MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
The most common version.
Matrix number: 7599 02277-2 2893 223 05
Known suffixes: DV The remastering on this version is the same as subsequent pressings for many years.
MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY (no manufacturer on disc)
These are the only two disc variations that I am aware of.
Matrix number: 7599 02277-2 2893 223 03
The mastering on this variation is unique to this particular target pressing.
Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven reads "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"
Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" without barcode.
On the reverse is printed "2277-2 (244 131)"
Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." without barcode.
Sometimes you can find a target disc in this USA tray insert, but not usually.
However, it pays to check, especially if you spot one with an old smooth-edged
jewel case. The USA back inlay is slightly lighter in color than the West German inlay.
This US inlay is exactly the same inlay used for the Japanese target pressing.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Booklets paired with this variation state "Printed in U.S.A." on page seven.
Notes: This disc is not terribly hard to find, but it may take some searching.
Note that the inserts are Reprise, while the disc is Warner Bros.
Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM) ridged six-tab, two dimple case with "42" embossed on one tab,
and "51" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 31"
(POLYGRAM) smooth frosted two dimple case with two long stopper bars.
"1" is embossed on the back. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.2"