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The Red Book is the 1980 document that provides the specifications for the standard compact disc (CD) developed by Sony and Philips and is the first in a series of standards that were released.. According to legend, the document was in a binder with red covers, originating the tradition for subsequent adaptations of CD specifications to be referred to as variously colored books.

The follow are the various standards that were released.

Red Book

Yellow Book

Orange Book

Green Book

Blue Book

White Book



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