Festival Records (NZ) Ltd.

Festival Records (NZ) Ltd.

Profile:
Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. was an independent company from the Australian company, Festival Records Pty. Ltd. until the 1990s, being substantially owned, and controlled on a day to day basis by Kerridge Odeon (KO), a NZ cinema company, whilst the Australian company of the same name was completely owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. was incorporated in November 1966. Prior to that date the Australian Festival releases were distributed in NZ by G.A. Wooller & Co. Ltd

They shared much catalogue, but not all. In the 1990s, News Corp bought out KO. Until that time Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. is best regarded as an affiliated company to the Australian Company.

Catalogue numbers:
From 1961 the Festival companies introduced a fairly rigid cataloguing system:

Each licensed label had a letter, these included AM (A&M), A (Atlantic), D (Decca), I (Island), LY (Liberty) and so on. Festival branded releases used F. This sat to the left of the format letter. These were K (single), X (EP, later 12"), C (Cassette from the late 1960s) and L (Long player). D was introduced for CDs in the 1980s. To the left of the label code was an S if it was stereo. To the right of the letters were numbers. Singles had numbers under 10,000. EPs and 12" singles were between 10001 and 20000. All others were in sequences above that. Until the end of 1972 stereo LPs had a 9 before the numerical sequence, mono did not. Thus SAML-932,101 was a stereo LP from A&M. AML-32,101 was the mono version.

In 1973 the system was simplified. Mono was largely gone so the S and the 9 were removed so that SAML932,101 would become AML-32101 (the commas were also dropped). Singles were still AMK-3055 etc. In late 1973 the label code was also dropped so all LPs were L (that AML-32101 was now L32101), cassettes were C, EPs and 12"s just X, and singles K (that single would be K-3055). With one major exception (RML - Festival Retail Marketing) that was the system that survived until 1999.

Name variations:
- Festival (NZ) Ltd.
- Festival Records (N.Z.) Ltd.
- Festival Records (New Zealand) Ltd.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
PO Box 1170
Auckland, New Zealand
(Contact info now obsolete)

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
2REV 210 Various - It's Bigger Than Both Of Us (NZ Singles 1979–82) Various It's Bigger Than Both Of Us (NZ Singles 1979–82)(2xLP, Comp) Propeller, Festival Records 2REV 210 Australia & New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
6150-1 Various - Miami Vice - Music From The Television Series Various Miami Vice - Music From The Television Series(LP, Comp) MCA Records 6150-1 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
022112 King Kapisi - Raise Up King Kapisi Raise Up(CD-ROM, Maxi) Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. 022112 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
50910 Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now / Lift Your Love Higher Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Too Late To Turn Back Now / Lift Your Love Higher(7", Single) United Artists Records 50910 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
81015 Saga (3) Live In Concert(VHS, Ltd, PAL) WOT Video 81015 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
81311 The Reels - Requiem The Reels Requiem(VHS, Comp, PAL) Regular Records (2), Festival Video 81311 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
81348 Stevie Nicks - Live At Red Rocks Stevie Nicks Live At Red Rocks(VHS, PAL) Lightyear Entertainment 81348 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
83011 Paul Young and The Q Tips - Live In Concert Paul Young and The Q Tips Paul Young and The Q Tips - Live In Concert(VHS, Col) WOT Video, Festival Records 83011 Australia & New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
83052 Icehouse - Live At The Ritz Icehouse Live At The Ritz(Beta, PAL) Chrysalis, Festival Records 83052 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
84010 Bob Marley And The Wailers* - Live At The Rainbow Bob Marley And The Wailers* Live At The Rainbow(VHS, PAL) Island Pictures 84010 Australia & New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
84033 Various - Hit City 1987 Various Hit City 1987(VHS, Comp, PAL) Festival Records, EMI 84033 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
84044 John Williamson Live(VHS, PAL) Festival Records 84044 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
104503 Whitney Houston - How Will I Know Whitney Houston How Will I Know(7", Single) Arista 104503 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
334512 Various - Pepsi Chart Hits - Volume One Various Pepsi Chart Hits - Volume One(CD, Comp) Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. 334512 New Zealand 2001 Sell This Version
335852 Various - Garage Days (Music From The Alex Proyas Film) Various Garage Days (Music From The Alex Proyas Film)(CD, Album, Comp) Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Music, Festival Mushroom Records 335852 Australia & New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
335992 Split Enz - The Best Of Split Enz - History Never Repeats (30th Anniversary Edition) Split Enz The Best Of Split Enz - History Never Repeats (30th Anniversary Edition)(CD, Comp) Mushroom 335992 New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
336182 Carly Binding - Passenger Carly Binding Passenger(2xCD, Album, S/Edition) Festival Mushroom Records 336182 New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
336272 The Stems - At First Sight Violets Are Blue The Stems At First Sight Violets Are Blue (Album) 336272 Australia & New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
336412 KingKapisi* - 2nd Round Testament KingKapisi* 2nd Round Testament(CD, Album) Festival Mushroom Records 336412 New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
337402 Various - The Locals Soundtrack Various The Locals Soundtrack(CD, Comp) Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. 337402 New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
338162 P-Money - Magic City P-Money Magic City(CD, Album) Dirty Records, Dirty Records 338162 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
338332 48May - The Mad Love 48May The Mad Love(CD, Album) Mayhem Music Recordings 338332 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
338462 The Phoenix Foundation - Pegasus The Phoenix Foundation Pegasus(CD) Festival Mushroom Records 338462 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
338752 David Yetton* - Blow Out Your Candles David Yetton* Blow Out Your Candles(CD, Album) Festival Mushroom Records 338752 New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
338912 48May - The Mad Love 48May The Mad Love (CD, Album, Tou) Mayhem Music Recordings 338912 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
339092 Goodnight Nurse - Always And Never Goodnight Nurse Always And Never(CD, Album) Festival Mushroom Records 339092 New Zealand 2006 Sell This Version
80201/3 Various - Cooking With George Various Cooking With George(3xCass, Comp + 3xBox, Comp) Triple J 80201/3 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
825 244-4 Killing Joke - Night Time Killing Joke Night Time(Cass, Album) EG 825 244-4 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
2066 697 Marie Osmond - Marie Osmond "A" My Name Is Alice(7", Single) Polydor 2066 697 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
2066726 The Osmonds - I Can't Live A Dream The Osmonds I Can't Live A Dream(7") Polydor, Kolob Records 2066726 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
92 77277 Jimmy Barnes - I'm Still On Your Side Jimmy Barnes I'm Still On Your Side(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Geffen Records, Mushroom 92 77277 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
9814437 Various - Big Day Out 04: 38 Explosive Crackers Various Big Day Out 04: 38 Explosive Crackers(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Australia 9814437 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
2959-20015-2 Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman - The Last Of The Mohicans (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman - The Last Of The Mohicans (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Morgan Creek Records, Festival Records, Festival Records, Festival Records 2959-20015-2 Australia & New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version
5101194942 Various - As Chaos Falls Various As Chaos Falls(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2) 5101194942 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
5419690561 The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! The Mint Chicks Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!(2xLP, RE, Gat) Warner Music New Zealand Ltd., Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. 5419690561 New Zealand 2016 Sell This Version
5419703751 The Mint Chicks - Screens The Mint Chicks Screens(LP) Festival Records (NZ) Ltd., Warner Music New Zealand 5419703751 New Zealand 2019 Sell This Version
7010014124 Kathy Troccoli - Images Kathy Troccoli Images(LP, Album) Reunion Records, A&M Records, A&M Records 7010014124 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
ABC CD 27206 Peter Combe Toffee Apple(CD, Album) ABC Records (3), Festival Records ABC CD 27206 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
AK-1422 Bobby Darin Merci Cherie(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1422 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AK-1555 Percy Sledge It Tears Me Up(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1555 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AK-1600 Bobby Darin - The Girl That Stood Beside Me Bobby Darin The Girl That Stood Beside Me(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1600 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AK-1727 Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1727 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1868 Percy Sledge - Love Me Tender / What Am I Living For Percy Sledge Love Me Tender / What Am I Living For(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1868 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1874 Sam And Dave* - Soothe Me Sam And Dave* Soothe Me(7") Atlantic AK-1874 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1886 The Buffalo Springfield* - Bluebird The Buffalo Springfield* Bluebird(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic AK-1886 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1890 The Vanilla Fudge* - You Keep Me Hanging On The Vanilla Fudge* You Keep Me Hanging On(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1890 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1906 The Young Rascals - A Girl Like You The Young Rascals A Girl Like You(7") Atlantic AK-1906 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1909 Aretha Franklin - Baby I Love You Aretha Franklin Baby I Love You(7") Atlantic AK-1909 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1923 Otis Redding - Glory Of Love Otis Redding Glory Of Love(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1923 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1999 Bobby Darin - Talk To The Animals / She Knows Bobby Darin Talk To The Animals / She Knows(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1999 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2000 Sam & Dave - Soul Man / May I Baby Sam & Dave Soul Man / May I Baby(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2000 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2001 The Young Rascals - How Can I Be Sure The Young Rascals How Can I Be Sure (7", Single) Atlantic AK-2001 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2013 Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman / Baby, Baby, Baby Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman / Baby, Baby, Baby(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2013 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2045 The Rose Garden - Next Plane To London The Rose Garden Next Plane To London(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2045 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2050 Buffalo Springfield - Rock 'N' Roll Woman / A Child's Claim To Fame Buffalo Springfield Rock 'N' Roll Woman / A Child's Claim To Fame(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2050 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK 2054 Wilson Pickett - Stag-o-lee Wilson Pickett Stag-o-lee(7", Single) Atlantic AK 2054 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2055 Otis Redding - I Can't Turn You Loose / Day Tripper Otis Redding I Can't Turn You Loose / Day Tripper(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2055 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2117 The Young Rascals - It's Wonderful The Young Rascals It's Wonderful(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2117 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2119 Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools / Prove It Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools / Prove It(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2119 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2180 Aretha Franklin - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Aretha Franklin (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2180 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2184 Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2184 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2190 Albert King - Cold Feet Albert King Cold Feet(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2190 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2200 Vanilla Fudge - Where Is My Mind / The Look Of Love Vanilla Fudge Where Is My Mind / The Look Of Love(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2200 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2205 Joe Tex - Men Are Gettin' Scarce / You're Gonna Thank Me Woman Joe Tex Men Are Gettin' Scarce / You're Gonna Thank Me Woman(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2205 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2265 The Rose Garden - If My World Falls Through / Here's Today The Rose Garden If My World Falls Through / Here's Today AK-2265 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK 2295 The Sweet Inspirations - Sweet Inspiration / I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song) The Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration / I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)(7", Single) Atlantic AK 2295 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2316 The Rascals - A Beautiful Morning / Rainy Day The Rascals A Beautiful Morning / Rainy Day(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2316 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2335 Solomon Burke - I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) / It's Just A Matter Of Time Solomon Burke I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) / It's Just A Matter Of Time(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2335 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2360 Aretha Franklin - Think Aretha Franklin Think(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2360 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AK-2425 Otis Redding - Hard To Handle / Amen Otis Redding Hard To Handle / Amen(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2425 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2434 Jerry Jeff Walker - Mr. Boujangles Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Boujangles(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2434 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK 2480 Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built Aretha Franklin The House That Jack Built(7", Single) Atlantic AK 2480 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK 2481 Nazz - Open My Eyes Nazz Open My Eyes(7", Single) Atlantic AK 2481 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2498 Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2498 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2520 Clarence Carter - Slip Away Clarence Carter Slip Away(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2520 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AK-2558 Wilson Pickett - I Found A True Love Wilson Pickett I Found A True Love(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2558 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AK-2612 Percy Sledge - You're All Around Me / Self Preservation Percy Sledge You're All Around Me / Self Preservation(7") Atlantic AK-2612 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AK-2613 Arthur Conley - Is That You Love Arthur Conley Is That You Love(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2613 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2656 Aretha Franklin - See Saw Aretha Franklin See Saw(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2656 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2706 The Rascals - A Ray Of Hope The Rascals A Ray Of Hope(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2706 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2851 Cartoone - Mr. Poor Man Cartoone Mr. Poor Man(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2851 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-2969 Percy Sledge Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)(7") Atlantic AK-2969 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3133 Steve Greenberg (2) - Big Bruce Steve Greenberg (2) Big Bruce(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3133 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3167 Aretha Franklin - Share Your Love With Me / Pledging My Love Aretha Franklin Share Your Love With Me / Pledging My Love(7") Atlantic AK-3167 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3174 Crosby, Stills & Nash - Marrekesh Express Crosby, Stills & Nash Marrekesh Express(7", Single, M/Print) Atlantic AK-3174 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3206 Nazz - Some People / Magic Me Nazz Some People / Magic Me(7") Atlantic AK-3206 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
AK-3320 Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Crosby, Stills & Nash Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic AK-3320 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3357 R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria R.B. Greaves Take A Letter Maria(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3357 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3412 Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love(7") Atlantic AK-3412 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3492 Tyrone Davis - You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / If I Didn't Love You Tyrone Davis You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / If I Didn't Love You(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3492 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3500 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends - Comin' Home / Groupie (Superstar) Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Comin' Home / Groupie (Superstar)(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3500 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3567 Arthur Conley - They Called The Wind Maria Arthur Conley They Called The Wind Maria(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3567 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3591 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock / Helpless Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Woodstock / Helpless(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3591 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3686 Clarence Carter - I Can't Leave Your Love Alone Clarence Carter I Can't Leave Your Love Alone(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3686 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3705 Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride Blues Image Ride Captain Ride(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3705 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3712 Aretha Franklin With The Dixie Flyers - Spirit In The Dark Aretha Franklin With The Dixie Flyers Aretha Franklin With The Dixie Flyers - Spirit In The Dark(7") Atlantic AK-3712 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3737 Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young* - Teach Your Children Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young* Teach Your Children(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3737 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3752 Brook Benton - Don't It Make You Want To Go Home Brook Benton Don't It Make You Want To Go Home(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3752 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3760 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Ohio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3760 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK 3761 Ronnie Hawkins - One More Night / Little Bird Ronnie Hawkins One More Night / Little Bird(7", Single) Atlantic AK 3761 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version