ZZ Top
Eliminator
Warner Bros. 9 23774
made in West Germany for US and international markets
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released 1983


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc (a).
This is the first disc variation of this West German target CD to be issued.
Matrix number: 7599 23774-2 2893 267 02


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
The most common version.
Matrix numbers: 7599 23774-2 2893 267 02 (b), 7599 23774-2 2893 267 04 (c)
Known suffixes: (04) none, FZ
There is another disc variation (not pictured) with MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY along the bottom and
MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole (d). This one also has an 04 matrix.


Front cover of the eight-page booklet
Page seven states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover,
West Germany
Printed in West Germany"
Booklets paired with the U.S.A. rear inlay state "PRINTED IN U.S.A." on page seven.


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany." with barcode.
"9 23774-2" is printed on the reverse.
In most cases, this is the back inlay which will house this target CD.


Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Once in a while, this US inlay will contain a West German POLYGRAM, or Japanese target disc.
Most of the time, however, a USA pressing will be inside.

Notes: This disc is not terribly hard to find.

Jewel case info: Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 31"

Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.3"

Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 32"

(U.S.A. inserts) smooth frosted-top case with two long stopper bars, and "1" is embossed on one tab.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 14"

(POLYGRAM, WG inserts) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "13" embossed on one tab. "23" is embossed on the back
portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 32"

(POLYGRAM, WG inserts) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "14" embossed on one tab. "23" is embossed on the back
portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 32"

(no POLYGRAM, WG inserts) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "23" embossed on one tab. "13" is embossed on the back
portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 23"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


MADE IN U.S.A. at 6 o'clock and "Mfg. by WEA Manufacuring." at 8:30.
Matrix number: 23774-2 SRC-03
This is known by collectors as a first generation WEA/SRC pressing.
These were produced between late 1986 and mid-1987.
The rear tray insert is the same as the USA tray card above.

05/10/19