CD+G list


The Jaguar CD has the capability to play CD+G disks as well as game and audio CDs. The question often pops up..."What is a CD+G?". No, it's not a CD that plays simultaneously with a cartridge game. It's an Audio CD with graphics to go along with it. Some have pitures and art, some have the lyrics of the songs scroll across the screen. Here's is a list of the CD+Gs currently available.

[*] - see below for long descriptions of this CD+G
 <*> - CD+G was released in a limited quatity (ie, most CDs of this title
       are not actually CD+Gs, see below for identifying those that are)
 (p) - disk is available as a promotional only (not for resale)


[*] Alphaville             "The Breathtaking Blue"           Atl 81943
    Anita Baker            "Rapture"                         <*>
    Laura Brannigan        "Laura Brannigan"                 Atl 19289
[*] Crosby, Stills & Nash  "Live It Up"                      Atl 82107 <*>
    Firesign Theatre       "Eat Or Be Eaten"
    Ella Fitzgerald        "Ella/Things Ain't What ..."
    Flamin' Groovies       "Groovies Greatest Grooves"       WB 25948
[*] Fleetwood Mac          "Behind The Mask"                 WB 26111
    Emmylou Harris         "Pieces In The Sky"
[*] Jimi Hendrix           "Smash Hits"                      WB 2276
[*] Information Society    "Information Society"             WB 25691
[*] Chris Isaak            "Silvertone"                      WB 25156
    Little Feat            "Hoy Hoy"                         WB 3538
    Little Feat            "Representing The Mambo"          WB 26163
    Van Dyke Parks         "Tokyo Rose"                      WB 25968
    Gram Parsons           "GP/Grievious Angel"              WB 26108
    Prince (O+>)           "Arms of Orion" (UK CD5)    
    Bonnie Raiit           "Green Light"                     WB 3630
    Bonnie Raiit           "Nine Lives"                      WB 25486
[*] Lou Reed               "New York"                        WB 25829
    Simply Red             "Picture Book"                    Ele 60452 <*>
    Phoebe Snow            "Something Real"                  <*>
    Donna Summer           "Another Place And Time"          <*>
[*] Talking Heads          "Naked"                           WB 25654 <*>
    10,000 Maniacs         "Blind Man's Zoo"                 Ele 60815 <*>
[*] Various                "CD+G: A New Dimension"           WNM PRO-15027 (p)
[*] Various                "Warner New Media presents CD+G"  WNM PRO-19450 (p)
    Various                "On The Cutting Edge" (GRP)       GRD 9590
[*] Various                "Tribute to Woodie Guthrie"       WB 26036
[*] Various                "The Home Video Album"            RCA 60354-2-RC


    J. S. Bach             "St. Matthew Passion"             WNM 15010
    Beethoven              "String Quartet No. 14"           WNM 15011
    Beethoven              "Symphony No. 7"                  WNM 15008
    Beethoven/Liszt        "Symphony No. 9"                  WNM 15009
    Beethoven              "Var Diabelli/Variations"
    Hector Berlioz         "Symphonie Fantastique"           WNM 15015
    Anton Bruckner         "Symphony No. 9"                  WNM 15004
    Placido Domingo        "Belcanto Domingo"                WNM 15014
    G. F. Handel           "Messiah"
    Gustav Holst           "The Planets"                     WNM 15001
    Gustav Mahler          "Symphony No. 5"                  WNM 15007
    Felix Mendelssohn      "Symphony No. 2"                  WNM 15029
    Felix Mendelssohn      "Symphony No. 3"                  WNM 15003
    Felix Mendelssohn      "Symphony No. 4"                  WNM 15013
    Mozart                 "Abduction from the Seraglio"     WNM 15016
    Mozart                 "Magic Flute Highlights"          WNM 15012
[*] Sergei Prokofiev       "Peter And The Wolf"              WNM 15028
    Henry Purcell          "Dido and Aeneas"                 WNM 15005

==LONG DESCRIPTIONS===================================================

Alphaville              "The Breathtaking Blue"         Atl 81943
A series of black and white photographs are panned and scanned while
the lyrics (1 - English, 2 - French) are constantly displayed below
the pictures.

Crosby, Stills & Nash   "Live It Up"                    Atl 82107
Various pictures, relating to songs (well, looks like the folks who did
this CD+G never actually listened to the lyrics of the song "Live It Up").
One of the best done and nicest looking CD+Gs around -- if you can find it.

Fleetwood Mac           "Behind The Mask"               WB 26111
A series of band and related pictures are shown, along with lyrical

Jimi Hendrix            "Smash Hits"                    WB 2276
Bizarre, psychadelic CD+G as large pictures (which are collages of
both computer art and real photos) are panned.  Through the entire
CD+G, the brightest palettes are continually being shifted, giving
a non-stop strobe effect.

Information Society     "Information Society"           WB 25691
Miscelaneous pictures (both real and computer art) are displayed,
while the lyrics are constantly updated at the bottom of the screen.
One of the nicest CD+Gs available with regard to lack of repetitiveness
(except lots of the computer pictures are cut and pasted throughout
the CD+G).

Chris Isaak             "Silvertone"                    WB 25156
A variety of different Chris Isaak pictures are shown, and sometimes,
even a pic or two relating to a song.  Golly!

Sergei Prokofiev        "Peter And The Wolf"            WNM 15028
2 tracks - the first is an illustrated version of Peter And The Wolf,
as read by Sir John Geilgud.  The second track (which I believe has
almost identical audio) is the annotated version, that is the audio
track is accompanied by commentary about whihc instrument is being
used and it's signifigance in the story.  The music is performed by the
Academy of London (Richard Stamp conducting).

Lou Reed                "New York"                      WB 25829
Various black and white pictures are interspursed with the lyrics
(available in English, Spanish, French and Italian).

Talking Heads           "Naked"                         WB 25654
Each track is displayed showing what instruments are being used for
what part of each song, along with this are 2 lyric windows, one has
4 to 5 lines in it, while the other (constantly being updated) shows the
lyrics along with the guitar chords so that you can strum along at home.

Various                 "CD+G: A New Dimension"         WNM PRO-15027
Various artists from other CD+Gs are on this sampler (including Jimi
Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak, Arlo Guthrie and a few tracks from
the classical CD+Gs).  Essentially an advertising tool telling you
about other Warner New Media CD+Gs.

Various                "Warner New Media presents CD+G"  WNM PRO-19450 
Yet another WNM CD+G advertising other WNM CD+Gs.  Features mostly tracks
by artists of the "classical" genre, with a few "pop" artists thrown
in (Information Society, Chris Isaak) for good measure.

Various                 "Tribute to Woodie Guthrie"     WB 26036
As each songs begins, photos from the 1930s and 1940s are shown to accompany
Guthrie's songs about the Great Depression, WWII, and other events of the
time.  Artists include:  Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie,
Richie Havens, Odetta, Tom Paxton and Pete Seger.

Various                 "The Home Video Album"          RCA 60354-2-RC
[review by Jason H Mccalla ]
this cd has a bunch of fanfares and things for you to use as intros or
incidentals on your own hove videos. I guess that makes it sort of a
buy-out cd, except that you can't use it for commercial stuff. Anyway,
there are graphics on here. Based on the line-drawings included, the
pictures aren't overwhelming in quality... still, this is supposed to be
all in fun. Oh, and there was a coupon in my unit for popcorn! :)

Note that not all CDs listed are CD+Gs, for instance, CDs ordered
through a record club may not be, and also some later reissues of CDs
are not CD+Gs (for instance Lou Reed's "New York" and the Talking Heads
"Naked.")  Generally there will be a sticker on the CD stating that it
is a CD+G.  If you're dealing with used CDs, then there is generally
a "CD+G" on the CD's hub (or sometimes an additional "G" after the catalog
number), or it is quite clearly labeled "CD + Graphics" on the title
side of the disc.  If you have any questions about this, contact me.

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