Roxy Music
Avalon
Warner Bros. / E'G 9 23686 (on wings)
WB/E'G 23686-2 / (800032-2) (on the disc)
made in (probably) the US for US market
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1982


No country or manufacturer is mentioned on the disc.
I am 90% positive that this was pressed in the US by PDO.
Matrix number: 800 032-2 03 #
Known suffixes: GE, LO X [BU], WV


Front cover of the eight-page booklet
Page seven states "Printed in U.S.A."


Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.


Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." and "Manufactured by Columbia House" with barcode.
I found a copy of this disc at a swap meet with record club inserts.
While I have no evidence that it originally came this way, and wasn't switched
somewhere along the line, I don't have any evidence the other way, either.
Has anyone else found this combination?

Notes: This disc is very scarce.
Although this disc is identical to the West German pressing, except for the
lack of a MADE IN line at the bottom, I am nearly certain that it is a USA pressing,
based on comparisons to other USA target pressings.

Jewel case info: (stock version) sturdy ridged-top four-tab case with two short stopper bars.
"3-A" is embossed on one tab. Twelve-prong disc tray embossed "3 A"

(Columbia House inserts) sturdy ridged-top four-tab case with two short stopper bars.
"16" is embossed on one tab. Twelve-prong disc tray embossed "12A"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY USA CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


MADE IN U.S.A. - DIGITAL AUDIO DISC CORP.
"Made in USA - Digital Audio Disc Corp. "D" " is embossed in the plastic center.
Matrix number: 23686-2 SRC-01 DIDM-2104 11A4
This is a very interesting pressing! It was manufactured by DADC using a Specialty (WEA)
Gen1 glass master. I know of only two other such circumstances. There are quite a few similar
pressings using 2nd generation Specialty masters with the leading label identifier code.
Presumably WEA lacked the capacity to press enough discs to meet demand.
This appears to have been manufactured around 1987 or 1988.
I have another one with DIDM-2104 11A1 in the matrix.
I also have a Gen1 pressing of this title manufactured at WEA in Olyphant.
The rear tray insert is the same as the USA tray card above.

09/02/20