Jimi Hendrix
Kiss the Sky
Reprise 9 25119
made in Japan for US market
color scheme: silver stock background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1984

MADE IN | | JAPAN, no manufacturer on disc, but it
has the telltale markings of a JVC pressing.
No variations that I know of.
Known matrix numbers: 9 25119 2 2E21, 9 25119 2 4E12, 9 25119 2 M5E12,
9 25119 2 M5E13, 9 25119 2 M5E14, 9 25119 2 M5E15, 9-25119-2-S6E11, 9-25119-2-S6E12,
9-25119-2-S6E13, 9-25119-2-S6E21, 9-25119-2-S6E22, 9-25119-2-S6E23, 9-25119-2-S6E24,
9-25119-2-U7C21 and there are probably others.

Front cover of the six-page foldout booklet.
Page three states "Manufactured by JVC Japan. Printed in Japan."

Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan." with barcode.
This inlay is scarcer than the below US-printed insert.
It is interesting to note that this insert has the catalog number,
"9 25119-2" printed on the reverse, unusual for a Japanese inlay.

Rear tray insert, "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode.
This inlay is more common than the above Japanese-printed insert.
Be careful, though, as it is far more likely to find US non-target discs
in this inlay.

Notes: This disc is not terribly rare in the U.S., but is in high demand.
In most of the rest of the world, this title was issued on the Polydor label.

A U.S. made target disc is rumoured to exist. The only copy that I know of is in such bad
condition that I cannot be sure if it is real or not. Stay tuned!

Jewel case info: (J inserts) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "T4" embossed
on the back and on one tab. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending" and "T1"


"Made in Japan" (by JVC) at 9 o'clock
"Mfd. for RCA Direct Marketing, Inc. under License" at 8 o'clock
Matrix number: 9-25119-2-S6E23
Early (circa 1985) record club pressing.

Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." without barcode.
"D 161349
Mfd. for RCA
Direct Marketing, Inc.
under License" is printed in the upper right corner.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.

Polydor 823 704, for distribution outside of North America.
"Made in W. Germany" at 3 o'clock
"MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO" is etched around the center hole.
Matrix number: 823 704-2 03 #
Known suffixes: BC

The front cover of the four-page booklet is a little different than the USA version.
Page four states "Printed in West Germany ˇ Imprimé en Allemagne ˇ Made in West Germany"

Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany ˇ Imprimé en Allemagne ˇ Made in West Germany"
with barcode and French price code.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.