MADE IN | | JAPAN on front.
MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN in the mirror band.
Known matrix numbers: 979046-2 503182, 979046-2 507082
No variations that I know of.
Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven states "Manufactured in Japan by Sanyo"
Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan by Sanyo" with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
This is the same back inlay that comes with the earlier Sanyo pre-target version (see below)
and the US-pressed stock version. See the separate listing.
This same disc was issued in Japan as 32XC-33 with the addition of this sticker obi
and a Japanese foldout insert.
Notes: This disc is very scarce.
OTHER INTERESTING EARLY NON-TARGET CD PRESSINGS:
MADE IN | | JAPAN at 6 o'clock.
Matrix info: MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN WNR79046 308292
Notice the layout on the disc face leaves room for the target design, but is conspicuously missing.
You might think that this was released after the target design was discontinued, but you would be wrong!
It actually predates the target CD by a couple of years! Collectors of early CDs refer to this as a "pre-target."
It comes with the same paper inserts as the target CD.
My copy came housed in a smooth frosted-top two-dimple jewel case embossed with "Patent pending S" on the back, and
eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patent pending" and "S"