That’s obviously not a DCC tape – and even if the tape inside the shell was from a DCC, I feel quite sure that no DCC deck would recognize it as such since there are no holes in the shell that would let it identify itself as such. No proper, officially-released DCC would ever come in a standard analog shell like that.
A DCC would also not advertise itself as “Type I (Normal) Position / Normal Bias (120us EQ)” – nor would it have the “Compact Disc Digital Audio” logo on it. (For that matter, a standard analog cassette wouldn’t have that logo either; that logo was/is trademarked and can only be put on an actual Red Book-compliant audio CD.)
Discogs doesn’t even have a listing that matches this one in terms of label (“Digitape”), release# (“F.29”), or even the track order. So, I’m pretty sure this is just a standard analog cassette, and a bootleg or knock-off one at that.
I have seen this a few times before. This is not in any way a Digital Compact Cassette.
Sellers often do not know the difference and when they see Digitape (left top corner on the cassette), they assume it is a DCC. This is a regular analog cassette.
I seem to remember that in the 80’s and 90’s there was a lot of crap available in tape format… anyone recall Yoko tapes? They shed off oxide in the box! Horrible nock offs… this dire straits album is of the same heritage… horrible! So one qualification springs to mind: FAKE!