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➦ Genesis: Duke, Charisma 814 270-2, West Germany first pressing CD (Variant B)


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General notes

Label Charisma / The Famous Charisma Label IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Phonogram IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference 814 270-2 Matrix numbers 814 270-2 03
Country of manufacture West Germany Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release West Germany
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release late 1983 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer PolyGram, West Germany Right society (details) GEMA
CD variation Yes Barcode 0 4228142702 2
Rear insert (print) Printed in West Germany Booklet/print Printed in West Germany by Kaiser. Essen
Made in West Germany
Packaging Jewel case (dot stoppers) Booklet 17 page insert with lyrics and credits

Release notes

This entry showing the second variation of album "Duke" on Charisma label with the catalogue number 814 270-2. The first variant is presented in this entry. This release has, however, different print along the bottom edge of the disc. "MADE IN WEST GERMANY" is printed at 6 o'clock, which is quite unique. Everything else remain the same.

Different printing will likely suggests different distribution territories. In fact, this variation is rather to be seen more from sellers located in Germany than elsewhere. I have only seen three copies, so far and all were located in Germany. I would assume this variation was addressed for domestic buyers. Previous variation had a wider distribution though. Both variants are from the same period, I'd say and not many were manufactured!

I would say this variation is much harder to locate than Variant A. There are more real chances to find this copy in Germany rather than elsewhere, but this one is a big challenge!

In comparison with Variant A, this one is practically non-existent, therefore a strong rarity rating.

Disc variation

There is also a variation of this CD. For more information, please see this entry.

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.