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|Compact Disc: Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup|
Narrative: Copper sourced from Chile, Peru, or Ecuador and produced in a factory in the United States; aluminum from Russia or China; polycarbonate plastic from California, South Africa, Somalia, South Korea, or Germany; boxite from Australia, and parts assembled in a factory in the United States.
The larger supply chain includes: Petroleum refineries; Power generation and supply; Plastics material and resin manufacturing; Coal mining; Alumina refining and primary aluminum production; Oil and Gas extraction; Motor vehicle parts and manufacturing; Truck transportation; Iron and steel mills.
Distributed through BMG, a company that began in Germany as part of the Bertelsman, A.G. corporation. In 1979 BMG acquired Aristan Records and in 1986 they bought RCA Victor from General Electric. Bertelsman owns television and radio stations around the world, film production and distribution, and over 200 entertainment and publishing companies around the world.
I bought this CD through direct mail, moved it from Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts, to Portland, Oregon, to New York City, and then stored it in an attic in Somers, Connecticut. After retrieving it in the Fall of 2012 I'm currently living with it in Brooklyn.