MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc.
Matrix number: 7559 53017-2 2893 257 01
MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Matrix number: 7599 53017-2 2893 245 01
Known suffixes: none, LV
There are some color variations known to exist for the POLYGRAM version involving differing shades of blue.
Later copies of the POLYGRAM disc have MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole.
Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven states "MANUFACTURED BY POLYGRAM IN HANOVER, WEST GERMANY.
PRINTED IN WEST GERMANY."
It's hard to read on the dark blue background but the rear tray insert says "PRINTED IN WEST GERMANY." with no barcode.
"105-2 (253 017)" is printed on the reverse.
Only back inlay known to contain this target CD.
Later non-targets tend to come with barcodes.
Notes: Surprisingly, in light of the fact that this title has sold umpteeen gazillion units, this target CD is not easy to find.
Expect to be searching for some time.
Jewel case info: (no POLYGRAM) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "22" embossed on one tab and "12" embossed on the back
portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 23"
(no POLYGRAM) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "13" embossed on one tab and "24" embossed on the back
portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 22"
OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:
MADE IN JAPAN (by JVC)
Matrix number: 105 2 N4E11, which would date it late 1984, maybe early 1985.
I also have similar discs with the following matrix numbers:
105 2 M5E13, and 105 2 M5E15. There may be others.
The rear tray insert looks much like the WG inlay, old Asylum logo, no barcode, except it states "Printed in Japan"
"105-2" is printed on the reverse.
Page seven of the booklet states "Manufactured by JVC, Japan.
Printed in Japan"
My copy is housed in a sexy smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "T1" embossed on the back and on one tab.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending" and "T2"
MANUFACTURED BY VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. MADE IN JAPAN
Matrix number: 105-2-U7C21, which would date it circa 1986.
So, Victor (JVC) was still producing discs for WEA a few years later, with slightly
different (expanded manufacturing statement) wording.
This version was issued in the standard U.S.A. paper inserts shown below.
MADE IN JAPAN BY NIPPON COLUMBIA CO., LTD./DENON
Matrix number: WEA-105 1A1 65, which would date it to May 1986. After the target design was discontinued, WEA
continued to outsource CD manuacturing to various plants worldwide until WEA Manufacturing opened in September 1986.
The rear tray insert looks much like the WG inlay, except it sports the new Asylum logo and it states "PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
This same tray card was used to house many pressings, including later JVC pressings (see above)
as well as an array of domestic pressings.
Page seven of the booklet also states "PRINTED IN U.S.A."
My copy is housed in a smooth frosted-top case with two long stopper bars and nothing embossed on the back.
"D-1" is embossed on one tab. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 11.1"
MADE IN JAPAN (at 4 o'clock)
Back to JVC pressings, this time for the RCA Direct Marketing record club.
Matrix number: 105-2-U7C25, which would date it circa 1986.
Also at 4 o'clock is the RCA DM catalog number and "Mfd. for RCA
Direct Marketing, Inc. under License"
The rear tray insert looks much like the standard USA inlay, except for the top left corner,
where "Mfd. for RCA Direct Marketing, Inc. under License D 123481" is printed.
The booklet is the same as the stock issue.
MADE IN WEST GERMANY (at 6 o'clock) with no outer mirror band.
MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO is etched around the center hole on the reverse.
Matrix number: 7559 53017-2 2893 257 02 #
Known suffixes: GF, GS
Note the catalog number, "E2-105" which indicates a Columbia House record club
release. For some reason, there is also a GEMA logo.
Rear tray insert "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA HOUSE UNDER LICENSE"
"Made in U.S.A." without barcode. "E2-105" catalog number on the spines.
The booklet also bears the record club catalog number.
These same paper inserts were used by Columbia House for many years
and you might find common US pressings, so beware when trying to find this disc.