CD Singles: Review of 1995 Yellow Series

Date: 2011-01-19 Autor: Kamil

text and pictures by Kamil Kaznowski and Maciej Stańczak
thanks for additional pictures to Franck Tardivel

 

Series of CD singles released by Warner Music Germany in 1995, known as Yellow CD Singles, contains 23 titles previously released as 7" or 12" singles between 1982 and 1990 in Germany and UK.

All 7" and 12" were re-issued with original artworks. Every single contains characteristic yellow (more or less) CD. Songs were not remastered and that's why some of them sounds unclear and quality is not satisfying - probably one of the worst in Madonna discography.

CDs were released as the final part of the contract between Sire Records and Warner Bros. which expired soon after that.

  All of these singles were re-released in the late 90's and 00's, but after 2005 [when Warner Bros. re-issued 4 of these records with white CD (UK pressings for European market)] all collection was finally deleted from the catalog.

Yellow CD Singles series does not include: Crazy For You and Gambler (singles weren't released under Sire Records), Dear Jessie (originally released in Germany in 1989 as the first European 5" CD single). All of the non-German singles were missed as well:

Over And Over (Italy, 1985), Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Japan, 1985), Spotlight (Japan, 1988).



Yellow CD Series
           
           
           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  1st
pressing
2nd
pressing
3rd
pressing
4th
pressing
5th
pressing
Everybody 759929899-2
WME
759929899-2.2
07/99
759929899-2.3
04/01
  759929899-2.5
V01
Burning Up 759929715-2
WME
759929715-2.2
WME
759929715-2.3
08/01
   
Holiday 759920176-2
WME
  759920176-2.3
WME
759920176-2.4
01/02
 
Lucky Star 759920149-2
WME
759920149-2.2
04/01
759920149-2.3
09/04 V01
   
Borderline 759920218-2
WME
759920218-2.2
04/01
     
Like A Virgin   759920239-2.2
WME
759920239-2.3
V01
   
Material Girl 759920304-2
WME
759920304-2.2
04/01
759920304-2.3
V01
   
Angel 759920335-2
WME
759920335-2.2
04/01
759920335-2.3
V01
   
Into The Groove 759920352-2
WME
759920352-2.2
WME
  759920352-2.4
V01
 
Dress You Up 759920369-2
WME
759920369-2.2
WME
     
Live To Tell 759920461-2
WME
759920461-2.2
08/99
759920461-2.3
04/01
   
Papa Don't Preach 759920503-2
WME
759920503-2.2
WME
  759920503-2.4
04/01
759920503-2.5
V01
True Blue 759920564-2
WME
759920564-2.2
WME
     
Open Your Heart   759920597-2.2
WME
759920597-2.3
06/01
   
La Isla Bonita 759920633-2
WME
759920633-2.2
WME
759920633-2.3
04/01
759920633-2.4
11/02 V18
759920633-2.5
V01
Who's That Girl 759920692-2
WME
759920692-2.2
05/01
759920692-2.3 08/04
V01
759920692-2.4
V01
 
Causing A Commotion 759920762-2
WME
  759920762-2.3
WME
759920762-2.4
05/01
 
The Look Of Love 759920836-2
WME
759920836-2.2
02/01
     
Like A Prayer 7599 21189-2
WME
759921189-2.2
WME
759921189-2.3
V01
   
Like A Prayer Yellow 759921190-2
WME
       
Express Yourself 759921249-2
WME
759921249-2.2
WME
759921249-2.3
02/02
759921249-2.4
V01
 
Cherish 759921326-2
WME
759921326-2.2
WME
759921326-2.3
04/03 V18
759921326-2.4
V01
 
Vogue 759921544-2
WME
       


 

Additional information:
  • Exists 1st issue of Like A Prayer with yellow cover released as well with additional yellow inner ring
  • Exists 2nd issue of True Blue released as well with additional yellow inner ring
  • Exists 2nd issue of Cherish released as well with additional silver ring close to CD-hole
  • Exists miscoloured CD of Like A Player with blue CD (picture on the right)
  • Exists misprinted CD of Material Girl with no information on CD (picture on the right)
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UK White CD Singles series

In 2005 Warner Music released for European market 4 of 23 CDs from yellow series again. This time CDs were white but booklets and CD-layouts were completely unchanged. Catalog numbers were also the same. CDs were not pressed in Germany this time! All 4 discs were made in UK by Deluxe Media Services UK or EDC Blackburn.

The white series includes: Burning Up, Borderline, Causing A Commotion and Vogue.

Notice that all four CDs are not mis-colored! You can compare yellow CD and white CD on the right (Causing A Commotion).

 

Burning Up de luxe EDC Blackburn
Borderline de luxe  
Causing A Commotion de luxe  
Vogue de luxe  
 

 

 

 

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Chilean Yellow CD Singles series

In 2001 Warner Music Chile re-released exclusively 2 of 23 CDs from yellow series. CDs are yellow, booklets unchanged but CD-layouts have some differences. Catalog numbers were also the same but both CDs this time were released in standard jewel cases (not as slim cases as German or UK series).

The series includes: Lucky Star and Like A Virgin.

   


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