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Elektra 5E-564
made in West Germany for US market
LP released 1981
color scheme: reddish orange background with silver paint reticle and black lettering
genre: rock

No variations that I am aware of.
Matrix number: 7559 00564-2 2893 799 02.

Front cover of the twelve-page booklet.
Page ten states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"

Rear tray insert doesn't mention a country of manufacture, no barcode.
"564-2" is printed on the reverse.

Notes: This target CD was not in print very long, and is very scarce.
Most early USA-distributed copies of this title were pressed in Japan, but are not target discs.
In most of the world, this title was issued on the EMI label, and therefore not target discs.


MADE IN JAPAN (by JVC) along the bottom.
Matrix number: 564 2 M2E14
Other known matrix numbers: 564 2 M1E1X2, 564 2 M2E12, 564-2-U3E11, 564-2-U3E123 (?)
Issued in the US circa 1984, concurrent with the WG target disc.

Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan" without barcode.
"5E-564-2" is printed on the reverse.
Same front cover as the target disc. The twelve-page booklet states,
"Manufactured by JVC, Japan. Printed in Japan" on page ten.
Mine is housed in a gorgeous smooth-topped frosted two-dimple T4 jewel case.

EMI 7 CDP 46033, issued in Europe, manufactured by Sonopress. "Made in W. Germany" at 9 o'clock.
Matrix info: SONOPRESS C-6848/CDP746332 A
This lovely disc is what they got in Europe.
And notice that they also got 17 tracks, to Elektra's 14 track disc.
An earlier release of this title was pressed in Japan by EMI Toshiba.

Front cover of the four-page booklet, slightly different than the Elektra cover.
Yup! They got three more tracks across the pond, but they got gypped on the booklet!
No manufacturing info is offered.

Rear tray insert with barcode, but no printing information.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
The rather dodgy barcode box looks like a very late 1980's slash early '90's box.
The earlier Japanese pressing does not have a barcode.