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➦ Phil Collins: No Jacket Required, Atlantic U.S, 7 81240-2, Japanese JVC issue (2nd Japan for U.S) - Variant B


Images of the CD (click image to enlarge)

No Jacket Required, spine No Jacket Required, front No Jacket Required, rear No Jacket Required, rear
No Jacket Required, insert No Jacket Required, disc No Jacket Required, matrix

General notes

Label Atlantic IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Atlantic Recording Corporation IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference 7 81240-2 Matrix numbers 81240 - 2 - U9 E1 |
Country of manufacture Japan Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release USA
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release early 1986 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer JVC, Japan Right society (details) Not present
CD variation Yes Barcode 0 7567-81240-2 0
Rear insert (print) Printed in Japan Booklet/print Manufactured by JVC, Japan. Printed in Japan
Packaging Jewel case with ball stoppers Booklet 6 page booklet without lyrics with Phil's photo

Release notes

This is Variant B CD of the second JVC release for U.S. market. The previous variant was released (I assume) in the middle to late 1985. The variation presented in this entry must have been released even later, possibly on early 1986.

Nothing has changed to the layout of the label. The CD remain silver with the two, red and black rings along the disc edge. Atlantic logo appears on the left, while Compact Disc logo is on the right side of the CD. The bottom of the CD has "MADE IN JAPAN", which means the CD looks exactly the same as Variant A copy.

Front insert has printed "Manufactured by JVC, Japan. Printed in Japan" on the bottom. The matrix numbers are interesting though. The complete matrix is "81240 - 2 - U9 E1 |" and the first letter, that appears in the matrix string, is "U". Obviously, the letter "U" indicates later pressing than a disc with letter "T". 

If I had to compare the rarity of both variants, I would say that variant A is a little bit harder to locate.

Both variants were replaced, sometime in 1986, with another batch still manufactured by JVC with different printing on disc.

Disc variation

Other matrix disc variations are possible. Variant A of this copy is presented here.

Rarity rating

★  ★  ☆  ☆  ☆ 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ➠ the CD is extremely hard to find
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  ➠ the CD is hard to find and present a challenge
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is not common and require searching
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is relatively common
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is very easy to find
Please be advised that the rarity rating is based only on my experience and may vary from others opinion. Please also consider that the CD rarity is changing. Some CD releases became more or less available over the years.