U2
War
Island 90067
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: purple background with lime green reticle and silver paint lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1983


MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc.
It is hard to read this line against the mirror band.
Matrix number: 7567 90067-2 2893 213 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Again, it is hard to read this line against the mirror band.
The most common disc variation, this one has an outer mirror band.
Matrix number: 7567 90067-2 2893 213 01


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, no outer mirror band.
Matrix numbers: 7567 90067-2 2893 213 02 #, 7567 90067-2 2893 213 03 #
Known suffixes: (03 #) BG
Here, it is easy to read the bottom line.
Later releases of this (03 #) disc variation have MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole.
Known suffixes: BY, CD, CN
These are the only four disc variations (plus one matrix variation) that I am aware of.
Except of course the rare variation with the wrong color combo! See separate listing.


This one is missing the silver paint, thus it is missing the titles and logos.
Thanks to James for the scan.


Front cover of the eight-page booklet
Page seven reads "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany" in booklets paired with the West Germany / no barcode rear tray insert.
As for booklets paired with the U.S.A. / barcode tray insert, page seven states "Printed in U.S.A."


Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany" with a blank box where the barcode would normally reside.
Note the bottom line of type says "Printed in West Germany" while two lines up,
it says "Printed in U.S.A." The catalog number, "90067-2" is printed on the reverse side of the insert,
so the former is more likely. All disc variations except the PDO version can be found with this tray insert.


Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode.
The no-mirror-band disc variations with the 03 # matrix can be found with this tray insert.
Be sure to check the disc first, as it is much more likely that a non-target CD
will be hiding behind this back inlay! Nothing is printed on the reverse.

Notes: While this target CD is not terribly hard to find, there is much competition for it on the auction sites.
There also exists a very scarce target version of this title with a different color scheme.
See separate listing.

Jewel case info: (with BY POLYGRAM, with mirror band) smooth-top frosted, nothing embossed on the back,
"12" is embossed on one tab and "44" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 16"

(POLYGRAM and PDO, no mirror band) smooth frosted two long stopper bars, with "Patent pending D-1" embossed on the back.
"D-2" is embossed on one tab. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 16"

(POLYGRAM and PDO, no mirror band) Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 5.1"

(POLYGRAM and PDO, no mirror band) heavy ridged-top six-tab, two-dimple, with "S6A" embossed on one tab and
"S5A" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"

(POLYGRAM, no mirror band) heavy ridged six-tab two-dimple case with "73" embossed on one tab and on the back portion,
inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 23"

09/06/20 **