The Who
It's Hard
Warner Bros. 23731
made in Japan for US market
color scheme: silver paint, or gray paint background with red reticle and lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released 1982

Says MADE IN JAPAN at the bottom.
MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN is machine-lasered in the inner mirror band.
This variation has a sparkly matte silver paint background.
The red color used for the logos and lettering is darker than the red used
for the target design. It may be hard to tell on this scan.


Says MADE IN JAPAN at the bottom.
MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN is machine-lasered in the inner mirror band.
This variation has a glossy gray paint background.
The red color used for the logos and lettering is the same red used
for the target design. It may be hard to tell the difference between the two discs
on these scans. Multiple matrix numbers exist for both variations.
These are the only two disc variations that I am aware of.
Matrix numbers: 23731-2 507277


front cover of the eight-page booklet
Page seven states "Printed in Japan"


Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan" with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
If you compare this inlay with its West German equivalent (see separate listing),
you will notice some color differences. Most notable is the lime-green color on
the West German inlay is replaced by yellow on the Japanese inlay.

Notes: This disc is moderately difficult to find.

Jewel case info: (glossy gray) clear smooth-top case with two long stopper bars and nothing is embossed on the back,
or anywhere else. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "2"

11/18/18