MONEY FOR NOTHING
|Recording||Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies, 2nd November 1984 - 21st December 1984 and 3rd January 1985 - 6th February 1985|
|Front & back cover|
This is a very rare and extremely hard to get
promotional CD-Video from the year 1985, which is probably one of the first
releases of this format. Unlike the later standard releases which have gold
looking discs, the disc of this early release is silver coloured. The cover
mentions Money for nothing as track 1 and Walk of life as
track 2, but the disc actually starts with Walk of life, followed by
Money for nothing. Made in Germany, but
since it's the NTSC format, most likely meant for the USA/Canadian market. Slimline jewel case.
CD Video was a format introduced in 1983 that combined the technologies of compact disc and laserdisc. CD Video discs were the same size as an audio CD, and contained up to 20 minutes worth of audio information that could be played on any audio CD player. It also contained up to 5 minutes of analog video information plus digital CD-quality sound which could be played back on a laserdisc player capable of playing CD Video discs. CD Video discs have a distinctive gold color, to differentiate them from regular silver-colored audio CD's. CD Video is not to be confused with the all-digital MPEG-based Video CD format, which came out 2 years later in 1985. CD Video lasted only 6 years in the marketplace, disappearing by 1991.