Archive for October, 2012

The Original West German Pressing of Iron Maiden Powerslave

A popular subset of early CD pressings among collectors are those released by EMI primarily in the U.S. and Europe bearing a colored paint coating on the label side.  These CDs were pressed in Japan or West Germany.  Common colors for these discs are red and black (one color to a CD, not combinations).  An […]

Happy 30th Birthday to the Compact Disc!

It’s been 30 years.  On October 1, 1982, the Compact Disc, or simply the CD, was commercialized in Japan by Sony.  The CD was several years in the making, with Philips and Sony developing their own digital music disc technology starting in the 1970s.  They finally settled on the Redbook CD Standard, which set the […]