ABBREVIATIONSThroughout OilBase, there are a number of abbreviations. Below is a listing of the abbreviations and their meanings.
The album abbreviations used in OilBase are:
- 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.
- Compact Disc. Full length album equivalent of LP.
- 3" CD. Smaller sized CD single equivalent of 7" EPs. They generally come with a standard size CD adapter.
- 5" CD. Full sized CD equivalent of 12" EPs. They are also commonly called CD Singles or CD EPs.
- Cassette Tape.
- 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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