Joan Armatrading 'The Key'. Extremely rare first gen production CD manufactured in Japan in early 1983. Audio Master Plus Series CD.
One of the earliest cds manufactured by Matsushita Electric Ind Co Ltd (imprinted in large block print around center hub - Company now known as Panasonic).
The first credited manufactured for sale CD was August 1982. No CDs were "released" in the USA until "Born In The USA in 1984 (have that one too but not for sale).
Note that the marking on matrix runout is a hand-etched "4912 2".
Owned since new. Purchased from audiophile store in NYC when I lived there in 1980s. Did not even own a CD player then, but wanted it because it was the upcoming audio format and figured I'd own one soon (did not buy a player until 1987).
Played twice and recently only (found this CD in the wrong section of my collection, listened to it, and then ripped it).
A very rare collectable in immaculate condition.
Buyer pays additional $8.00 for USA shipping via USPS Padded Envelope Priority Mail - Will be reinforced with bubble wrap and tape.
Buyers from outside USA pay all shipping, insurance and duty tax, plus $2 for packaging materials.
NOTE THAT AS OF APRIL, 2017, AMAZON'S MUSIC STORE USES THE PHOTOS I TOOK OF THIS PARTICULAR CD AS THE HEADER PHOTOS FOR ALL WHO POST A COPY ON THEIR STORE (SEE LAST ATTACHED PHOTO - I USED TO SELL AUDIOPHILE AND RARE COLLECTABLE CDS ON AMAZON AND EBAY).
THIS IS LIKELY THE BEST CONDITION "USED" EXAMPLE ON THE MARKET AND VERSIONS SELL FOR $200-$300+ NEW/UNOPENED.
MUSIC HISTORY/TRIVIA NOTE: Rock, New Wave and Alternative music vanguard Steve Lillywhite of England "discovered" Joan and produced this album. Steve worked with a lot of other great artists - U2, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Morrissey, the Killers, the Pogues, David Byrne, Blue October, XTC, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Simple Minds, the Psychedelic Furs, Phish, and Counting Crows.
Steve's son Jamie (I know him from my work in music industry) "discovered" (and still "manages") Ellie Goulding.
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