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➦ Phil Collins: Hello, I Must Be Going!, CDV2252. The first West Germany CD pressing for the UK - Variant A


Images of the CD (click image to enlarge)

Spine Front Rear Insert
Insert  CD label Matrix

General notes

Label Virgin Records IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Virgin Records Ltd. IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference CDV2252 Matrix numbers CDV 2252 2893 008 03
Country of manufacture Germany Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release UK
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1983 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer PolyGram, West Germany Right society (details) Not present
CD variation Yes Barcode Not present
Rear insert (print) Printed in West Germany by /Imprime en Allemagne
par Neef, Wittingen - Made in West Germany
Booklet/print Printed in West Germany by /Imprime en Allemagne
par Neef, Wittingen - Made in West Germany
Packaging Smooth-edged jewel case (dot stoppers) Booklet 8 page booklet with lyrics

Release notes

This is the first West German PolyGram CD pressing for sale in the UK. The CD has been manufactured in early 1983 in West Germany. This CD was released with the first CD batch to promote Compact Disc in the United kingdom. The campaign has began on 1st March, 1983.

The CD was released by Virgin Records and distributed, within the UK, through Virgin distribution channels. The catalogue number of this CD issue is CDV2252. Please note lack of space between digits and letters. The is how the CD was released.

The disc has a pale blue label with black text, also known as "Blue Face". Compact Disc logo is in large, on the left, whilst STEREO is printed beneath the catalogue numbers. The disc is silvered to the center.

Jewel case side

The CD has been released with heavy smooth-sided jewel case and without a barcode. Please also note that some later pressings were released in a ribbed-sided jewel case.

Inserts were printed in West Germany by Neef. The matrix numbers of the disc are CDV 2252 2893 008 03. Note here space between digits. Last page of booklet and a rear insert has Printed in West Germany by /Imprime en Allemagne par Neef, Wittingen - Made in West Germany. The disc, however, does not state the place of manufacture.

This CD release was, for years, easy to locate in the United Kingdom, but this has changed I am afraid. On occasion the CD was exported to different countries and could be find in the United States and elsewhere, but bear in mind, this is the UK release.

Disc variation

There is a variation of this CD, with difference in matrix and inserts, please check Variant B entry for more details.

Rarity rating

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ➠ 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.