Festival Records

Festival Records

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Also appears as "Festival" only.
PLEASE NOTE: This label should only be used for releases on the Festival Records label, ie, displaying the Festival Records logo. For releases on international labels (eg. Island Records, A&M Records, etc.) that were distributed by either Festival Records Pty. Ltd. or Festival Records (NZ) Ltd., please use the appropriate label pages, not this one.

Festival Records Pty. Ltd. was formed in Australia in 1952. It was a primarily a record distribution company representing overseas labels such as Atlantic, Chrysalis, Island, A&M Records, and Virgin. In effect it created de-facto joint venture partnerships with many of the labels it represented and licensed labels rather than acts.

Festival Records Pty. Ltd. also distributed many independent Australian labels over the years.

In New Zealand, the Festival labels were distributed by G.A. Wooller & Co. Ltd from 1952 until 1966. In 1966 Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. was created as a joint partnership between Festival Records (Pty.) Ltd and NZ cinema chain Kerridge Odeon. It operated as a standalone independent entity, albeit one with a close operating relationship, to the Australian entity, until 1999.

In 1999 Rupert Murdoch's Newscorp bought out its partners in NZ and amalgamated Festival Records (NZ) Ltd, Festival Records Pty Ltd, Mushroom Records Pty Ltd and Mushroom Distribution Services (MDS) as Festival Mushroom Records.

In 2012 the new owners, Warner Music Group, revived Festival Records as a reissue label.

For the "Festival" location where such things as the tags 'Recorded At' or 'Mastered At' apply either for recordings on this label or for recordings that credit either of the respective Festival companies (Festival Records Pty. Ltd or Festival Records (NZ) Ltd.), please use Festival Studios. For publishing credits ("Published By"), please use Festival Music Publishing.

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.

Other known Festival Records Pty. Ltd related companies:
- Festival Manufacturing Pty. Ltd.
- Festival Records Retail Marketing (applies across both territories of Australia & New Zealand)
- Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. NZ company as above.
- Festival Records Retail Marketing Division (Australian-specific company)
- Festival Records Retail Marketing Ltd. (NZ-specific company)
- Festival Records International Ltd. (UK-based, international division of the Festival Records Pty. Ltd. parent company)
- Festival Art (the in-house art department, it's common ANV used is Festival Art Dept. & it is an artist-entry, not a label-entry a2413812)
Sublabels
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Contact Info:
[defunct]
63-79 Miller Street,
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Australia

Ph: (02) 660 4022
Telex: AA25686
Sites:
[l2313]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Still 'eavy Still Proud  album cover Uriah Heep Still 'eavy Still Proud(Cass, Comp) Legacy Records Australia 1990 Sell This Version
2CD 2640101-2 Freedom Song (The Oscar Peterson Big 4 In Japan '82)  album cover The Oscar Peterson Big 4 Freedom Song (The Oscar Peterson Big 4 In Japan '82)(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Pablo Records, ZYX Music 2CD 2640101-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
2 GUT 555 CD 03 Album Sampler  album cover Sound 5 Album Sampler(CD, Smplr, Dig) Gut Records, Festival Records 2 GUT 555 CD 03 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
#033 Reach For The SKA  album cover Various Reach For The SKA(Cass, Comp, Promo) Festival Records #033 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
89/1 An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music  album cover Various An Audio Guide To Australia's Best Music(CD, Comp, Promo) Festival Records 89/1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
1991 Dance Compile - In Store Video  album cover Various Dance Compile - In Store Video(VHS, Promo, PAL) Festival Records 1991 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
9222 Toot Toot!  album cover The Wiggles Toot Toot!(CD, Album) Lyrick Studios 9222 US 2001 Sell This Version
38205 In The Studio With The Special AKA  album cover The Special AKA In The Studio With The Special AKA(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Festival Records 38205 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
38762 Among The Living  album cover Anthrax Among The Living(LP, Promo, W/Lbl) Festival Records 38762 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
38922 My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama  album cover Dweezil Zappa My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama(Cass, Comp, Promo) Chrysalis, Festival Records 38922 New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
53161 Reckless  album cover Bryan Adams Reckless(LP, Album, Gif) A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records, Festival Records, Festival Records, Festival Records 53161 Australia & New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
69013 Larry Santos Tomorrow without love(7", Single) Festival Records 69013 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
81169 Love And Kisses The Video Collection  album cover Dannii Minogue Love And Kisses The Video Collection(VHS, PAL) Mushroom Records Pty. Ltd. 81169 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
83051 Vital Idol  album cover Billy Idol Vital Idol(VHS, Comp, PAL) Chrysalis, Festival Records 83051 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
83056 Live At Narara  album cover The Angels Live At Narara(VHS, Album, PAL) Festival Records 83056 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
83131 Hits Of 1990 Vol 1  album cover Various Hits Of 1990 Vol 1(VHS, Comp, PAL) Festival Records, EMI 83131 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
84003 Slipstream  album cover Jethro Tull Slipstream(VHS) Chrysalis, Festival Records 84003 Australia & New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
84007 Choose 1985  album cover Various Choose 1985 (Comp) 84007 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
84023 1987 Let's Party  album cover Various 1987 Let's Party(VHS, Comp, PAL) EMI, Festival Records 84023 Australia 1986 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
84047 Hit Pix '88 Volume II  album cover Various Hit Pix '88 Volume II(VHS, Comp, PAL) EMI, Festival Records 84047 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
84048 Various 1988 What's Hot(VHS, Comp) Festival Records, EMI 84048 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
84050 1989 Be Happy  album cover Various 1989 Be Happy(VHS, Comp, PAL) Festival Records, EMI 84050 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
84051 Hits Of '89 Volume 1  album cover Various Hits Of '89 Volume 1(VHS, Comp, PAL) Festival Records 84051 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
84053 Hits Of '89 Vol 2  album cover Various Hits Of '89 Vol 2(VHS, Comp, PAL) Festival Records, EMI 84053 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
93337 J.W.'s Family Album  album cover John Williamson J.W.'s Family Album(LP, W/Lbl) Festival Records 93337 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
184 297 Best Of Bee Gees  album cover Bee Gees Best Of Bee Gees (Comp, Album) 184 297 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
333622 Randy Newman Disney's Toy Story Music Collection(CD, Album + CD, Album + Comp, Ltd) Walt Disney Records, Festival Records 333622 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
336032 Passage 1959 - 2001  album cover Jimmy Little Passage 1959 - 2001(2xCD, Comp) Warner Music Australia, Festival Records 336032 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
337692 The Definitive Collection  album cover The Badloves The Definitive Collection(CD, Comp) Festival Records 337692 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
337732 The Definitive Collection  album cover Jimmy Little The Definitive Collection(2xCD, Comp) Warner Music Australia, Festival Records 337732 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
338342 Indigo - Women Of Song  album cover Olivia Newton-John Indigo - Women Of Song(CD, Album) Festival Records 338342 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
589 446-2 Their Greatest Hits: The Record  album cover Bee Gees Their Greatest Hits: The Record (Comp) 589 446-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
589 449-2 Their Greatest Hits: The Record  album cover Bee Gees Their Greatest Hits: The Record(2xCD, Comp, RE) Polydor 589 449-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
673382 2 Stuck In A Groove  album cover Puretone Stuck In A Groove(CD, Maxi, Enh) Festival Records 673382 2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
830 006-1 Measure For Measure  album cover Icehouse Measure For Measure(LP, Album) Chrysalis 830 006-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
836 271-1 Here And There  album cover Elton John Here And There(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) 836 271-1 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
841 173-1 Lo Mejor De Los Bee Gees  album cover Bee Gees Lo Mejor De Los Bee Gees(LP, Comp, RE) Polydor 841 173-1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
2001 177 Schwabadaba Ding Ding  album cover Daliah Lavi Schwabadaba Ding Ding(7", Single) Polydor 2001 177 France 1971 Sell This Version
2001 414 Wär' Ich Ein Buch  album cover Daliah Lavi Wär' Ich Ein Buch(7", Single) Polydor 2001 414 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
2310 344 I'm Israeli, I'm A Sabra  album cover Daliah Lavi I'm Israeli, I'm A Sabra(LP, Gat) Polydor 2310 344 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
2674 002 Inception Nostalgia  album cover Bee Gees Inception Nostalgia(2xLP) Karussell 2674 002 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2870 154 Ralph Gurnett Carry On Smoking And Die(LP) Calendar Records (2), Contour 2870 154 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
0630175152 The Ultimate Retro Collection  album cover Various The Ultimate Retro Collection(CD, Comp, Enh) WEA 0630175152 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
5101127742 4  album cover Gerling 4(CD, Album) Festival Records 5101127742 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
5101128872 The Countdown Collection - Legends The Early Years  album cover Various The Countdown Collection - Legends The Early Years(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, Dol + CD, Comp) ABC Music, Warner Music Australia 5101128872 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
5101135442 Dominant Species  album cover King Kapisi Dominant Species(2xCD, Album) Festival Records, Warner Music Australia 5101135442 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
5186539165 Essential As Anything - 30th Anniversary Edition  album cover Mental As Anything Essential As Anything - 30th Anniversary Edition(CD, Comp, RM + DVD-V, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Music Australia 5186539165 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
5249871365 Twentieth Century (Collector's Edition)  album cover Cold Chisel Twentieth Century (Collector's Edition)(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V) Warner Music Australia 5249871365 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
5419649701 F**K The Golden Youth  album cover The Mint Chicks F**K The Golden Youth(LP, Album, Ltd, 180) Festival Records 5419649701 New Zealand 2015 Sell This Version
7243 4 94411 2 5 Toot Toot!  album cover The Wiggles Toot Toot!(CD, Album) ABC Music 7243 4 94411 2 5 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
72434962382 8 Toot Toot!  album cover The Wiggles Toot Toot!(CD, Album, RE) ABC Music 72434962382 8 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
7243 4 97973 2 1 Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 3  album cover Olivia Newton-John Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 3(CD, Comp, RM) Festival Records, EMI 7243 4 97973 2 1 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
74321153972 Hit Machine '93  album cover Various Hit Machine '93(CD, Comp) BMG 74321153972 Australasia 1993 Sell This Version
74321421582 Hit Machine 14  album cover Various Hit Machine 14(CD, Comp) BMG Australia Limited 74321421582 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
AL-748840 Celebrate '88  album cover Various Celebrate '88(LP, Comp) EMI, Festival Records AL-748840 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
AL-790763 Hit Pix '88 Volume II  album cover Various Hit Pix '88 Volume II(LP, Comp) EMI, Festival Records AL-790763 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
AL 791159 1988 What's Hot  album cover Various 1988 What's Hot(LP, Comp) EMI, Festival Records AL 791159 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
AL 792251 Hits Of '89 Volume 1  album cover Various Hits Of '89 Volume 1(LP, Comp) EMI, Festival Records AL 792251 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
AL 793629 Hits Of 1990 Vol 1  album cover Various Hits Of 1990 Vol 1(LP, Comp) EMI, Festival Records AL 793629 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
AL 794354 Hits Of 1990 Volume 2  album cover Various Hits Of 1990 Volume 2 (Comp) AL 794354 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
ALCD 107/108 20th Anniversary Tour  album cover Various 20th Anniversary Tour(2xCD, Album) Alligator Records ALCD 107/108 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
AMAN-104 Stereo Vol. 4 Dances of Serbia, Bosnia and Lika  album cover The Aman Folk Ensemble Dances of Serbia, Bosnia and Lika(LP, Album) Festival Records AMAN-104 Stereo Vol. 4 US Unknown Sell This Version
AMAZE-1 Amazing Smash Hits!  album cover Various Amazing Smash Hits!(LP, Comp) Music For Leisure AMAZE-1 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
AMK 4976 You Put Something Inside Me  album cover Stealers Wheel You Put Something Inside Me(7", Single) A&M Records AMK 4976 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
AML-31,461 The Best Of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass  album cover Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass* The Best Of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass(LP, Comp, Mono) A&M Records, Festival Records AML-31,461 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
AML-31,548 South Of The Border  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass South Of The Border(LP, Album, Mono) A&M Records, Festival Records AML-31,548 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
AML-31,891 Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass* Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Vol. 2(LP, Album, Mono) A&M Records, Festival Records AML-31,891 Australia 1966 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, Festival Records AML-32,300 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
AMX-10696 Struttin' With Maria  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Struttin' With Maria(7", EP, RE) A&M Records, Festival Records AMX-10696 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
AMX-11,140 Zorba The Greek  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Zorba The Greek(7", EP, Mono, RE) A&M Records, Festival Records AMX-11,140 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
AMX-11,163 Spanish Flea!  album cover Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass* Spanish Flea!(7", EP, Mono, RP) A&M Records, Festival Records AMX-11,163 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
AMX-11174 What Now My Love  album cover Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass* What Now My Love(7", EP, Mono) Festival Records, A&M Records AMX-11174 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
AR 1001 Messenger  album cover Jimmy Little Messenger(LP, Album, Ltd + 12", Maxi, Num) Alto AR 1001 2001 Sell This Version
ARC001 Byron Bay '96  album cover Various Byron Bay '96(CD, Comp) Arc Records (18) ARC001 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
ATAK-1459 Sandy Scott (2) Wallpaper Roses(7", Single) Festival Records ATAK-1459 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
AX-11203 Bobby Darin Sings "Mame"  album cover Bobby Darin Bobby Darin Sings "Mame"(7", EP, Mono) Atlantic AX-11203 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
BEAT001 Beat Me 'Til It Feels Good  album cover Various Beat Me 'Til It Feels Good(CD, Promo, Smplr) MDS, Festival Records, Mushroom Music Publishing BEAT001 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
BELLE 111901 Symphinity  album cover Windchase Symphinity(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Belle Antique BELLE 111901 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
BI 15110 Boney  album cover Sven Libaek Boney(LP, Album, RE) Bellaphon BI 15110 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BNK 4682 Holiday In Guam  album cover Top Gallant Holiday In Guam(7", Single) Festival Records BNK 4682 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
BRC-016 Mad House  album cover Ray Brown (4) / Moonstone (4) Ray Brown (4) / Moonstone (4) - Mad House (Album) BRC-016 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
BR CD 112 Rare, Precious And Beautiful Featuring Spicks And Specks  album cover The Bee Gees* Rare, Precious And Beautiful Featuring Spicks And Specks(CD, Comp) BR Music BR CD 112 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
BR MC 112 Rare, Precious And Beautiful Featuring Spicks And Specks  album cover The Bee Gees* Rare, Precious And Beautiful Featuring Spicks And Specks(Cass, Comp) BR Music BR MC 112 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
C11 You Again  album cover Shihad You Again(Cass, Single) Wildside Records, Festival Records C11 Australia & New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
C 183 Set You Free  album cover N-Trance Set You Free(Cass, Single) All Around The World, Festival Records C 183 Australia & New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
C 323 Bitter  album cover Shihad Bitter(Cass, Single) Wildside Records, Festival Records C 323 Australia & New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
C 581 Bedroom Eyes  album cover Kate Ceberano Bedroom Eyes(Cass, Single) Regular Records (2), Festival Records C 581 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
C 616 Desire  album cover U2 Desire(Cass, Single) Island Records, Festival Records C 616 Australia & New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
C683 When A Man Loves A Woman  album cover Jimmy Barnes When A Man Loves A Woman(Cass, Single) Festival Records C683 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
C703 Crazy Horses  album cover Warners* Crazy Horses(Cass, Single) Wildside Records, Festival Records C703 New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
C 704 U2 Angel Of Harlem(Cass, Single, M/Print) Island Records, Festival Records C 704 Australia & New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
C 754 Million Dollar  album cover Sistermatic Million Dollar(Cass, Single) Propeller, Festival Records C 754 New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
C 887 Bailter Space Splat(Cass, EP) Flying Nun Records C 887 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
C 916 The Best  album cover Tina Turner The Best(Cass, Single) Festival Records, Interfusion C 916 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
C 929 Wouldn't Change A Thing  album cover Kylie Minogue Wouldn't Change A Thing(Cass, Single) Mushroom, Festival Records C 929 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
C 957 I Don't Wanna Lose You  album cover Tina Turner I Don't Wanna Lose You(Cass, Single) Festival Records, Interfusion C 957 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
C 1028 Grandmaster Chicken & D.J. Duck Check Out The Chicken(Cass, Single) Festival Records C 1028 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version

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September 18, 2015
This label is incorrect it is for a Scandinavian subsidiary of Festival Rercords USA