First-generation CD's

Par earshot earshot
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CD's listed here are early (first generation) pressings.
Though many CD's in this list have 1982 as release date, some of them were actually released in 1983 or later.
All these CD's were made by either Polygram West Germany (Philips) or CBS/Sony Japan the only two CD plants at the time.
Most of these CD"s (if not all) were originally released in a smooth edge jewel-case. The Polygram releases have a silver center. The artwork completely covered the top side max 2 colors are used. Matrix numbers are cat# without the space in the middle (For example (matrix# 800011 2 for cat# 800 011-2).
The CBS/Sony have a transparent center and often (if not always) CSR COMPACT DISC repeated three times in the hub where CSR = CBS Sony Records. Very first pressings have a gold tone and text MANUFACTURED BY CBS/SONY RECORDS INC in the hub later pressings are silver.
For both plants: the matrix info is written in a crude dot matrix font.

  1. No Artist - Place-holder 001

    Just a place holder.

  2. No Artist - Place-holder 002

    Just a place holder.

  3. No Artist - Placeholder 003

    Just a place holder

  4. No Artist - Placeholder 004

    Just a place holder

  5. No Artist - Placeholder 005

    Just a place holder

  6. No Artist - Placeholder 006

    Just a place holder

  7. No Artist - Placeholder 007

    Just a place holder

  8. No Artist - Placeholder 008

    Just a place holder

  9. No Artist - Placholder 009

    Just a place holder

  10. No Artist - Placeholder 010

    Just a place holder

  11. ABBA - The Visitors

    8 En Venteà partir de 224,71 $US

    Polydor Red Label 800 011-2
    Matrix 800011 2 12

  12. ABBA - Greatest Hits Vol. 2

    5 En Venteà partir de 56,25 $US

    Polydor ‎Red Label – 800 012-2
    Matrix 800012 2 01

  13. Barclay James Harvest - Turn Of The Tide

    6 En Venteà partir de 18,69 $US

    Polydor ‎Red label – 800 013-2
    Matrix 800013 2 01

  14. Eric Clapton - Time Pieces (The Best Of Eric Clapton)

    RSO (Polydor) Red label 800 014-2

  15. Jean Michel Jarre* - Oxygene

    5 En Venteà partir de 56,17 $US

    Polydor ‎Red Label 800 015-2

  16. James Last - Tango

    1 En Venteà partir de 22,46 $US

    Polydor Red Label 800 016-2
    Matrix 800016 2 01

  17. James Last Orchestra* - Classics

    Polydor Red Label 800 017-2 (Not Listed)
    Matrix 800017 2 02 (not listed)

  18. Rainbow - Difficult To Cure

    Polydor Red Label 800 018-2 (Not Listed)
    Matrix 800018 2 01 (not listed)

  19. Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood

    9 En Venteà partir de 10,11 $US

    E'G (Polydor) Red Label 800 019-2
    Matrix 800019 2 02 (Not listed)

  20. Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire

    18 En Venteà partir de 8,99 $US

    Polydor ‎Red label – 800 020-2
    Matrix 800020 2 03

  21. Jon And Vangelis* - The Friends Of Mr. Cairo

    12 En Venteà partir de 3,31 $US

    Polydor ‎Red label 800 021-2
    Matrix 800021 2 06

  22. Visage - The Anvil

    1 En Venteà partir de 106,74 $US

    Polydor ‎Red label 800 022-2

  23. ABBA - Super Trouper

    4 En Venteà partir de 224,72 $US

    Polydor ‎Red label – 800 023-2
    Matrix 800023 2 01

  24. Jarre* - Magnetic Fields

    7 En Venteà partir de 47,75 $US

    Polydor ‎Red Label 800 024-2
    Matrix 800024 2 01 (not listed)

  25. Jean Michel Jarre* - Equinoxe

    2 En Venteà partir de 189,89 $US

    Polydor ‎Red label 800 025-2
    Matrix 800025 2 01