Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark
Asylum 1001-2 / Europe: 253 002 (on spines) *
Asylum 1001-2 / (61001-2) (on disc) *
made in West Germany for US & international markets
color scheme: light blue background with purple reticle and black lettering
genre: rock / folk
LP originally released in 1974


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, note the break in this bottom line is between IN and WEST.
Also note that the catalog number is 61001-2 (b)
Matrix number: 7559 61001-2 2893 022 01
The scarce reddish-orange disc variation (a) (see separate listing) was likely the first to be issued, followed
by this one, and followed by yet another MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY disc with a new catalog number : 1001-2 // (61001-2) (c)
I don't have a picture yet. See www.targetcd.net or www.thetargetcdcollection.com for a picture.


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (d)
The catalog number remains 1001-2 // (61001-2)
Matrix number: 7599 61001-2 2983 022 01
Known suffixes: none, AA, CG [WZ], DK X
Later copies have MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO, in 1/16 inch-high letters, etched around the center hole (e).
This variation, (e), may have been only issued in Europe. It has been found paired with rear tray insert (z),
which states "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf" and has a barcode.
The spines read: US: 61001-2 // Europe: 253 002
Interestingly, there are catalog numbers on the back which do not match the spines, the disc, or anything else. Hmmm
I don't have a picture yet.


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY, with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO, also in 1/16 inch-high letters, etched around the center hole (f).
Note the break in the bottom line is between WEST and GERMANY.
Matrix number: 7599 61001-2 2983 022 01


Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven reads "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany" in booklets that come with a West German rear insert.
Booklets paired with a USA rear insert state, on page seven, "Printed in U.S.A."


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with barcode (w).
There is just one catalog number on the spines, 61001-2.
"61001-2" is printed on the reverse.
Disc variations (a) and (b) with the 61001 catalog number are found with this rear inlay.
* Note that the catalog numbers on the spines are different on all four rear tray inserts.


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" without barcode, but has white box
containing catalog numbers (x). The catalog numbers on the spines
match those in that white box. On the reverse is printed "1001-2"
Disc variations (c) and (d) are found with this rear inlay.


Rear tray insert, "Printed in U.S.A." without barcode (y).
The spines now read: 1001-2 // EUR 253 002. Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Disc variations (d) and (f) are found with this rear inlay.
Japanese JVC non-target pressings, and perhaps early USA pressings, can also be found with this tray card.

Notes: This target CD is uncommon, but can be found without too much trouble.
The POLYGRAM version seems to be more common than the other variations.

Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM CG [WZ]) ridged six-tab, two dimple, "84" is embossed on one tab
and bottom center on the back portion. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 21"

(POLYGRAM AA) smooth frosted two dimple, nothing embossed on the back "11" is embossed on one tab
and "54" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 24"

(POLYGRAM [no letters]) ridged six-tab, two dimple, "122" is embossed on one tab and "123" is embossed on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 4.4"

(POLYGRAM DK X with USA inserts and no barcode): Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 192"

(POLYGRAM [no suffix]) smooth frosted two dimple, "23" embossed on one tab, and "53" embossed on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 4.1"

09/21/19