Today I went to the delete sale at EMI Distribution in Jacksonville, Illinois.
(Info and links regarding the 2008 Delete sale towards the bottom of this page.)
Photo from a previous delete sale below.
Years ago I toured EMI Manufacturing and Chordant Distribution.
Here are some photos from that day.
You can click on an image to get a larger view of the picture.
For a Beatles fan, touring the EMI plant is like a chocoholic getting to tour the Willy Wonka factory. EMI Manufacturing was originally built to keep up with the demand for Beatles albums back in the 60's.
Now if you're in Jacksonville on just the right day, you might get to meet some famous musicians.
Identifying Beatles album origins
JACKSONVILLE RECORDS FACTORY
"Capitol`s Jacksonville factory opened in the summer of 1965. According to Wayne Bridgewater, who began working at the plant a year after it opened and now serves at its manager, the factory was initially fitted with 48 album pressing machines transferred from Scranton and converted from manual to automatic. He recalls that, during the sixties, the plant primarily pressed Beatles records. There were times when 90% of production was devoted to the group. Jacksonville was, in many ways, "The house the Beatles built". By late 1966, the factory was pressing 50,000 albums per day. By the end of the decade, capacity had increased to 110,000 albums per day."
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We continue to reposition our business to excel whatever the industry conditions. An important move to increase our flexibility is our recently announced decision to outsource the manufacture of our products in Europe and the United States. We have entered into long-term supply agreements with MediaMotion and Cinram International Inc. for the supply of CDs and DVDs. MediaMotion will manufacture product for those EMI entities currently serviced from our facility in Uden, The Netherlands, while a Cinram facility in the US will manufacture for those EMI companies that currently receive product from our Jacksonville, Illinois operations.
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Search for mentions of Jacksonville from the above website.
I'd love to hear from current and former employees at EMI and Chordant.
You're welcome to share your stories, explain the cd processes in these photos, etc.
Just use the comments option below.
The photos above show the Gaither Vocal Band (minus Mark Lowry - he missed the plane that day) and the manufacturing process of the WOW 1999 double cd.
Below are some links to the Gaither Vocal Band's music and the Wow 1999 album.
WOW 1999, Compact Disc [CD]
By WoW Series / Emi Cmg Distribution
Christian music's best shine in this compilation of the year 1999's biggest hits! Features 30 songs, including "Into Jesus" (dc Talk), "Entertaining Angels" (Newsboys), "Crazy Times" (Jars of Clay), "Love Me Good" (Michael W. Smith), and "WWJD" (Big Tent Revival). Two CDs.
By the Gaither Vocal Band / Emi Cmg Distribution
-----------EMI in the news...
Jacksonville EMI may be for sale
Parent company in London says offer could come from talks
Published Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Jacksonville, IL Community Calendar
Jacksonville Area Chamber
Map to the usual location of the EMI Delete sale
North Warehouse 500 Capitol Way, Jacksonville, IL.
Discussions regarding the 2008 EMI Delete sale
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The annual EMI/Capitol Records Delete Sale will be held Wednesday,Source:
November 5th, 2008 from 10am to 7pm in Jacksonville, Illinois.
For those of you who may not be familiar with this sale, here's how it works.
Bring a couple canned goods for the local food pantry for your admission.
Then browse a warehouse full of CDs (any CDs that EMI/Capitol Records
manufactures and distributes). Single CDs and DVDs are $3.
There are also boxed sets available for a considerably reduced price.
Everything for sale is new and sealed in original cases.
There is music available from every genre.
This is a cash only sale.
(This information has been confirmed.)
May as well check the Jacksonville, IL gas prices.
Discussions regarding the 2007 EMI Delete sale
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 from 12 pm - 8:00 pm.
I wrote somewhere that to get there you'll turn right at the Steak and Shake.
I see that the old Steak and Shake (where the turn is) has closed down and a new one has opened in front of the Shopko. Don't turn at the new Steak and Shake.
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