Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Warner Brothers 3383-2 (256 789) (on inserts)
WB 256 789 / 3383-2 / 03383-2 (on disc)
LP originally released in 1979
made in Germany for European market (late 1980's)
color scheme: silver stock background with black target and lettering
genre: rock

Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf
Matrix number: 256789 @ 1
The center of this one is plastic. Most, if not all copies have a one or two digit number
embossed in the plastic center. Many many different such numbers are known.
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Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf
with metallic center. Here are two lousy pictures of it. Note that this metal center
is not like a PolyGram/PDO pressing. Instead it is much like a Swiss MCS/ICS pressing
with concentric circles getting progressively thinner nearer the spindle hole.
Matrix number: 256789 @ 1

Front cover of the eight-page booklet, lighter in color than the US issue.
No manufacturing or printing info is offered.

Rear tray insert with barcode. Same inlay as the gold disc (see listing) with
French catalog number. Includes the line, "Manufactured by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf."

Rear tray insert without barcode.
This disc can also be found with this earlier back inlay.
It also has the line, "Manufactured by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf."
Barely visible is the airbrushed line "Printed in France."

Notes: This disc should be fairly easy to find in Europe. There is also a half-target
version available. So be sure you know what you are getting!

Here is one of those half-targets from the early 1990s:

"Made in Germany"
The catalog number here is 7599-23383-2, and it also bears the earlier 3383-2 and 02283-2 numbers.
The matrix number is 759923383-2.2 RSA plus a bunch of squares and rectangles looking like some sort of barcode.
A debossed stylized "W" logo and an embossed "37" appear in the plastic center. Other numbers exist.
I have another copy just like it, except that nothing is embossed or debossed in the center.