As is the case with most of Front's singles, two European versions are available on RRE Records/PIAS; and a slightly different version is available stateside on Wax Trax! Records.
The RRE Version comes in both the standard "slimline" 5 inch version and the 3 inch disc in cardboard sleeve. Both releases have the catalogue number RRE 3 CD.
The artwork is essentially the same, with the slimline version offering a slightly bigger image.
That image itself is striking! Although one can see it better on the 12 inch vinyl (a future post!), the painting is just brilliant in blue and reds. It is often mistaken as a photograph, which of course it isn't. Yet another one of those iconic 242 images!
The disc artwork (or lack thereof) is the same. The 3 inch disc comes with a plastic white adaptor.
|Interception RRE "slimline" version front|
|Interception RRE "slimline" version back|
|Interception RRE 5 inch disc|
|Interception RRE cardboard 3 inch version front|
|Interception RRE cardboard 3 inch version back|
|Interception RRE 3 inch disc with adaptor|
The Wax Trax! version has the same image, but on close inspection the blue hues are just more muted, undoubtedly differences in printing quality and technique.
The picture sleeve here folds out into another advertisement for the Wax Trax! catalogue.
The jewel case insert offers the back image rotated, with song titles in yellow boxes and a barcode.
The disc differs slightly with the RRE versions, offering a bigger Front 242 logo and the song titles without times, and the name of the single "Interception."
All three discs feature the same two tracks:
It has the catalogue number WAX CD 016
Although these are by no means rare, the 3 inch in cardboard sleeve would be the most collectible one.
|Interception Wax Trax! version front|
|Interception Wax Trax! version back|
|Interception Wax Trax! version foldout|
|Interception Wax Trax! jewel case insert|
|Interception Wax Trax! disc (image is blurry due to scanner mirror effect...sorry!)|