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 nineties, being substantially owned, and controlled on a day to day basis by Kerridge Odeon, 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 nineties 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.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
6150-1 Miami Vice - Music From The Television Series  album cover Various Miami Vice - Music From The Television Series(LP, Comp) MCA Records 6150-1 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
81311 Requiem  album cover The Reels Requiem(VHS, Comp, PAL) Regular Records (2), Festival Video 81311 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
81348 Stevie Nicks Live At Red Rocks(VHS, PAL) Lightyear Entertainment 81348 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
83052 Live At The Ritz  album cover Icehouse Live At The Ritz(Beta, PAL) Chrysalis, Festival Records 83052 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
84010 Live At The Rainbow  album cover Bob Marley And The Wailers* Live At The Rainbow(VHS, PAL) Island Pictures Ltd. 84010 Australia & New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
84033 Hit City 1987  album cover 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
104497 King For A Day  album cover Thompson Twins King For A Day(7", Single) Arista 104497 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
335992 The Best Of Split Enz - History Never Repeats (30th Anniversary Edition)  album cover Split Enz The Best Of Split Enz - History Never Repeats (30th Anniversary Edition)(CD, Comp) Mushroom 335992 New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
336272 At First Sight Violets Are Blue  album cover The Stems At First Sight Violets Are Blue (Album) 336272 Australia & New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
336412 2nd Round Testament  album cover KingKapisi* 2nd Round Testament(CD, Album) Festival Mushroom Records 336412 New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
337402 The Locals Soundtrack  album cover Various The Locals Soundtrack(CD, Comp) Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. 337402 New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
338332 The Mad Love  album cover 48May The Mad Love(CD, Album) Mayhem Music Recordings 338332 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
338752 Blow Out Your Candles  album cover David Yetton* Blow Out Your Candles(CD, Album) Festival Mushroom Records 338752 New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
521 090 Musique Sacrée  album cover Jean-Christian Michel - Quatuor Avec Orgue , Percussion : Kenny Clarke Jean-Christian Michel - Quatuor Avec Orgue , Percussion : Kenny Clarke - Musique Sacrée(LP, Album) Festival Records, Riviera (3) 521 090 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
825 244-4 Night Time  album cover Killing Joke Night Time(Cass, Album) EG 825 244-4 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
2066 697 "A" My Name Is Alice / Weeping Willow  album cover Marie Osmond "A" My Name Is Alice / Weeping Willow(7", Single) Polydor 2066 697 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
92 77277 I'm Still On Your Side  album cover Jimmy Barnes I'm Still On Your Side(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Mushroom 92 77277 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
122605-01 Serdar  album cover Serdar* Serdar(CD, Album) Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. 122605-01 Mexico 1997 Sell This Version
5419690561 Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!  album cover 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
0 6700 30119 2 1 Wild Strawberries Quiver(CD, Album) Festival Records, Nettwerk 0 6700 30119 2 1 Australia & New Zealand 1998 Sell This Version
ABDP 856 The Godfather Part II (Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover Nino Rota The Godfather Part II (Original Soundtrack Recording)(LP) Paramount Records, ABC Records ABDP 856 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
AK-1923 Glory Of Love  album cover Otis Redding Glory Of Love(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1923 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2013 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman / Baby, Baby, Baby  album cover 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-2050 Rock 'N' Roll Woman / A Child's Claim To Fame  album cover 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 Stag-o-lee  album cover Wilson Pickett Stag-o-lee(7", Single) Atlantic AK 2054 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2184 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay  album cover Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2184 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AK 2295 Sweet Inspiration / I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)  album cover 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(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2316 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2425 Hard To Handle / Amen  album cover Otis Redding Hard To Handle / Amen(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2425 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2434 Mr. Boujangles  album cover Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Boujangles(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2434 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK 2481 Open My Eyes  album cover Nazz Open My Eyes(7", Single) Atlantic AK 2481 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2520 Slip Away  album cover Clarence Carter Slip Away(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2520 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AK-2558 I Found A True Love  album cover Wilson Pickett I Found A True Love(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2558 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AK-2612 You're All Around Me / Self Preservation  album cover Percy Sledge You're All Around Me / Self Preservation(7") Atlantic AK-2612 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AK-2851 Mr. Poor Man  album cover Cartoone Mr. Poor Man(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2851 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3174 Marrekesh Express  album cover Crosby, Stills & Nash Marrekesh Express(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3174 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3357 Take A Letter Maria  album cover R.B. Greaves Take A Letter Maria(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3357 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3412 Whole Lotta Love  album cover Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love(7") Atlantic AK-3412 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3492 You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / If I Didn't Love You  album cover 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 Comin' Home / Groupie (Superstar)  album cover Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Comin' Home / Groupie (Superstar)(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3500 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AK-3567 Arthur Conley They Call The Wind Maria(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3567 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3737 Teach Your Children  album cover Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young* Teach Your Children(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3737 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3760 Ohio  album cover 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(7", Single) Atlantic AK 3761 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AL-32091 The Exciting Wilson Pickett  album cover Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic, Atlantic AL-32091 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AL-32200 Sergio Mendes* The Great Arrival(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic AL-32200 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AL-32,453 The Best Of Sonny & Cher  album cover Sonny & Cher The Best Of Sonny & Cher(LP, Comp) Atlantic AL-32,453 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AL-32482 The Stax / Volt Revue, Volume One, Live In London  album cover Various The Stax / Volt Revue, Volume One, Live In London(LP, Mono) Atlantic, Atlantic AL-32482 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
almy cd12 The Almighty 12 Inches: Volume 7  album cover Various The Almighty 12 Inches: Volume 7(CD, Comp) Festival Records, Festival Records, Almighty Records almy cd12 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
AM 2001 Look Around  album cover Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66* Look Around(LP, Album) A&M Records AM 2001 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AM-2731 Cannonball  album cover Supertramp Cannonball(7", Single, Ltd) A&M Records, A&M Records AM-2731 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
AMK-1766 Alfie / Bond Street  album cover Burt Bacharach Alfie / Bond Street(7") A&M Records AMK-1766 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AMK-2218 Claudine Longet Love Is Blue (L'amour Est Bleu)(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-2218 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AMK-2342 This Guy's In Love With You  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass This Guy's In Love With You(7", Mono) A&M Records AMK-2342 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AMK-2371 White Horses  album cover Claudine Longet White Horses(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-2371 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AMK-3076 I'll Never Fall In Love Again  album cover Burt Bacharach I'll Never Fall In Love Again(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-3076 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AMK3609 The Checkmates LTD., Sonny Charles The Checkmates LTD., Sonny Charles - I Keep Forgettin' / Do You Love Your Baby (7", Single) A&M Records, Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. AMK3609 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AMK 3620 A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)  album cover Ike & Tina Turner A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)(7") A&M Records AMK 3620 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AMK 3656 It Takes A Little Longer / Welfare Man  album cover Sonny Charles It Takes A Little Longer / Welfare Man(7") A&M Records AMK 3656 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AMK-3840 Viramundo  album cover Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 Viramundo(7") A&M Records AMK-3840 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AMK 4259 Black-Eyed Blues  album cover Joe Cocker Black-Eyed Blues(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 4259 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
AMK 4271 Lee Michaels Keep The Circle Turning(7") A&M Records AMK 4271 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
AMK 4430 She   album cover Booker T.* & Priscilla* Booker T.* & Priscilla* - She (7") A&M Records, A&M Records AMK 4430 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
AMK 4549 Hurting Each Other  album cover Carpenters Hurting Each Other(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 4549 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
AMK 4576 Feeling Alright  album cover Joe Cocker Feeling Alright(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 4576 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
AMK-4765 One Way Ticket Home / My Kingdom For A Car  album cover Phil Ochs One Way Ticket Home / My Kingdom For A Car(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-4765 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
AMK 4906 Valdy Rock And Roll Song(7") A&M Records AMK 4906 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
AMK 4948 Blue Moon / Little Lady Love Me  album cover Blue Haze (2) Blue Moon / Little Lady Love Me(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 4948 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AMK 5032 Sing  album cover Carpenters Sing(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 5032 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AMK 5041 Part Of The Union  album cover Strawbs Part Of The Union(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 5041 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AMK-5043 Blackbird / Will It Go Round In Circles   album cover Billy Preston Blackbird / Will It Go Round In Circles (7") A&M Records AMK-5043 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AMK 5048 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Last Tango In Paris / The Nicest Things Happen(7") A&M Records AMK 5048 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AMK 5190 Stealers Wheel Everyone's Agreed That Everything Will Turn Out Fine(7") A&M Records AMK 5190 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AMK 5303 Jambalaya  album cover Carpenters Jambalaya(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 5303 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AMK 5413 Billy Preston You're So Unique / How Long Has The Train Been Gone(7") A&M Records AMK 5413 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
AMK 5527 Somethin's Happening  album cover Peter Frampton Somethin's Happening(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 5527 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
AML 421/2 Walking In Space Plus  album cover Quincy Jones Walking In Space Plus(2xLP, Album, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records AML 421/2 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AML-32,300 Sounds Like...Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Sounds Like...Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass(LP, Album, Mono) A&M Records AML-32,300 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AML-34804 The Six Wives Of Henry VIII  album cover Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AML-34804 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AML-34846 Bursting At The Seams  album cover Strawbs Bursting At The Seams(LP, Album) A&M Records AML-34846 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AML 34888 The First Cut  album cover Keith Hampshire The First Cut(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records AML 34888 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AML 35112 Hero And Heroine  album cover Strawbs Hero And Heroine(LP, Album) A&M Records AML 35112 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
AMLB 1007 Brazilian Carnival  album cover Various Brazilian Carnival(LP, Comp) A&M Records AMLB 1007 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AMLH 68528 Badder Than Them  album cover Dillinger Badder Than Them(LP, Album, TP) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLH 68528 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
AMW1/2 TJB Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Double Deluxe  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass TJB Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Double Deluxe(2xLP, Album, Comp) A&M Records AMW1/2 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AMX-11224 Flamingo  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Flamingo(7", EP, Mono) A&M Records AMX-11224 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AMX 11227 Mame  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Mame(7", EP) A&M Records AMX 11227 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AMX-11,286 Casino Royale  album cover Herb Albert And The Tijuana Brass* Casino Royale(7", EP) A&M Records AMX-11,286 Australia & New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AMX-11337 The Happening  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass The Happening(7", EP, Mono) A&M Records AMX-11337 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AMX 11388 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass A Banda(7", EP) A&M Records AMX 11388 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AMX-11,515 This Guy's In Love With You  album cover Herb Alpert This Guy's In Love With You(7", EP, Mono) A&M Records AMX-11,515 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
AMX-11515 This Guy's In Love With You  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass This Guy's In Love With You(7", EP, Mono) A&M Records AMX-11515 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AMX-11528 The Look Of Love  album cover Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Look Of Love(7", EP) A&M Records, A&M Records AMX-11528 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AMX-11571 With A Little Help From My Friends  album cover Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends(7", EP, Mono) A&M Records AMX-11571 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
AMX-11678 Delta Lady  album cover Joe Cocker Delta Lady(7", EP, Mono) A&M Records AMX-11678 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AMX-11,749 Close To You  album cover Carpenters Close To You(7", EP) A&M Records AMX-11,749 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AMX-11,795 For All We Know  album cover Carpenters For All We Know(7", EP) A&M Records AMX-11,795 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
ARL 2030 Baker's Dozen  album cover Ken Baker (3) Baker's Dozen(LP) Interfusion ARL 2030 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
ASK 4584 Nice To Be With You   album cover The Gallery* Nice To Be With You (7", Single) A&M Records, Sussex ASK 4584 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version