CDs manufactured by Capitol JAX / EMI JAX / EMI MFG. (my collection only)

By mjb mjb
updated about 1 month ago

Jacksonville, Illinois, USA pressing plant and distribution center
1987–1993: CAPITOL JAX or JAX or CD JAX
1993–2004: EMI JAX
It is unclear when MASTERED BY EMI MFG. started appearing.

When entering the matrix, watch out for the faint middle dot that often appears after the main number (circa 1995 onward).

It is not necessary to say that the #-1-# code and CAPITOL JAX / EMI JAX are "mirrored" (meant to be read from the top side of the disc), hence it is not always indicated.

• Mastering date code on the 1989–1994 pressings: L or S (maybe LBR ID), then last digit of year (9, 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4), then a character for the month (0 to 9, A, B C) and 2-digit day (01 to 31), and then another letter (A thru P?).
• CPCD ##### and CPCP ##### appear to be sequential project numbers used from 1990 to 1992. The CPCD series is separate from the CPCP series though.

Several other formats yet to be decoded...see below!

  1. Pet Shop Boys - Actually

    7 For Sale from $2.23

    CDP 7 46972 2 AR @ 6 1 + 1 + 1 1 CAPITOL JAX 1 [first 2 "1"s are hand-etched]
    21 Sep 1987
    Has a DIDX code all over it but is not a DADC pressing.

  2. Duane Eddy - Duane Eddy

    8 For Sale from $7.00

    CDP 7 46897 AO @ 2 1 + 2 + 1-2 CAPITOL JAX 1
    © 1987
    In the "1 + 2 +", the 1 is stamped and the 2 is hand-etched. Also this release has a DIDX code all over it but it is not a DADC pressing.

  3. Freddie Jackson - Nice 'N' Slow

    1 For Sale from $15.00

    79352 2-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1 D
    © 1988

  4. Pet Shop Boys - Introspective

    90868 1 1 4 CAPITOL JAX 1 D
    24 Oct 1988

  5. Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind

    23 For Sale from $3.36

    4058 2-1-2 CAPITOL JAX 2 D
    © 1988

  6. Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll

    5 For Sale from $2.99

    90892 4-1-4 CAPITOL JAX 4 D
    © 1988

  7. David Bowie And Trevor Jones - Labyrinth (From The Original Soundtrack Of The Jim Henson Film)

    15 For Sale from $7.77

    CDP 7 46312 2 L9730B A5 CAPITOL JAX 3 C
    © 1986 but 10 Oct 1989 release

  8. Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless

    7 For Sale from $4.95

    CDP 7 46009 2 S9A26H
    © 1983 but glass mastered Oct 26 1989

  9. Duran Duran - Violence Of Summer

    4 For Sale from $5.99

    C2-15612 L0722D 1-1-2 CAPITOL JAX 2C
    © 1990

  10. Technotronic - Trip On This - The Remixes

    25 For Sale from $2.81

    CPCD 95028 S0816G 1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1 C
    18 Sep 1990

  11. Pet Shop Boys - So Hard

    8 For Sale from $39.33

    CPCP 04650 S0830D 1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1 C
    © 1990

  12. Pet Shop Boys - So Hard

    16 For Sale from $2.24

    CPCD56195 S0830G 1-1-4 CAPITOL JAX 4 C
    28 Aug 1990

  13. Revenge - Slave

    8 For Sale from $7.31

    CDP7-15610-JVC 1S 1-2-1 CAPITOL JAX 6 C RE1
    © 1990
    JVC glass mastered, pressed by Capitol Jax

  14. Tracie Spencer - This House

    6 For Sale from $59.99

    CPCP 79409 RE1 S0A17H 1-1-3 CAPITOL JAX 3 C
    © 1990

  15. Pet Shop Boys - How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?

    2 For Sale from $124.99

    CPCP 04698 S1103F 1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1 C
    © 1991

  16. Pet Shop Boys - How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?

    24 For Sale from $2.49

    CPCD 56205 S1107C 1-1-2 CAPITOL JAX 2 C
    28 Apr 1991

  17. Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now

    21 For Sale from $0.79

    CPCP 05387 S1305I 19734 1-1-6 CAPITOL JAX 5 C
    © 1991

  18. Pet Shop Boys - Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)

    28 For Sale from $1.99

    CPCD 56217 S1326G 1-1-2 CAPITOL JAX 2 C
    28 Mar 1991

  19. Consolidated - Brutal Equation (Remixes)

    9 For Sale from $1.00

    CPCD 13822 S1409A 1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1C
    © 1991

  20. Pet Shop Boys - Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)

    10 For Sale from $20.00

    CPCP 04753 S1417H 1-2-1 CAPITOL JAX 1C
    © 1991

  21. Nomad - (I Wanna Give You) Devotion

    9 For Sale from $3.37

    CPCD 15737 RE1 S1417J 1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1C
    © 1991

  22. Various - Guerrilla Grooves Volume 1

    5 For Sale from $2.22

    CPCD 13104 S1502F 1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1 C
    13 Aug 1991

  23. Single Gun Theory - Millions, Like Stars In My Hands, Daggers In My Heart, Wage War

    21 For Sale from $2.00

    CPCD 13113 S1620B 1-2-2 CAPITOL JAX 2 C
    27 Sep 1991

  24. Consolidated - Unity Of Oppression

    14 For Sale from $1.00

    CPCD 13828 L1629H 1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1 C
    © 1991

  25. Jesus Jones - Real, Real, Real

    4 For Sale from $5.99

    CPCP 05405 S1709A 1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1 C
    © 1991