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1980s CD + G (CDG) Releases

The infancy of both music video and gaming culture produced this stepchild

If you’re into karaoke then you probably know what CD + G (CDG) is: an extra track of data on a CD Audio disc that can contain low-resolution graphics, used to provide the lyrics to songs for karaoke singers. The format, developed by Phillips and Sony in 1985 (the audio CD became available in 1982) is the de facto standard for karaoke to this day.

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