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➦ Phil Collins: 12"ers, Virgin CDEP 4, First UK Nimbus CD - Variant B

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front rear cd cd set
cd inside disc matrix


Label Virgin Records IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Virgin Records Ltd. IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference CDEP 4 Matrix numbers CDEP 4 ::   :MASTERED BY NIMBUS:
Country of manufacture UK Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release UK
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1987 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer Nimbus, UK Right society (details) Not present
CD variation No Barcode 5 012980 100422
Rear insert (print) Not present Booklet/print Not present
Packaging Cardboard sleeve Booklet Not present

Release notes

This entry showing variant B CD of Phil Collins 12"ers that has been manufactured by Nimbus plant in the UK. I think this CD was manufactured a little bit later than variant A disc. It is also possibility that this can be replacement for the flawed discs released to the market, but this is just my speculation. We don't know that for sure, however Nimbus plant re-released some flawed discs, once they found out about  the mistake.

The CD, or rather, the label layout and the matrix data remain exactly the same as in variant A disc. The one significant difference, which distinguishing both CDs, is the label colour and, obviously, a lack of "sticky" surface on the top of the disc.

As we can see on the scan the disc surface is more yellow in colour whilst the other variant CD remains silver. This is due to change the lacquer formula used to manufacture of the flawed discs.


In my opinion this CD has not been released in the same time as variant A disc, but a little bit later. However, this is still 1987 release.

It's hard to say about the rarity of this pressing, but I think this variant CD is harder to locate comparing to previous one.

Disc variation

No variation that I know of.

Rarity rating

★  ★  ★  ☆  ☆ 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ➠ the CD is extremely hard to find
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  ➠ the CD is hard to find and present a challenge
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is not common and require searching
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is relatively common
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is very easy to find
Please be advised that the rarity rating is based only on my experience and may vary from others opinion. Please also consider that the CD rarity is changing. Some CD releases became more or less available over the years.