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➦ Genesis: ABACAB, Vertigo 800 044-2, PDO France (Variant B)


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spine front rear insert
insert disc matrix

General notes

Label Vertigo IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Phonogram IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference 800 044-2 Matrix numbers 800 044-2 03 #
Country of manufacture France Price codes (details) PG 899
Country of the release France
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release Unknown SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer PDO Louviers, France Right society (details) GEMA
CD variation Yes Barcode 3 259180 004422
Rear insert (print) Imprimé En France - Montreuil Offset Booklet/print Imprimé En France - Montreuil Offset
Packaging Jewel case (dot stoppers) Booklet 2 page insert without lyrics

Release notes

This is a second variant (variant B) of the French PDO pressing of this album. The first variation is described here. A copy presented in this entry was issued definitely later than mentioned variant A.

Artwork and CD label and even the matrix numbers are identical to the variant A. There is, however, only one significant difference that is not present in variant A. The manufacturer name, that appear on the CD label has "Made in France by PDO" printed in small letters.

Different printing indicates the disc as the second pressing. This copy was released probably around 1989, just before PDO renamed to PRS.

The CD was distributed in France and possibly in a surrounding countries. I purchased this copy not so long ago. I reported about my discovery on our forum. Topic can be found here.

This CD is not an easy to locate. I have never seen another like it. I believer more copies exists, however, they're very difficult to locate. Because it's a French pressing, there are better chance to locate this issue in France.

Disc variation

The CD variation of this release (variant A) can be seen 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.