Madonna
Madonna
Warner Bros. 9 23867 (on spine)(Sire on back cover)
Sire 9 23867 (on disc)
made in West Germany for US & international markets
color scheme: yellow background with purple reticle and black lettering
genre: pop/rock
LP originally released in 1983


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
No disc variations that I am aware of.
Matrix number: 7599 23867-2 2893 683 01 #


Front cover of the twelve-page booklet
"Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany. Printed in West Germany"
is printed on page eleven.


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany." with barcode.
"923867-2" is printed on the reverse.
Only tray insert known to contain this target disc.
The Japanese target disc (see separate entry) and a Swiss non-target pressing can also sometimes be found with this inlay (see below).


This exact disc, inserts included, was issued in Japan with the above
sticker obi. The obi contains the Japanese catalog number. There is also a
Japanese issue of this title with a 32XD catalog number. It is not a target disc.

Notes: This disc is not terribly scarce, but it is in high demand.
Not impossible to find, but does present a challenge.

Jewel case info: smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "32" embossed on one tab and "34" embossed
on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


"Made in Switzerland" at 6 o'clock. It was pressed at the MCS plant.
This plant was used by WEA (and other companies) for small spot pressings, most often for Europe,
but sometimes the US, too. If you look close at the metal center, you will notice the matrix number
is exactly the same as the WG PolyGram pressing, but the center is not flat like the PolyGram.
Instead, it has a 1 mm groove 4 mm from the spindle hole, and it has been milled at several different
layers in the inner 4 mm. It has a GEMA logo so it may have been sold in Germany.
The rear tray insert is identical to the above WG insert except it does not have the catalog number printed on the reverse.
Page eleven of the booklet states "Manufactured in Switzerland. Printed in West Germany"


MADE IN U.S.A. at 6 o'clock and "Mfg. by WEA Manufacuring." at 8 o'clock.
Matrix number: 23867-2 SRC 02
This is known by collectors as a first generation WEA/SRC pressing.
These were produced between late 1986 and mid-1987.
This example would have been issued on the earlier end of that span, seeing as how the "-" is missing between
the "SRC" and the "02" unlike the vast majority of first generation Specialty/WEA pressings.


Rear tray insert "PRINTED IN U S A" with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.

06/29/19