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.

Disctronics B also appears to have manufactured CDs for Sony Music Australia before that company opened its own CD manufacturing plant in 1993, and continued to produce glass masters for Sony until at least 1995. Such discs can be identified by (DB) in the matrix along with the characteristic matrix pattern and font. In such cases, please enter LCCN as follows:
· Manufactured By (1991-92 releases) OR Pressed By (1993-95 releases) – Sony Music Australia
· Glass Mastered At – Disctronics B
Example: Midnight Oil - Species Deceases

In late 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:
(obsolete, for reference only)
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

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
001 Serge Douw - In Touch With Light Serge Douw In Touch With Light (Album) 001 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
0001 Janet Seidel - Little Jazz Bird Janet Seidel Little Jazz Bird(CD, Album) La Brava Music 0001 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
1M1CD1002 Brian May (2) - Sky Pirates (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Brian May (2) Sky Pirates (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) 1M1 Records 1M1CD1002 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
1M1CD1006 Brian May (2) - Bloodmoon - Original Soundtrack Recording Brian May (2) Bloodmoon - Original Soundtrack Recording(CD, Album) 1M1 Records 1M1CD1006 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
1M1CD1014 Brian May (2) - Roadgames/Patrick Brian May (2) Roadgames/Patrick(CD) 1M1 Records 1M1CD1014 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
0002 The Necks - Sex The Necks Sex(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0002 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
03 The Ken Schroder Sextet - Afternoon In Libya The Ken Schroder Sextet Afternoon In Libya(CD, Album) Mesmeric Records (3) 03 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
4EVR-2 Various - Eternity Various Eternity(CD, Comp, Promo) Eternity Recordings (3) 4EVR-2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
0008 Melanie Oxley & Chris Abrahams - Resisting Calm 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 - The Catholics The Catholics The Catholics(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0011 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
1.2 Various - 88 The Winners Various 88 The Winners(CD, Comp) WEA 1.2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
0012 Joe Be-Bop Lane* - The Arrival Joe Be-Bop Lane* The Arrival(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0012 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
0013 Trout Fishing In Quebec - New Shoes Trout Fishing In Quebec New Shoes(CD, EP) Spiral Scratch (2) 0013 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD0015 Various - Bytebeat Various Bytebeat(CD, Comp) Not On Label 52CD0015 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
52CD020/NU#4 Various - Nu-Music Sampler Series 4 Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 4(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD020/NU#4 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
52CD026/NU#5 Various - Nu-Music Sampler Series 5 Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 5(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD026/NU#5 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
52CD029 The Social Moors - The Social Moors The Social Moors The Social Moors(CD, Single) Studio 52 Records 52CD029 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD030/NU#6 Various - Nu-Music Sampler Series 6 Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 6(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD030/NU#6 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD031/NM Various - While My Guitar Gently Kills Your Mother Various While My Guitar Gently Kills Your Mother(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD031/NM Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD036/NU#7 Various - Nu-Music Sampler Series 7 Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 7(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD036/NU#7 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD040 Drama Queen (7) - Drama Queen Drama Queen (7) Drama Queen(CD, EP) Studio 52 Records 52CD040 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD043 Forty Three Beans - Bob The Ballet Forty Three Beans Bob The Ballet(CD, Album) Studio 52 Records 52CD043 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD050 Jackslam - Steel World E.P. Jackslam Steel World E.P.(CD, EP) Studio 52 Records 52CD050 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
52CD052/NU#8 Various - Nu-Music Sampler Series 8 Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 8(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD052/NU#8 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD072 P.A.D - Stain P.A.D Stain(CD, Album) Studio 52 Records 52CD072 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD078 Primary Colours (4) - The World Is In Your Hands 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.J. Bee Bop - D.B.R. - Dreams Become Reality 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 - Thirsty Frog Thirsty Frog Thirsty Frog(CD, EP) Boink Grimace Records 52CD093 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
52CD095 Circle Sun (2) - Circle Sun Circle Sun (2) Circle Sun(CD, EP, Ltd) Studio 52 Records 52CD095 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
52CD076#9 Various - Nu-Music Sampler Series 9 Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 9(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD076#9 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
52CD100#10 Various - Nu-Music Sampler Series 10 Various Nu-Music Sampler Series 10(CD, Comp) Studio 52 Records 52CD100#10 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
89-2 Various - Hits Now '89 Volume 2 Various Hits Now '89 Volume 2(CD, Comp) WEA 89-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
90-2 Various - Let's Do It 2 Various Let's Do It 2(CD, Comp) WEA, WEA 90-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
090D Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti In Concert(CD, Album) Dino Music 090D Australia Unknown Sell This Version
00822 Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel - Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel - Justo Almario · Abraham Laboriel(CD, Album) Integrity Music 00822 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
89/1 Various - An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music Various An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music(CD, Comp, Promo) Festival Records 89/1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
930D Judy Stone - Greatest Hits Judy Stone Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Lasertech 930D Australia 1988 Sell This Version
1008 Barry Croft - Too Soon To Know Barry Croft Too Soon To Know(CD, Album) Discovery Records (28) 1008 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
001011 2 Various Hits & Memories The Album : KZFM 104.3(CD, Comp) CBS 001011 2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 2 Billy Joel - Souvenir, The Ultimate Collection Billy Joel Souvenir, The Ultimate Collection(Box, Comp, Ltd + 2xCD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Alb) CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS 001013 2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 3 Billy Joel - Live At Yankee Stadium Billy Joel Live At Yankee Stadium(CD, Promo) CBS 001013 3 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
001013 8 Billy Joel - Interview With Billy Joel Billy Joel Interview With Billy Joel(CD, Promo) CBS 001013 8 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
1039 CD Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Serge Ermoll - The Jazz Masters Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Serge Ermoll Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Serge Ermoll - The Jazz Masters(CD, Album) AIM (2) 1039 CD Australia 1994 Sell This Version
1991-2 Various - Do It Now! Various Do It Now!(CD, Comp) Warner Special Products 1991-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
2594-2 Degenerates (5) - Out Of My Head Degenerates (5) Out Of My Head(CD, Single, Car) EMI, Chrysalis 2594-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
2688-2 Euphoria (4) - Love You Right Euphoria (4) Love You Right(CD, Maxi) ESP (8) 2688-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
1150-2-RC Various - Hair - The Original Broadway Cast Recording Various Hair - The Original Broadway Cast Recording(CD, Album, RE) RCA Victor 1150-2-RC Australia 1988 Sell This Version
11523 De La Soul - Breakadawn / En Focus De La Soul Breakadawn / En Focus(CD, Single) Tommy Boy, Liberation Records 11523 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
1184-2-J The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (Album) 1184-2-J Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
1188-2-J DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - And In This Corner... DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince And In This Corner...(CD, Album) Jive 1188-2-J Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
1392-2-J DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Homebase DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Homebase(CD, Album) Jive 1392-2-J Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
2041-2-R Bruce Hornsby & The Range* - A Night On The Town Bruce Hornsby & The Range* A Night On The Town(CD, Album) RCA 2041-2-R Australia 1990 Sell This Version
2048-2-P Andy Summers - The Golden Wire Andy Summers The Golden Wire(CD, Album) Private Music 2048-2-P Australia 1989 Sell This Version
2058-2-R Cowboy Junkies - The Caution Horses Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses(CD, Album) RCA 2058-2-R Australia 1990 Sell This Version
21001-2 King Of Fools - King Of Fools King Of Fools King Of Fools(CD, Album) Imago (3) 21001-2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
21002-2 Baby Animals - Baby Animals Baby Animals Baby Animals(CD, Album) Imago (3) 21002-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
21609 Kathy Johnston - Brave Blue Fire Kathy Johnston Brave Blue Fire(CD, Album) Triune Music 21609 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
24603 Steve Grace - Early Times Steve Grace Early Times(CD, Album) Southern Land Records 24603 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
25003-2 Baby Animals - Rush You Baby Animals Rush You(CD, Single) Imago (3) 25003-2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
25007-2 Baby Animals - One Word Baby Animals One Word(CD, Single) Imago (3) 25007-2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
25012 Baby Animals - Ain't Gonna Get Baby Animals Ain't Gonna Get(CD, Single) Imago (3) 25012 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
25270-2 Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Ry Cooder Paris, Texas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 25270-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2652 - 2 Crowded House - It's Only Natural Crowded House It's Only Natural(CD, Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 2652 - 2 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
26832 Sea Stories - Wonderful Things Sea Stories Wonderful Things(CD, Single) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 26832 Australasia 1991 Sell This Version
28901 Andy Sorenson - Burning Feet Andy Sorenson Burning Feet(CD, Album) Triune Music 28901 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
29314CD Steve Grace - Children Of The Western World Steve Grace Children Of The Western World(CD, Album) Triune Music, Triune Music 29314CD Australia 1988 Sell This Version
29318 Peter Shurley - The Violin Collection Peter Shurley The Violin Collection(CD, Album) Triune Music 29318 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
29401 Roma* - Talking Eyes Roma* Talking Eyes(CD, Album) Triune Music, Triune Music 29401 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
29402 Peter Shurley - Rescue Me Peter Shurley Rescue Me(CD, Album) Triune Music 29402 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
32632 Marion Martin (3) - Amazing Grace Marion Martin (3) Amazing Grace(CD) Pickwick Australia P/L 32632 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
3689 2 XC Samantha Fox - Just One Night Samantha Fox Just One Night(CD, Album) Jive 3689 2 XC Australia 1991 Sell This Version
42147-2 Little River Band - Monsoon Little River Band Monsoon(CD, Album) MCA Records 42147-2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
61489-2 Dramarama - Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Dramarama Hi-Fi Sci-Fi(CD, Album) Chameleon Records (2), Festival Records 61489-2 Australia & New Zealand 1993 Sell This Version
63370 Simon & Garfunkel - Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. Simon & Garfunkel Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.(CD) CBS 63370 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
6382-2-R Elvis Presley - The Number One Hits Elvis Presley The Number One Hits(CD, Comp, Club) RCA Victor 6382-2-R Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
6383-2-R-P2 Elvis Presley - The Top Ten Hits - Disc 2 Elvis Presley The Top Ten Hits - Disc 2(CD, Album, Comp) RCA Victor 6383-2-R-P2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
6414-2 R Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions CD Elvis Presley The Sun Sessions CD(CD, Comp, RE) RCA, RCA Victor 6414-2 R Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
7661-2-R Grayson Hugh - Blind To Reason Grayson Hugh Blind To Reason(CD, Album) RCA 7661-2-R Australia 1988 Sell This Version
7893-2-RC James Galway • Hiro Fujikake* - The Enchanted Forest — Melodies Of Japan James GalwayHiro Fujikake* James GalwayHiro Fujikake* - The Enchanted Forest — Melodies Of Japan(CD, Album) RCA, BMG Classics, RCA 7893-2-RC Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
79049 2 Various - (L.A. Blues Authority Volume IV) Fit For A King Various (L.A. Blues Authority Volume IV) Fit For A King (Album) 79049 2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
7999-2-RC Cleo Laine - Woman To Woman Cleo Laine Woman To Woman(CD, Album) RCA Victor, BMG Classics 7999-2-RC Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
81767-2 Various - The Lost Boys - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various The Lost Boys - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Album, Comp) Atlantic 81767-2 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
88507 Jörg Demus, Schubert* - Sonata In G-Major, Op. 78 & Rarities Jörg Demus, Schubert* Jörg Demus, Schubert* - Sonata In G-Major, Op. 78 & Rarities(CD, Album) Xenophone 88507 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
88509 Susanna Mildonian, Maxence Larrieu - Flute & Harp Recital Susanna Mildonian, Maxence Larrieu Susanna Mildonian, Maxence Larrieu - Flute & Harp Recital(CD, Comp) Xenophone 88509 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
88512 Rome Philharmonia Society, Giovanni Bono - Respighi, Pines Of Rome, Roman Festivities 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 Brahms*, Steven Kanoff, Gabrieli String Quartet* - Clarinet Quintet Op. 115 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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nurenburg National Symphonia*, Wilhelm Kuen - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Symphony Nos. 39 & 40 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 Raphael Quartet - Haydn 'La Poule' Arranged For Quintet / Schubert String Quartet In B Flat Raphael Quartet Haydn 'La Poule' Arranged For Quintet / Schubert String Quartet In B Flat(CD) Xenophone 88521 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
88622 Various - The Original American Decca Recordings 60th Anniversary Sampler (A Musical Heritage) Various The Original American Decca Recordings 60th Anniversary Sampler (A Musical Heritage)(CD, Promo, Smplr) GRP, MCA Records 88622 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
90072-2 INXS - Shabooh Shoobah INXS Shabooh Shoobah(CD, Album) WEA 90072-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
93356 The Church - Priest = Aura The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album) Mushroom 93356 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
9692-2-R Michael Penn - March Michael Penn March(CD) RCA, BMG 9692-2-R Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
100635-2 Joe Cocker - When The Night Comes Joe Cocker When The Night Comes(CD, Single) Liberation Records 100635-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105194-2 Black Sabbath - Headless Cross Black Sabbath Headless Cross(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Metal 105194-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105195-2 Stan Ridgway - Mosquitos Stan Ridgway Mosquitos(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, Liberation Records 105195-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105203-2 The Sugarcubes - Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! The Sugarcubes Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105203-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105205-2 Joe Cocker - One Night Of Sin Joe Cocker One Night Of Sin(CD, Album) Liberation Records 105205-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
105206-2 De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising 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 The Alarm - Change The Alarm Change(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records 105213-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version