Manhattan Transfer
The Best of the Manhattan Transfer
Atlantic 80085-2 or 19319-2 / (80085-2) (on disc)
made in West Germany for US (and European?) market
color scheme: teal background with red reticle and silver paint lettering
genre: jazz / pop
LP originally released in 1981


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY (no manufacturer on disc).
Catalog number: 80085-2
Matrix number: 7567 80085-2 2893 042 01


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY (no manufacturer on disc)
new catalog number: 19319-2 / (80085-2)
Matrix number: 7567 80085-2 2893 042 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Matrix number: 7567 80085-2 2893 042 01
Known suffixes: none, FS
Later copies sold in Europe say MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole.


Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven states "Manufactured by PolyGram
in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with barcode.
Note that the catalog number on the wings is 80085-2.
"80085-2" is printed on the reverse.
I found the 80085 and the POLYGRAM versions with this tray inlay.


This rear tray insert does not say where it was printed, barcode box only contains catalog numbers.
Note that the catalog number on the wings is 19319-2 / Europe: 250 841.
I found the version with BY POLYGRAM with this inlay. "19319-2" is printed on the reverse.
There are a couple of variations on this general layout that were probably only issued in Europe.
I don't have pictures at this time.

Notes: This disc is fairly common.

Jewel case info: (80085) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "13" embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 11"

(POLYGRAM 19319) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "24" embossed on one tab and "34" embossed on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 31"

(POLYGRAM 19319) heavy ridged-top two-dimple case with "134" embossed on one tab and "134" embossed on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 23"

(POLYGRAM 19319) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "22" embossed on one tab and "12" embossed on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 33"

06/27/19