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➦ Genesis: Three Sides Live (1982), Atlantic SD 2000-2, Japanese Daio Kosan Co., Ltd. pressing


Images of the CD (click image to enlarge)

spine front rear insert
insert insert
disc one matrix disc two matrix

General notes

Label Atlantic IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Atlantic Recording Corporation IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference SD 2000-2 Matrix numbers Disc one: 175
Disc two: 176
Country of manufacture Japan Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release US
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1986 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer Daio Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan) Right society (details) Not present
CD variation No Barcode 0 7567-81404-2 6
Rear insert (print) Printed in U.S.A. Booklet/print Printed in U.S.A.
Packaging Double CD box Booklet 3 page fold out insert without lyrics

Release notes

The CD has been manufactured in Japan, by Daio Kosan Co. Ltd. pressing plant. This is one of the early, if not the very first, CD of this album released in the United States. The catalogue number of this CD release is SD 2000-2, however each disc has own catalogue number. 

  • Catalogue numbers printed on disc one are 2000-2-0001 and on disc two 2000-2-0002. 
  • Catalogue numbers printed on spine are SD 2000-2
  • Catalogue numbers printed on inserts are 2000-2

The CD was released by Atlantic Records and distributed, in the United States, through Atlantic Recording distribution channel.

Two disc set album was released with double CD box with fold-out insert. The album has been recorded live, in 1981, and both CDs are mastered form analogue tapes. There is a small print on rear sleeve mentioning analogue recording of this CD.

According to the statement present on sleeves, the artwork was printed in the U.S.A. Please note there is an error in print. Song Afterflow has been misspelled on insert and disc to Afterglow. Rear insert, however, was printed without errors.

Please also note that disc two featured a fourth LP side of studio tracks. Only some UK CD editions featured a fourth LP live side on the disc two. American and Canadian CD editions does not have live versions on disc two.

Both CDs are silver with black and red ring around the disc edge. Disc one is labeled as DISC ONE and disc two as DISC TWO respectively. Both discs are housed in a double jewel box packaging.

MADE IN JAPAN BY DAIO KOSAN CO. LTD. is printed at the bottom of each disc. The matrix numbers on disc one are "175" and on disc two "176". I don't recall other matrix variations.

The CD was on sale in the U.S. only. I would say this copy is not common and required searching, but there are still some copies around. Bear in mind that these CDs were mastered by Barry Diament (his name is printed on inserts) and they might be sought after and fetch high prices.

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.