uk albums (dccs)
The Digital Compact Cassette was introduced by Philips and Matsushita in late 1992 as a
replacement for the older analog compact cassette format. It was an attempt to compete with Sony's MiniDisc and
fill a gap in the commerical market left by the failure of commercial DAT.
It was cheaper than DAT and backward compatible with cassette.
The DCC was not a success and joined the DAT and MiniDisc formats on the commercial scrap pile.
Virgin were extremely quick to try the potential of the new format, issuing the just-released
Glittering Prize 81/92 compilation on DCC. It was the only Simple Minds
album released on the format.