1997

(Pegboy / Repro-Man / Bag / Howdy!)

  This is the year that saw the beginning of the CDR.   Beginning this year, all new Vigotone releases would be released on CDR and re-issues of older titles would also be in this format. (If someone tries to sell you a "pressed" CD of one of these titles, you're getting burned!)  Also, no releases on the Vigotone label would be made in 1997.

Vigotone's CDR era can be a bit hard to figure out due to the different types of CDR media used. 

Vigotone started the CDR era by using "Mitsui Gold" CDR.  They then switched to "Kodak Gold" for a short time.  Standard Mitsui CDRs came next, and finally generic "silver CDRs" were used for the later releases.

Reissues were done with whatever CDR was being used at the time.

So, this means you can find "Mitsui Gold" CDRs for every 1997 release, but none from mid-1998 as the switch to first Kodak Gold and then standard Mitsui discs happened by then.

In the early days of CDR, Vigotone also experimented with things like printed labels and logo stamps to set them apart. 

By 1998, the look of the Vigotone CDRs was set until the arrival of "silver CDRs" in 2000/2001.

 

Pegboy

 

Pegboy 1006

Pegboy 1007

Gold CDR "Silver" CDR Gold CDR CDR "Silver"CDR 1 "Silver" CDR 2

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John Lennon

George Harrison

The Dream Is Over

12 Arnold Grove

Note: standard (not gold) CDRs also exist.

Note: "Silver" CDR 1 above looks to be a "silver" one that Vigotone merely stenciled the artwork onto.

 

Pegboy 1008

Pegboy 1009

Gold CDR CDR "Silver" CDR Gold CDR CDR "Silver" CDR

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The Beatles

The Beach Boys

It's Not Too Bad

Landlocked / Adult Child

 

 

 

Repro-Man

Reproman 100

Reproman 101 & 102

Gold CDR (w/logo) CDR Gold CDR (w/logo)

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The Beatles

The Beatles

Gone Tomorrow Here Today

The Complete Hollywood Bowl Concerts

Note: it seems that early Reproman releases were "Mitsui Gold" CDRs with the Reproman logo.

Note: it seems that early Reproman releases were "Mitsui Gold" CDRs with the Reproman logo.

A "Silver CDR" version w/disc graphics was also produced.

 

Reproman 103 - 105

Reproman 106

Gold CDR (w/logo) CDR "Silver" CDR Gold CDR (w/logo)

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George Harrison

Paul McCartney

The Making of All Things Must Pass

The Making of James Paul McCartney

Note: it seems that early Reproman releases were "Mitsui Gold" CDRs with the Reproman logo.

Note: it seems that early Reproman releases were "Mitsui Gold" CDRs with the Reproman logo.

 

Bag

Bag 5105/6/7 A/B

Gold CDR CDR

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John Lennon

The Lost Lennon Tapes Vol. 33/34/35

2 disc set - Regular (not gold) version also exists.

 

Howdy!

Howdy CD 555-16

Gold CDR

Grateful Dead

Coupla' Shots Of Whisky

This is the only Howdy reissue on CDR.

 

 

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