Yesterday I got original Dark Angel - We Have Arrived CD
(Axe Killer 7006 w/o cover, from 1985???!?!)
It is glorious. Just missing booklet or no tray card either? Some kind of test pressing maybe? Surely it was never released back then or it would be known already, a lot of Dark Angel maniacs out there.
Yes, only booklet is missing. Here's what Rom replied to me:
yes I think it is really from 1985, at least this is the only date I can see printed in really tiny white letters on the bottom of the back insert which looks exactly like the original LP released in France on Axe Killer too; it seems to be a high quality xerox copy of the original rear cover of the LP which was quite current at this time. The catalogue number is "7006" and it was distributed by Wotre Music under number "330"; it has seemingy been exclusively distributed in France under control of the SACEM (French author's organisation).
The disc itself was made in France by MPO, one of the first established CD manufacturer in Europe, and has the matrix number "AXE 7006 MPO 01 @@". This is the second copy I have ever owned and it doesn't pop up often on eBay; I've seen it maybe once or twice in nearly 10 years but I don't especially look for it either as I already got it. I have no idea of the value but it is rare for sure.