miscellaneous
The Digital Domain - A Demonstration Disc
Elektra 9 60303
CD originally issued 1983
made in West Germany for US & international markets
color scheme: reddish orange background with silver paint reticle and lettering
genre: Miscellaneous / spoken word

MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, with an outer mirror band.
Known matrix numbers: 7599 60303-2 2893 273 02, 7599 60303-2 2893 273 05


MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, no outer mirror band.
Known matrix numbers: 60303-2 2893 273 07*, 60303-2 2893 273 08* [GP]
These are the only two known disc variations.


This round paper warning insert can be found with many copies of this disc.
I don't know whether or not it was inserted in all copies when new, but
it seems to turn up in less than half of used copies. Perhaps some owners
discarded or misplaced them. This side shows the warning in English and German.
The other side has the same warning in French and Italian.


Front cover of the twelve-page booklet
Page ten reads "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany"


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with barcode.
On the reverse is printed "9 60303-2"


Back cover, "Printed in U.S.A." with UPC.
Some later pressings were issued with USA inserts, though usually a USA or Japan (non-target)
pressing will be found within.

Notes: While certainly not plentiful, this disc is by no means rare, and you should
be able to find one at a reasonable price. An eBay seller was, at one time, hawking this disc
as "The World's Rarest CD" and asking up to $100 for it. Don't fall for this nonsense.
It is not that rare!

Jewel case info: (05 matrix) smooth frosted two-dimple, nothing id embossed on the back,
"22" is embossed on one tab and "52" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.1"

(08* matrix) ridged six-tab two-dimple, "83" is embossed on one tab and "12" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center.
Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 4.2"