Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark
Asylum 1001-2 / Europe: 253 002 (on spines) *
Asylum 1001-2 / (61001-2) (on disc) *
made in West Germany for US & international markets
color scheme: light blue background with purple reticle and black lettering
genre: rock / folk
LP originally released in 1974

MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
Known matrix numbers: 7599 61001-2 2983 022 01
7599 61001-2 2983 022 01 [CG WZ]
7599 61001-2 2983 022 01 [DK X]
7599 61001-2 2983 022 01 [AA]


MADE IN WEST || GERMANY, with MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole.
Note the catalog numbers on the above two discs.


MADE IN || WEST GERMANY, note the break in this bottom line is in a different location.
Also note that the catalog number has changed to 61001.


front cover of the eight-page booklet.
Page seven reads "Manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany
Printed in West Germany" in booklets that come with a West German rear insert.
Booklets paired with a USA rear insert state, on page seven, "Printed in U.S.A."


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" without barcode, but has white box
containing catalog numbers. The POLYGRAM version disc is found with this inlay.
On the reverse is printed "1001-2"


Rear tray insert, "Printed in U.S.A." without barcode.
The POLYGRAM and PDO disc variations can be found with this tray inlay.
Nothing is printed on the reverse.


Rear tray insert, "Printed in West Germany" with UPC.
The disc variation with the 61001 catalog number is found with this inlay.
* Note that the spines are also different on all three tray inlays.
The rare reddish-orange disc variation can also be found with this inlay.

Notes: This disc is uncommon, but can be found without too much trouble.
The POLYGRAM version seems to be more common than the other variations.

Jewel case info: (POLYGRAM [CG WZ]) ridged six-tab, two dimple, "84" is embossed on one tab
and bottom center on the back portion. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 21"

(POLYGRAM [AA]) smooth frosted two dimple, nothing embossed on the back "11" is embossed on one tab
and "54" is embossed on the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 24"

(POLYGRAM [no letters]) ridged six-tab, two dimple, "122" is embossed on one tab and "123" is embossed on
the back portion, inside bottom center. Eight-prong disc tray embossed with "Patents pending 4.4"

(POLYGRAM [DK X] with USA inserts and no barcode): Eight-prong disc tray embossed "Patents pending 192"