Joao Carlos Martins
J. S. Bach
Tomato TOM-CD-1501
made in USA for unknown distribution
color scheme: reddish-orange paint background with green reticle and lettering genre: classical
CD originally released in 1986

"SHAPE OPTIMEDIA, INC." and "MADE IN U.S.A." are embossed in the plastic center.
matrix number: SHAPE OPTIMEDIA 10021 SA0484

Front cover of the six-page booklet.
No printing or manufacturing info is offered.

Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." without a barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.

Notes: This target CD is the subject of much controversy. Tomato was not a WEA-affiliated label in 1986.
There is some evidence that Tomato was distributed by Elektra in some territories.
Still, it is extremely odd that a 1986 CD was made in the USA with the target design, and
manufactured by Shape Optimedia, which didn't manufacture any other target discs as far as is known.
However, I have no reason to believe this is a hoax or a fake. It appears to be legitimate and
all the manufacturing marks are correct for a circa 1986 Shape disc.
It sure is a lovely disc, isn't it!
There exist two variations with a green disc instead of reddish-orange. I have seen photos
of both but I don't have any other information or photos to share at this time.
This target CD is very rare. A big thanks to Kym for the pretty scans.