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ABBA The Visitors was the first CD manufactured. 52nd Street was first one to be released with Sony CDP-101 player after Sept 1982[edit]

Philips celebrates 25th anniversary of the compact disc



Thursday, August 16, 2007

World’s first CD manufactured at Philips factory near Hanover, Germany, on August 17, 1982 Philips and Sony co-developed CD – over 200 billion CDs sold in last 25 years CD ushered in shift from analogue to digital in the music industry, spawned new digital technologies, including CD-Rom and DVD


Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Exactly 25 years ago tomorrow, on August 17, 1982, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) manufactured the world’s first Compact Disc at a Philips factory in Langenhagen, just outside of Hanover, Germany.


The Philips factory in Germany, where the world’s first CD was pressed, belonged to Polygram – the recording company, which Philips owned at the time. The first CD to be manufactured at the plant was “The Visitors” by ABBA. By the time CDs were introduced on the market in November 1982, a catalogue of around 150 titles – mainly classical music – had been produced. The first CDs and CD players – including Philips’ CD100 – were introduced in Japan in November, followed by a US and European market introduction in March of 1983.

COMPACT DISC HISTORY ( FOR ARTICLE VERIFICATION SEE "COMPACT DISC- WIKIPEDIA")[edit]

In August 1982 the real pressing was ready to begin in the new factory, not far from the place where Emil Berliner had produced his first gramophone record 93 years earlier. By now, Deutsche Grammophon, Berliner's company and the publisher of the Strauss recording, had become a part of PolyGram. The first CD to be manufactured at the new factory was The Visitors (1981) by ABBA On Auguest 17, 1982 in West Germany.[10] The first album to be released on CD was Billy Joel's 52nd Street, that reached the market alongside Sony's CD player CDP-101 on October 1, 1982 in Japan. (PershinBoy)162.114.40.35 (talk) 14:20, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

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