The Cars
Heartbeat City
Elektra 60296
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: orange background with silver paint reticle and lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1984


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Matrix number: 7559 60296-2 2893 531 01 #
Known suffixes: none, VD
A rare variation has surfaced with black lettering! I don't have a picture yet.


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


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" with barcode.
"9 60296-2" is printed on the reverse.
Only known tray inlay for this target CD.


This exact same disc was issued in Japan with a sticker obi. The catalog number 38XP-76
appears only on the obi strip.

Notes: This disc is quite common.

Jewel case info: heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with "43" embossed on one tab and
"21" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 14"

smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "11" embossed on one tab and
on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 32"

smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "4" embossed on the back and on one tab.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 21"

heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with "42" embossed on one tab and
"24" 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 JAPAN (by JVC) for USA distribution.
Known matrix numbers: 60296 2 M3E12, 60296 2 S4E12, 60296 2 S5E12, 60296-2-U9E21. Other numbers exist.


Rear tray insert states "Printed in Japan"
"9 60296-2" is printed on the reverse.
The strange moire pattern is a scanner artifact, and NOT on the actual insert. Sorry about that!
My M3E12 disc comes in a smooth frosted-top two-dimple jewel case with "T2" embossed on the back and on one tab, and
the eight-prong disc tray is embossed "Patents Pending" and "T1"
My S4E12 disc comes in a smooth frosted-top two-dimple jewel case with "T1" embossed on the back and on one tab, and
the eight-prong disc tray is embossed "Patents Pending" and "T2"
My S5E12 disc comes in a smooth frosted-top two-dimple jewel case with "T2" embossed on the back and on one tab, and
the eight-prong disc tray is embossed "Patents Pending" and "T2"


MADE IN JAPAN. (by CBS/Sony) for Japanese distribution.
Elektra Japan 32XD-328, "MADE BY WARNER-PIONEER CORPORATION, JAPAN." is printed in the outer mirror band.
Known matrix number: 32XD-328 11 +++++
The booklet states "Printed in Japan" on page seven.


Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan" without barcode. Nothing is printed on the reverse.
The six-panel one-sided foldout Japanese-language insert is in the background.

09/02/20