Roxy Music
Avalon
Warner Bros. / E'G 9 23686 (on wings)
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1982


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc, no outer mirror band.
Note the catalog number on this variation is 9 23686-2 / (23686-2).
Matrix number: 800032-2 01

There is a variation (not yet pictured) much like the above, MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, also no outer mirror band,
with catalog number 9 23686-2 / 800032-2 (note lack of parentheses). Same matrix as above.


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc, no outer mirror band.
Note the catalog number on this disc is 23686-2 / (800032-2).
The 9 is missing, and there are parentheses around the bottom number.
Matrix number: 800032-2 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Note the catalog number on this disc is 9 23686-2 / 800032-2.
Matrix number: 800 032-2 03 #


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Note the catalog number on this disc is 23686-2 / (800032-2).
The 9 is missing, and there are parentheses around the bottom number.
Matrix number: 800 032-2 03 #
Known suffixes: none, JM [unknown letters], J R [unknown letters], LP X

There is also a variation of this disc without any country of manufacture on it.
Based on evidence, this is believed to be a USA pressing. See separate listing.


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.
While this is the only back inlay associated with the West German target disc,
there exist minor color variations. Sometimes, a Japanese target pressing is found
with this West German back inlay.
On the reverse is printed "9 23686-2"

Notes: This disc is fairly common in the US. This title was issued internationally on the
Polydor label, so the target CD is not likely to be easily found outside North America.

Jewel case info: (unknown disc) Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 21"

(POLYGRAM type 2) ridged six-tab, two-dimple, "122" is embossed on one tab, and "121" is embossed on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "P13.4"

(POLYGRAM type 2) smooth frosted, two-dimple, with nothing embossed on the back.
"33" is embossed on one tab, and "32" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 23"

(POLYGRAM type 2) ridged six-tab, two-dimple, "103" is embossed on one tab, and "103" is embossed on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 7.2"

(no POLYGRAM, (23686-2) ) eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 13"

10/26/19