Originally produced on the Italian label "Guzzi" with the catalogue label number "Guzzi 888", "Live Target", now has the status of "semi-official" release.
Here is how it is described in Transzine 004, the quarterly Transmission 242 AMS Magazine, December, 1992:
"Live-Target" is the title of the Europe-wide limited edition of 5000 CDs which will be made available in an effort to stop the flood of low-quality Front 242 bootlegs on the market.
"Live-Target" is an Italian-made bootleg culled from Front 242's "Front By Front" and "Tyranny >For You<" tour and seized by Italian police in a raid on an illegal CD factory in Sicily. The Italian publisher of Play It Again Sam Records, Front 242's label, laid claim to the stock but were prevented from destroying the consignment by the band themselves who, impressed by the high quality of both recording and packaging, decided to allow the sell-off of the confiscated stock. Hence the semi-official release, sure to become a collectors item!"
Live Target was offered in the Transzine catalogue with a listed price of 695 BEF, and $25 US.
Standout tracks include Rhythm of Time, Gripped By Fear, Never Stop, and Punish Your Machine. The last track "Intro + Circling Overland" seems a bit out of place coming at the end of the CD, but what else could one do? "Circling Overland" was the intro to the "Front By Front" shows, with "Rhythm of Time" obviously being the start of the "Tyranny" shows...actually a good way to contrast how each tours shows began.
Honestly, the entire CD is most excellent! I actually prefer it to the "official" live release "Live Code". From the design of the liner notes/inserts, to the screen printing on the CD, everything about this presentation is superb...
Today it can be had a little more often, as most hard-core collectors have it in their possession. Expect to pay from $50-75, $25 if you are lucky!
|Live Target Jewel Case Insert Front|
|LIve Target Jewel Case Insert Back|
|Live Target Jewel Case Liner Notes|
|Live Target CD Tray Liner|
|Live Target Disc|