Would You Like A Cheese Puff?: The Art Of The RCA SelectaVision Videodisc CED

Posted by Mark Beaver, January 13, 2015 04:20pm | Post a Comment
 For a brief moment in time (1981-1986, to be exact) there existed a film delivery system based on needle/groove technology, just like a record player.

Launched by RCA and dubbed the CAPACITANCE ELECTRONIC DISC (CED), it was quickly supplanted by both commercially available VHS tapes and Laserdiscs, the precursor to the DVD, which read the information with light beams.

Ultimately, it was a clunky, inelegant technology prone to problems and RCA lost about $600 million on it, but there was a curious upside to its brief arc through the collective consciousness...the cover art.

For many of the CED packages, promotional artwork was commissioned for the face of the cartridge that was singular for the release of the RCA SelectaVision format. 

Below I have displayed a gallery of some of the cover art from that time, in most cases, different images than were ever seen on the more popular VHS, Laserdisc or DVD releases of the same films. 

Enjoy the beauty!

CED amityville horror josh brolin selectavisionboxcar bertha barbara hershey


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Women in White

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, September 7, 2008 08:00pm | Post a Comment
Nothing says classay quite like an all white ensemble -- although, I think Nona Nendryx was aiming for something else entirely...

Aretha Franklin With Everything I feel in me LP coverBarbara Streisand One Voice Lp cover
Johnny Pike Reminisces LP coverKarla Devito Is this a cool world or what Lp coverStephanie Mills Home LP cover
Buffie Sainte-Marie Little Wheel Spin & Spin Lp coverJuice Newton Greatest Hits Lp coverTremaine Hawkins Detetmined LP cover
Nona Hendryx Art of Defense LP coverJane Ira Bloom Modern Drama LP coverLynn Anderson Even Cowgirls Get the Blues LP cover
Nancy Wilson Show LP coverNancy Wilson Now! LP coverEydie Swings the Blues Lp cover
5 star luxury of life LP coverSister Sledge We Are Family Lp coverRickie Family Give Me A Break lp cover

Wet Wet Wet

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, August 15, 2008 12:00pm | Post a Comment
The Dog Days of summer are at our door step. At our compound in Pasadena that can mean heat managing up to 105-110...It's been holding off for now, but when that weather arrives I will look longingly at this blog...
Bellamy Brothers Strong Weakness lp coverJimmy Buffett Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes lp coverJulio Iglesias Mi Vida En Canciones lp coverBellamy Brothers Strong Weakness lp cover
Anthony and the Camp What I Like lp coverLake Paradise Island lp coverpure praire league can't hold back lp coverIssac Hayes Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak) lp cover
Grover Washington Jr. Mister Magic lp coverDanny Kortchmar Innuendo lp coverRobert Palmer Double Fun lp coverGrover Washington Jr. Mister Magic lp cover
sunrize lp cover who's stickin it? Barbara Streisand Wet lp coverBarbara Streisand Donna Summer enough is enough stickerSunrize lp cover who's been stickin' it?
Boz Scaggs Slow Dancer lp coverKlique Try It Out lp coverRoger Daltrey Parting Should Be Painless lp coverJ. Michael Reed lp cover