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Pioneer Karaoke Introduction

The Pioneer Karaoke brand no longer makes CDGs but was one of the leaders in its heyday. Of course, once the karaoke bubble burst, most producers ceased making discs.

However, Pioneer karaoke discs are still available, in abundance, on the second-hand market.

Pioneer Karaoke was a leader in the field, making the newer CDGs (Compact Disc with Graphics). However, they also made older laser karaoke discs. Because of this, their back catalogue is a reasonable size.

Pioneer Karaoke - PI001 Disc.

Be that as it may, it’s how they perform that matters. So, are Pioneer Karaoke discs worth buying?

Generally speaking, the Pioneer name is massive. Indeed, its electronic products have a reputation for producing quality goods. Their products are reliable, too. But how well do their karaoke discs play?

We asked for information on this karaoke label, and members gave us a lot of information. We had so many lists to sift through, and it took at least three months to sort. But we did compile a comprehensive list of discs. We also have a massive Pioneer Karaoke songbook, too. Thanks go out to those members who sent in their lists.

Pioneer Karaoke Discs

You may download the disc list, but only members can access the songbook below.

Disc Variants

There are a lot more discs that could be on the list. For example, there are variations in the core disc collection. In other words, some may have the letter R or S at the end. However, we are only listing the core disc identity right now. But, there are references to the variants in the song list.

The variants occur when a track has to come off the original disc. Indeed, this may happen because of licensing issues. In this case, they may add a replacement track to the disc. But sometimes, they might not replace the karaoke track at all. This is why some discs have additional letters in the disc ID (prefix).

Being only available on the second-hand market, eBay and Amazon are the best places to look for them. But you may be lucky and see a new, sealed disc. Either way, ensure that the discs are in good condition. Ask before you buy!

Pioneer Karaoke Review

PI301 Front Cover.

The familiar bird with a microphone greets you on the splash screen with these Pioneer Karaoke discs.

The opening screen isn’t unpleasant at all. It proudly pronounces “Pioneer – The Art Of Entertainment.”

The light blue background also shows the song title and the writers.

The lyrics have a light blue backdrop. Of course, these on-screen graphics are unique.

Indeed, you can recognise the label by this arrangement alone. You will see one line of lyrics on both the top and bottom of the screen.

Our samples gave us white words that changed to orange as the song progressed. The backing music was fair enough and synced well with the lyrics. The end screen showed the title, writers, and publishers.

The CDGs and sleeves were decent enough but were more formal. However, some showed the bird and mic logo standing on a disc.

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 PI206-14 – Skeeter Davis – End Of The World.

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 4
  • Music Content: 3.5
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 4
  • Cover Art: 3.5
  • Overall Average: 3.75
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 3.75

We gave this collection 4 out of 5 in the rating system below. 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

The Pioneer collection of karaoke discs is good enough for gigging or home use. Furthermore, we have no problem recommending them. Indeed, having a complete collection would be fantastic.

Your Feedback Is Welcome

This page is about the Pioneer CDGs, but the firm also made LaserDiscs. Of course, we review those separately here.

Do you possess any Pioneer Karaoke discs? Indeed, have you ever played any of these discs at karaoke gigs or at home?

We would like to know what you think about the quality of the discs. For instance, do you agree with our assessment?

Laser disc sampler.
Pioneer Karaoke Laser Disc Logo.

Since Pioneer stopped making karaoke discs and considering their age, collectors should find them pretty cheap on the second-hand market.

However, with our review and feedback from you, collectors will know if they should look for them with their hard-earned cash.

Indeed, one of our aims is to help karaoke collectors buy quality discs while saving money. So, over to you.

Pioneer Karaoke Songbook

Let us move on to the songbook for the Pioneer Karaoke discs. After all, we need to know what the product contains before we buy it! The series has some of the best performers. Of course, the best tracks are in this series, too. In short, click the link below for the Pioneer Karaoke Songbooks.

Rate The Pioneer Karaoke Label

Finally, if you have any experience with discs or tracks from this Pioneer 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.

4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 14 reviews)
Very good7%

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 Julie: Pioneer Karaoke.

September 25, 2014

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

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Julie Porter

I want the Pioneers now.

August 30, 2020

I have to have these now. Why do I have to visit here? It always makes me want to buy more karaoke discs!

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Caroline Durham

Not bad.

February 15, 2020

The Pioneer ones have escaped me, but I think I would buy them if they came along cheaply. Thanks for the review.

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Keith Fox

Worth it!

August 4, 2019

I like these CDGs and always have done. I thoroughly recommend them!

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Alan Carr

Five out of five.

May 12, 2019

Yes, indeed, I give these discs the thumbs up.

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Margaret Stewart

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