MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
This version was released in the US.
Matrix number: 7567 80143-2 2895 122 01 # (all disc variations)
MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY on front, the back says MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO
around the center hole. This version was released in Europe.
Known suffixes: AP
Front cover of the six-page foldout booklet.
Page five states "Printed in West Germany
Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany"
Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" with barcode.
This inlay is found with the POLYGRAM disc variation.
"780 143-2" is printed on the reverse.
Rear tray insert "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.
This inlay is found with the PDO disc variation. Note that
the wings also reflect the European catalog number.
Nothing is printed on the reverse. There is no manufacturing info in the accompanying booklet.
Notes: This target CD is uncommon, but can be found with a little searching.
Like most heavy metal target discs, this is hard to find in decent condition.
It appears that many metalheads like to bang their CD's, along with their heads!
This CD (POLYGRAM variation) was also issued in Japan with sticker obi and Japanese-language lyric sheet as 32XP-131.
Sadly, I don't have a picture.
There is a rare variation of the POLYGRAM disc with a purple reticle.
I don't have a picture.
Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM) smooth frosted two-dimple, nothing embossed on the back.
"23" is embossed on one tab, and "13" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.1"
(POLYGRAM issued in Japan) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with
"42" is embossed on one tab, and "24" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 33"
OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:
MADE IN JAPAN (by JVC) along the bottom.
Matrix number: 80143-2-S2E12
Other known matrix numbers: 80143-2-S2E11, 80143-2-U3E21
Issued in the US circa 1985, just after the target design was discontinued in the US.
Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.
The six-page foldout booklet states "Printed in U.S.A.
Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany" on page five.
Leftover remnants from the target booklet, I presume.
This USA rear tray card has also been reported with a target CD inside.
I have not encountered that pairing yet myself.