MADE IN | | JAPAN (pressed by JVC), variation B.
Note the extra number printed on the right hand side, 25121.
That is the original US catalog number for the LP.
There are two minor variations of this disc. On one (A), all the squares of the
target design are the same bright blue color, as opposed to the dark matte
navy blue used for the Sire logo and lettering. On the other variation (B), the inner
squares are the same navy blue as the Sire logo and lettering, while the
outer squares are a bright blue color.
Known matrix numbers: (A) 9 25286 2 M1E11
(A) 9 25286 2 M1E12
(B) 9 25286 2 M1E22
(B) 9 25286 2 M4E11
(B) 9 25286 2 M4E21
(B) 9 25286 2 M4E22
Front cover of the sixteen-page booklet. The innermost pages fold out.
Page 16 states "Manufactured by JVC, Japan. Printed in Japan."
Rear tray insert "Printed in Japan" with barcode.
Although outwardly identical, the back inlay that houses disc variation (B) with
navy blue inside squares has the catalog number "9-25186-3" printed on the inside, similar to
most West German tray inlays. The inlay that houses disc variation (A) with bright
blue inside squares has nothing printed on the reverse.
Notes: This disc is fairly easy to find.
Jewel case info: (M1E22) smooth frosted-top two-dimple case with "T2" embossed on the back
and on one tab. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending" and "T2"
(M4E22) smooth frosted-top case with two long stopper bars and "Patent pending D-2" embossed on the back
and "D-1" embossed on one tab. Twelve-prong disc tray embossed "Patent pending" and "D-1"