MADE IN USA | | BY PDO without outer mirror band
Matrix number: 7567 81240-2 2895 421 02 *
Front cover of the eight-page booklet
Page eight states "Printed in U.S.A."
Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
Notes: This target CD is rare.
Jewel case info: heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with nothing embossed on the back.
"A 4" is embossed on one tab and "A3" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Twelve-prong disc tray embossed "S6B"
OTHER INTERESTING EARLY USA CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:
MADE IN U.S.A. BY WEA MANUFACTURING INC. (without outer mirror band).
Matrix number: 7567 81240-2 2895 421 02 * (same as USA target, above)
The matrix number is very hard to read, and is actually on the plastic area, squeezed between
the very narrow mirror band and the molded groove around the center hub.
This is known as a Generation Zero (Gen0) WEA Manufacturing pressing, one of the first discs
made by WEA using glass masters produced by PolyGram or PDO in Germany.
In fact, 'No Jacket Required' was the first CD produced by the WEA plant, September 1986.
According to a former employee, it took 36 tries before the first master was completed!
MADE IN U.S.A. BY WEA MANUFACTURING INC. (with outer mirror band).
Matrix number: 81240-2 SRC 16
This is known by collectors as a first generation (Gen1) WEA/SRC pressing.
These were produced between late 1986 and mid-1987.
This example would have been issued on the earlier end of that span, seeing as how the "-" is missing between
the "SRC" and the "16" unlike the vast majority of first generation Specialty/WEA pressings.
Note the wider inner mirror band, compared to the Gen0 disc.
I also have a Gen1 'No Jacket Required' with a SRC 17 matrix.
Both the Gen0 and Gen1 discs were issued with the same paper inserts as the USA target pressing.