Prince
Controversy
Warner Bros. 3601 (256 950)
made in West Germany for US & international markets
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: R&B / rock
LP originally released 1981


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Matrix number: 7599 03601-2 2893 265 02
Known suffixes: none, BH


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY (no manufacturer on front)
Matrix number: 7599 03601-2 2893 265 02
These are the only two variations that I am aware of for this target CD.


Front cover of the four-page booklet.
Page three reads "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany. Printed in West Germany."


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with no barcode.
On the reverse is printed "3601-2 (256 950)"


The disc variation without POLYGRAM on the front was issued in Japan
as 38XP-48 with the addition of a gold sticker obi and a Japanese insert.

Notes: This disc is fairly common, but auction prices tend to be inflated
due to competition with Prince fans.

Jewel case info: (with POLYGRAM) Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 4.2"

(with POLYGRAM [BH]) heavy ridged six-tab two-dimple case with "64" embossed on one tab and on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 12.4"

(with POLYGRAM [BH]) heavy ridged six-tab two-dimple case with "72" embossed on one tab and "74" embossed on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 13"

(no POLYGRAM, issued in Japan) smooth frosted case with two short stopper bars and "1`" embossed on one tab and
"24" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 22"

03/10/19