG paper inserts.
In Europe, it was issued with a booklet (n) that does not mention a country or
manufacturer, and the alternate rear tray insert below.
These are the only five disc variations that I am aware of.


Front cover of the eight-page booklet (m)
"Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany 9 60268-2" is printed on page seven.


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with barcode (x).
On the reverse is printed "9 60268-2"
Only known back cover for target pressings in the U.S.


Rear tray insert, "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf" with barcode (y).
The PDO disc variation can be found with this tray inlay in later copies issued in Europe
Note the European cataog number. Thanks to Uli for this scan.


Disc variations (a) and (b) were issued in Japan, with a Japanese insert and obi, as 38XP-45.
This is what it looks like with the sticker obi attached.

Notes: This target CD is fairly common.

Jewel case info: (no POLYGRAM w/mirror band) smooth frosted two-dimple, no number on back, "21" embossed on inside tab,
"12" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.

(no POLYGRAM w/mirror band) smooth frosted two-dimple, with "T2" embossed on the back.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents Pending" and "T2"

(no POLYGRAM w/mirror band) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with "121" embossed on one tab and on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents Pending 24"

(no POLYGRAM w/mirror band) smooth frosted two-dimple, no number on back, "24" embossed on inside tab,
"14" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.

(PDO) smooth frosted-top six-tab two-dimple case with "13" embossed on one tab and "72" embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center.

(b) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple with "43" embossed on one tab "71" embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 13"

(b) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple with "52" embossed on one tab "43" embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 13"

(b) smooth frosted-top two-dimple with "24" embossed on one tab "54" embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 5.3"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


Asylum 9 60268-2
"MADE IN JAPAN BY MATSUSHITA." at six o'clock.
"MANUFACTURED BY MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC IND. CO., LTD." embossed in the plastic center.
Matrix number: WA-60268
Notice the gaps in the perimeter lettering that could accomodate the target design.
Likely, this pressing was issued in 1984 or before.
The front cover is the same standard cover as the WG target issue.
The back cover states "Printed in Japan"


Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan by Matsushita" with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
My copy comes in smooth frosted-top jewel case with two long stopper bars, a small "4" embossed on the back
and a large "4" embossed on one tab. Mine also has a twelve-prong disc tray embossed "Patent pending" and "9",
but I'm not sure this tray is original.

08/09/19