The Who
It's Hard
Warner Bros. 23731
made in Japan for US market
color scheme: silver paint, or gray paint background with red target and lettering
genre: rock
LP originally released 1982

Says MADE IN JAPAN at the bottom.
MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN is machine-lasered in the inner mirror band.
This variation has a sparkly matte silver paint background.
The red color used for the logos and lettering is darker than the red used
for the target design. It may be hard to tell on this scan.


Says MADE IN JAPAN at the bottom.
MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN is machine-lasered in the inner mirror band.
This variation has a glossy gray paint background.
The red color used for the logos and lettering is the same red used
for the target design. It may be hard to tell the difference between the two discs
on these scans. Multiple matrix numbers exist for both variations.
These are the only two disc variations that I am aware of.


front cover of booklet


Back cover "Printed in Japan" with UPC.
I had to play around with the scanner settings in order to get the wording
at the bottom to stand out.
If you compare this inlay with its West German equivalent (see separate listing),
you will notice some color differences. Most notable is the lime-green color on
the West German inlay is replaced by yellow on the Japanese inlay.

Notes: This disc is moderately difficult to find.