Moving into hub identification?

Thanks to @The_King for making me aware of Hub info several months ago! If anyone is interested in learning about what these markings mean, here is a link to an informative forum. https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/cds-pressed-by-specialty-src-code.146814/ Hub markings can help feed your OCD in chasing down your release. The more we know, the better we get. The downside? My wife thinks I’ve lost my mind using a flashlight and magnifier squinting at my albums. Wonder what she’ll think when I find a microscope at the thrift store. Mawahaha TTFN.

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I was actually the one who proposed all the tickets for the relationships relevant to those markings/inscriptions. I mostly did it because Discogs editors were adding pressing info to vinyl releases, but I realized along the way that the same could hold true for CDs and other optical media (hence the “glass mastering” relationship).
It seems manufacturing info is not as easy to track down for CDs as it is for vinyl…

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Ebay\Amazon do good USB powered microscopes. Though the biggest trouble I find is getting the lighting from the right angle correctly…

I’ve got a few other links to that Hoffman site from similar chases, trying to work out exactly when that ifpi code was written… MADNESS is in that direction… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Too late for many of us

The worst ones are common bands like REM who have release and repressed the same album so so so many times…

Yeah - here is one. What about “how many dots next to the NIMBUS name to tell you the generation?”
(Do a “click to expand” the quote on post number #72)

That whole thread is fascinating…

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