Discography Abbreviations

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Formats[edit | edit source]

Albums[edit | edit source]

Full album release, in one or more of the formats below:

 LP     12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
 CD     Compact disc
 CT     (Mini-) Cassette tape
 8T     8-track tape
 CD-R   CD-R (CD Recordable)
 DD     Digital Download  (also applicable to single/EP releases)

Single / EP Releases[edit | edit source]

Single or EP release, in one or more of the formats below:

 7"    7" vinyl (generally 45 RPM)
 10"   10" vinyl (45 RPM)
 12"   12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM or 45 RPM)
 CD3   3" (8 cm) CD single
 CS    (Mini-) Cassette single
 F7    7" flexi-disc, flexible vinyl single (usually one-sided)

Video Releases[edit | edit source]

Video release, in one or more of the formats below:

 VHS   VHS-format video tape
 DVD   Digital Versatile (Video) Disc (including DVD-ROM)
 LD    LaserDisc

Country Codes[edit | edit source]

Country codes follow the ISO 3166-1 standard, except for the following:

 EU  Europe
 UK  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 WG  West Germany (prior to August 1990)
 WW  World-wide