Van Morrison
Moondance
Warner Bros. US: 3103-2 / Europe: 246 040 (on spines)
WB 3103-2 (on disc)
made in West Germany for US & international markets
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1970


MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
No disc variations that I am aware of.
Matrix number: 7599 03103-2 2893 344 02


Front cover of the sixteen-page booklet.
Page 15 states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"
Standard front cover for all early Moondance CD releases.


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany." without barcode.
"US: 3103-2" over "Europe:246 040" is printed on the reverse.
Only rear insert known to contain this target CD.
West German-pressed non-target discs can also be found with this back inlay.

Notes: This target disc is uncommon, but can be found with patience.

Jewel case info: Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.4"

(copy #2) smooth frosted-top, two-dimple, "21" is embossed on one tab,
and "53" is embossed on the back portion, bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 14"

(copy #3) smooth frosted-top, two-dimple, "22" is embossed on one tab,
and "11" is embossed on the back portion, bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 24"

OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:


Warner Bros. 3103-2
"MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM" at six o'clock.
"Made in West Germany by PolyGram." at 9 o'clock.
Matrix number: 7599 03103-2 2893 344 02 (same as the target)
Known suffixes: AV [TQ], BY
The paper inserts are the same as those issued with the target disc.


Warner Bros. 3103-2
Same as above except "MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO" is etched around the center hole.
Matrix number: 7599 03103-2 2893 344 02 (same as the target)
Known suffixes: CJ


Rear tray insert "Printed in U.S.A." with barcode.
Usually a common US pressing will accompany this tray card. Sometimes you'll
find this West German PDO disc.


Warner Bros. W2-3103
"MADE IN WEST GERMANY" at six o'clock.
"MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO" is etched around the center hole.
Matrix number: 7599 03103-2 2893 344 02 (same as the target)
Known suffixes: CV
Early Columbia House record club pressing, as evidenced
by the "W2" in the catalog number.


Rear tray insert "Made in U.S.A. W2-3103" without barcode.
"Manufactured by Columbia House under license." is squeezed
between Van's short biography and the Compact Disc blurb.
This same information is also found in the booklet.
My copy is housed in a nice frosted smooth-topped jewel case (Pp D-4/D-3/8pPp13).

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