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█ █ █ CD pressing plant chronology ⇩ █ █ █
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CBS/Sony Records Inc. ..................................... Country: Japan ..................... CD production start in mid-1982 ............ CBS/Sony Records Inc. ....................... 1
Polygram, Hanover, West Germany ................... Country: Germany ................ CD production start in aug-1982 ............ 800 011-2 | 400 011-2 .......................... 2
Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. ................................ Country: Japan ..................... CD production start in aug-1982 ............ 7001 B-12 | C-37 | C37 | ....................... 3
Sanyo Japan ...................................................... Country: Japan ..................... CD production start in may-1983 ........... MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN .. 4
Toshiba EMI ....................................................... Country: Japan ..................... CD production start in may-1983 ............ CDC 7-47010 2 2A2 ............................. 5
Matsushita Electric Ind. Co., Ltd. ...................... Country: Japan ..................... CD production start in jun-1983 .............. "M" | C-58 ............................................. 6
Victor Musical Industries, Inc. ............................ Country: Japan ..................... CD production started in early 1984 ........ M1E : 1 | T1E11 | U1E12 ...................... 7
Digital Audio Disc Corp. ..................................... Country: US .......................... CD production start in sep-1984 ............. Digital Audio Disc Cor. ['D' logo]® ....... 8
NIMBUS ............................................................. Country: UK .......................... CD production start in sep-1984 .............. NIMBUS ENGLAND • .......................... 9
MPO ................................................................... Country: France .................... CD production start in dec-1984 .............. MPO 01. | MPO @ 2 .......................... 10
CTA Co. Ltd. ....................................................... Country: Japan ..................... CD production start in dec-1984 ............. № in matrix → X-## 1A1 .................... 11
Daio Kosan Co. Ltd. ........................................... Country: Japan ..................... CD production started in early 1985 ......... Only № in matrix, 7,13, 23. ............... 12
Sonopress .......................................................... Country: Germany ................ CD production start in jul-1985 ................. B-5556 | SONOPRESS | SONO/ ....... 13
ICM Switzerland ................................................. Country: Switzerland ............ CD production start in oct-1985 ............... № in matrix → 1124 ### & ICM ........ 14
PDO, Germany ................................................... Country: Germany ................ CD production start in jan-1986 ................ MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO ..... 15
Toolex Alpha ....................................................... Country: Sweden ................. CD production started in early 1986 ......... TOOLEX ALPHA 01. .......................... 16
3M USA (CD & Laserdisc pressing plant) ........... Country: US ......................... CD production started in mar-1986 .......... MADE BY M3 USA CA##### ............. 17
KOCH ................................................................. Country: Austria ................... CD production started in apr-1986 ........... Manyfac. by Koch | Made by Koch ... 18
CDP Berlin .......................................................... Country: Germany ............... CD production start in may-1986 ............. CDP BERLIN | CDP/ .......................... 19
EMI Swindon ...................................................... Country: UK ......................... CD production start in may-1986 .............. 2 : 1 : 16 ............................................ 20
Toshiba EMI Gotenba Plant ................................ Country: Japan .................... CD production start in mid-1986 .............. "TO".................................................... 21
Praxis Technologies Inc. ..................................... Country: Canada ................. CD production start in jun-1986 ................ PRAXIS 00142-0 ............................... 22
Record Service Alsdorf ....................................... Country: Germany ............... CD production start in aug-1986 .............. "RSA" ................................................ 23
Disctec ................................................................ Country: UK ......................... CD production start in sep-1986 .............. Disctec 02 ......................................... 24
Memory Tech Corporation .................................. Country: Japan .................... CD production start in sep-1986 .............. "MT"................................................... 25
Laservideo Inc. .................................................... Country: US ......................... CD production start in oct-1986 ............... LASERVIDEO INC. CI0 ### -0- ........ 26
Technidisc ........................................................... Country: US ......................... CD production start in oct-1986 ............... Ɑ Technidisc #139 ............................ 27
P+O-Pallas .......................................................... Country: Germany ............... CD production start in oct-1986 ................ P+O 0003-10-86 01. ........................ 28
Discovery Systems .............................................. Country: US ......................... CD production start in oct-1986 ............... DYSCOVERY SYSTEMS .................. 29
SKC ..................................................................... Country: South Korea .......... CD production start in oct-1986 .......... № in matrix → 1128 ### & T100 - <01> 30
PDO, UK .............................................................. Country: UK ......................... CD production start in dec-1986 .............. MADE IN U.K. - - - 01% ................... 31
PDO, USA ............................................................ Country: US ......................... CD production start in dec-1986 .............. MADE IN USA BY PDO .................... 32
Interpress ............................................................. Country: Germany ............... CD production start in late-1986 ........ MADE IN W. GERMANY INTERPRESS .. 33
Digipress .............................................................. Country: France ................... CD Glass Mastering start late-1986 ....... "DIGIP" | AREACEM DIGIP ................ 34
Warner-Pioneer Corporation ................................ Country: Japan .................... CD production start in late-1986 ............. "P01" | "P02" ..................................... 35
LOR Disc .............................................................. Country: France ................... CD production start in late-1986 .............. LORDISC DIGIP ............................... 36
Specialty Records Corporation ............................ Country: US ......................... CD production start in late-1986 .............. "SRC"................................................ 37
CSR [2] ................................................................. Country: Japan .................... CD production start in late-1986 .............. 1x text "CSR".................................... 38
CD plant ............................................................... Country: Sweden ................. CD production start in late-1986 .............. CDPLANT/........................................ 39
Capitol Jax ........................................................... Country: US ......................... CD production start in late-1986 .............. Text → Capitol Jax ........................... 40
Shape Optimedia, Inc. ......................................... Country: US .......................... CD production start in late-1986 .............. Hubtext → Shape Optimedia .......... 41
Ibermemory, S.A. ................................................. Country: Spain ...................... CD production started in 1986 ................. IBERMEMORY 258.203 # 2 ............. 42
Teldec-Press GmbH ............................................. Country: Germany ................ CD production started in early 1987 ........ Jewel case n° W1.2, W1.3 ............... 43
PDO, France ......................................................... Country: France ................... CD production started in early 1987 ........ 2896 | 2897 | L7 | 0L7 | 00L7 ............ 44
CD-Plant Tecval SA .............................................. Country: Switzerland ........... CD production start in feb-1987................ TECVAL 01. ...................................... 45
Americ Disc | Disque Americ ................................ Country: Canada .................. CD production start in feb-1987..... AMERIC DISC ADCD | DISQUE AMERIC ☮ 46
Disctronics B ........................................................ Country: Australia ................. CD production start in mar-1987 ............ MADE IN DISCTRONICS B ✽✽ ......... 47
CINRAM ................................................................ Country: Canada .................. CD production start in mar-1987 ............ MFG BY CINRAM #871007EE .......... 48
Denon Digital Industries ....................................... Country: US .......................... CD production start in apr-1987 ............. 10/87 1DA4 ....................................... 49
Ultech ................................................................... Country: Japan ..................... CD production start in apr-1987 ............. MANUFACTURED BY ULTECH ........ 50
JVC Disc America ................................................ Country: US .......................... CD production start in apr-1987 ............. 1T 13 | -1T11 | MFD BY JVC ............. 51
Disctronics S ........................................................ Country: UK .......................... CD production start in jul-1987 .............. DISCTRONICS S - - - 01 .................. 52
DADC Austria ........................................................ Country: Austria .................... CD production start in jul-1987 .............. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII []DADC[] 'D' logo] ............ 53
DANDisc ................................................................ Country: Denmark ................. CD production start in sep-1987 ............ ↀ ~ DANDISC - - - CDM01 ............ 54
Egva CD A/S ......................................................... Country: Norway ................... CD production start in nov-1987 ............ EGVA CD 01 @ ................................ 55
Dureco .................................................................. Country: Netherlands ............ CD production start in late-1987 ............ DURECO - - - CDM01 ..................... 56
SANYO U.S.A. ...................................................... Country: US ........................... CD production start in late-1987 ............ MANUFACTURED BY SANYO ........ 57
Microservice ......................................................... Country: Brazil ....................... CD production start in late-1987 ............ MICROSERVICE Ⓡ .......................... 58
ODME ................................................................... Country: Netherlands ............ CD production start in late-1987 ............. ODME | OD ME | DIGIP ................... 59
Pilz Compact Disc ................................................ Country: Germany ................. CD production start in late-1987 ............. PILZ CD | PCD ................................ 60
SNA ...................................................................... Country: France ..................... CD production start in late-1987 ............. [A] & [B] DIGIP ................................. 61
Polygram Records, Inc. [Made in USA cd's] ........ Country: US ........................... CD production start in 1987 .....................171002-2 07! | MADE IN USA | 02@ 62
Digital Press Hellas ............................................... Country: Greece .................... CD production started in early 1988 ....... Made by Digital Press Hellas .......... 63
Opti.Me.S. ............................................................. Country: Italy ......................... CD production started in early 1988 ....... Matrix → 991950000007 ................ 64
Europe Optical Disc .............................................. Country: Netherlands ............. CD production start in may-1988 ............"EOD" ............................................. 65
DADC, Pitman ....................................................... Countr: US ............................. CD production started in 1988 ................."P" | "CMU P 59" | P16 .................. 66
Gramofonové Závody ........................................... Country: Czech Republic ....... CD production started in 1988 ................. "GZ"............................................... 67
American Helix ...................................................... Country: US ............................ CD production started in 1988 ..."MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN HELIX" 68
Glória ..................................................................... Country: Hungary ................... CD production started in 1988 ............... GLORIA .......................................... 69
PhonoComp .......................................................... Country: Italy .......................... CD production started in 1988 ............... "PHC"............................................. 70
Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. ............................ Country: India ......................... CD production started in 1988 ............... | special jewel case type ................ 71
Pozzoli ................................................................... Country: Italy .......................... CD production started in 1988 ............... POZZOLI ........................................ 72
Disctronics H ......................................................... Country: US ............................ CD production started in 1988 ............... DISCTRONICS ❮H❯ ....................... 73
CDI ........................................................................ Country: Israel ......................... CD production started in 1988 ............... CDI | C.D.I. | A1 | DIGIP| CDM | ..... 74
EMI uden ............................................................... Country: Netherlands .............. CD production start in late-1989 ............ 1 – 1 – 1 – NL ................................ 75
U.S. Optical Disc ................................................... Country: US ............................ CD production started in 1989 ................ U.S. Optical Disc - - - ❮01❯ .......... 76
Superior Disk Corp., Tokyo, Japan ........................ Country: Japan ....................... CD production started in early 1990 ....... MANUFACTURED BY SUPERIOR 77
DZU ........................................................................ Country: Bulgaria ................... CD production started in early 1990 ....... DZU .............................................. 78
Disctronics USA ..................................................... Country: US ............................ CD production start in mar-1990 ........... Disctronics USA ⁜ ......................... 79
Dynamic Laserdisc ................................................ Country: Netherlands .............. CD production start in jun-1990 ............. DYNAMIC LASER DISC ................ 80
Allied Record Company ......................................... Country: US ............................ CD production start in mid-1990 ............."ARC"............................................ 81
Московский Опытный Завод «Грамзапись» ...... Country: USSR ....................... CD production started in 1990 ................ SUCD ........................................... 82
CDT [2] ................................................................... Country: South Africa ............. CD production start in feb-1991 .............. MASTERED BY CDT .................... 83
PRS Hannover ........................................................ Country: Germany .................. CD production start in sep-1991 ............. Hubtext → MADE IN GERMANY . 84
Dyntec Disc ............................................................ Country: Thailand ................... CD production start in dec-1991 ............ DINTECDISC [MGA → Label logo] 85
SM ......................................................................... Country: Singapore ................. CD production started in 1991 ............... 'SM' .............................................. 86
KAO Optical Products ............................................ Country: US ............................ CD production started in 1993 ............... MANUFACTURED BY KAO... ⁜⁜⁜ 87
M.M. Mfg. ............................................................... Country: Latvia ....................... CD production started in 1993 ............... M M Mfg | M.M.Mfg ...................... 88
VTCD ...................................................................... Country: Hungary ................... CD production started in 1993 ............... VTCD | Videothon .......................... 89
Zomax Optical ........................................................ Country: US ............................ CD production started in 1993 ............... ZOMAX OPTICAL -MN | ❮1005❯ .. 90
SIDI ........................................................................ Country: Saudi Arabia ............. CD production started in 1994 ............... SIDI CO. JEDDAH. ------- 0101 ... 91
Laser Disc Argentina .............................................. Country: Argentina .................. CD production started in 1994 ............. L.D.A. - INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA .. 92
American Multimedia, Inc. ..................................... Country: US ............................. CD production started in 1994 .............. Mastered by AMI ........................... 93
TAKT ....................................................................... Country: Poland ...................... CD production started in 1997 .............. TAKT .............................................. 94
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3. Nippon Columbia Co.,Ltd. pressed first demonstration cd in aug-1982, officiel released first 10 cd's of series 7000 1-oct-1982, 1 generation Denon cd's has "crude font" matrix, № 1 to 121 has such matrix type → String Quartet No.2 and No. 4. from mar-1984 another matrix generation with dot writing comes → Loudness Disillusion - 撃剣霊化. Denon had then only one pressing plant, but in Discogs Denon cd's is entered sometimes with other names, it is in such case, when back cover has such text: DENON/Nippon Columbia, Japan | Denon/Nippon Columbia | Denon | Denon/Nippon Columbia Co.,Ltd. (Japan), 1982 Denon cd's have back covers with very thick paper and 1982 cd's sometimes have a jewel case with one! long booklet stopper + patent pending 2 → Kantarow / Zigeunerweisen
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4. SANYO start CD production may-1983, here is the first demonstration CD variant 1 → Various The Purity Of Digital Sound, here is the first denstration CD variant 2 → Various The Purity Of Digital Sound, here is the first commercial CD pressing from SANYO → Pepper, Farrell , Cables Darn That Dream, SANYO at start CD production pressed such label's: ▶ RealTime Records ⇨ Don Menza & His '80s Big Band Burnin', ▶ Delos ⇨ Altenburg, Biber, Vivaldi The Sound Of Trumpets, ▶ Teldec ⇨ Mozart Symphonies Nr. 31 »Pariser« & Nr. 33, ▶ Nonesuch ⇨ Mozart Four Early Quartets, ▶ in-akustik ⇨ The Dice Of Dixie Crew 1st Throw, ▶ Ex Libris ⇨ Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and many other labels. Here is Sanyo CD chronology picture → (Look last picture of picture set, with Glass Mastered day 11-jun-1983, This CD is considered the 4th oldest CD produced by Sanyo Electronic Co., Ltd., Japan. In this picture presented 11 oldest CD produced by Sanyo. CD's are sorted in chronological order, from right to left) → Freddie Hubbard Back To Birdland. Are there any Sanyo pressed cd's with no text in matrix 'MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN' → The Great Jazz Trio At The Village Vanguard. First generation Sanyo pressed cd's has label cat. # divided into two parts, for example → [ D/CD 3017 ] → Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale), later editions have label cat. # always written together → [ D/CD3017 ] → Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale), or here → [ MFCD 802 ] → Ravel Boléro / La Valse / Rapsodie Espagnole / Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte, later editions have label cat. # always written together → [ MFCD-802 ] → Ravel Boléro / La Valse / Rapsodie Espagnole / Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte. May-1983 to late 1984 Sanyo printed back cover pages are folded differently than Sanyo printed back covers from 1985. Here is typical 1984 Sanyo pressing → Karl Münchinger Jupiter Sinfonie - Haffner Sinfonie, here is typical 1985 Sanyo pressing → Richard Strauss Suites From "Der Rosenkavalier" And "Die Frau Ohne Schatten", here is typical 1986 Sanyo pressing → Konrad Ragossnig Típico Brasileiro – Guitar Music Of Our Time/Giterrenmusik Unserer Zeit, Matrix → '60105-50 ▶60713P MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN' ⇨ [ 6=1986, 07=July, 13=Day ] ➪ glass mastered day = 13-jul-1986 & july-1986 is the last month where glass mastered day & month is started with numbers, from aug-1986 Sanyo pressed cd's glass mastered year is written differently, first is written with different letters for example 'A' and after that comes glass mastered year like here → Peter Zinsli S'Bescht Vom Beschte, Matrix → '20-156 ▶A6808N MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN' ⇨ [ A= ••, 6=1986, 8=aug, 08=day ], here is typical 1987 Sanyo pressing → Various Motown Dance Party - Volume Two, here is typical 1988 Sanyo pressing → Peter-Lukas Graf Werke Für Flöte Und Harfe, here is 1989 Sanyo pressing → Vivaldi Stabat Mater / Longe Mala, Umbrae, Terrores / Nisi Dominus, matrix has no text 'MANUFACTURED BY SANYO JAPAN', in general label Hungaroton and label Claves stayed with Sanyo for a very long time, at the end of the eighties Sanyo hardly pressed CDs for the European market anymore. In 1987 Sanyo USA started CD production, Sanyo USA CD's are marked on CD 'Made in USA' and have matrix text 'MANUFACTURED BY SANYO', such CD's are very similar to CD's pressed by SANYO Japan → Various The Good-Feeling Music Of The Big Chill Generation (Volume One). Oldest cd's from Sanyo may-1983 to approx. mar-1984 has smooth edge case with patent pending s (small s) such jewel case has thick walls, beginning of 1984 comes second generation jewel case type, jewel case with patent pending S (big S ), later in mid-1986 jewel case with patent pending s (small s) returns, but without thick walls. Sanyo also had standard jewel case type (with or without smooth edge case) with such jewel case type CD's released from the end of 1984, first number's were: n° 'KT1' & 'KT2', later came larger numbers, with such jewel case mostly CD's released for European market. SANYO pressed CD's with different matrix have their own submission if there is a large year difference between two CD's, otherwise they are entered as a matrix variant.
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6. In the period 1983 to 1987 there are several Matsushita matrix generations. this example mostly applies to the label: Telarc, but other labels are the same. 1. mid-1983 (very small font) ~ C-17, C-21, C-23, C-65. → Le Sacre Du Printemps C–17 = № 17. 2. late-1983 (small font) ~ 80042 2 → Pictures At An Exhibition • Night On Bald Mountain, or from other label ~ WA-60268 → Jackson Brown Lawyers In Love, 3. early-1984 to mid 1984 (small font) ~ TELCD-80072 5 Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky* - Marche Slav, or ~ TEL-80039 6 → Stravinsky*, Borodin*, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus* - The Firebird / Music From Prince Igor, & Sampler Volume 1, or from other label → Cambridge Chamber Orchestra, The Empire Brass Quintet, Rolf Smedvig - Glory Of The Baroque, 4. mid-1984 first time letter M is visible (small font) ~ TEL CD-80068 5 E TEL CD-80068 5 M → Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet / Nutcracker Suite, 5. end-1984 & >> (big font + letter "M") TEL CD-80051 G M → Symphony No. 3 "Organ", label: Pro Arte ~ 1S CDD-187 2 M → Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Joseph Silverstein, Utah Symphony Orchestra - Violin Concerto, Overtures, label: Denon ~ C37-7239 2 M → Piano Quintet In A Major Op.114 "The Trout", Allegro in C Minor, label: Pablo Records ~ PO 3112-42 2 M → "88 Basie Street", sometimes it is possible some edition of this time has no letter "M" → Various Stand By Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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7. Victor Musical Industries, Inc., CD production started in early 1984, with such name Victor Musical Industries, Inc. mostly cd's released only in Japan → Spyro Gyra Catching The Sun, still exists JVC Musical Industries, Inc, mostly with such name JVC Musical Industries, Inc., cd's released for international market → Various Pro Arte Sampler, manufactured & pressed by JVC Musical Industries, Inc. is not cretitled on booklet. both belong to parental label Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd.
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8. Only two cd's exist with hubtext 'Central Tape Agency Disc Division' in 1983 → Teru Sakamoto Trio Fancy Jazz Piano and in 1984 → CTA – PD 1003 → Concerto For Oboe And Strings {CD's made by CBS/Sony Inc. for CTA Co .LTD.} , CTA Co Ltd., itself had no pressing plant for that time. cd production starts at the end of 1984, oldest cd's by CTA Co.Ltd. has short matrix → X-11 1A1 ~ Dave Grusin One Of A Kind, or ~ X-08 1A1 ➞ The Glenn Miller Orchestra In The Digital Mood, here is standard matrix from 1985 ~ 9861 X-192 1A1 CTA CO. LTD. JAPAN ➞ Lee Aaron Metal Queen, or label ~ Teldec ➞ Missa In C, KV 427 "Grosse Messe", this cd has incorrect information on back cover → CD is manufactured by Sanyo Japan, CTA Co.Ltd. uses known name of Sanyo. sometimes there are such matrix ➞ 10004 MASTERED IN U.S.A. PRESSED IN JAPAN C105225 -0- 7102073879 X-621 1L3 ~ Petra Back To The Street, that was in sep-1986 before Laservideo Inc., started cd production, CTA Co.Ltd. helped Laservideo Inc. start cd production. CTA Co.Ltd. also released own production with label name "CTA", matrix has such cd's with without X, PD-1009 → Symphony No. 2 In D Major Op.36 / Overture Egmont, or PD-1008 → Symphony No. 41 In C Major K551 Jupiter ..
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10. MPO was the first CD pressing plant in France, CD production began in late 1984, first generation MPO pressed CD's always have smooth edge cases with long booklet stoppers, here is one of the first MPO pressed CD → Various Concert Imaginaire GRM, or here → UZEB Fast Emotion, or like here → Quatuor, here is also 1984 edition → Shirley Bassey I Am What I Am, for old CD's pressed by MPO there is a list from me ➪ 'MPO pressed CD's with smooth edge case –––'. From mid-1985 MPO pressed plant no longer has a smooth edge case, but jewel case with long booklet stoppers remained until the end of the '80s and some jewel cases also have later CD's. Here is typical 1985 MPO pressed CD → Vivaldi The Classical Oboe. In 1985/86 years MPO also pressed Target CD's from label ~ Elektra: → The Doors - The Doors, here is Target CD from label ~ WEA: → Véronique Sanson 7ème, or here → Michel Jonasz Les Années 80 Commencent, exists also Target CD from label ~ Warner Bros. Records: → Francis Lai Bande Originale Du Film Bilitis. From mid-1986 MPO pressed cd's mostly have matrix ending with 01 @, or 02 @ → Stéphane Grappelli Dedications +, or like here → Various Bal De Nos Amours, from 1988 MPO pressed cd's has matrix ending 01 @@ → Nouvelle Adresse Combien De S.O.S., or like here 04 @@ → Stravinsky Le Sacre Du Printemps - Quatre Etudes Pour Orchestre, or here → Lyres A Promise Is A Promise, CD with two '@@' released at the end of 1987 is possible. from 1989 MPO pressed cd's mostly have endering in matrix 01 @@@ → Jarre Live, but is it possible MPO pressed CD from 1989 has only one → @ in the matrix, or only two → @@ ➪ Pierre Perret Les Plus Grands Succès De Pierre Perret, but if it has three → @@@ in the matrix, there is a guaranteed CD released from 1989 year. Old MPO pressed CD's mostly has hubtext → Maria Callas La Sonnambula (The Greatest Years Of Maria Callas - Köln 1957), here is 1985 edition with hubtext, or with without hubtext, both matrix is entered together as matrix variant → Various 20 Greatest Songs In Motown History, here is 1986 edition with hubtext, or with without hubtext, both CD's belong together in one submission → Sandy Marton Modern Lover, here is 1987 edition with hubtext, or with without hubtext, both CD's belong together in one submission → Michel Sardou Michel Sardou, here is 1988 edition with hubtext, or with without hubtext, both CD's belong together in one submission → Michel Sardou Regards, here is 1989 edition with hubtext, or with without hubtext, both CD's belong together in one submission → Forbidden Forbidden Evil, here is 1989 CD with hubtext → OTH Le Live, here is 1990 CD with hubtext → Mink DeVille Cabretta, In this reason CD with hubtext, or with without hubtext is only matrix variant, for other pressing plant Sonopress, Matsushita .. is different from these pressing plans matrix hubtext only has first pressings and such CD's are very rare. CD with hubtext differentiated rare 1st presing CD's with standard edition. MPO produced jewel case always has two numbers in jewel case, one number written in lower parts of jewel case (usually at the top) and second number written in outside parts of jewel case in booklet stopper ⎍ . 1st generation jewel case has small numbers, very first CD's top side of jewel case has letter → I, or twice → II. Later MPO produced jewel cases have larger numbers, sometimes also have such numbers → C1, or M9 (in lower parts) and → C4, or M11 (in upper parts). CD tray from first generation CD's has number ➊, or number ➋, such CD tray looks completely different than mid 1985 CD tray from MPO, 1985 and 1986 CD tray is clearly similar, if the CD year is not written on, can with the jewel case type and CD tray you can roughly understand in which year this CD was pressed.
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13. Sonopress was 2nd cd pressing plant in Germany. For European market in 1983/84 years CD's sold produced by Polygram, West Germany, or CD's sold imported from Japan. In 1983/84 the CD sales price was very high and around September 1984 Japan imported only CD's, booklets, jewel cases and CD trays produced by various companies themselves, of course not all CD's, the process started slowly, but in 1985/86 CD's Imported CD+Booklet 'Made in Japan' was very little. First started for 'CBS/Sony' only CD's imported from Japan in Sep-1984, for 'SANYO' such process started Oct-1984. here is one of the last cd where 'Made in Japan' for Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH is written in the back cover → Udo Jürgens Hautnah, or here → Roland Kaiser Ich Fühl Mich Wohl In Deinem Leben, here is one of the first cd's where in back cover inscribed 'Printed in Western Germany by Topac, Geselschaft für Tonträger-Verpackung mbH, Gütersloh → Rondò Veneziano Scaramucce, or here → Rondò Veneziano Rondo' Veneziano, or here → Various Laß Das Mal Den Tony Machen • Neue Folge, or here → Peter Alexander Mein Wien, or here → Gazebo Telephone Mama, of all such cd's booklet printed by 'Topac' and name 'Topac' was cd booklet produced by Gütersloh company, where 'Sonopress' later had CD production began. CD production starts in mid-1985❗, SANYO helped Sonopress CD production to start and developed a special matrix type for Sonopress, here is one of the first Sonopress cds with collaboration with SANYO, labeled 'Made in Japan' on the cd → Die Schönsten Opernchöre this CD edition has patent pending smooth edge case with long booklet stoppers, such jewel case type was given at the start of CD production for other pressing plants: Digital Audio disc Corp, Nimbus, ICM Switzerland, Laservideo, Inc. only at the start of CD production in a very short time. SANYO in 1985 also developed matrix type for its own CD's for Sonopress, look here Matrix from CD3 → Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (1 & 2 Teil BWV 846-893), but such matrix type SANYO soon stopped producing its own CD's. here is cd with short matrix type from Sonopress → Don Giovanni, or here → James Cotton High Compression, or here → Alaska (8) - The Pack, or here → Placido Domingo Bravissimo, Domingo!, or here → Edo Zanki Ruhig Blut, here is a bit with long text → The Robert Cray Band False Accusations in 1985/86 years hubtext has many first pressings in matrix like here → Depeche Mode The Singles 81 → 85 , or here → Symphony No. 1, or here → Nicki Weihnachten Mit Nicki, or here → Symphony No. 49 in F minor "La Passione" - Symphony No. 5 in B flat (D.485), or like here → Spider Murphy Gang Wahre Liebe, mostly from 1985 Sonopress cd's has glass mastering B-### like here → Two Of Us Two Of Us - Twice As Nice, or here → Sascha Hehn Peter Und Der Wolf / Der Karneval Der Tiere, or here → The Chris Hinze And Sigi Schwab Duo Live At The Northsea Jazz Festival, or like here → The Transformers: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), here is rare Sonopress edition with patent pending jewel case from Toshiba → Jo Stafford America's Most Versatile Singing Star, Sonopress released 1-feb-1986 1st Commercialle CD single → John Martyn Classic John Martyn, In 1987 Sonopress also has other matrix type like here → Reinhard Mey Wie Vor Jahr Und Tag, or here → Reinhard Mey Keine Ruhige Minute, This matrix type mostly has text in matrix 'SONO/' instead of 'SONOPRESS', but in 1988 production with such matrix type was soon stopped. First generation Sonopress cd's have exactly the same jewel case type as Polygram: smooth edge case n° 31, 32, 33, 34.. or standard jewel case n° 51, 52, 53, 54, 61, 62, 63.. sometimes has also SANYO jewel case type like n° KT1, KT2.. later editions have larger numbers, sometimes it is possible 1988 cd has the same number as 1985/86 edition, but cd tray number is different.
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15. In truth, hubtext MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO has cd's, which were released from late-1986, Discogs only recognizes cd's with such hubtext. from jan-1986 to late-1986 all cd's have no hub text and such cd's in Discogs are cretitled as Polygram pressings, even if the official Polygram factory at this time is already called PDO, Germany. 1st generation PDO, Germany cd's has very nice and clear Matrix inner ring text (MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO) → Kitaro Silk Road, or here → Coronation Anthems, or here → Lavilliers En Concert Olympia 84 , later PDO, Germany cd's has not so clear matrix inner ring text → Stephan Micus Koan, or here → W. Ambros Mann und Frau, at the end of the eighties PDO, Germany produced many 'Picture CD' editions → Anca Parghel Soul, My Secret Place. 1st generation PDO, Germany cd's has matrix ending with → 01 # , 01 ✽ , 02 ✽, end of 1987 comes other symbols → [ 01 + ], [ 01 ˙/ ], all PDO, Germany produced cd's has in matrix Letter after the 01 # ~ [TCD 55 470 2897 637 01 # J] and after the comes matrix inner ring text. At the beginning there was usually only one letter, a little later 2 and later editions still have such a symbol → [ ⚒ ], with jewel case number + cd-tray number you can correctly tell which copy is original and which copy is later edition. In 1987/88 many PDO, Germany pressed cd's with smooth edge case were released again, sometimes PDO, Germany released cd's had smooth edge case with numbers like that, which was in 1983/84, but the cd-tray number is always different.
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17. Generally 3M USA was a Laserdisc pressing plant, but sometimes pressed compact discs too, such cd's are very rare and look like small golden Laserdisc → Erich Kunzel Broadway's Greatest Hits, or here → Sergiu Comissiona Celebrate America
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21.Toshiba pressed cd's "TO" in matrix, not a single one existed until mid-1986, series 7 46 ••• -2 pop & series 7 47 ••• -2 classical has such numbers which is only possible from mid-1986, jewel case + cd-tray has such numbers which only fit for this time. this date also applies to Toshiba pressed cd's for other labels. Here is a typical 1986 Toshiba pressing → Paul McCartney Press To Play = プレス・トゥ・プレイ
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22. 1st Canadian cd pressing plant Praxis Technologies, Inc. manufactured cd's Jun-1986 to Jul-1988. started with label 'Fanfare', start number is n° 2 → Fanfare DFC-9017 ~ Erich Kunzel Kunzel On Broadway, here is n° 4 → Fanfare DFCD 8014 ~ Andrew Davis The Pachelbel Canon & Other Digital Delights, also pressed Praxis technologies, Inc. for other label's: → CBC Records –– SM5067 ~ Rober Shumann Symphony No. 2 In C Major, Op. 61; Overture, Scherzo And Finale, Op. 52, Mercury ~ Zamfir Harmony, Sparrow Records ~ White Heart Don't Wait For The Movie, Piano Records ~ From Baroque To Mozart ... all Praxis Tecnologies, Inc. produced cd's hapt own jewel case type n° IP1. ⇨ jewel case with long booklet stoppers, only at the end cd productions sometimes also has jewel case with dot stoppers. Every cd produced by Praxis Technologies, Inc. is a collector's item.
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28. P+O-Pallas pressing plant history started ca. sep-1986, Polygram helped P+O-Pallas for start of cd production, in this basic first cd's of P+O-Pallas has Polygram matrix № 2896 ###, first client was label: Elte Special, there are 5 such cd, 1. Opernchöre, 2. Bouzouki Sound, 3. Tango Poesie... these cd's are originals, other pressings by Polygram with such numbers do not exist. Some cd's come in two editions. 1. Tango International '86 edition with Polygram №, or '87 reissue with P+O-Pallas № ➞ Tango International, cd's inner ring is 100% the same, also cd-tray type is from P+O-Pallas. oct-1986 P+O-Pallas officiel started cd production with own numbers, here is № 3 ➞ Boris Rubaschkin, Chor Und Balalaika-Ensemble* - Moskauer Nächte, № 7 ➞ Lautenmusik Der Habsburgischen Lande, № 8 ➞ Die Phantastische Orgel, № 10 ➞ Rondo' Veneziano* - Odissea Veneziana, № 105 ➞ Blumenlieder - Songs Of Flowers - Chansons De Fleurs ... P+O-Pallas cd's first generation released with Polygram jewel case type, bit later P+O-Pallas cd's has own jewel case type: № W1.3, W1.4, W2.1. ⦿ P+O-Pallas has many reissue cd's from different labels, which first time released by Polygram and later reissued by P+O-Pallas, but there are such cd's which have Polygram & PDO, Germany matrix № and exist only glass mastering by P+O-pallas, these cd's made by P+O-Pallas are almost never written anywhere, but I have such a cd with Polygram matrix № which has text on cd, [Made in Germany by P+O] → Ludwig Van Beethoven Serenade Op.8 In D-Dur / Trio Op. 9/3 In C-moll, or here is another cd like that → Siegfried Schwab Meditation, Also this cd made by P+O-Pallas → Steelband Karibische Rhythmen, label: Calig has such a tradition, on the back cover they always write down CD pressing plant and this cd made by P+O, this edition has matrix from 1988 original cd pressed by Teldec Press GmbH & Glass mastered by CDM (10), in fact this cd made by P+O and has nothing to do with Teldec-Press & CDM (10).
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31. Some cd's made by PDO, UK has no text in matrix MADE BY PDO, UK, mostly such cd's released 1987 -1988 years and such cd's has on cd text Made in UK, there are different labels: 1. EMI → Renaissance Music In Naples, 2. Mercury → Fiesta Tropical, 3. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi → Sinfonie Nr. 6 F-Dur Op. 68 "Pastorale", 4. Archive Production → Trevor Pinnock, J.S. Bach* - Goldberg-Variationen , 5. Mercury → Underneath The Colours 6. Virgin → Drums Along The Mohawk, I think PDO, UK pressed cd's with such matrix ➞ 1. Symphonies Nos 10 & 21, 2. Fourth And Broadway - Built For The 90's, 3. Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On, 4. Gangster Chronicle, 5. Still Kickin' , 6. Various Philips 60s Gallery Promo, in Discogs must enter as PDO, UK (2), all such cd's have special PDO, UK cat. # and text in matrix MADE IN U.K.
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36. French cd pressing plant 'Lord Disc' start cd production at the end of 1986, first generation cd's almost always have in matrix hubtex 'Made in France Lor Disc' and glass mastered by Digipress → Claude Debussy, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Toscanini dirige Debussy, or here → Percussions-Claviers De Lyon - Vol 2 Rags, or here → Liszt* - Georges Cziffra*, György Cziffra, Jr., Orchestre De Paris - Concertos Nos 1&2 / Totentanz / Fantaisie Hongroise, Rare at the beginning, but CDs were also released with no hub text→ John Marshall* - Is This Heaven?, or here → Ivan Rebroff - The Best Of Ivan Rebroff Ses Plus Grands Succès, Here is edition with without glass mastering 'Digipress' → The Modern Jazz Quartet - Scandinavia, April 1960. Mostly at the beginning 'Lor Disc' pressed cd's had jewel case type like 'MPO' pressing plant → Unknown Artist - Bal Dans Ma Rue, or here → Various - Classica 2, a little later released also with jewel case type with dot booklet stoppers like here → Aline Chalifoux - Sur Le Circuit De Mon Imagination, This cd pressing plant pressed very many inexpensive cd series.
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44. 1st generation PDO, France cd's has Polygram & PDO, Germany matrix number → 2895 ###, 2896 ###, 2897 ### , difference from PDO, Germany is PDO, France has none symbols in matrix and hubtext MADE BY PDO has very rarely, jewel case type is also from Polygram and still PDO, France made cds has on booklet text Impremé par KAISER. 1. label ~ Accord ➞ Erik Satie / Jean-Joël Barbier Œuvres Pour Piano Vol. 2, 2. label ~ Barclay ➞ Jacques Brel Les Marquises, this edition has hubtext MADE BY PDO. 3. label ~ Vogue ➞ Various Brasil Stars mid 1987 PDO, France has its own matrix number "L7", also has its own jewel case type № N1.4, N2.1, bit later jewel case has other numbers № 3, 4, 6. | 4. label ~ Polydor ➞ Renaud Ma Compil Numéro 2 5. label ~ Sefra Music ➞ David & Jonathan Cœur De Gosse
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58. Microservice before start of cd production in 1987, for brazilian market cd's mostly imported from West Germany, jewel case + back cover self-produced, such cd's sold for brazilian market from the beginning of 1986 to 1988 years. sometimes such cd's have very rare jewel case type → 1. The Manhattan Transfer The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer, 2. Elis Regina Elis, Essa Mulher, 3. Talking Heads Remain In Light, 4. Rod Stewart Greatest Hits, in 1987 cd production starts in brazil, 1st generation brazilian cd's sometimes have no matrix → Chico Buarque Personalidade, or sometimes hass glass mastering from other pressing plant → Lulu Santos Último Romântico, or here → João Bosco Ao Vivo 100ª Apresentação, 1st generation microservice produced cd's hapt jewel case type with text ~ MICROSERVICE ® → Paulo Moura Mistura E Manda
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63. Digital Press Hellas was first cd pressing plant in Greece, started in 1988 year, mostly first generation Digital Press Hellas has glass mastering from Digipress → Μπέσσυ Αργυράκη Έλα Ξανά, or here → Στράτος Διονυσίου Οι Μεγαλύτερες Επιτυχίες Του, Sometimes there is also glass mastering from CDM (10) → Ελευθερία Αρβανιτάκη Ελευθερία Αρβανιτάκη, Digital Press Hellas mostly cd pressed for Arabic, Turkish and Greek markets → Wanda ياحبيبي لا تقل لي / قال ايه بيسألوني = Ya Habibi La Takol Li / Ale Eih Bayess Alouni, → Sezen Aksu Serçe, but there are exceptions → Beethoven Violin concerto In D Major / Romances Nos. 1 & 2, → Trio 18 Three Guitars. Vivaldi - De Falla - The Beatles .... , → Various Discovering Israel In Song. general: Greek language music first pressed by Polygram and released at the beginning of 1984, this cd is the first silver-blue cd from Philips → Various Στη Μαγεία Των Laser / Greek Magic In Laser, Philips also pressed some cd's in 1986/87 for the Greek market → Τα Λαϊκά Της Νύχτας or here is PDO, Germany pressing → Ωδές. from 1986 ICM Switzerland pressed cd's or the Greek market → Αλέξανδρος – No. 1 Greek Top Hits Sympsium / Συμπόσιο Ελληνικών Επιτυχιών Νο1, or here → Αλέξανδρος – No. 3 A La Ellinika Bouzouki Disco, also Disctronics pressed Greek cd's in 1987 → Μάνος Χατζιδάκις 30 Νυχτερινά CD2, here is cd made Austria by Koch Digitaldisc pressed Greek cd's → Θάνος Μικρούτσικος Ο Σταυρός Του Νότου / Καντάτα Για Τη Μακρόνησο, here ist cd made France by Lor disc → Mikis Theodorakis Symphony No 4, or Tecval pressing plant pressed cd's for Greece → Μάριος Τόκας Στη Λεωφόρο Της Αγάπης, here is cd made by DADC Austria → Ελένη Βιτάλη "Και Μπήκαμε Στα Χρόνια", also exists cd made in USA by Technidisc → Various Νέο Κύμα Τα Ωραιότερα Τραγούδια, from 1988 cd's produced in Greece.
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64. CD pressing plant 'Opti.Me.S.' begin cd production in 1988 and was the first cd plant in Italy, many first generation cd's pressed by 'Opti.Me.S.' has golden color tones and 1988 - 1990 cd's mostly have no barcode, n° 42 → Lucio Battisti Pensieri E Parole, n° 59 → Mango Inseguendo L’Aquila, n° 73 → Johann Sebastian Bach, Roberto Michelucci - Sonata I In Sol Minore - Partita I In Si Minore, n° 107 → Edith Piaf Edith Piaf, n° 322 → Alfredo Tisocco Ritagli D'Anima, n° 427 → Inti-IIIimani La Nueva Cancion Chilena & Canto De Pueblos Andinos/2, n° 649 → Pooh Un Altro Pensiero, n° 892 → Mirafiori Banane & Cynismo, n° 1176 → Vasco Rossi Va Bene, n° 2020 → Scialpi Trasparente... until 1990 number is always last number 991950002331 = n° 2331, from 1990 year, cat. # changed and last numbers are always 100,000, but the correct number is only the last 4 numbers, for example: n° 991950102360 = (not number 102,360) here is correct number ➪ ('2360') → Count Basie & His Orchestra Basie (E = MC² = Count Basie Orchestra + Neal Hefti Arrangements), 'Opti.Me.S.' cd's always has jewel case type with dot stoppers, numbers: P25.6, P24.6, P25.8 ... booklet quality is always very good, also cd's are always made in beautiful colors, in this basic first generation 'Opti.Me.S.' produced cd's are very sought after by cd collectors.
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69. "Glória" started cd production in 1988 year, "Glória" pressing plant happt very bad qualityy jewel case type + cd-tray, jewel case has no number, dark black cd-tray happt top side to left text, Θ "PLASZTIK", with such jewel case also sold Hungaroton cd's in late '80s for European market, cd's + booklets was made in Japan and jewel case with cd's was from "Glória".
"Glória" pressed cd's almost always have text on cd → Bartók: Sonata For Two Pianos And Percussion Etc. Manufactured by Glória in Hungary, later "Glória" pressing plant ends name and written on cd → Hungarian Coronation Mass Manufactured by /// VTCD in Hungary, sometimes later reissues written on cd Manufactured by Glória in Hungary and written in cd matrix text VIDEOTHON → Beethoven* - Dénes Kovács / Mihály Bächer - Violin Sonatas "Spring" & "Kreutzer"
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71. First pressing plant in India was 'Super Cassettes Industries Ltd., cd production starts in 1988. such cd's have a very rare jewel case type, one with a long booklet stopper → Babla Mehta Sad Songs Of Raj Kapoor, later matrix looks like this → Various Moods 'N' Melodies (Classical Instrumental), in 1988 in Indian market sold cd's with such matrix type → Various Come On Baby Let's Dance (Vol. 1—Disco), or here → Mohd. Aziz Duets All The Way (Vol. 1) these cd's made in South Korea by SKC and not marked nowhere, this cd's is very finite like this one → Beyond 秘密警察, or here → Bae Ho 배호애창곡집, only here I find one like this cd where marked this cd made in Korea → Babla Hits Of Raj Kapoor Vol. 2
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81. [Московский Опытный Завод «Грамзапись» = Moscow Pilot Plant "Gramzapis"] & [грамзапись = Mechanical recording] Swedish pressing plant "CD Plant MFG" helps "Московский Опытный Завод «Грамзапись»" cd production starts in 1990 , in this basic first cd's has written text on cd ~ MADE IN USSR and cd matrix is → [CD PLANT MFG SUCD 10 00003 CDM01] → W.A. Mozart, later developed own matrix type with short matrix → Сюита Из Музыки К Комедии Ж. Б. Мольера «Мещанин Во Дворянстве» / Пьесы Для Оркестра = Suite From The Music To J. B. Molière's Comedy "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" / Pieces For Orchestra, or here → Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, or here → Sonatas For Piano Nos. 8 & 9. jewel case + cd-tray first time imported from SANYO ~ № KT-25, KT-27, KT-29, later cd's released with own jewel case type ~ № IP A1.2, IP A1.3...
General: USSR label Мелодия music production on cd first pressed and released in Japan by Victor Musical Industries, Inc. → Nikolayeva Plays Bach, or here → Piano Sonatas Nos. 9 & 11, or here → Symphonic Dances, bit later Мелодия music production released in European market with french label: Le Chant Du Monde → Bachianas Brasileiras Nº1 (Prelude), Nº5, Nº2 - Choros Nº4 - Ciranda Des Sept Notes, or here → Divine Liturgie Orthodoxe A Zagorsk, or here → Les Poèmes Symphoniques, Also label 'Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab' released 'Мелодия' music production from early 1987 → Glazunov: Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 5, or here → Symphonies No. 1 & No. 3 And Concerto No. 1, from 1987 year first time with own name 'Мелодия' cd production resealed in European market, [Serie ~ MCD] cd's pressed by Disctec (one of the last produced cd by pressing plant Disctec, on cd is already text made by Disctronics, because july-1987 pressing plant Disctec bought Disctronics) → Symphony No 4 Op 48 / Symphony No 5 Op 55, bit later cd's pressed by Distronics S → Eduard Serov Conducts The Leningrad Orchestra For Ancient And Modern Music, there are also cd's made in USA by Disctronics "H" → The Mravinsky Legacy Volume 5 and from 1990 'Мелодия' had their own CD pressing plant.
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83. Rare, but sometimes there are '87 - '88 cd's where written on cd Made in R.S.A → Various Bertha Egnos & Gail Lakier's Ipi Tombi: Original Cast Recording, such cd's pressed by PDO, UK for the South African market, these cd's have rare smooth edge case type, actually until feb-1991 in south africa does not produce cd's.
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85. Dyntec Disc started cd production Dec-1991, before for Thai market cd's pressed in Japan by "DENON", Thai cd's very often has text in matrix 'MGA', in such case pressing plant is Dystec Disc and not 'MGA', 'MGA ' is only known label in Thailand. here is one of the first cd pressed in Thailand → Maleewan ปรารถนาและอารมณ์ = Desire & Emotion, here is a 1994 cd →เพ็ญพักตร์ ศิริกุล กุหลาบดำ = Black Magic Woman, or here is cd with 'SMA' glass mastering → ก๊อต จักรพรรณ์ อาบครบุรี หัวแก้วหัวแหวน ชุดที่ 1... "อกหักพักบ้านนี้"
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submitted Schubert*, Emil Gilels, Amadeus-Quartett, Rainer Zepperitz - "Forellenquintett" = "Trout" Quintet = "La Truite". 10 days ago
Dukas* - Orchestre De La Suisse Romande*, Armin Jordan - La Péri - Symphonie En Ut Majeur
submitted Dukas* - Orchestre De La Suisse Romande*, Armin Jordan - La Péri - Symphonie En Ut Majeur. 10 days ago
Various - Invitation Digital Sound
submitted Various - Invitation Digital Sound . 10 days ago
Chris Walker - First Time
submitted Chris Walker - First Time. 11 days ago
Franz Krommer* - Peter-Lukas Graf , Flöte / Heinz Holliger , Oboe / English Chamber Orchestra - Concerto Für Flöte G-Dur, Op. 30 / Concertino Für Flöte Und Oboe C-Dur, Op. 65 / Concerto Für Oboe F-Dur, Op. 52
submitted Franz Krommer* - Peter-Lukas Graf , Flöte / Heinz Holliger , Oboe / English Chamber Orchestra - Concerto Für Flöte G-Dur, Op. 30 / Concertino Für Flöte Und Oboe C-Dur, Op. 65 / Concerto Für Oboe F-Dur, Op. 52. 11 days ago
أم كلثوم* = Om Kalsoum* -  بعيد عنك = Baid Annak
submitted أم كلثوم* = Om Kalsoum* - بعيد عنك = Baid Annak. 11 days ago
Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner - Festival Strings Lucerne
submitted Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner - Festival Strings Lucerne. 13 days ago
Mtume - Theater Of The Mind
submitted Mtume - Theater Of The Mind. 14 days ago
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim - Sonaten Für Klavier Und Violine K.296 • 305 • 306 = Sonatas For Piano And Violin = Sonates Pour Piano Et Violon
submitted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim - Sonaten Für Klavier Und Violine K.296 • 305 • 306 = Sonatas For Piano And Violin = Sonates Pour Piano Et Violon. 14 days ago
Schubert* - Yo-Yo Ma, Cleveland Quartet* - Quintet, Op. 163, D. 956 (C Major / C-dur / Ut Majeur)
submitted Schubert* - Yo-Yo Ma, Cleveland Quartet* - Quintet, Op. 163, D. 956 (C Major / C-dur / Ut Majeur). 16 days ago
Juvenile (2) - Being Myself
submitted Juvenile (2) - Being Myself. 17 days ago
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart Symphonien No. 35
submitted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart Symphonien No. 35 "Haffner" No. 41 "Jupiter". 18 days ago
Fabio Concato - Fabio Concato
submitted Fabio Concato - Fabio Concato. 19 days ago
Chopin*, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Etudes
submitted Chopin*, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Etudes. 19 days ago
Hannes Meyer - Ländler Und Serenaden
submitted Hannes Meyer - Ländler Und Serenaden. 20 days ago
Richard Wagner, Victor De Sabata, Eileen Farrell, New York Philharmonic Orchestra* - Victor De Sabata Dirige Wagner
submitted Richard Wagner, Victor De Sabata, Eileen Farrell, New York Philharmonic Orchestra* - Victor De Sabata Dirige Wagner. 20 days ago
The Family Stand - Moon In Scorpio
submitted The Family Stand - Moon In Scorpio. 21 days ago
Vivaldi*, Göran Söllscher, Camerata Bern - Concerti
submitted Vivaldi*, Göran Söllscher, Camerata Bern - Concerti. 22 days ago
Jomanda - Someone To Love Me
submitted Jomanda - Someone To Love Me. 22 days ago
Mozart* - Molter* - Haydn* : Ludwig Güttler, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig, Max Pommer - Klassische Trompetenkonzerte
submitted Mozart* - Molter* - Haydn* : Ludwig Güttler, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig, Max Pommer - Klassische Trompetenkonzerte. 23 days ago
Luftwaffenmusikkorps 4 Der Bundeswehr* Unter Leitung Von Major Rudolf Marrenbach*, Major Kurt Ringelmann* Und Oberstleutnant Ottomar Fabry* - Alte Kameraden - Der Große Zapfenstreich: Deutsche Märsche
submitted Luftwaffenmusikkorps 4 Der Bundeswehr* Unter Leitung Von Major Rudolf Marrenbach*, Major Kurt Ringelmann* Und Oberstleutnant Ottomar Fabry* - Alte Kameraden - Der Große Zapfenstreich: Deutsche Märsche. 24 days ago
Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf In Italia
submitted Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf In Italia. 25 days ago
H.E.A.L. Human Education Against Lies - Civilization Vs. Technology
submitted H.E.A.L. Human Education Against Lies - Civilization Vs. Technology. 25 days ago
Beethoven* - Karajan* - Berliner Philharmoniker - Symphonie No. 9
submitted Beethoven* - Karajan* - Berliner Philharmoniker - Symphonie No. 9. 26 days ago
Sons Of Soul (3) - Sons Of Soul
submitted Sons Of Soul (3) - Sons Of Soul. 27 days ago
Beethoven*, Wilhelm Furtwängler - Sinfonia N. 6 e N. 1
submitted Beethoven*, Wilhelm Furtwängler - Sinfonia N. 6 e N. 1. 28 days ago
Barrio Boyzz - How We Roll
submitted Barrio Boyzz - How We Roll. 28 days ago
Hanover Band, Mary Verney, Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven Symphony No. 1 In C, Opus 21. Piano Concerto No. 1 In C, Opus 15
submitted Hanover Band, Mary Verney, Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven Symphony No. 1 In C, Opus 21. Piano Concerto No. 1 In C, Opus 15. 29 days ago
Adriano Celentano - La Pubblica Ottusità
submitted Adriano Celentano - La Pubblica Ottusità. about 1 month ago
Atlantic Starr - Time
submitted Atlantic Starr - Time. about 1 month ago
Slavko Avsenik Und Seine Original Oberkrainer - Ein Feuerwerk Der Musik
submitted Slavko Avsenik Und Seine Original Oberkrainer - Ein Feuerwerk Der Musik. about 1 month ago
Adriano Celentano - I Miei Americani
submitted Adriano Celentano - I Miei Americani. about 1 month ago
Mozart* & Beethoven* - Vlado Perlemuter, Albion Ensemble* - Quintets For Piano And Wind
submitted Mozart* & Beethoven* - Vlado Perlemuter, Albion Ensemble* - Quintets For Piano And Wind. about 1 month ago
Tony Thompson (4) - Sexsational
submitted Tony Thompson (4) - Sexsational. about 1 month ago