CDs manufactured by Nimbus (US) (my collection only)

By mjb mjb
updated about 1 month ago

When entering the matrix data, I try to all of the "Nimbus dots" exactly right. The dots after the main matrix number indicate the cut number, i.e. instead of the traditional "01" they use "·". The dots around the MASTERED BY NIMBUS supposedly indicate mastering eras, but I am finding a lot of inconsistency, so I am skeptical of that theory. It's annoying that some people choose to use the fatter bullet character instead of · for the dot representing cut number 1. I want to fix them, but I just leave them alone for now unless I have more things to edit in the matrix.

Matrix formats seen so far:
• 1987–1994: (V) after the catalog number, before the cut# dots, like this: 76543-2 (V) ·
• 1994–1998: catalog number surrounded by blocks, then the cut# dots, like this: ▒▒▒ 76543-2 ▒▒▒ ­·
• 1998–?: 5-character sequential code surrounded by blocks, then the cat# and cut# dots, like this: ▒▒▒ A1234 ▒▒▒ 76543-2 ­·

The ones that say (V), we file under Nimbus, Virginia.
The ones with the blocks, for now we file under Nimbus, same as the UK pressings.

This plant also did contract pressings for Rainbo in the mid-'90s; see my Rainbo list for those.

Mastering SIDs seen so far (starting 1995): IFPI L121 / L124 / L125
Mould SIDs seen so far (starting 1997): IFPI 2402 / 2403 / 240A / 2431

  1. Ennio Morricone - The Mission (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

    23 For Sale from $1.00

    2-90567 (V) : :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1986 but must be 1987 at earliest

  2. The Dead Milkmen - Big Lizard In My Backyard

    5 For Sale from $6.00

    72054-2 (V) :· :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1985 but must be 1987 at earliest

  3. Red Flag - Russian Radio

    4 For Sale from $55.99

    17310-2 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1988

  4. Barry Adamson - Moss Side Story

    4 For Sale from $3.00

    74140-2 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1989

  5. Soul II Soul - Jazzie's Groove

    3 For Sale from $18.98

    PRCD 3033 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    ℗ 1989

  6. Soul II Soul - Get A Life

    6 For Sale from $12.00

    PRCD 3256 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    ℗ 1989

  7. Soul II Soul - Get A Life

    7 For Sale from $4.37

    2-96481 (V) : :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    ℗ 1989 © 1990

  8. DJ Magic Mike - House Of Magic

    3 For Sale from $9.00

    9511 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    1990

  9. Enigma - MCMXC a.D.

    31 For Sale from $1.29

    2-91642 (V) : :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1990 but probably Feb 1991

  10. Kirsty MacColl - Walking Down Madison

    13 For Sale from $4.00

    2-96342 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1991

  11. Frazier Chorus - Cloud 8 Mixes (Plus Bonus Tracks)

    10 For Sale from $4.53

    2-96378 (V) · :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:
    © 1991

  12. Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon

    5 For Sale from $5.65

    EGCD 64 (V) : :MASTERED: .BY NIMBUS.
    Mar 1991

  13. Massive Attack - Safe From Harm

    7 For Sale from $9.00

    PRCD 4014 (V) • :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:
    ℗ 1991

  14. The Orb - Aubrey Mixes: The Ultraworld Excursions

    6 For Sale from $3.41

    CAROL 1717 (V) : :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    24 Jan 1992

  15. Curve - Doppelgänger

    24 For Sale from $3.00

    2-92108 (V) • :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    Mar 1992

  16. Lords Of Acid - Rough Sex

    11 For Sale from $2.00

    CAROL 2518 (V) :· :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    13 Mar 1992

  17. Tangerine Dream - Pergamon

    7 For Sale from $8.99

    88561-1056-2 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1992

  18. Curve - Faît Accompli

    3 For Sale from $1.99

    CHR PRCD 085 (V) : :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1992

  19. Curve - Horror Head

    12 For Sale from $1.95

    CHR PRCD 0100 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1992
    has May/June 1992 concert dates on insert

  20. Neneh Cherry - Money Love

    9 For Sale from $1.49

    DPRO 12709 (V) · :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:
    ℗ 1992

  21. Altern 8 - Infiltr-8 America EP

    15 For Sale from $1.24

    1-1-1 CAPITOL JAX 1C V25G 12599 (V) · ·MASTERED· :BY NIMBUS:
    © 1992

  22. Various - Excursions In Ambience (A Collection Of Ambient-House Music)

    18 For Sale from $4.99

    CAROL 1733 (V) • :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:
    19 Mar 1993

  23. Paris (2) - Assata's Song

    14 For Sale from $1.49

    SCR07-102-2 (V) · :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1993

  24. Lumukanda - Araglin

    10 For Sale from $4.55

    72812-2 :: :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS·
    © 1994