Yellow Series

Yellow Series

So-called Yellow Series is a series of CD singles released by Warner Music in 1995, which contains 23 titles previously released as 7" or 12" singles between 1982 and 1990 in Germany and UK. All 7" and 12" were re-packaged and re-issued with original artworks and characteristic yellow CD. Songs were not remastered and quality of sound is sometimes poor.

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-pressed and re-released in the late 90's and 00's, but all collection was finally deleted from the catalog after 2005.

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 series matrix numbers

 

759929899-2 WME 759929715-2 WME 759920176-2 WME  759920149-2 WME
759929899-2.2 07/99 759929715-2.2 WME 759920176-2.3 WME 7599201492.2 04/01
759929899-2.3 04/01 759929715-2.3 08/01 759920176-2.4 01/02  759920149-2.3 09/04 V01
759929899-2.5 V01      

 

759920218-2 WME 759920239-2.2 WME 759920304-2 WME 759920335-2 WME
759920218-2.2 04/01 759920239-2.3 V01 759920304-2.2 04/01 759920335-2.2 04/01
    759920304-2.3 V01 759920335-2.3 V01

 

759920352-2 WME 759920369-2 WME 759920461-2 WME 759920503-2 WME
759920352-2.2 WME 759920369-2.2 WME 759920461-2.2 08/99 759920503-2.2 WME
759920352-2.4 V01   759920461-2.3 04/01 759920503-2.4 04/01
      759920503-2.5 V01

 

759920564-2 WME 759920597-2.2 WME 759920633-2 WME 759920692-2 WME
759920564-2.2 WME 759920597-2.3 06/01 759920633-2.2 WME 759920692-2.2 05/01
    759920633-2.3 04/01 759920692-2.3 08/04 V01
    759920633-2.4 11/02 V18 759920692-2.4 V01
    759920633-2.5 V01  

 

759920762-2 WME 759920836-2 WME 7599 21189-2 WME 759921190-2 WME
759920762-2.3 WME 759920836-2.2 02/01 759921189-2.2 WME  
759920762-2.4 05/01   759921189-2.3 V01  

 

759921249-2 WME 759921326-2 WME 759921544-2 WME
759921249-2.2 WME 759921326-2.2 WME  
759921249-2.3 02/02 759921326-2.3 04/03 V18  
759921249-2.4 V01 759921326-2.4 V01  

 

Additional information:

  • 1st pressing of Like A Prayer with yellow cover exists as well with additional yellow inner ring.
  • 2nd pressing of True Blue exists as well with additional yellow inner ring.
  • 2nd pressing of Cherish exists as well with additional silver ring close to CD-hole.
  • Exists miscoloured blue CD for Like A Player with yellow cover [picture below].
  • Exists misprinted CD for Material Girl with no information printed on CD [picture below].

                

 

UK White Series

4 of 23 CDs from yellow series were re-released once again in 2005. 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 miscoloured. You can compare yellow CD and white CD below:

   

 

de luxe de luxe de luxe de luxe
EDC Blackburn      

 

Chilean Yellow Series

Warner Music Chile re-released exclusively 2 of 23 CDs from yellow series in 2001. CDs are yellow, booklets unchanged but CD-layouts have some differences. Catalog numbers are also the same but both CDs were released in standard jewel cases [not as slim cases as German and UK series]. The series includes Lucky Star and Like A Virgin:

 

© Kamil Kaznowski, Maciej Stańczak