Easy-Essential Karaoke Logo.

Easy-Essential Karaoke Introduction

Before we begin, this page mostly refers to the commercial discs from Easy-Essential Karaoke. However, we also have information about the digital collection for your convenience.

Easy-Essential Karaoke released a massive number of CDGs. We list each series on one page since they are from the same company. Henceforth, we are using Easy-Essential Karaoke as a reference. The CDG sets that this company made are impressive indeed.

By and large, in the karaoke world, the Easy-Essential labels command much respect. For example, most karaoke jockeys (KJs) will have the odd Easy-Essential disc, if not complete sets.

In effect, you can’t go wrong with these discs!

Easy-Essential Karaoke - EZA-01 Disc.

This ‘label’ is above average size, and they are abundant on the second-hand market. Indeed, this is the only place to buy them now because Easy-Essential stopped making CD+Gs a while back, like most karaoke companies.

Because of the glut in the used marketplace, prices are very competitive. For example, we saw individual discs going for £2.00 ($2.61 US) (£3.35 Aus) (2014 prices). Moreover, there were complete sets elsewhere going cheap.

Indeed, a complete series or a collection of discs from most manufacturers is always in demand. That is especially true with new collectors. Most avid karaoke collectors will have the lot by now, of course.

Easy Karaoke Listings

Easy-Essential Karaoke Music Genres - Rock - Pop - Country - Motown.

Meanwhile, we put out a request for songbooks for this label. That was so we could compile a complete directory of all the discs from the Easy-Essential stable.

Indeed, we went one step further. We put together a complete song list for the label. That, of course, includes all their packs.

As a result, we can list the whole lot!

To clarify, here is a comprehensive list of all the ID numbers (prefixes) from the Easy Karaoke stable. In other words, as you would find in most KJ songbooks:

You may download the Easy-Essential list of discs above, but the songbooks are for members only. So, please consider joining us.

EK CDG Disc Players

By and large, the Easy/Essential Karaoke Series needs no introduction. Indeed, they became one of the biggest karaoke companies. Also, they may still produce the discs for us all to sing**.
Coupled with the karaoke discs, the Easy Karaoke firm also produced CD+G players to play them. These small portable players are mainly for home use. But they are an introduction to singing for many potential singers.

**The firm no longer produces karaoke discs.

EK CDG player.

Easy-Essential Karaoke Review

EZEP05 Disc.

The opening splash screen for the Easy/Essential karaoke discs is plain. But this simple formula worked well for the company. The tracks only show the song title, the year of manufacture, and the company name. However, the early discs might not have the latter information!

Be that as it may, most people are only interested in the audio quality and how well the on-screen graphics work. In this case, our samples showed consistency throughout, and the results were brilliant.

The song title is white on a light blue background. That is the same for the on-screen lyrics, but the words change to pink as the song progresses. The lyrics are large and in capital letters, but they are perfectly legible. Not only that, but they sync with the music very well, with hardly any signs of lag.

Their choice of music is fine, so it’s not surprising that many KJs (karaoke jockeys) use these at their gigs. The discs also come in decent sleeves with reasonable artwork. All in all, these discs are great!

Karaoke Song Sample

Although we may use numerous songs for the review, we only provide one sample video to represent the label. So, the song sample for our video presentation is EKI05-01 – Take That – Shine.

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 5
  • Music Content: 5
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 4
  • Cover Art: 4
  • Overall Average: 4.5
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 5

We gave this collection 5 out of 5 in the rating system below because we love them. You can also vote for these, even if you don’t have the discs or tracks. Indeed, all you need to do is watch our presentation video above and judge that.

Desirability Factor

EK blue banner.

In effect, the Easy Karaoke label is massive. Consequently, karaoke disc collectors will have a job trying to collect the whole set. However, you don’t get this big without offering a quality product.

So, it stands to reason why Easy Karaoke survived where others fell by the wayside. Because of our review, we think you can safely buy these with complete peace of mind. Therefore, the desirability factor for this karaoke manufacturer is massive, and we thoroughly recommend them.

EZ blue banner.

Easy-Essential Karaoke Duplications

With such a large karaoke label, some songs will inevitably have duplications across the series. In general, this is the norm for big karaoke companies. However, Easy-Essential Karaoke offers quality, so what price is that? Of course, you can eliminate the dupes by cross-referencing our songbooks and list of discs.

No More New CDGs?

The Easy Karaoke label competed with the big guns, of course. In other words, they competed with Sunfly, Zoom, Mr. Entertainer, and others. Because of this and other factors, Easy Karaoke no longer makes CDGs.

The company still exists and makes those home karaoke disc players. They may even release the odd disc in the future.

But that is just romantic speculation on our part. However, we can only hope. So, we will thank those behind Easy Karaoke for giving us some classic sounds.

EZPP3 aka EZKP001 Disc.

Easy-Essential Karaoke Songbook (Discs & Digital)

Finally, you might need to see the contents of the discs in the list above. The karaoke tracks in this collection are full of the best songs by some great artists. With this in mind, we have the song list on the next page.

We have a few songbooks to download that complement the extensive list of discs above. However, remember that there are many duplications in this series, but this was the norm for the big karaoke firms. In short, click the link below to access the Easy-Essential Karaoke Songbook.

The Easy-Essential Karaoke collection also has a digital songbook. This will eliminate dupes and add some order to your collection. Both versions are available on the songbook download page.

Rate The Easy-Essential Karaoke Label

Finally, if you have any experience with discs or tracks from this Easy-Essential collection, please leave a review here or in the Karaoke Forum. You can also use the star rating system below, even if you only use our presentation video as a guide. Indeed, by doing this, you can help others decide whether these discs are worth buying!

Overall Rating

The ratings here represent your score and our score combined. So, make sure you have your say.

4.3
4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
Excellent63%
Very good25%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible12%

Independent Reviews

The following reviews are independent and not necessarily the views of the Karaoke Info staff. However, they may help you decide whether to buy or avoid them.

Official Review By Jacky: Easy-Essential Karaoke.

October 5, 2014

Hi, my name is Jacky, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your review below.

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Jacky Hargreaves
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Only the best for the best!

July 28, 2020

Do you want the best? The Easy Karaoke discs will give you just that!

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Ben Dingwall

Excellent CDGs.

December 2, 2018

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John Bond

Easy Karaoke all the way!

September 11, 2017

I have plenty of these Easy Karaoke discs and expect to complete my collection. They go down well at my karaoke gigs.

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Caroline Durham

Five big stars from me.

April 18, 2017

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Keith Scott

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