Shown here are pictures of Target CDs from my collection that were issued as early samplers of WEA artists.  These discs are very rare.  Two of these samplers were promotional releases.

Note that larger scans are shown here than on preceding Target Gallery pages.  This enables details of these rare issues, particularly on the inserts, to be more readily viewed.

 

 

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The promotional Target sampler Digital Discovery (Warner Bros./Sony, catalog number PRO-CD-2294/YHDS-8). This sampler was issued by Warner Bros. in conjuction with Sony in 1985 to promote both Warner Bros. artists and the CD format.  The disc was pressed in Japan by CBS/Sony for release in the U.S.  It was packaged in a cardboard sleeve.  Pictures of the sleeve are shown below.

 

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The front of the cardboard sleeve for the promotional Target sampler Digital Discovery (Warner Bros./Sony, catalog number PRO-CD-2294/YHDS-8).

 

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The back of the cardboard sleeve for the promotional Target sampler Digital Discovery (Warner Bros./Sony, catalog number PRO-CD-2294/YHDS-8).  The tracklist shows an assortment of Warner Bros. artists that were popular in 1985.

 

 

 

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The West German Target sampler Hot and New (WEA, catalog number 240 467-2). This disc was issued in Europe in 1984 to promote WEA artists on CD.

 

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The booklet for the West German Target sampler Hot and New (WEA, catalog number 240 467-2).  Pictured are selected artists appearing on this release.  All artists and the songs appearing on this sampler are listed.

 

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The back insert for the West German Target sampler Hot and New (WEA, catalog number 240 467-2).  Note that there is no barcode.  This disc features WEA artists that were popular in Europe in 1984.  Some of the songs here are rarely seen on CD today.

 

 

 

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The West German Target sampler Hot and New ’85 (WEA, catalog number 240 596-2). This disc was issued in Europe in 1985 as a follow-up to the Hot and New sampler to promote WEA artists on CD.

 

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The booklet for the West German Target sampler Hot and New ’85 (WEA, catalog number 240 596-2). Pictured are selected artists appearing on this release. All artists and the songs appearing on this sampler are listed.

 

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The back insert for the West German Target sampler Hot and New ’85 (WEA, catalog number 240 596-2). Note that there is a barcode for this release.  This disc features WEA artists that were popular in Europe in 1985.  Note that track 10 is “European Queen” by Billy Ocean, as opposed to the U.S. hit “Caribbean Queen”.

 

 

 

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The promotional Target sampler More Adventures in Modern Sounds (WEA, catalog number PRO 411-2). This sampler was issued by WEA in Europe in 1984 to promote its artists and the CD format.

 

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The booklet for the promotional Target sampler More Adventures in Modern Sounds (WEA, catalog number PRO 411-2). Note the promotional sticker at the top right from the Swiss music distributor Musikvertrieb AG.

 

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A second booklet for the promotional Target sampler More Adventures in Modern Sounds (WEA, catalog number PRO 411-2). This copy features a different promotional sticker than the one above.

 

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The back insert for the promotional Target sampler More Adventures in Modern Sounds (WEA, catalog number PRO 411-2). Note that “Promotional Copy – Not For Sale” is printed beneath the copyright statement.  It is believed that this promotional sampler was released in advance of a commercial sampler bearing the same title and similar artwork, but a different track list.  The commercial version is shown below.

 

 

 

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The West German Target sampler More Adventures in Modern Sounds (WEA, catalog number 240 568-2). This commercial sampler was issued by WEA in Europe in 1984 to promote its artists and the CD format.

 

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The booklet for the commercial Target sampler More Adventures in Modern Sounds (WEA, catalog number 240 568-2). Pictured are selected artists appearing on this sampler, and all 13 artists are listed in alphabetical order in the yellow strip to the right.

 

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The back insert for the commercial Target sampler More Adventures in Modern Sounds (WEA, catalog number 240 568-2). Note that there is no barcode.  Compare the track list here to the one shown above for the promotional Target sampler bearing the same title.