The Who
It's Hard
Warner Bros. 23731 (on spines)
WB 23731-2 / 800106-2 (on disc)
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released 1982


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc (a).
This is the first variation of the target CD to be issued.


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (b)
This is the second issue, and most common version of this target disc.
Matrix number: 800106 2 02 (It is the same mastering as the European release on the Polydor label.)
Known suffixes: [BE X]
Later versions will have MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO ethed around the center hole on the reverse (c).
To the best of my knowledge, these are the only three variations of the West German target CD.
Known suffixes (PDO): BN


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.
All three WG target variations were issued with this inlay.
"23731-2" is printed on the reverse.
If you compare this inlay with its Japanese 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. Internationally, this title was issued on
the Polydor label, and is not a target CD.

Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with "122" embossed on one tab and
"121" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 14"

(POLYGRAM/PDO) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with "401" embossed on one tab and
"P54" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"

03/07/19