Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense
Sire 9 25186
LP originally released 1984
made in West Germany for US & some international markets
color scheme: yellow background with purple target and black lettering
genre: rock

No disc variations that I know of.
Note the extra number on the right hand side of the disc, 25121, which was the
US catalog number for the original limited edition LP.
Matrix number: 7599 25121-2 2893 695 02 #

Front cover of the 20-page booklet, including the center fold-out
The booklet contains numerous photo stills from the movie of the same name.
The back page of the booklet reads "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"

Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" with barcode.
This is the only rear tray insert to be found with this disc.
Printed on the reverse is "9 25186-2"

Notes: This target CD is somewhat hard to find.

Jewel case info: Earlier discs might possibly be found with smooth-top cases, but mine is
a heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple case with "401" embossed on one bottom tab.
"24" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong black tray embossed with "Patents pending 16"


Sire/Columbia House W2-25186
"MADE IN WEST GERMANY" at 6 o'clock.
Matrix number: 7599 25121-2 2893 695 02 # (same as the target pressing)
Known suffixes: BE
The Columbia House record club offered this West German non-target disc to its members.
It was manufactured at the PolyGram/PDO plant.

Sire/Columbia House W2-25186
"MADE IN WEST GERMANY" at 6 o'clock.
"MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO" is etched around the center hole.
Known suffixes: CG, CQ, CU
Exactly the same as above except for the "PDO" inscription.

Rear tray insert for the Columbia House issues.
"Made in U.S.A." and "Manufactured by Columbia House under license."
The record club did not cut corners on the booklet, as they sometimes do.
It is the same as the stock version, including foldouts.
The back page states "Made in U.S.A." and sports the W2-25186 catalog number.

EMI CDP 7 46064
"Made in West Germany" at 9 o'clock.
Matrix number: 746 064-2 2895 295 02 *
For distribution in Europe and elsewhere.
The front cover is the same as above, but the contents are inferior.
There are only 12 pages and no foldouts. Europeans got rooked!

Rear tray insert for the EMI release, "Printed in West Germany" and
"Made in West Germany" with no barcode.
"CDP 7 46064 2" is printed on the reverse.