CBS Mastersound

CBS Mastersound

Profile:
Early 80's Columbia/CBS audiophile vinyl series. Though associated with half-speed masters the series focus is audiophile treatment, as the releases in the series are either half-speed mastered, original digital recordings (considered audiophile at the time) or direct-to-disc recordings. Many of these were also released on "Extended Range" Mastersound CrO2 (Chrome) Cassette Tapes.

For the 90's commemorative Columbia/Legacy SBM Gold CD series, please use MasterSound (4)

The CBS Mastersound series was worldwide released in the US, Canada, Europe (Pressed in Holland) and in Japan. The Half-Speedmaster masters would usually carry an insert with information on the technical concept. The series only ran for a few years in the early 80's and most releases were remastered re-issues of previously released albums.

Columbia/CBS aimed to compete with the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab label that was successful in half-speed remastering at the time but CBS proved less successful. The CBS Mastersound releases were priced just a little over regular releases and were low-priced for half-speed masters often priced the double of regular releases. Apparently the label didn't do much but master at half speed. In blogs Director of Product Development at Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs Gregg Schnitzer is quoted that CBS didn't do the necessary alteration in equalization when half-speed mastering resulting in problems in the high range and bad sound and gives that as the reason why the series was so rapidly discontinued.
Parent Label:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1R1 7320 Songs In The Attic  album cover Billy Joel Songs In The Attic(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Lar) Columbia 1R1 7320 US 1981 Sell This Version
2M35903 Live At Carnegie Hall  album cover Lazar Berman Live At Carnegie Hall(2xLP, Album, Promo, Gat) CBS Mastersound 2M35903 US 1982 Sell This Version
25 AC 917 Don Juan • Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks • Death And Transfiguration  album cover R. Strauss*, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra R. Strauss*, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra - Don Juan • Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks • Death And Transfiguration(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25 AC 917 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
28AC 704 Don Juan / Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks  album cover R. Strauss*, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra R. Strauss*, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra - Don Juan / Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks(12") CBS/Sony 28AC 704 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
30AG 420 ダイナミック津軽三味線  album cover 沢田勝秋社中* ダイナミック津軽三味線(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 30AG 420 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
32AC 1166 Piano Trio B-Flat "Archduke"  album cover Beethoven*, Hiroko Nakamura Piano Yoshio Unno Violin Cello* Beethoven*, Hiroko Nakamura Piano Yoshio Unno Violin Cello* - Piano Trio B-Flat "Archduke"(LP) CBS Mastersound 32AC 1166 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
33453 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 33453 US 1980 Sell This Version
35823 Petrouchka  album cover Stravinsky* / Zubin Mehta / New York Philharmonic* Stravinsky* / Zubin Mehta / New York Philharmonic* - Petrouchka(LP, Dig) CBS Mastersound, CBS Masterworks 35823 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
35839 Theresienmesse  album cover Haydn* - Bernstein* / London Symphony Orchestra* And Chorus*, Popp*, Elias*, Tear*, Hudson* Haydn* - Bernstein* / London Symphony Orchestra* And Chorus*, Popp*, Elias*, Tear*, Hudson* - Theresienmesse(LP, Album) CBS Masterworks 35839 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
35850 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1  album cover Lazar Berman, Erich Leinsdorf, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Lazar Berman, Erich Leinsdorf, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Album) 35850 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
35877 Symphony No. 5  album cover Prokofiev* - Bernstein*, Israel Philharmonic* Prokofiev* - Bernstein*, Israel Philharmonic* - Symphony No. 5(LP) CBS Masterworks, CBS Mastersound 35877 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
35888 Mehta Strauss Also Spach Zarathusra  album cover Strauss*, Mehta* Strauss*, Mehta* - Mehta Strauss Also Spach Zarathusra(LP, Album, Ltd) CBS Mastersound 35888 US 1980 Sell This Version
36 660 Piano Concerto No. 1  album cover Tchaikovsky* : Gilels*Mehta* Tchaikovsky* : Gilels*Mehta* - Piano Concerto No. 1 (Album) 36 660 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
36 665 Schéhérazade / Chansons Madécasses / Mélodies Populaires Grecques / Mélodies Hébraïques  album cover Frederica Von Stade, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Ravel* Frederica Von Stade, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Ravel* - Schéhérazade / Chansons Madécasses / Mélodies Populaires Grecques / Mélodies Hébraïques(LP, Album) CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks 36 665 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
36692 Isaac Stern 60th Anniversary Celebration From Lincoln Center   album cover Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, New York Philharmonic Orchestra* Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, New York Philharmonic Orchestra* - Isaac Stern 60th Anniversary Celebration From Lincoln Center (Album) 36692 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
37206 Silent Night (The Greatest Hits Of Christmas)  album cover The Mormon Tabernacle Choir*, The Columbia Brass And Percussion Ensemble, Jerold Ottley The Mormon Tabernacle Choir*, The Columbia Brass And Percussion Ensemble, Jerold Ottley - Silent Night (The Greatest Hits Of Christmas)(LP) CBS Masterworks, CBS Mastersound, CBS Masterworks 37206 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
37 247 Piano / Klavier  album cover Satie* / Entremont* Satie* / Entremont* - Piano / Klavier(LP, Album, Promo) CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks 37 247 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
79222 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker The Toronto Symphony   album cover Andrew Davis Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker The Toronto Symphony (2xLP, Box) CBS Mastersound 79222 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
81611 Boston  album cover Boston Boston(LP, Album, RE, Hal) Epic, Epic 81611 UK & Europe 1980 Sell This Version
86122 Guilty  album cover Streisand* Guilty(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS 86122 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
160283 Isaac Stern / Jean-Pierre Rampal Play Vivaldi & Telemann (Double Concertos In C Minor And D Minor / Suite In A Minor For Flute And Strings)  album cover Isaac Stern / Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jerusalem Music Center Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi* & Telemann* Isaac Stern / Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jerusalem Music Center Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi* & Telemann* - Isaac Stern / Jean-Pierre Rampal Play Vivaldi & Telemann (Double Concertos In C Minor And D Minor / Suite In A Minor For Flute And Strings)(LP, Album) CBS Masterworks 160283 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
160.308 Dolly Op. 56 / Ballade Op. 19 / Nocturnes Nos. 4, 6, 7  album cover Magda Tagliaferro, Daniel Varsano - Fauré* Magda Tagliaferro, Daniel Varsano - Fauré* - Dolly Op. 56 / Ballade Op. 19 / Nocturnes Nos. 4, 6, 7(LP, Album) CBS Masterworks 160.308 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
160364 Symphony No. 5  album cover Shostakovich* - Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic* Shostakovich* - Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic* - Symphony No. 5(LP, Album) CBS Masterworks 160364 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
40-37204 Violin Concerto / Two Romances  album cover Isaac Stern, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Mendelssohn* / Beethoven* Isaac Stern, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Mendelssohn* / Beethoven* - Violin Concerto / Two Romances(Cass, Album) CBS Masterworks 40-37204 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
41-37250 John Williams & Peter Hurford Play Bach  album cover John Williams (7) & Peter Hurford Play Bach* John Williams (7) & Peter Hurford Play Bach* - John Williams & Peter Hurford Play Bach(Cass, Album) CBS Masterworks 41-37250 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
41-76812 A Mirror On Which To Dwell / Symphony Of Three Orchestras  album cover Elliott Carter - New York Philharmonic*, Pierre Boulez, Speculum Musicae, Richard Fitz, Susan Davenny Wyner Elliott Carter - New York Philharmonic*, Pierre Boulez, Speculum Musicae, Richard Fitz, Susan Davenny Wyner - A Mirror On Which To Dwell / Symphony Of Three Orchestras(Cass, Chr) CBS Masterworks 41-76812 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
41-81611 Boston  album cover Boston Boston(Cass, Album, RE) Epic 41-81611 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
41-86122 Guilty  album cover Streisand* Guilty(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) CBS 41-86122 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
41-88510 The River  album cover Bruce Springsteen The River(Cass, Album) CBS 41-88510 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
41-88526 Various Feels Fine - Listen To The Music(Cass, Album, Comp, CrO) CBS Mastersound 41-88526 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
AE7 1203 A Sound Spectacular! Music From The Galaxies  album cover The London Symphony Orchestra, Ettore Stratta The London Symphony Orchestra, Ettore Stratta - A Sound Spectacular! Music From The Galaxies(7", Promo) CBS Masterworks, CBS Mastersound AE7 1203 US 1980 Sell This Version
APH(C) 5000 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) CBS APH(C) 5000 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
APH(C) 5002 The Stranger  album cover Billy Joel The Stranger(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) Columbia, CBS Mastersound APH(C) 5002 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
APH(C) 5004 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits - Volume 2  album cover Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits - Volume 2(LP, Comp) Columbia, Columbia APH(C) 5004 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
APH(T) 5008 (TN-37) Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws  album cover Bruce Cockburn Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws(LP, Album, RM) True North APH(T) 5008 (TN-37) Canada 1980 Sell This Version
APHT5009 Humans  album cover Bruce Cockburn Humans(LP, Album, RM) Columbia APHT5009 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
APHT-5010 For Those Who Think Young  album cover Rough Trade For Those Who Think Young(LP, Album) True North APHT-5010 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
APH(Z) 5006 Discovery  album cover Electric Light Orchestra Discovery(LP, Album, 1/2) Jet Records APH(Z) 5006 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
AS 902 CBS Mastersound Highlights  album cover Various CBS Mastersound Highlights(LP, Promo, Smplr) CBS AS 902 US 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 10184 Silent Night (The Greatest Hits Of Christmas)  album cover The Mormon Tabernacle Choir*, The Columbia Brass And Percussion Ensemble, Jerold Ottley The Mormon Tabernacle Choir*, The Columbia Brass And Percussion Ensemble, Jerold Ottley - Silent Night (The Greatest Hits Of Christmas)(LP, RE) CBS Mastersound, CBS Masterworks, CBS CBS 10184 India 1985 Sell This Version
CBS 35883 Symphonie N°3 Eroica = Héroïque  album cover Beethoven*, Zubin Mehta / New York Philharmonic* Beethoven*, Zubin Mehta / New York Philharmonic* - Symphonie N°3 Eroica = Héroïque(LP, Gat) CBS Masterworks, CBS Mastersound CBS 35883 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
CBS D 36733 Il Segreto di Susanna = The Secret Of Susanna = Le Secret de Suzanne = Susannens Geheimnis  album cover Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Renata Scotto, Renato Bruson, John Pritchard, Philharmonia Orchestra Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Renata Scotto, Renato Bruson, John Pritchard, Philharmonia Orchestra - Il Segreto di Susanna = The Secret Of Susanna = Le Secret de Suzanne = Susannens Geheimnis(LP, Album, Aud + Box) CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks, CBS CBS D 36733 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CBSH 63699 Bridge Over Troubled Water  album cover Simon And Garfunkel* Bridge Over Troubled Water(LP, Album, RE, Hal) CBS CBSH 63699 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
CBSH 80959 Born To Run  album cover Bruce Springsteen Born To Run(LP, Album, RE, Hal) CBS, CBS CBSH 80959 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
CBSH 82311 The Stranger  album cover Billy Joel The Stranger (Album) CBSH 82311 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
CBSH 86079 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits - Volume 2  album cover Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits - Volume 2(LP, Comp, Ltd, RM, Hal) CBS CBSH 86079 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
D 36702 Suites Nos.2 & 4   album cover Tchaikovsky*Michael Tilson ThomasPhilharmonia Orchestra Tchaikovsky*Michael Tilson ThomasPhilharmonia Orchestra - Suites Nos.2 & 4 (LP, Album, Aud) CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks D 36702 UK & Europe 1981 Sell This Version
D 37204 Violin Concerto / Two Romances  album cover Isaac Stern, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Mendelssohn* / Beethoven* Isaac Stern, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Mendelssohn* / Beethoven* - Violin Concerto / Two Romances(LP, Album) CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks D 37204 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
D 37205 Pastorales De Noël  album cover Jean-Pierre Rampal / Alexandre Lagoya / Michel Legrand Jean-Pierre Rampal / Alexandre Lagoya / Michel Legrand - Pastorales De Noël(LP, Album) CBS D 37205 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
D 37251 Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2  album cover Beethoven* : Yo-Yo Ma - Emanuel Ax Beethoven* : Yo-Yo Ma - Emanuel Ax - Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 (Album) D 37251 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
DGTC-6003 M'Boom  album cover Max Roach M'Boom(LP) Columbia DGTC-6003 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
DGT (M) 6006 Music From The Galaxies  album cover Ettore Stratta - London Symphony Orchestra* Ettore Stratta - London Symphony Orchestra* - Music From The Galaxies(LP, Album, Aud) CBS Masterworks, CBS Masterworks DGT (M) 6006 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
EPC 85 116 Good Time Lovin' Man  album cover Ronnie McDowell Good Time Lovin' Man(LP, Album, Hal) Epic EPC 85 116 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
EPCH 82308 Tapestry  album cover Carole King Tapestry (Album) EPCH 82308 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
EPCH 82419 Bat Out Of Hell  album cover Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell(LP, Album, RE) Epic EPCH 82419 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
GTC-6003 M'Boom  album cover Max Roach M'Boom(LP) Columbia GTC-6003 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
H2C 45290 Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds  album cover Jeff Wayne Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds(2xLP, Album, Hal) Columbia H2C 45290 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
H2C 46183 The Wall  album cover Pink Floyd The Wall(2xLP, Album, RM, Hal) Columbia H2C 46183 US 1982 Sell This Version
HAM 1 Breakfast In America  album cover Supertramp Breakfast In America(LP, Album, RM, Hal) A&M Records HAM 1 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
HBL 47009 James Taylor (2) Dad Loves His Work(LP, Album, Hal) Columbia HBL 47009 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
HC 33453 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Album) HC 33453 US 1980 Sell This Version
HC 33795 Born To Run  album cover Bruce Springsteen Born To Run (Album) HC 33795 US 1980 Sell This Version
HC 34987 The Stranger  album cover Billy Joel The Stranger(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) CBS, CBS HC 34987 US 1980 Sell This Version
HC 40130 Abraxas  album cover Santana Abraxas (Album) HC 40130 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
HC 42801 The Way We Were  album cover Barbra Streisand The Way We Were(LP, Album, RE, Hal) Columbia HC 42801 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 43194 Sun Goddess  album cover Ramsey Lewis Sun Goddess(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) Columbia HC 43194 US 1982 Sell This Version
HC 43235 Blood On The Tracks  album cover Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks(LP, Album, RE, RM, Mas) Columbia HC 43235 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 43453 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Album) HC 43453 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
HC 43482 Red Headed Stranger  album cover Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger(LP, Album, RM, Hal) CBS HC 43482 US 1980 Sell This Version
HC 43540 Still Crazy After All These Years  album cover Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years(LP, Album, Hal) Columbia HC 43540 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 43795 Born To Run  album cover Bruce Springsteen Born To Run (Album) HC 43795 US 1980 Sell This Version
HC 43900 Chicago's Greatest Hits  album cover Chicago (2) Chicago's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RM) Columbia HC 43900 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 43920 Silk Degrees  album cover Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) Columbia HC 43920 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 44418 Heavy Weather  album cover Weather Report Heavy Weather(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) Columbia HC 44418 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 44457 Conquistador  album cover Maynard Ferguson Conquistador (Album) HC 44457 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
HC 44461 Elegant Gypsy  album cover Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy (Album) HC 44461 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 44912 Infinity  album cover Journey Infinity(LP, Album, Hal) Columbia, CBS Mastersound HC 44912 US 1982 Sell This Version
HC 44987 The Stranger  album cover Billy Joel The Stranger(LP, Album, RE, RM, HAL) Columbia, Family Productions, Columbia, Family Productions HC 44987 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
HC 45032 Greatest Hits, Etc.  album cover Paul Simon Greatest Hits, Etc.(LP, Comp, RM) Columbia HC 45032 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 45318 Darkness On The Edge Of Town  album cover Bruce Springsteen Darkness On The Edge Of Town (Album) HC 45318 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 45387 Nightwatch  album cover Kenny Loggins Nightwatch(LP, Album, RM) Columbia HC 45387 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 45594 Touchdown  album cover Bob James Touchdown(LP, Album, Hal) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia HC 45594 US 1982 Sell This Version
HC 45609 52nd Street  album cover Billy Joel 52nd Street(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) Columbia, Columbia HC 45609 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 45625 You Don't Bring Me Flowers  album cover Neil Diamond You Don't Bring Me Flowers(LP, Album, RM) Columbia HC 45625 US 1980 Sell This Version
HC 45647 The Best Of Earth Wind & Fire Vol. I  album cover Earth, Wind & Fire The Best Of Earth Wind & Fire Vol. I(LP, Comp, Gat) ARC (3) HC 45647 US 1980 Sell This Version
HC 45679 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits - Volume 2  album cover Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits - Volume 2(LP, Comp, RM) Columbia HC 45679 US 1980 Sell This Version
HC 45705 The Joy Of Flying  album cover Tony Williams* The Joy Of Flying(LP, Album, RM) Columbia HC 45705 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC45730 I Am  album cover Earth Wind & Fire* I Am(LP, Album, RE) CBS HC45730 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 46241 One On One  album cover Bob James & Earl Klugh Bob James & Earl Klugh - One On One(LP, Album, Hal) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia HC 46241 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 46339 Departure  album cover Journey Departure(LP, Album, Hal) Columbia HC 46339 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 46482 Band On The Run  album cover Paul McCartney & Wings* Band On The Run(LP, Album, RE, RM, Hal) Columbia HC 46482 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC46750 Guilty  album cover Barbra Streisand, Barry Gibb Barbra Streisand, Barry Gibb - Guilty (Album) HC46750 UK 1980 Sell This Version
HC 46790 The Man With The Horn  album cover Miles Davis The Man With The Horn(LP, Album, RM) Columbia HC 46790 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 46965 Seven Year Ache  album cover Rosanne Cash Seven Year Ache(LP, Album, Hal) CBS Mastersound HC 46965 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 47009 Dad Loves His Work  album cover James Taylor (2) Dad Loves His Work(LP, Album, Hal) Columbia HC 47009 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 47152 Friday Night In San Francisco  album cover Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucía Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucía - Friday Night In San Francisco(LP, Album, Hal) Columbia HC 47152 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 47158 Zebop!  album cover Santana Zebop!(LP, Album, RM) Columbia HC 47158 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 47408 Escape  album cover Journey Escape (Album) HC 47408 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
HC 47461 Songs In The Attic  album cover Billy Joel Songs In The Attic(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia HC 47461 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 47548 Raise!  album cover Earth, Wind & Fire Raise!(LP, Album, Hal) Columbia HC 47548 US 1981 Sell This Version