Paul Simon
Hearts and Bones
Warner Bros. 9 23942
made in West Germany for US & international markets
LP originally released in 1983
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
This is the most common disc variation.
Matrix numbers: 7599 23942-2 2893 300 01, and 7599 23942-2 2893 300 03
Known suffixes (03 matrix): none, AZ BL [UV], BO, BV, CB, CF, CH
Later copies with this disc face can be found with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO
etched around the center hole, with the 03 matrix.


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc.
Matrix number: 7599 23942-2 2893 300 01
This variation predates the POLYGRAM version.
These are the only three disc variations that I am aware of.


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


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" with barcode.
"9 23942-2" is printed on the reverse.
I am not aware of any back inlay variations.


This disc was issued in Japan, with a sticker obi, as 32XP-53. This number only
appears on the obi. This is what it looks like with obi attached.
My copy contains the disc without BY POLYGRAM.

Notes: This target CD is uncommon, but can be found without too much difficulty.
A 2004 remaster brought a number of these old copies out of the woodwork.

Jewel case info: smooth frosted two-dimple case with "23" embossed on one tab, and "14"
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 23"

(#2) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with "82" embossed on one tab, and on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"

(#3) smooth frosted two-dimple case with "34" embossed on one tab, and "31"
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 33"

(#4) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with "74" embossed on one tab, and "73" embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 8.2"

(#5) smooth frosted two-dimple case with "23" embossed on one tab, and "34"
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 16"

(#6 partial) Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.2"

(#7) (no POLYGRAM) smooth frosted two-dimple case with "11" embossed on one tab, and "22"
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 33"

(#8) (POLYGRAM) smooth frosted two-dimple case with "12" embossed on one tab and
on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 24"

05/01/19