Disctronics B

Disctronics B

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Australia's first CD manufacturing plant, operated by Disctronics Limited, went online in March 1987. The facility was located at Braeside, Victoria.
Most discs pressed at this plant during Disctronics ownership will usually contain the matrix "MADE BY DISCTRONICS B.......". (The 'B' referring to location of the plant as with other Disctronics pressings, such as Disctronics A, Disctronics H, Disctronics S).

In early February 1986, Kevin Donovan and Peter Massey formed Disctronics, Ltd. to manufacture compact audio discs. Construction was started on a plant near Moorabbin Airport to service the Australia and New Zealand market.

Matrices of releases pressed here generally looked like this: MADE BY DISCTRONICS B ** (Catalogue number) ** #(Pressing number).
Alternatively, the pressing number could be replaced by a 3 digit number, not preceded by a hash (eg. 201, 601).
There are some pressings which have also been recorded containing "Disctronics Australia" in the matrix as opposed to "MADE BY DISCTRONICS B" however these are scarce.

In November 1995, the plant was taken over by PMI. PMI was then acquired by SSD in August 2000, who operated the plant until SSD's takeover by Technicolor, Australia on 31 March 2002.

For a brief period after the introduction of SID codes in September 1994, but before the plant was taken over by PMI, it was assigned the mould code IFPI 46xx.
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Contact Info:
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Disctronics, Ltd.
9 De Havilland Road
Braeside, Victoria, 3195
Australia

Phone: +61 (3) 9587 2633
Fax: +61 (3) 9614 3711

Registered address:
Level 17, 500 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Australia
[l279428]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
01 Requiem  album cover The Reels Requiem(CD, Comp) Regular Records (2), Festival Records 01 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
01 Rock  album cover Tiny Tim Rock(CD, Album) Regular Records (2) 01 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
01 Unguided Tour  album cover Stephen Cummings Unguided Tour(2xCD, Album, EP, Ltd, Bon) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor, Polydor 01 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
01 Love Is All We Have To Give  album cover The Checkmates Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles The Checkmates Ltd. Featuring Sonny Charles - Love Is All We Have To Give(CD, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 01 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
01 Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma  album cover Michael Nesmith Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma(CD, Album) Exile (6), Rio Records (6), Festival Records 01 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
001 In Touch With Light  album cover Serge Douw In Touch With Light (Album) 001 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
01 Best Of Mickey Newbury  album cover Mickey Newbury Best Of Mickey Newbury(CD, Comp) Curb Records 01 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
01 Through A Big Country - Greatest Hits  album cover Big Country Through A Big Country - Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Mercury, Phonogram 01 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
01 My Shiralee  album cover Broderick Smith My Shiralee(CD, Album) Newmarket Music 01 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
1M1CD1002 Sky Pirates (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Brian May (2) Sky Pirates (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) 1M1 Records 1M1CD1002 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
1M1CD1006 Bloodmoon - Original Soundtrack Recording  album cover Brian May (2) Bloodmoon - Original Soundtrack Recording(CD, Album) 1M1 Records 1M1CD1006 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
1M1CD1014 Roadgames/Patrick  album cover Brian May (2) Roadgames/Patrick(CD) 1M1 Records 1M1CD1014 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
0002 Sex  album cover The Necks Sex(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0002 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
02 I Ain't No Playboy  album cover C.J. Chenier I Ain't No Playboy(CD, Album) Slash 02 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
#02 Pray  album cover Take That Pray(CD, Single, Ltd) RCA, BMG #02 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
0008 Resisting Calm  album cover Melanie Oxley & Chris Abrahams Melanie Oxley & Chris Abrahams - Resisting Calm(CD, EP, Car) Spiral Scratch (2) 0008 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
0011 The Catholics  album cover The Catholics The Catholics(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0011 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
1.2 88 The Winners  album cover Various 88 The Winners(CD, Comp) WEA 1.2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
0012 The Arrival  album cover Joe Be-Bop Lane* The Arrival(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0012 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
0013 New Shoes  album cover Trout Fishing In Quebec New Shoes(CD, EP) Spiral Scratch (2) 0013 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
32XA-141 BGM  album cover YMO* BGM(CD, Album) Interfusion, Interfusion, Alfa 32XA-141 Australia & New Zealand 1991 Sell This Version
52CD0015 Bytebeat  album cover Various Bytebeat(CD, Comp) Not On Label 52CD0015 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
52CD020/NU#4 Nu-Music Sampler Series 4  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 4(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD020/NU#4 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
52CD026/NU#5 Nu-Music Sampler Series 5  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 5(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD026/NU#5 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
52CD029 The Social Moors  album cover The Social Moors The Social Moors(CD, Single) Studio 52 Records 52CD029 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD030/NU#6 Nu-Music Sampler Series 6  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 6(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD030/NU#6 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD031/NM While My Guitar Gently Kills Your Mother  album cover Various While My Guitar Gently Kills Your Mother(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD031/NM Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD036/NU#7 Nu-Music Sampler Series 7  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 7(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD036/NU#7 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD040 Drama Queen  album cover Drama Queen (7) Drama Queen(CD, EP) Studio 52 Records 52CD040 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD043 Bob The Ballet  album cover Forty Three Beans Bob The Ballet(CD, Album) Studio 52 Records 52CD043 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD052/NU#8 Nu-Music Sampler Series 8  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 8(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD052/NU#8 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD072 Stain  album cover P.A.D Stain(CD, Album) Studio 52 Records 52CD072 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD078 The World Is In Your Hands  album cover Primary Colours (4) The World Is In Your Hands(CD, Single) Not On Label (Primary Colours (4) Self-released) 52CD078 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
52CD079 D.B.R. - Dreams Become Reality  album cover D.J. Bee Bop D.B.R. - Dreams Become Reality(CD, EP) Bak 2 Bak 52CD079 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD087 Various Talking Cardiology(CD, Comp, Promo) Marion Merrell Dow, ICI Pharmaceuticals Division 52CD087 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD093 Thirsty Frog  album cover Thirsty Frog Thirsty Frog(CD, EP) Boink Grimace Records 52CD093 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
52CD095 Circle Sun  album cover Circle Sun (2) Circle Sun(CD, EP, Ltd) Studio 52 Records 52CD095 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
52CD076#9 Nu-Music Sampler Series 9  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 9(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD076#9 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD100#10 Nu-Music Sampler Series 10  album cover Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 10(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD100#10 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
89-2 Hits Now '89 Volume 2  album cover Various Hits Now '89 Volume 2(CD, Comp) WEA 89-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
90-2 Let's Do It 2  album cover Various Let's Do It 2(CD, Comp) WEA, WEA 90-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
00822 Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel  album cover Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel - Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel(CD, Album) Integrity Music 00822 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
89/1 An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music  album cover Various An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music(CD, Comp, Promo) Festival Records 89/1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
001011 2 Various Hits & Memories The Album : KZFM 104.3(CD, Comp) CBS 001011 2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 3 Live At Yankee Stadium  album cover Billy Joel Live At Yankee Stadium(CD, Promo) CBS 001013 3 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 5 Live At Yankee Stadium  album cover Billy Joel Live At Yankee Stadium(Cass, Promo) CBS 001013 5 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 8 Interview With Billy Joel  album cover Billy Joel Interview With Billy Joel(CD, Promo) CBS 001013 8 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
1991-2 Do It Now!  album cover Various Do It Now!(CD, Comp) Warner Special Products 1991-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
2594-2 Out Of My Head  album cover Degenerates (6) Out Of My Head(CD, Single, Car) EMI, Chrysalis 2594-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
2688-2 Love You Right  album cover Euphoria (4) Love You Right(CD, Maxi) ESP (8) 2688-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
11523 Breakadawn / En Focus  album cover De La Soul Breakadawn / En Focus(CD, Single) Tommy Boy, Liberation Records 11523 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
1184-2-J The Stone Roses  album cover The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (Album) 1184-2-J Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
1188-2-J And In This Corner...  album cover DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince And In This Corner...(CD, Album) Jive 1188-2-J Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
1392-2-J Homebase  album cover DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Homebase(CD, Album) Jive 1392-2-J Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
2041-2-R A Night On The Town  album cover Bruce Hornsby & The Range* A Night On The Town(CD, Album) RCA 2041-2-R Australia 1990 Sell This Version
2048-2-P The Golden Wire  album cover Andy Summers The Golden Wire(CD, Album) Private Music 2048-2-P Australia 1989 Sell This Version
2058-2-R The Caution Horses  album cover Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses(CD, Album) RCA 2058-2-R Australia 1990 Sell This Version
21002-2 Baby Animals  album cover Baby Animals Baby Animals(CD, Album) Imago (3) 21002-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
21609 Brave Blue Fire  album cover Kathy Johnston Brave Blue Fire(CD, Album) Triune (2) 21609 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
25003-2 Rush You  album cover Baby Animals Rush You(CD, Single) Imago (3) 25003-2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
25007-2 One Word  album cover Baby Animals One Word(CD, Single) Imago (3) 25007-2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
25012 Ain't Gonna Get  album cover Baby Animals Ain't Gonna Get(CD, Single) Imago (3) 25012 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
25270-2 Paris, Texas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Ry Cooder Paris, Texas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 25270-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2652 - 2 It's Only Natural  album cover Crowded House It's Only Natural(CD, Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 2652 - 2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
26832 Wonderful Things  album cover Sea Stories Wonderful Things(CD, Single) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 26832 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
28901 Burning Feet  album cover Andy Sorenson Burning Feet(CD, Album) Triune Music 28901 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
29314CD Children Of The Western World  album cover Steve Grace Children Of The Western World(CD, Album) Triune Music, Triune Music 29314CD Australia 1988 Sell This Version
29318 The Violin Collection  album cover Peter Shurley The Violin Collection(CD, Album) Triune (2) 29318 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
29401 Talking Eyes  album cover Roma* Talking Eyes(CD, Album) Triune Music, Triune Music 29401 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
32632 Amazing Grace  album cover Marion Martin (3) Amazing Grace(CD) Pickwick Australia P/L 32632 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
42147-2 Monsoon  album cover Little River Band Monsoon(CD, Album) MCA Records 42147-2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
61489-2 Hi-Fi Sci-Fi  album cover Dramarama Hi-Fi Sci-Fi(CD, Album) Chameleon Records (2), Festival Records 61489-2 Australia & New Zealand 1993 Sell This Version
6382-2-R The Number One Hits  album cover Elvis Presley The Number One Hits(CD, Comp, Club) RCA Victor 6382-2-R Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
7661-2-R Blind To Reason  album cover Grayson Hugh Blind To Reason(CD, Album) RCA 7661-2-R Australia 1988 Sell This Version
79049 2 Fit For A King (L.A. Blues Authority Volume IV)  album cover Various Fit For A King (L.A. Blues Authority Volume IV)(CD, Album) Blues Bureau International, Roadrunner Records 79049 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
88512 Respighi, Pines Of Rome, Roman Festivities  album cover Rome Philharmonia Society, Giovanni Bono Rome Philharmonia Society, Giovanni Bono - Respighi, Pines Of Rome, Roman Festivities(CD) Xenophone 88512 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
88515 Clarinet Quintet Op. 115  album cover Brahms*, Steven Kanoff, Gabrieli String Quartet* Brahms*, Steven Kanoff, Gabrieli String Quartet* - Clarinet Quintet Op. 115(CD, Album) Xenophone 88515 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
88516 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Symphony Nos. 39 & 40  album cover Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nurenburg National Symphonia*, Wilhelm Kuen Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nurenburg National Symphonia*, Wilhelm Kuen - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Symphony Nos. 39 & 40(CD) Xenophone 88516 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
88521 Haydn 'La Poule' Arranged For Quintet / Schubert String Quartet In B Flat  album cover Raphael Quartet Haydn 'La Poule' Arranged For Quintet / Schubert String Quartet In B Flat(CD) Xenophone 88521 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
90072-2 Shabooh Shoobah  album cover INXS Shabooh Shoobah(CD, Album) WEA 90072-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
100635-2 When The Night Comes  album cover Joe Cocker When The Night Comes(CD, Single) Liberation Records 100635-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105194-2 Headless Cross  album cover Black Sabbath Headless Cross(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Metal 105194-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105195-2 Mosquitos  album cover Stan Ridgway Mosquitos(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, Liberation Records 105195-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105203-2 Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!  album cover The Sugarcubes Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105203-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105205-2 One Night Of Sin  album cover Joe Cocker One Night Of Sin(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105205-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105206-2 3 Feet High And Rising  album cover De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(CD, Album) Liberation Records, Liberation Records, Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy 105206-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
105213-2 Change  album cover The Alarm Change(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records 105213-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105214-2 11  album cover The Smithereens 11(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105214-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
105218-2 Brain Drain  album cover Ramones Brain Drain(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105218-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105221-2 Spoken Words  album cover Indecent Obsession Spoken Words (Album) 105221-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105227-2 Wicked  album cover Sinitta Wicked(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105227-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105228-2 Stay Sick!  album cover The Cramps Stay Sick!(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Liberation Records 105228-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
161 288-2 Tribal Voice  album cover Yothu Yindi Tribal Voice(CD, Album) Hollywood Records, Mushroom 161 288-2 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
171142-2 The Moon + You  album cover Paul Grabowsky The Moon + You(CD, Album) WEA 171142-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
210022D Baby Animals  album cover Baby Animals Baby Animals(CD, Album, RE, Tou) Imago (3) 210022D Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
224271 Miss Saigon (Original London Cast Recording)  album cover Boublil* & Schönberg* Boublil* & Schönberg* - Miss Saigon (Original London Cast Recording)(2xCD, Album, RE) Geffen Records 224271 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
252362-2 Radio Songs - A Best Of  album cover Cold Chisel Radio Songs - A Best Of(CD, Comp, RP) WEA 252362-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
254458-2 A.O. Mod. TV. Vers.  album cover V.Spy V.Spy A.O. Mod. TV. Vers.(CD, Album, RP) WEA 254458-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
255349-2 Xenophobia [Why?]  album cover V S P Y V S P Y* Xenophobia [Why?](CD, Album) WEA 255349-2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
255411-2 Terra Incognita  album cover Gondwanaland* Terra Incognita(CD, Album, RP) WEA, WEA 255411-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version