ABBREVIATIONS

Throughout OilBase, there are a number of abbreviations. Below is a listing of the abbreviations and their meanings.


The album abbreviations used in OilBase are:
LP
Standard long playing vinyl album.
7" EP
7" Extended Play. Smaller vinyl release also with frequent alternative song versions. These may also be called 45's (because their playback speed is 45 RPM).
10" EP
10" Extended Play. Less than full-length (fewer songs) acetate/plastic release generally with alternative song versions. They are also commonly called Flexi-Discs and are frequently released as magazine inserts.
12" EP
12" Extended Play. Less than full-length (fewer songs) vinyl release generally with alternative song versions.
CD
Compact Disc. Full length album equivalent of LP.
CD3
3" CD. Smaller sized CD single equivalent of 7" EPs. They generally come with a standard size CD adapter.
CD5
5" CD. Full sized CD equivalent of 12" EPs. They are also commonly called CD Singles or CD EPs.
CAS
Cassette Tape.
VHS
Video Tape.

The country abbreviations used in OilBase are
AUS    =  Australia          ITA    =  Italy
AUT    =  Austria            JAP    =  Japan
BRA    =  Brazil             NZ     =  New Zealand
CAN    =  Canada             SWI    =  Switzerland
CZE    =  Czechoslovakia     UK     =  United Kingdom
GER    =  Germany            USA    =  United States
HOL    =  Holland

* All dates are given in DD/MM/YY format.

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