>> Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Rare info I found about the CD+Graphics disc type: A format probably as obscure as CD-i itself. How did it happen CD-i was compatible to play the CD+G format? In the Netherlands I was never aware of official CD+G titles, but CD-i member oaacdi today posted an interested link to the CD+G Museum, including a discography of published CD+G titles. From the website: "During the late 1980's Warner Brothers (as Warner New Media) experimented with a method of embedding graphics information on music CDs. One of the few players to actually support it was the failed Philips CD-Interactive player. It came with the CD+G sampler pictured on the top left. This site will document what we've learned about how to identify them (many have been reissued several times since without the CD+G data)." The site offers a discography and a software page to run CD+G titles on your computer.
According to the website This is a Discography of all the CD+G titles released in the 1989-1992 time frame. All available with preview box and screenshot and detailed info. I contacted an old friend who collects these discs to highlight some remarkable releases in the CD+G discography.
Alphaville - The Breathtaking Blue,
Firesign Theatre - Eat Or Be Eaten,
Fleetwood Mac - Behind The Mask,
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Smash Hits,
Chris Isaak - Silvertone,
Prince - The Arms of Orion,
Lou Reed - New York,
Simply Red - Picture Book,
Donna Summer - Another Place And Time
Thanks to oaacdi; credits to the CD+G Museum