Laurie Anderson
Big Science
Warner Bros. 3674 / EUROPE: 257 002
made in West Germany for the US & international markets
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock / new wave
LP originally released in 1982


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (a)
Matrix number: 7599 03674-2 2893 342 02
Known suffixes: PF [??]
This disc face variation can also be found with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER
etched around the center hole (b).
Matrix number: 7599 03674-2 2893 342 02
Known suffixes: CC


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY (no manufacturer on front of disc) (c).
This disc variation says MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER etched around the center hole.
Matrix number: 7599 03674-2 2893 342 02
Known suffixes: CE
This same disc face can also be found with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole (d).
This last variation was issued in Europe. Same matrix number.


Front cover of the sixteen-page booklet (m).
Page 14 states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"
The moire pattern is a scanner artifact and not on the actual booklet. Sorry about that!


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" without barcode (x).
"3674-2" over "EUROPE: 257 002" are printed on the reverse.
The disc variations with BY POLYGRAM on front 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 booklet issued along with this states "Printed in U.S.A." on page 14 (n).
Disc variation (c) can be found with this tray inlay.
More commonly, though, a US non-target disc will be found within.


Rear tray insert "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf" without barcode (z).
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Disc variation (d) can be found with this insert.

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

Notes: This disc (disc variation (a)) is relatively common.

Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM, no PDO) heavy ridged six-tab two-dimple case with "43"
embossed on one tab and "21" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 21"

(POLYGRAM, PDO HANOVER) heavy ridged six-tab two-dimple case with "44"
embossed on one tab and "82" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 7.2"

04/05/19