The Doors
The Doors
Elektra 74007-2 (242 012)
made in ?? for the US market; I am guessing it was made in the US
color scheme: silver paint background with red target and black lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1967

No manufacturer on disc. The matrix info is exactly the same as the
West German pressings. My belief is the same stampers were used in the US
to test the new equipment in the first PDO plant in the US. The lack of a MADE IN
statement, the US inserts, the lack of the GEMA logo, and the wrong target color
combination point out, to me, that this disc was most likely pressed in small
quantities in the US. I could be wrong. More information would be appreciated.


front cover of the booklet
Note the Gold Record Award seal. This seal was removed when the remastered
version was released in the late 1980s. On the latest remaster, it has reappeared.
Note also that there is a catalog number (EKS-74007) and the word, "stereo" in
parentheses above the Elektra logo. This will be found on the Japanese and US
inserts only. The West German inserts have this information airbrushed out.
This US insert, like the Japanese insert, is an eight page stapled booklet,
unlike the West German six-page fold-out booklet.


Rear tray insert, Printed in U.S.A., with UPC, new Elektra logo.
Note that "Printed in U.S.A" is in a different typeface than the rest of the
lettering. When searching for this disc, look for the Gold Record Award on the
front with the USA inserts.
Only rear inlay known to contain this target disc.

Notes: This disc is scarce, but several copies have surfaced in recent years.