1. Green bullseye
ABC Impulse manufactured by Columbia Nippon (1976)
(Photo courtesy of Tony)
Unusual choice of business partner, Columbia Nippon, but perhaps all the other major Japanese manufacturers like King, Toshiba and RCA already had established rival networks and Columbia was available.
In 1979 ABC Records and its Impulse! label was sold to MCA Records, whose partner in Japan was Victor. Hence it looks likely that any eighties reissues of ABC’s labels would emerge like this ABC title, on a variation of the US MCA sky with black/rainbow design.
2. Black/rainbow 1979 or later