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➦ Phil Collins: Both Sides (1993), Virgin Records CDV2800 7243 8 39232 2 9, EMI Swindon UK release

Images of the CD (click image to enlarge)

disc spine front rear cd cd set
cd inside insert front
CD label matrix


Label Virgin Records IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Virgin Records Ltd. IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference CDV2800 7243 8 39232 2 9 Matrix numbers 839232 . 3: 1: 19 EMI SWINDON
Country of manufacture UK Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release UK
Label Code (LC) (details) LC 3098
Year of release 1993 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer EMI Swindon, UK Right society (details) Not present
CD variation No Barcode 7 24383 92322 9
Rear insert (print) Not present Booklet/print Printed in the UK
Packaging Jewel case with ball stoppers and clear tray Booklet 8 page insert with lyrics

Release notes

This entry is for the UK CD release of "Both Sides" by Phil Collins. The CD was released, in the UK and Ireland, on November 9, 1993. The album has been issued by Virgin Records. The catalogue numbers of the release are "CDV2800 7243 8 39232 2 9".

The disc of this release was manufactured by (non-existing anymore) EMI pressing plant in Swindon, Wiltshire. Although, the CD was issued by Virgin Records, the distribution was carried out by EMI.

The CD has brown label with Virgin logo on it. MADE IN THE U.K. is printed beneath the copyrights line. The matrix numbers of this copy are "839232 . 3: 1: 19 EMI SWINDON". There are no other numbers in the matrix area.

A clear disc tray

A clear disc tray with artwork printed on both sides

The CD was issued with a hyper sticker on the lid announcing the big hit "Both Sides of the Story". The jewel case has also a clear disc tray. Rear artwork is on printed both sides. Once the disc is taken out of the jewel case Phil's face is revealed. The jewel case had also "MANUFACTURED BY EMI" on the lid bottom edge. The is the way how these copies were issued.

Manufactured by EMI

Bottom side of the jewel case lid

Rear artwork contain barcode and other identifiers such Label Codes and catalogue numbers. 8 pages booklet is nicely printed with Phil's writing notes. The last page of booklet states "Printed in the UK".

The CD has been released in the UK and Ireland and it's fairly easy to locate. Please also note that this is the original release and not the remastered 2015 edition.

Disc variation

No major variation that I know of. However, discs with different matrix numbers are common.

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.