Warner Bros. 23731 (on spines)
WB 23731-2 / 800106-2 (on disc)
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: silver paint background with red reticle and black lettering
LP originally released 1982
MADE IN | | WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc (a).
Matrix number: 800106 2 02 (It is the same mastering as the European release on the Polydor label.)
This is the first variation of the target CD to be issued.
MADE IN WEST | | GERMANY BY POLYGRAM (b)
This is the second issue, and most common version of this target disc.
Matrix number: 800106 2 02 (All WG target variations)
Known suffixes: none, BE X
Later versions have MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole on the reverse (c).
To the best of my knowledge, these are the only three variations of the West German target CD.
Known suffixes (PDO): BN
Front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven states "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"
Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany." with barcode.
All three WG target variations were issued with this inlay.
"23731-2" is printed on the reverse.
If you compare this inlay with its Japanese equivalent (see separate listing),
you will notice some color differences. Most notable is the lime-green color on
the West German inlay is replaced by yellow on the Japanese inlay.
Notes: This target CD is moderately difficult to
find. Internationally, this title was issued on
the Polydor label, and does not have a target label.
Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM) heavy ridged-top six-tab
two-dimple case with "122" embossed on one tab and
"121" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 14"
(POLYGRAM/PDO) heavy ridged-top six-tab two-dimple
case with "401" embossed on one tab and
"P54" embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 15"
OTHER INTERESTING EARLY CD PRESSINGS OF THIS TITLE:
Speaking of the Polydor release, here it is!
Polydor 800 106, released in Europe and select other countries.
"Made in West Germany" orangish-red painted label design, first pressing!
Matrix number: 800106 2 02, same as the target CD.
Ain't she purty?
Reissues of 800 106 dropped the orange paint in favor of the familiar boring silver stock
Polydor label. I don't have one to show you.
Front cover of the twelve-page booklet.
Page twelve states "Printed in West Germany by / Imprimé en Allemagne par Neef, Wittengen ·
Made in West Germany"
Quick! Can you spot the differences in the covers?
Rear tray insert "Printed in West Germany etc." with barcode.
"800 106-2" is printed on the reverse.
This copy is housed in a smooth frosted-top
two-dimple jewel case embossed "12" on one tab and on
back portion, inside bottom center. And an eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending"
and "11" in a circle.