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Toshiba EMI Karaoke Introduction

This page refers to a small set of Toshiba EMI Karaoke discs. Toshiba is a Japanese brand producing all sorts of reliable electronic products. They also managed to dip into the karaoke market with EMI. But you want to know how the CDGs perform. Well, read on for more information and reviews.

We mention the discs as being CDG for a reason. Indeed, we suspect that Toshiba has previously made karaoke in a different format. For example, cassette tapes and laser discs. If you have any information on Toshiba Karaoke, let us know.

Toshiba EMI Karaoke Disc TOS504 - CDG Label.

All in all, the list we have goes back a few years. The date on all the discs shows either 1990 or 1991. Because they stem from that period, they were among the first few companies to delve into the karaoke disc market.

A few karaoke disc ID numbers (prefixes) are missing from our list below. We do not know if the ‘missing’ ones ever came off the production line.

Also, on the karaoke disc label, you will see the name Toshiba EMI. However, we might only refer to the discs as Toshiba for convenience at certain times. In terms of the music industry, EMI was a formidable force then. They still are, of course. So, this was two large companies joining forces. But did this work well? Read on for further information and review.

Toshiba EMI Karaoke Discs

To clarify, here is the list of Toshiba Karaoke disc numbers that are commonly used by karaoke jockeys (KJs) in their songbooks:

  • TOS501
  • TOS502
  • TOS503
  • TOS504
  • TOS505
  • TOS506
  • TOS507
  • TOS508
  • TOS509
  • TOS510
  • TOS511
  • TOS512
  • TOS513
  • TOS514
  • TOS515
  • TOS516
  • TOS517
  • TOS518
  • TOS519
  • TOS520
  • TOS521
  • TOS522
  • TOS523
  • TOS524
  • TOS525
  • TOS526
  • TOS527
  • TOS528
  • TOS529
  • TOS530

*Missing CDGs from this series. If you know anything about these discs, let us know.

Toshiba EMI Karaoke Review

As you would expect from a karaoke label that released CDGs before most others, these discs have numerous golden oldies. However, they do have a sprinkling of newer songs from the period around the release date of the CDGs.

Our initial assessment is that they are well worth the money if you can still get hold of them.

TOS527 - CDG Label.

Although the music isn’t as vibrant as we are used to, the discs are still good for their time. The emphasis is on the melody coming from some form of wind instrument. Give them a chance, and they will grow on you. We are not being negative here because these discs score highly.

The splash screen is bright, with only the song title and the artist. When the song finishes, it simply says “end.” Be that as it may, they put some on-screen graphics during the instrumental bits, which is a bonus.

Indeed, some songs end with an image, particularly those with long instrumental endings. The on-screen lyrics match the song impeccably, with hardly any lag. Indeed, some songs end with an image, particularly those with long instrumental endings.

The cover art escapes us, as our samples did not include the sleeves. However, the CDGs are similar throughout, without any artwork.

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 TOS507-13 – The Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

Videos are subject to change!

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 5
  • Music Content: 4.5
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 4.5
  • Cover Art: 3.5
  • Overall Average: 4.4
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 4.75

We gave this collection 5 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

Toshiba Karaoke has a history of making quality products. Their karaoke discs are no different. Indeed, the firm was making laser discs before their CDG involvement. Our review says they are highly desirable.

We can’t test every song on these discs, so if you have any karaoke discs from Toshiba EMI, leave a comment or two below. Do you agree with our assessment? Let us all know so that we can help future karaoke disc collectors.

To Sum Up

Toshiba is a famous, reliable brand in electronics, and their release of karaoke discs didn’t disappoint us.

Consider leaving a review if you use this Toshiba Karaoke set or just the odd disc. For instance, what is the quality of the music like, and do you like the on-screen graphics?

For casual buyers, we recommend buying them. That is, provided they are cheap! After all, who would turn their nose up at an inexpensive set? Also, if you acquire the complete set, remember that karaoke collectors pay more for whole collections!

Cartoon girl singing on a portable machine.

Toshiba EMI Karaoke Songbook

In addition to the Toshiba disc IDs above (prefixes), it is with pleasure that we present the tracklistings. After all, you need to know what songs are on these discs. There are a lot of genres and something for everyone, and to repeat, the staff here at Karaoke Info like them.

Our songbook comes to you as a PDF file, and you can download it for cross-reference or use it at your gigs, etc. In short, click the link below to access the Toshiba EMI Karaoke songbook.

Rate The Toshiba EMI Karaoke Label

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

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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: Toshiba Karaoke.

October 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

Pretty much run-of-the-mill karaoke!

April 3, 2018

In my opinion, there are better karaoke discs to collect!

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Happy Jack

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