First Commercial CD

First Commercial CD


The first commercial CD pressed in the United States was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A.


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The first commercial music compact disc (CD) pressed in the U. S. was Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA, pressed at the opening of CBS Records CD production plant in Terre Haute, Indiana in September 1984. The album was recorded on analog master tapes and initially issued on both LP and cassette on June 4, 1984.
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Showing remarkable awareness of the historical aspects of this event, CBS also produced at the same The Edison CD Sampler. Edison Historical Recordings Digitized on Compact Disc. For the cover of this disc, referencing the invention of the phonograph by Edison, they modified the famous photograph of Edison with his phonograph taken by Matthew Brady, to show Edison holding a CD in his right hand. On the upper cover of the disc, CBS printed, "FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY – NOT FOR SALE."


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