U2
War
Island 90067
made in West Germany for US market
color scheme: purple background with lime green target and silver paint lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released in 1983

MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM
The most common disc variation, this one has an outer mirror band. It is hard
to read the dark purple text against the mirror band, so you will just have to
trust me. This time.


MADE IN || WEST GERMANY, no manufacturer on disc.
Again, it is hard to read this line against the mirror band.


MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM, no outer mirror band.
Here, it is easy to read the bottom line. This disc variation has MADE IN
W. GERMANY BY PDO etched around the center hole. These are the only three disc
variations that I am aware of, except for a rare error that doesn't include the
silver paint so that there are no titles or logos. I wish I had a picture to
show you. James, when are you going to get a scanner?


front cover of the booklet


Back cover "Printed in West Germany" with blank UPC box.
Note the bottom line of type says "Printed in West Germany" while two lines up,
it says "Printed in U.S.A." The catalog number is printed on the back of the insert,
so the former is more likely. Note also the blank box where a barcode would
normally reside. Disc variations with outer mirror bands can be found with this tray insert.


Back cover "Printed in U.S.A." with UPC.
The disc variation without the outer mirror band is found with this tray insert.
Be sure to check the disc first, as it is much more likely that a non-target disc
will be hiding behind this back inlay!

Notes: While this disc is not terribly hard to find, there is much competition for it.