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What was the first CD ever released?

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Answered 2011-02-20 19:05:30

The first test CD was pressed in Langenhagen near Hannover, Germany, by the Polydor Pressing Operations plant. The disc contained a recording of Richard Strauss'sEine Alpensinfonie(in English language, An Alpine Symphony), played by the Berlin Philharmonic and conducted by Herbert von Karajan

The first public demonstration was on the BBC television program Tomorrow's World when The Bee Gees' album Living Eyes(1981) was played.[12] In August 1982 the real pressing was ready to begin in the new factory, not far from the place where Emil Berliner had produced his first gramophone record 93 years earlier.

the first release was 52nd Street by Billy Joel, which was released in 1982, the original version in 1978

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