July 15th, 2007
A recent acquisition is the rare Japanese Target CD of Randy Newman Trouble in Paradise. I first became aware of it in 2006 and know of only two other copies. The disc was pressed by CBS/Sony, as evidenced by the text “MANUFACTURED BY CBS/SONY RECORDS INC.” stamped on the clear plastic ring at the center. CBS/Sony pressed a handful of titles with the Target design, and these pressings are generally very rare. In the case of Trouble in Paradise, the West German target pressed by Polygram is considerably more common.
The Japanese Target is pictured below. Unfortunately, the scan does not do the disc justice, as the black coating is striking in person.