The History of Compact Disc thread. Information wanted.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by innercircle, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Hello friends I was searching for some facts for my book, but there are no information available!
    I will post any information I can get, and your responses will works for my book and for Forum as well.
    Any help it will be very appreciated.

    This is the info requested:

    1.-On early eighties when the CD did born, Columbia/Sony put on the market the first CD's, actually if I'm right, the first one was the 52nd Street by Billy Joel along with other fifty titles, what are they?
     
  2. Baba O'Riley

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  3. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thank you Babba I will to compile the lists, meanwhile here's the second question:

    2.-Every early realease was pressed without bar codes?
    On seventies those bar codes were posted on products, actually the Wriggley's chewy gum was the first one in 1974, when were posted on CD's? and it was the same in Japan as the WG market?
     
  4. Stan94

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    I thought the first CD was Dire Straits' "Brothers in arms"...
     
  5. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    No, according the information found. It seems that were two Billy Joel albums: 52nd Street and Nylon Curtain.
     
  6. Baba O'Riley

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  7. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

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    Not the first, but it is generally credited as the "break-out" CD that created (or solidified) a financially successful and prosperous market for CDs as a musical 'delivery format' and commercially viable product.
     
  8. ashlee5

    ashlee5 Forum Resident

    I think this was the first to sell over a million CDs.
     
  9. Oatsdad

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    That came out in 1985, way after the debut of the CD...
     
  10. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    OK the titles I found on the links Babba posted are:

    Billy Joel-52nd Street
    Billy Joel-Nylon Curtain
    Simon & Garfunkel-Bridge Over Troubled Water
    REO Speedwagon-Hi Infidelity
    Michael jackson-Off The Wall

    Any others?
     
  11. Baba O'Riley

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  12. Baba O'Riley

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    http://www.sony.net/Fun/SH/1-20/h5.html
    In addition, while Sony was launching the CDP-101, CBS/Sony launched the world's first fifty CD titles, the very first one being 52nd Street by Billy Joel.

    The first fifty titles included classical, popular and rock releases. CBS/Sony took the opportunity to sell not only to audio fans but also to a wide range of people. Until then, electronics companies had only targeted such high-end audio products like the component stereo system representing 5% of audio fans. After the second and third set of CD titles were released, the total number of titles at the end of the year reached approximately one hundred.
     
  13. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  14. Baba O'Riley

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  15. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I saw that site before was there where I found the fifty titles.....
    And as you quoted, there is other one hundred list to compile.....
     
  16. Baba O'Riley

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  18. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Another question:
    3.-Smooth jewel cases.
    Those ones determinates the early pressings, but whe were take off the market? There are info about this?
     
  19. One of the first titles to be released on CD was "Ghost in the Machine" by Police.
    There were lots of Telarc titles also.
     
  20. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    OK thanks, but there are at least fifty first titles realesed under the Columbia/Sony label, I will search on Telrac.
     
  21. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    And I think that origined the CDP catalog numbers on CBS/Sony realeses.
     
  22. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

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    Probably a result of manufacturing change. Once they knew how to make the case, the race was on to make it cheaper, using less material and stronger. Ribbing the edges makes them stronger. The manufacturers are constantly playing with the material mix. They can make the cases more resistant to shattering when dropped, for example, but this can make the case more expenisve to make. It's all economics!

    One amusing piece of information you don't see in the standard references: the center hole in a CD is exactly the size of an old (pre-Euro) Dutch 10 cent coin (or dubbeltje).
     
  23. Cosmo

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    I recall that Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA was one of the original releases.
     
  24. innercircle

    innercircle Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I thought it was because the smooth ones were more dificultly to open, the ridged ones were designed to faciliate their open. But yes the heavy would be other reason.
     
  25. ubsman

    ubsman Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Too many links here! I'm not interested in clicking on links. Just post the info here. Thanks.
     
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