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.

Name variation:
- Festival (NZ) Ltd.
Sublabels
[l206607]

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
50910 Too Late To Turn Back Now / Lift Your Love Higher  album cover 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
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
83011 Live In Concert  album cover 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 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 84010 Australia & New Zealand Unknown 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
104503 How Will I Know  album cover Whitney Houston How Will I Know(7", Single) Arista 104503 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
338162 DRT 008 Magic City  album cover P-Money Magic City(CD, Album) Dirty Records 338162 DRT 008 New Zealand 2004 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
80201/3 Cooking With George  album cover Various Cooking With George(3xCass, Comp + 3xBox, Comp) Triple J 80201/3 Australia 1984 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  album cover Marie Osmond "A" My Name Is Alice(7", Single) Polydor 2066 697 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
2066726 I Can't Live A Dream  album cover The Osmonds I Can't Live A Dream(7") Polydor, Kolob Records 2066726 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) Geffen Records, 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
5419703751 Screens  album cover The Mint Chicks Screens(LP) Festival Records (NZ) Ltd., Warner Music New Zealand 5419703751 New Zealand 2019 Sell This Version
7010014124 Images  album cover Kathy Troccoli Images(LP, Album) Reunion Records, A&M Records, A&M Records 7010014124 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
AK-1727 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)  album cover 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 Love Me Tender / What Am I Living For  album cover Percy Sledge Love Me Tender / What Am I Living For(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1868 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1906 A Girl Like You  album cover The Young Rascals A Girl Like You(7") Atlantic AK-1906 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-1909 Baby I Love You  album cover Aretha Franklin Baby I Love You(7") Atlantic AK-1909 New Zealand 1967 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-1999 Talk To The Animals / She Knows  album cover Bobby Darin Talk To The Animals / She Knows(7", Single) Atlantic AK-1999 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AK-2000 Soul Man / May I Baby  album cover Sam & Dave Soul Man / May I Baby(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2000 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 2045 Next Plane To London  album cover The Rose Garden Next Plane To London(7", Single) Atlantic AK 2045 New Zealand 1967 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-2119 Chain Of Fools / Prove It  album cover Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools / Prove It(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2119 New Zealand 1968 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 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2200 Vanilla Fudge Where Is My Mind / The Look Of Love(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2200 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2265 If My World Falls Through / Here's Today  album cover The Rose Garden If My World Falls Through / Here's Today(7") Atlantic AK-2265 New Zealand 1968 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 A Beautiful Morning / Rainy Day  album cover 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-2498 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida  album cover Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2498 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-2613 Is That You Love  album cover Arthur Conley Is That You Love(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2613 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AK-2656 See Saw  album cover Aretha Franklin See Saw(7", Single) Atlantic AK-2656 New Zealand 1968 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-3206 Some People / Magic Me  album cover Nazz Some People / Magic Me(7") Atlantic AK-3206 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
AK-3320 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes   album cover Crosby, Stills & Nash Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic AK-3320 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 They Called The Wind Maria  album cover Arthur Conley They Called The Wind Maria(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3567 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3591 Woodstock / Helpless  album cover Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Woodstock / Helpless(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3591 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3686 I Can't Leave Your Love Alone  album cover Clarence Carter I Can't Leave Your Love Alone(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3686 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AK-3705 Ride Captain Ride  album cover Blues Image Ride Captain Ride(7", Single) Atlantic AK-3705 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 One More Night / Little Bird  album cover Ronnie Hawkins One More Night / Little Bird(7", Single) Atlantic AK 3761 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
AL-31,982 Gloria  album cover The Shadows Of Knight Gloria(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic AL-31,982 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AL-32,029 The Top Hits Go Instrumental!!  album cover King Curtis And His Orchestra The Top Hits Go Instrumental!!(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic AL-32,029 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AL-32042 In A Broadway Bag  album cover Bobby Darin In A Broadway Bag(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic AL-32042 New Zealand 1966 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-32,148 Collections  album cover The Young Rascals Collections(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic AL-32,148 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AL-32,149 If I Were A Carpenter  album cover Bobby Darin If I Were A Carpenter(LP, Mono) Atlantic AL-32,149 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AL-32200 The Great Arrival  album cover 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
AL-932,744 Memphis Soul  album cover Various Memphis Soul(LP, Comp, Mono) Atlantic AL-932,744 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-1548 The Sandpipers Louie Louie(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-1548 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AMK-1720 The Merry-Go-Round Live(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-1720 New Zealand 1967 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-1991 Jimmie Rodgers (2) Child Of Clay / Turnaround(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-1991 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AMK-2103 I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite  album cover Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart* I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-2103 New Zealand 1968 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-2418 Alice Long (You're Still My Favorite Girlfriend)  album cover Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart* Alice Long (You're Still My Favorite Girlfriend)(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-2418 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AMK-2472 The Fool On The Hill  album cover Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Fool On The Hill(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-2472 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
AMK 2801 The Drifter  album cover Roger Nichols And A Small Circle Of Friends* The Drifter(7", Single, Mono) A&M Records AMK 2801 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AMK-2850 L.U.V.  album cover Boyce & Hart L.U.V.(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-2850 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AMK-2985 Black Pearl   album cover Sonny Charles & Checkmates Limited* Black Pearl (7", Single) A&M Records AMK-2985 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
AMK-3051 Shango (3) Mama Lion(7") A&M Records AMK-3051 New Zealand 1969 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
AMK-3522 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66* Norwegian Wood(7", Single) A&M Records AMK-3522 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