Donald Fagen
The Nightfly
Warner Bros. 9 23696
made in Japan for US & international markets
color scheme: silver stock background with red reticle and lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1982


MADE IN | | JAPAN (by JVC)
no known variations
Known matrix numbers: 9 23696 2 M1E11, 9 23696 2 M1E12, 9 23696 2 M1E1x3,
9 23696 2 M2E11, 9 23696 2 M2E12, 9 23696 2 M2E13, 9 23696 2 M4E11, 9 23696 2 M4E15, and
9 23696 2 M4E16 (other matrices may exist)


Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven states "Manufactured by JVC, Japan. Printed in Japan."


Rear tray insert, "Printed in Japan" with barcode.
Usually, "9-23696-2" is printed on the reverse. Later issues have a blank reverse.
This disc can also sometimes be found with US inserts, and sometimes US discs
can be found in the Japanese inserts.

Notes: This disc is common, much easier to find than the West German counterpart.

Jewel case info: (M4E16) smooth frosted two-dimple, "T4" is embossed on the back and on one tab.

(M4E15) smooth frosted two-dimple, "T3" is embossed on the back and on one tab.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending" and "T2"

(M4E15) smooth frosted-top two-dimple, "T1" is embossed on the back and on one tab.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending" and "T2"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


"Made in Japan. Mfg. by the Victor Company of Japan, Ltd." (at 9 o'clock)
Matrix number: 9 23696 2 M4E17
Other matrix numbers probably exist.
After the target design was discontinued, JVC supplied discs in
this new boring colorless format.


MADE IN JAPAN (at 6 o'clock)
"Made in Japan. Mfg. by the Victor Company of Japan, Ltd." (at 9 o'clock)
Matrix number: 9-23696-2-S6C00
Other matrix numbers are possible.
Later JVC pressings added the "MADE IN JAPAN" line.
I found both these JVC pressings in the same Japanese paper inserts as the target discs.

09/25/20 *