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Premiumverum posted on Tue, Oct 27 2020 8:52 PM

Over the years I have collected some B&O promo CD's. I have been using discogs.com to help with my collecting. Specifically I have been looking for the vol. X series: e.g. different waves, active listening, etc. I have catalogued info on these CD's as best as I could on discogs.

Interestingly, some of these CD's are nowhere to be found on the internet! So I thought to ask here, maybe someone has these in their collection and can help me make a discogs page for the missing CD's.

EDIT:

Most previously unknown CD's have shown up here! I added them on discogs. Still looking for more info on Vol. II. The collector who shared Vol. I explained there probably is no vol II as Vol I came in two parts.

A lot of other B&O promo CD's were shared here on beoworld. I made discogs pages for these so collectors can easily find them.

A list of known promo CD's: https://www.discogs.com/lists/BO-Promo-CDs/621899

 

Vol. I - Classics and Vol. I - Popular: There are two volume ones. Foxtrott got the ball rolling by sharing his 'classics' disc. A discogs collector chipped in with scans from both CD's.

Vol. II (2)

The second CD is missing, no info anywhere on the internet. The collector who shared both vol. I's explained that there probably is no vol II because there are two vol I's. Who has more information?

Vol. III (3) - natural sound. This one has some nice classical music on it. The front shows a drawing of a bird. Issued in 1990.

Vol. IV (4) - Different waves. Promo for BC2500, front alludes nicely to transition from analog to digital.

Vol. V (5) - Time for another great performance

Vol. VI (6) - Time for another great performance. This one has one mention on the entire internet. From this I made a discogs page for it. I don't have it in my collection, it seems to be quite rare.

 

Vol. VII (7) - a new view on music. This sought after 6CD set for BS9000 came in two different packages:

Vol. VIII (8) - Active Listening

Vol. IX (9) - Royal philharmonic plays disney favourites

Vol. X (10) - Beolab 1 demonstration CD. Thanks to Foxtrott for clearing this up!

Vol. XI (11) - Active listening II

Vol. XII (12) Active listening III

Vol. XIII (13) - The sound of perfection. The final issue in the series for as far as I know, from 2005. Packed in a beautiful aluminium case.

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Foxtrott replied on Tue, Oct 27 2020 10:13 PM

Hi Premiumverum,

Great idea, I was lucky enough to get some B&O demo/promo CDs when a dealer closed down, so I can help you with some informations on Vol. I and Vol. X.

- Vol. I is called "Bang&Olufsen Classics", was issued 1988 and distributed by Polygram DK. I have the CD, sadly without cover/booklet and tracklist.

- Vol. X is the "Demonstration CD - Beolab 1" , a CD espacially made to demonstrate the Beolab 1 speaker. It has tracks pop/jazz/classic tracks and each track contains extracts/parts from different songs. No year indicated, back says "This CD has been developped in kind cooperation with CMC Records". I have the complete CD with cover and booklet but as far as I know this CD was made only for B&O shops and was not on intended as a goodie/give away.

There are a few other B&O Promo CDs that I have  in my collection):

- Natural Sound from 2003 (cooperation with Deutsche Grammophon), CD/Book in CD Format black/wihite photo on front/silver back

- The Duets from 1999, Mulgrew Miller & Nils Henning Orsted Pedersern (known as NHOP) playing Duke Ellington pieces

- Promo CD for Audi A8 Advanced Sound System (same CD as Vol. XIII)

- "Open Mind Volume 2" (2003) Compiled by Kipper

- "Opend Mind Volume 3" (2005) Compiled by Kipper

- "This is Different" by Kipper (2006)

- 6 CD Set "Jazz" "Soul" "Pop" "Rock" "Electronic" "Classical" for BS 9000, comes in silver/greyish Box

I hope this helps a little bit. I don't have photos/scans of the CDs or the booklets at hand, but if needed I could make them.

Cheers

Foxtrott

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Premiumverum:
maybe someone has these in their collection and can help me make a discogs page for the missing CD's.

Hi,

First of all, thank you for making those discogs pages, they helped me A LOT when trying to DIY-recreate the "new view on music" set for my newly acquired Beosound 9000. (may sounds like a little bit odd but it's very rare and searched). Anyway thank you. Thousand times…

Then, i was ready advise you to contact a certain member of the forum who owns an AMAZING collection of demo-CD's.
But he did chime in before that, it's Foxtrott above, who I warmly salute. 

Agan thanks and good hunt !

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CB replied on Wed, Oct 28 2020 7:12 AM
Premiumverum:
Vol. XIII (13) - The sound of perfection.

Hi

Here are some info Smile

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@Foxtrott:

great, thanks! That is a nice collection! The open mind series are very nice too. Volume one seems hard to find though! Have you ever seen the 6CD set art of seduction, this is also a very classy one :) Super that you want to help!

Could you send a picture of the Bang&Olufsen classics CD? I'll put it on discogs and maybe some other members there will chime in with extra info. That also happened when I made the page for vol. VI.

Can you make a picture of the beolab 1 demonstration CD where it says Vol. X? There is already a page for it on discogs but vol X is not mentioned nor visible on the scans. I will update it!

I cannot find the audi A8 promo CD on discogs nor anywhere else on the internet. If you can shoot some pictures of the booklet and CD I will also add it to discogs.

@matador:

Thank you! However most work was done by other collectors and discogs members, I merely streamlined and corrected some things. THe 6CD box set is also on my wantlist, prices are high however, seems very sought after!

@CB:

Thank you! Will update to discogs! Such a beautiful aluminium package :)

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Thanks very much Beozip, I will upload them to discogs!

edit: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Bang-Olufsen-Advanced-Sound-System-A8/release/16132157

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lausvi replied on Thu, Oct 29 2020 2:37 PM

This is a great idea! I remember googling those CDs (I have couple myself, don't think anything that wasn't already mentioned) as well and finding very little results. Also some of the tracks seem very obscure and no lyrics can be found.

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