Shown here are pictures of Target CDs from my collection for artists beginning with the letters A through D. Included are particularly rare discs and one manufacturing error.

 

 

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West German Target of ABBA Greatest Hits (Atlantic, catalog number 19114-2). This disc is scarce because ABBA was on the Atlantic label for only a short period of time in the CD era.

 

 

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West German Target of ABBA Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Atlantic, catalog number 16009-2). As with Greatest Hits above, the Target of Greatest Hits Vol. 2 is scarce.

 

 

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West German Target of Patti Austin Every Home Should Have One (Qwest, catalog number 3591-2).  The color scheme of a royal blue target and light blue coating was only used on one other disc, the West German Target of James Ingram It’s Your Night.

 

 

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West German Target of Lindsey Buckingham Law and Order (Asylum, catalog number 64561-2). This disc is very rare and was only issued in the U.S. In Europe, Law and Order was originally issued as a Non-Target on the Mercury label.

 

 

West German Target of Lindsey Buckingham Law and Order (Asylum, catalog number 64561-2).  This is an unusual pressing error in that the outer target squares at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock are “clipped”.  That is, the disc does not show the complete outer target squares that extend over the outer mirror band.  Note that the target square at 6 o’clock is a barely visible “nub” and does not extend between “IN” and “WEST” printed along the perimeter.  This disc should be compared to the correct version of Law and Order shown above.

 

 

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Japanese Target of The Cars Shake it Up (Elektra, catalog number 567-2). This disc was pressed by CBS/Sony, as evidenced by the text “CSR COMPACT DISC” repeating in the plastic ring at the center. This is one of the rarest Target CDs in my collection.

 

 

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French Target of Chicago 17 (Warner Bros., catalog number 9 25060-2). This rare disc was pressed in France by MPO for release in Europe.

 

 

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Japanese Target of Phil Collins Face Value (Atlantic, catalog number 32XD-339). This disc was pressed in Japan by CBS/Sony for release in Japan. The magenta coating appears only on this disc and similar Japanese Target issues of Phil Collins Hello, I Must Be Going! and Donna Summer Cats Without Claws. Very few Atlantic titles were pressed in Japan as Target CDs.

 

 

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West German Target of Phil Collins Hello, I Must Be Going! (Atlantic, catalog number 80035-2). This is a very rare variation.  Although it shows the color scheme of WEA Targets distributed in Europe, it features the U.S. catalog number of 80035-2 and shows the Atlantic Records logo.  The standard West German Target on Atlantic bearing catalog number 80035-2 has a red target and green paint coating.  The inserts accompanying the above disc show the WEA label and the European catalog number 299263 (a variant of which is provided in parentheses below the U.S. catalog number on the disc above).  It is likely that this disc was released in Europe or in other markets outside the U.S.  Note that West German Target pressings bearing the WEA logo and catalog number 299263 or 99263-2 exist and are found with the same or similar inserts that were found with the above disc.

 

 

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West German Target of Phil Collins No Jacket Required (Atlantic, catalog number 7 81240-2). This is an unusual manufacturing error in that no green paint was applied. The disc should have a green paint background coating and also should have “MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM” in green paint along the perimeter. The inserts were printed in West Germany. This disc should be compared to the standard West German Target of No Jacket Required shown on the Target CD “home page” (http://www.keithhirsch.com/target-cds/).

 

 

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U.S. Target of Phil Collins No Jacket Required (Atlantic, catalog number 7 81240-2). Like most U.S. Target pressings, this disc is very rare. The same combination of a red target and green coating is found on the standard West German Target CD issued in the U.S. under the same catalog number. The disc above was pressed by the U.S. Philips-DuPont Optical plant, as evidenced by “MADE IN USA BY PDO” printed along the perimeter.

 

 

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West German Target of Phil Collins No Jacket Required (WEA, catalog number 251699-2). This disc was released in Europe and is very rare.

 

 

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Japanese Target of Crosby, Stills & Nash Allies (Atlantic, catalog number AMCY-135). This disc was pressed in Japan by Toshiba for release in Japan. It was actually issued in the early 1990s and is, therefore, one of the later discs pressed with the target design. This disc and a West German Target circa 1984 are the only CD issues of Allies. Since both discs were pressed in limited quantities and are now long out of print, they are highly sought after.

 

 

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U.S. Target of The Doobie Brothers The Best of The Doobies (Warner Bros., catalog number W2-3112). This disc is an early pressing for the Columbia House mail-order music club. It was pressed in the U.S. by CBS/Sony’s DADC plant, as evidenced by the text “Made in USA – Digital Audio Disc Corp.” stamped on the plastic ring at the center. U.S. Target pressings are quite rare.

 

 

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West German Target of The Doors The Doors (Elektra, catalog number 74007-2). This is a very rare variation with all text, the Elektra logo, and the CD format logo in black. The common West German Target for this title has these items printed in silver, matching the target motif.

 

 

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French Target of The Doors The Doors (Elektra, catalog number 74007-2). Note the unique color scheme of the black target and red coating. As noted for the West German Target of The Doors above, Elektra Target CDs pressed in West Germany normally have a silver target and orange coating.

 

 

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West German Target of The Doors Morrison Hotel (Elektra, catalog number EKS 75007-2). This is a very rare variation with all text, the Elektra logo, and the CD format logo in silver. The common West German Target for this title has these items printed in black.

 

 

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U.S. Target of The Doors L.A. Woman (Elektra, catalog number EKS 75011-2). This very rare disc was pressed in the U.S. by PDO, as evidenced by the text “MADE IN USA BY PDO” stamped along the perimeter. Note that it has the reverse color scheme of the typical West German Elektra Target CD — orange target with silver coating instead of silver target with orange coating.