DCC Compact Classics

DCC Compact Classics

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Formed in 1986 and closed in 2001.

Former ABC-Dunhill Records promotions executive Marshall Blonstein, who served in the same capacity with Epic Records-CBS as well as serving as president of Island Records and co-founding Ode Records, (re-)launched Dunhill Compact Classics (sans ABC) in 1986 - a week after hearing his first CD in a record shop.

With engineer Steve Hoffman in the mixing studio, Dunhill Compact Classics released 50 remastered vinyl reissues and over 240 CDs; many in Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab-style 24 karat gold plating.

After a costly legal struggle with the British Dunhill Tobacco Company, the name was changed to DCC Compact Classics.

A year after closing DCC, Blonstein picked up where he'd left off, and founded Audio Fidelity (3).
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Chatsworth, CA
United States

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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
<01> Various - Big Boss Men Various Big Boss Men (CD, Comp) Cass Records (2), DCC Compact Classics <01> US Unknown Sell This Version
1P 8032 Sammy Davis, Jr.* - Greatest Hits, Vol. II Sammy Davis, Jr.* Greatest Hits, Vol. II(LP, Comp, Club) DCC Compact Classics, DCC Compact Classics 1P 8032 US Unknown Sell This Version
185CO Alex Acuña - Acuarela De Tambores - Rhythms For A New Millennium Alex Acuña Acuarela De Tambores - Rhythms For A New Millennium(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics 185CO US 2000 Sell This Version
501001 2 Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues Charles Brown Driftin' Blues(CD, Album) MMS CLASSIX 501001 2 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
503015 2 Ray Charles - Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul Ray Charles Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul(CD, Album, RE) MMS Media und Musik Service GmbH 503015 2 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
503016 2 Ray Charles - Greatest Country & Western Hits Ray Charles Greatest Country & Western Hits(CD, Comp, RE) MMS CLASSIX 503016 2 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
505011.2 The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader(CD, Album, RE) Actual Jazz 505011.2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
72438-19881-2-5 Al Green - Greatest Hits Al Green Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, RE, RM) DCC Compact Classics, DCC Compact Classics 72438-19881-2-5 US 1998 Sell This Version
AFZ 004 The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* The Cal Tjader Quintet* Featuring Armando Perazza* - Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ 004 US 2002 Sell This Version
APJ 035 The Miles Davis Quintet - The Great Prestige Recordings The Miles Davis Quintet The Great Prestige Recordings(5xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Analogue Productions, DCC Compact Classics APJ 035 US 2001 Sell This Version
ARZ-101-2 Frank Sinatra - Sinatra '57 In Concert Frank Sinatra Sinatra '57 In Concert(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, 24 ) Artanis Entertainment Group, DCC Compact Classics ARZ-101-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
ARZ-103-2 The Sinatra Family - The Sinatra Family Wish You A Merry Christmas The Sinatra Family The Sinatra Family Wish You A Merry Christmas(CD, Album, RE, 24 ) Artanis Entertainment Group, LLC, DCC Compact Classics ARZ-103-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
ARZ-104-2 Various - Robin And The 7 Hoods (Original Score From The Motion Picture Musical Comedy) Various Robin And The 7 Hoods (Original Score From The Motion Picture Musical Comedy) (Album) ARZ-104-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
AVZ-3002 Mozart*, Teodor Mousev, Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble*, Emil Tabakov - The Complete Sonatas For Organ And Orchestra Mozart*, Teodor Mousev, Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble*, Emil Tabakov Mozart*, Teodor Mousev, Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble*, Emil Tabakov - The Complete Sonatas For Organ And Orchestra(CD, Comp, RM) DCC Compact Classics, AVM Records, AVM Classics AVZ-3002 US 1990 Sell This Version
AVZ-3009 Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Best Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven's Best(CD, Comp) AVM Records (3), DCC Compact Classics AVZ-3009 US 1990 Sell This Version
AVZ-3020 Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Music Volume II Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Music Volume II(CD, Album) AVM Records (3), DCC Compact Classics AVZ-3020 1990 Sell This Version
AVZ-3021 Darius Milhaud, Martin Jones (3) - Piano Music Darius Milhaud, Martin Jones (3) Darius Milhaud, Martin Jones (3) - Piano Music(CD, Album) AVM Records (3), DCC Compact Classics AVZ-3021 1990 Sell This Version
AVZ-3023 Franz Joseph Haydn*, Thalia Myers - The Complete Variations For Solo Piano Played By Thalia Myers (World Premiere Integral Recording) Franz Joseph Haydn*, Thalia Myers Franz Joseph Haydn*, Thalia Myers - The Complete Variations For Solo Piano Played By Thalia Myers (World Premiere Integral Recording)(CD, Album, RM) AVM Records (3), DCC Compact Classics AVZ-3023 US 1990 Sell This Version
AVZ-3025 Béla Bartók - Three Rare Concertos Béla Bartók Three Rare Concertos(CD, Album) AVM Classics, DCC Compact Classics AVZ-3025 US 1990 Sell This Version
AVZ-3026 Sergei Rachmaninoff*, Martin Jones*, Richard McMahon - Complete Music For Two Pianos. Vol. I Sergei Rachmaninoff*, Martin Jones*, Richard McMahon Sergei Rachmaninoff*, Martin Jones*, Richard McMahon - Complete Music For Two Pianos. Vol. I(CD) AVM Records (3), DCC Compact Classics AVZ-3026 1990 Sell This Version
AVZ-3028 Sergei Rachmaninoff*, Martin Jones*, Richard McMahon - The Complete Music For Two Pianos. Vol. II Sergei Rachmaninoff*, Martin Jones*, Richard McMahon Sergei Rachmaninoff*, Martin Jones*, Richard McMahon - The Complete Music For Two Pianos. Vol. II(CD) AVM Records (3), DCC Compact Classics AVZ-3028 1991 Sell This Version
AVZ 3031 Aaron Copland, Tailleferre* / Honegger* / Poulenc* / Milhaud* ( Les Six* ) -  Victoria Soames*, Julius Drake - Sonata For Clarinet And Piano (World Premiere Recording) / Aaron Copland, Tailleferre* / Honegger* / Poulenc* / Milhaud* ( Les Six* ) - Victoria Soames*, Julius Drake Aaron Copland, Tailleferre* / Honegger* / Poulenc* / Milhaud* ( Les Six* ) - Victoria Soames*, Julius Drake - Sonata For Clarinet And Piano (World Premiere Recording) / "Les Six" - Their Complete Clarinet Music(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics, AVM Records (2) AVZ 3031 US 1991 Sell This Version
CAS 70093-2 Asia (2) - Best Of Asia Asia (2) Best Of Asia(CD, Comp) Cass Records (2), DCC Compact Classics CAS 70093-2 Unknown Sell This Version
CAS 70101-2 3 X Dope* - The Sequel 3 3 X Dope* The Sequel 3(CD, Album) Cass Records (2), DCC Compact Classics CAS 70101-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
D233041-2 Various - Rock The First - Volume One Various Rock The First - Volume One(CD, Album, Comp) Sandstone Music, DCC Compact Classics D233041-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
D233042-2 Various - Rock The First - Volume Two Various Rock The First - Volume Two(CD, Comp, RM) Sandstone Music, DCC Compact Classics D233042-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
D233043-2 Various - Rock The First - Volume Three Various Rock The First - Volume Three(CD, Comp, RM) Sandstone Music, DCC Compact Classics D233043-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
D233044-2 Various - Rock The First - Volume Four Various Rock The First - Volume Four(CD, Album, Comp) Sandstone Music, DCC Compact Classics D233044-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
D233045-2 Various - Rock The First (Volume Five) Various Rock The First (Volume Five)(CD, Comp) Sandstone Music, DCC Compact Classics D233045-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
D233072-2 Josephine Baker - Josephine Baker Josephine Baker Josephine Baker(2xCD, Album, Comp) Elysée, Sandstone Music D233072-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
D233074-2 Ray Charles - Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul Ray Charles Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul(CD, RE) DCC Compact Classics, Sandstone Music D233074-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
D2 33079 Ray Charles - His Greatest Hits (Uh-Huh) Ray Charles His Greatest Hits (Uh-Huh) (Comp) D2 33079 US 1992 Sell This Version
D2 33079-2 Ray Charles - His Greatest Hits (Uh-Huh) Ray Charles His Greatest Hits (Uh-Huh)(2xCD, Comp, RM) DCC Compact Classics, Sandstone Music D2 33079-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
D233081-2 Sammy Davis, Jr.* And Laurindo Almeida - Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings Laurindo Almeida Plays Sammy Davis, Jr.* And Laurindo Almeida Sammy Davis, Jr.* And Laurindo Almeida - Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings Laurindo Almeida Plays (CD, Album) Sandstone Music D233081-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
D2-33084-2 Various - American Gladiators - The Music Various American Gladiators - The Music(CD, Comp) Sandstone Music, DCC Compact Classics D2-33084-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
D433042-4 Various - Rock The First: Volume Two Various Rock The First: Volume Two(Cass, Comp) Sandstone Music, DCC Compact Classics D433042-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
D433044-4 Various - Rock The First - Volume Four Various Rock The First - Volume Four(Cass, Album, Comp, Dol) Sandstone Music, DCC Compact Classics D433044-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
D4-33055-4 Various Rock The First, Volume Eight: Dance(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics, Sandstone Music D4-33055-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
D4-33084-4 Various - American Gladiators - The Music Various American Gladiators - The Music(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics, Sandstone Music D4-33084-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
DCC 4020 Motörhead - Live, Loud & Lewd Motörhead Live, Loud & Lewd(CD, Album, RE) DCC Compact Classics DCC 4020 US 2010 Sell This Version
DCPL-5054 (DJZ-608) Mel Tormé - The London Sessions Mel Tormé The London Sessions(LP, Album) DCC Compact Classics DCPL-5054 (DJZ-608) South Korea 1992 Sell This Version
DJC-146 Eddy Arnold - My World Eddy Arnold My World(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics DJC-146 US 1997 Sell This Version
DJC-616 Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra - Bob Brookmeyer - Composer & Arranger Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra - Bob Brookmeyer - Composer & Arranger(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics DJC-616 US 1991 Sell This Version
DJZ-603 Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues Charles Brown Driftin' Blues(CD, Album, RE, RM) DCC Jazz DJZ-603 US 1989 Sell This Version
DJZ-606 Buddy Rich - The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived With ... Buddy Rich The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived With ... "The Best Band I Ever Had"(CD, Album, RE, RM) DCC Jazz DJZ-606 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJZ-608 Mel Tormé - The London Sessions Mel Tormé The London Sessions(CD, Album, RE) DCC Compact Classics DJZ-608 US 1990 Sell This Version
DJZ-611 Pee Wee Russell - Portrait Of Pee Wee Pee Wee Russell Portrait Of Pee Wee(CD, Album, RE, RM) DCC Compact Classics, DCC Jazz DJZ-611 US 1991 Sell This Version
DJZ-613 The Arthur Lyman Group - The Exotic Sound Of The Arthur Lyman Group Featuring Yellow Bird & Taboo The Arthur Lyman Group The Exotic Sound Of The Arthur Lyman Group Featuring Yellow Bird & Taboo (Comp) DJZ-613 US 1991 Sell This Version
DJZ-615 Gary McFarland - America The Beautiful Gary McFarland America The Beautiful(CD, Album, RE, RM) DCC Jazz DJZ-615 US 1991 Sell This Version
DJZ-622 Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Plugs In Cal Tjader Cal Tjader Plugs In(CD, Album, RE) DCC Compact Classics DJZ-622 US 1995 Sell This Version
DJZ-627 Sammy Davis, Jr.* And Laurindo Almeida - Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings And Laurindo Almeida Plays And The Results Are Incomparable Sammy Davis, Jr.* And Laurindo Almeida Sammy Davis, Jr.* And Laurindo Almeida - Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings And Laurindo Almeida Plays And The Results Are Incomparable(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics DJZ-627 US 1991 Sell This Version
DJZ-632 The Phil Woods Quintet - Song For Sisyphus The Phil Woods Quintet Song For Sisyphus(CD, Album, RE) DCC Compact Classics DJZ-632 US 1998 Sell This Version
DJZ 633 Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach Cal Tjader Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics DJZ 633 US 1998 Sell This Version
DJZ-636 The Chuck Rainey Coalition - The Chuck Rainey Coalition The Chuck Rainey Coalition The Chuck Rainey Coalition(CD, Album, RE) DCC Compact Classics DJZ-636 US 1998 Sell This Version
DJZ-640 Bob Brookmeyer - The Bob Brookmeyer Small Band - Volume One Bob Brookmeyer The Bob Brookmeyer Small Band - Volume One(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics DJZ-640 US 1999 Sell This Version
DJZ-701 Various Early Morning Jazz For Lovers(CD, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DJZ-701 US 1999 Sell This Version
DJZ-702 Various - Latin Jazz For Lovers Various Latin Jazz For Lovers(CD, Comp) DCC Compact Classics, DCC Compact Classics DJZ-702 US 1999 Sell This Version
DZC-036 Ray Charles - His Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Ray Charles His Greatest Hits Vol. 1(Cass, Comp, Dol) DCC Compact Classics DZC-036 US 1987 Sell This Version
DZC-039 Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter Ray Charles And Betty Carter Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Dunhill, DCC Compact Classics DZC-039 US 1988 Sell This Version
DZC 042 John Lee Hooker - 40th Anniversary Album John Lee Hooker 40th Anniversary Album(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZC 042 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZC-046 Various - Reggae Classics Various Reggae Classics(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZC-046 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZC-048 Sammy Davis Jr. - Greatest Hits, Volume II Sammy Davis Jr. Greatest Hits, Volume II(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZC-048 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZC 050 Various - Monster Rock 'N' Roll Show Various Monster Rock 'N' Roll Show(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZC 050 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZC-051 Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation Genesis From Genesis To Revelation(Cass, Album, RE) DCC Compact Classics DZC-051 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZC-052 The Zombies - Greatest Hits The Zombies Greatest Hits (Comp) DZC-052 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
DZC-053 10cc - Two Classic Albums By 10cc 10cc Two Classic Albums By 10cc(Cass, Comp, Dol) DCC Compact Classics DZC-053 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZC-054 The Beach Boys - Lost & Found (1961-1962) The Beach Boys Lost & Found (1961-1962)(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZC-054 US 1991 Sell This Version
DZC-056 Chris Montez Let's Dance, All-Time Greatest HIts(Cass, Album, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZC-056 US 1991 Sell This Version
DZC-057 The Olympics - The Olympics' All-Time Greatest Hits ! The Olympics The Olympics' All-Time Greatest Hits !(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZC-057 US 1991 Sell This Version
DZC 072 Various - Omni Volume 3: Planet Earth Various Omni Volume 3: Planet Earth(Cass, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZC 072 US 1994 Sell This Version
DZC-168 Paris* - Let's Take A Trip Paris* Let's Take A Trip(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics DZC-168 US 1998 Sell This Version
DZC-EP-102 Various Merry Merry Christmas Baby(Cass, MiniAlbum, Comp, Dol) DCC Compact Classics DZC-EP-102 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZG-049 Dion (3) - The Return Of The Wanderer Dion (3) The Return Of The Wanderer(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Lifesong, DCC Compact Classics DZG-049 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZL-039 Ray Charles And Betty Carter With The Jack Halloran Singers - Ray Charles And Betty Carter With The Jack Halloran Singers Ray Charles And Betty Carter With The Jack Halloran Singers Ray Charles And Betty Carter With The Jack Halloran Singers - Ray Charles And Betty Carter With The Jack Halloran Singers DZL-039 US 1988 Sell This Version
DZL 042 John Lee Hooker - 40th Anniversary Album John Lee Hooker 40th Anniversary Album(LP, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZL 042 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZS029 Various - Toga Rock Various Toga Rock(CD, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZS029 US Unknown Sell This Version
DZS030 Various - Beach Classics Various Beach Classics(CD, Comp, RM) DCC Compact Classics DZS030 US 1987 Sell This Version
DZS033 Various - Beachbeat Shaggin' Various Beachbeat Shaggin'(CD, Album, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZS033 US 1987 Sell This Version
DZS035 Harry Chapin - Remember When The Music Harry Chapin Remember When The Music(CD, Album, RE, RM) DCC Compact Classics DZS035 US 1987 Sell This Version
DZS-036 Ray Charles - His Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Ray Charles His Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Comp) DZS-036 US 1987 Sell This Version
DZS037 Ray Charles - His Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Ray Charles His Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Comp) DZS037 US 1987 Sell This Version
DZS-038 Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics DZS-038 US 1988 Sell This Version
DZS040 Ray Charles - Greatest Country & Western Hits Ray Charles Greatest Country & Western Hits (Comp) DZS040 US 1988 Sell This Version
DZS 041 Harry Chapin - The Last Protest Singer Harry Chapin The Last Protest Singer(CD, Album) DCC Compact Classics DZS 041 US 1988 Sell This Version
DZS 042 John Lee Hooker - 40th Anniversary Album John Lee Hooker 40th Anniversary Album(CD, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZS 042 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZS-043 Various - Toga Rock II Various Toga Rock II (Album, Comp) DZS-043 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZS-044 The Rumblers - Boss! The Rumblers Boss!(CD, Comp) DCC Compact Classics, Downey Records DZS-044 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZS-045-A21431 Various - The Golden Age Of Underground Radio Featuring Tom Donahue Various The Golden Age Of Underground Radio Featuring Tom Donahue (Comp) DZS-045-A21431 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZS-046 Various - Reggae Classics Various Reggae Classics(CD, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZS-046 US 1989 Sell This Version
DZS-047 Ray Charles - Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul Ray Charles Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul(CD, RE, RM) DCC Compact Classics DZS-047 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZS-048 Sammy Davis Jr. - Greatest Hits, Volume II Sammy Davis Jr. Greatest Hits, Volume II(CD, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZS-048 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZS-049 Dion (3) - Return Of The Wanderer Dion (3) Return Of The Wanderer(CD, Album) Lifesong, DCC Compact Classics DZS-049 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZS-050 Various - Monster Rock 'N Roll Show Various Monster Rock 'N Roll Show(CD, Comp) DCC Compact Classics DZS-050 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZS-051 Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation Genesis From Genesis To Revelation(CD, Album, RE, RM) DCC Compact Classics DZS-051 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZS-052 The Zombies - Greatest Hits The Zombies Greatest Hits (Comp) DZS-052 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZS-053 10cc - Two Classic Albums By 10cc 10cc Two Classic Albums By 10cc (Comp) DZS-053 US 1990 Sell This Version
DZS-054 The Beach Boys - Lost & Found (1961-1962) The Beach Boys Lost & Found (1961-1962) (Comp) DZS-054 US 1991 Sell This Version
DZS-055 Sammy Davis Jr. And Laurindo Almeida - Sammy Davis Jr. Sings And Laurindo Almeida Plays Sammy Davis Jr. And Laurindo Almeida Sammy Davis Jr. And Laurindo Almeida - Sammy Davis Jr. Sings And Laurindo Almeida Plays(CD) DCC Compact Classics DZS-055 US 1991 Sell This Version
DZS-056 Chris Montez - Let's Dance, All-Time Greatest HIts Chris Montez Let's Dance, All-Time Greatest HIts (Comp) DZS-056 US 1991 Sell This Version
DZS-057 The Olympics - The Olympics' All-Time Greatest Hits! The Olympics The Olympics' All-Time Greatest Hits ! (Comp) DZS-057 US 1991 Sell This Version

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westernsun76

westernsun76

September 29, 2021
Queensryche's Empire kicks ass!!
Excellent remaster for everyone .
Trekkie313

Trekkie313

January 6, 2020
So anybody have thoughts on how good these are compared to the original CD's and a company like MOFI?
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