Linda Ronstadt & the Nelson Riddle Orchestra
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Asylum 9 60260
made in West Germany for US & international markets
color scheme: light blue background with purple reticle and black lettering
genre: rock/pop
LP originally issued 1983


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY (no manufacturer on disc) (a)
Matrix number (all WG target variations): 7559 60260-2 2893 246 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (b)
This is the most common version.
This same disc face can be found (with a lot of patience) with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO (c)
or MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO HANOVER (d) etched around the center hole.
There is also another disc variation with MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY on the front and
MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole (e).
Known suffixes: (c) EG ; (d) EE ; (e) EO


Front cover of the eight-page booklet
Page seven states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover,
West Germany
Printed in West Germany"


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany." with old logo, and barcode.
"9 60260-2" is printed on the reverse.
Notice that the spines don't mention the actual title of the disc.


Rear tray insert "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf"
with old logo, and barcode. Nothing is printed on the reverse.
This tray card was issued in Europe with disc variation (c) and
possibly others.


This exact disc and packaging was issued in Japan with a sticker obi as
38XP-40. This is what that CD looks like with obi attached.
Be careful, though, as Japanese JVC pressings were also issued with the same gold obi.

Notes: This disc is fairly common.

Jewel case info: ridged six-tab, two-dimple, "42" is embossed on one tab and "24" is
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 5.2"

(copy #2) smooth frosted-top two-dimple, "23" is embossed on one tab and "11" is
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 22"

(copy #3) smooth frosted-top two-dimple, "23" is embossed on one tab and "14" is
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"

(copy #4) smooth frosted-top two-dimple, "11" is embossed on one tab and "21" is
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 34"

(copy #5) smooth frosted-top two-dimple, "13" is embossed on one tab and "21" is
embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.1"

(a) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "12" embossed on one tab and "11" embossed
on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


Asylum 9 60260-2
"MADE IN JAPAN      BY MATSUSHITA." at six o'clock.
"MADE BY MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC IND. CO., LTD. Technics " is embossed in the plastic center.
Matrix number: 60260-2 2
Notice the gaps in the perimeter lettering that could accomodate the target design.
Likely, this pressing was issued in 1984 or before.
The front cover is the same standard cover as the WG target issue.
The back cover states "Printed in Japan"


Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan by Matsushita" with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
My copy comes in smooth frosted-top jewel case with two long stopper bars, a small "5" embossed on the back
and a large "5" embossed on one tab. Mine also has a twelve-prong disc tray embossed "Patent pending" and "3"
I have another identical disc that comes with West German paper inserts. I have no idea
whether it was actually issued that way (there are other similar verified examples) or
if the disc was switched at some point. I bought it used.


Asylum 60260-2
"MADE IN JAPAN" (by JVC) at six o'clock.
Known matrix numbers: 60260 2 M2E12, 60260 2 M2E13, 60260 2 S3E13, 60260 2 S3E15, 60260 2 S3E18,
60260 2 S3E19, 60260-2-U4E10, 60260-2-U4E12
These matrix numbers suggest this issue was in print from 1984 to 1986 or beyond.
The front cover is the same standard cover as the WG target issue.
Page seven states "Manufactured by JVC, Japan. Printed in Japan"


Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan" with barcode.
"9 60260-2" is printed on the reverse.

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