The CD+G Museum


About CD+Graphics

During the late 1980's Warner Brothers (as Warner New Media) experimented with a method of embedding graphics information on music CDs.  One of the few players to actually support it was the failed Philips CD-Interactive player, which I owned.  It came with the CD+G sampler pictured above and led to me collecting a few of the CDs from which this collection had pulled songs.  Notably by Fleetwood Mac, and Talking Heads.  I recently started a project to collect all of the CD+G titles released at that time and have acquired all but a few.  Eventually got in touch with Orlando who has all but a few.  This site will document what we've learned about how to identify them (many have been reissued several times since without the CD+G data).

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Comprehensive data on each release and how to identify the versions of each disc that have graphics are available in the CD+G Discography.

Information on computer software that can be used to view/extract CD+G information is on the Software page.

Other Info:  Wikipedia

All Cover Art and example CD+G images are copyrighted by their respective copyright holders and are used here for illustrative purposes only.

Data compiled by Steve Martin and Orlando Arroyo

The following individual titles are detailed here:

Various - Rock Paintings

Various - Psychedelia - Preview of an Album

Various - On The Cutting Edge

Various - The Home Video Album

Various - CD+G A New Dimension

Various - A Tribute To Woody Guthrie

Information Society - Information Society

Holst - The Planets

Honeymoon Suite - Racing After Midnight

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Smash Hits

Emmylou Harris - Pieces Of The Sky

Gentlemen Without Weapons - Transmissions

Handel - The Messiah

Frozen Ghost - “Nice Place To Visit...”

Fleetwood Mac - Behind The Mask

Flamin Groovies - Groovies Greatest Grooves

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella/Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

Devo - Total Devo

Firesign Theatre - Eat Or Be Eaten

Placido Domingo - Bel Canto Domingo

Crosby Stills Nash - Live It Up

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Bruckner - Symphony No. 9

Laura Branigan - Laura Branigan

Van Dyke Parks - Tokyo Rose

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

Beethoven - String Quartet No. 14

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Beethoven - Diabelli Variations

Anita Baker - Rapture

Bach - St. Matthew Passion

Alphaville - The Breathtaking Blue

Mozart - The Magic Flute

Mozart - The Abduction From The Seraglio

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 - Italian

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 - Scottish

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 2 - Hymn Of Praise

Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Kitaro - World Tour 1990

Little Feat - Representing The Mambo

Chris Isaak - Silvertone

Little Feat - Hoy-Hoy!

10,000 Maniacs - Blind Man’s Zoo

Talking Heads - Naked

Donna Summer - Another Place And Time

Phoebe Snow - Something Real

Simply Red - Picture Book

Lou Reed - New York

Bonnie Raitt - Nine Lives

Bonnie Raitt - Green Light

Prokofiev - Peter And The Wolf

Purcell - Dido And Aeneas

Prince - The Arms of Orion (CD Single)

Gram Parsons - GP / Grievous Angel

More video examples: Laura Branigan, Crosby, Stills & Nash