Factory Records Australasia

Factory Records Australasia

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Factory Records Australasia was officially launched in July 1985 by Andrew Penhallow in partnership with Factory. Penhallow had previously been a partner with Paul Gardener in GAP Records, a label distributed by EMI (Australia) Limited (and later by CBS Records Australia Limited) which licensed Factory releases and other foreign labels for Australia.

Factory Australasia was Factory's most successful foreign offshoot with a number of singles and albums reaching into the Australian Top 20, Top 10 and even Top 5 charts.

All Factory Australasia records and three CDs were manufactured and distributed by CBS Records Australia. All other CDs were imported from the UK. Most Factory Australasia releases featured the same tracks and catalog number as the UK versions, although there were several small differences, and some Australia-only releases.

1990 saw the demise of Factory Australasia - mainly because Factory headquarters in Manchester wanted to secure a better commercial backing through a major label. Factory boss Tony Wilson travelled to Sydney and, together with Penhallow, held negotiations with several Australian based labels. Eventually, Festival Records made the highest offer and in June 1990 the entire catalogue moved to the Sydney based company. Although Penhallow kept a caretaker role for Factory releases on Festival, he concentrated on his own label, Volition, focussed on Australian acts.

This label should only be used for Australian editions of Factory titles released via Factory Records Australasia/CBS from 1985 through 1989. Earlier titles should be entered under GAP Records. Later titles should be entered under Festival Records.

Despite being named Factory Records Australasia, the above only applies to records released in Australia. In New Zealand Factory ran independently as a direct offshoot of the UK parent, with distribution via RTC until 1983 and then EMI, and should be included on the Factory page with New Zealand as the country.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
460683.4 Salvation!  album cover Various Salvation!(Cass, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia 460683.4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
C 30408 Closer  album cover Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Festival Records, Factory C 30408 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
D 30393 256  album cover Rolf Hind 256(CD, Album) Festival Records, Factory D 30393 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
EMC 258 Low-life  album cover New Order Low-life (Album) EMC 258 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 73 Blue Monday  album cover New Order Blue Monday (Single) FAC 73 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Fac73-7 Blue Monday 1988  album cover New Order Blue Monday 1988 (Single) Fac73-7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Fac73R Blue Monday 1988 / Beach Buggy  album cover NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988 / Beach Buggy (Single) Fac73R Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 123 The Perfect Kiss  album cover New Order The Perfect Kiss(12") Factory Records Australasia FAC 123 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 133 Sub-Culture  album cover New Order Sub-Culture FAC 133 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 138 Village Fire - Five Offerings From James  album cover James Village Fire - Five Offerings From James(12", Comp) Factory FAC 138 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 153 State Of The Nation  album cover New Order State Of The Nation(12", Single) Factory Records Australasia FAC 153 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
FAC 163 Bizarre Love Triangle  album cover New Order Bizarre Love Triangle(12") Factory Records Australasia FAC 163 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
FAC 167 Brighter  album cover The Railway Children Brighter(7", Single) Factory Records Australasia FAC 167 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183 True Faith  album cover New Order True Faith FAC 183 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183R True Faith Remix  album cover New Order True Faith Remix(12") Factory Records Australasia Fac 183R Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 193 Touched By The Hand Of God  album cover New Order Touched By The Hand Of God Fac 193 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Fac213 Atmosphere  album cover Joy Division Atmosphere (Single) Fac213 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 222 Lazyitis / Mad Cyril  album cover Happy Mondays Lazyitis / Mad Cyril(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Factory Records Australasia FAC 222 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Fac 223 Fine Time  album cover Neworder* Fine Time Fac 223 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 223-7 Fine Time  album cover New Order Fine Time(7", Single, TP) Factory Records Australasia, CBS Records Australia Limited FAC 223-7 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Fac 223R Fine Time (Remix)  album cover Neworder* Fine Time (Remix)(12") Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Fac 223R Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Fac 263 Round&round  album cover Neworder* Round&round(12") Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Fac 263 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Fac 263R Round&remix  album cover Neworder* Round&remix (Single) Fac 263R Australia 1989 Sell This Version
FAC 1667 Bootsy  album cover A Certain Ratio Bootsy(7", Single) Factory Records Australasia FAC 1667 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 1827 You Can't Blackmail Jesus / Play The Beat  album cover Jumpin' Jesus / Dominique* Jumpin' Jesus / Dominique* - You Can't Blackmail Jesus / Play The Beat(7", Single) Factory Records Australasia FAC 1827 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC 1837 True Faith  album cover New Order True Faith (Single) FAC 1837 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 193/7 Touched By The Hand Of God  album cover New Order Touched By The Hand Of God(7") Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Fac 193/7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Fac213/7 Atmosphere  album cover Joy Division Atmosphere (Single) Fac213/7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Fac 2237 Fine Time  album cover Neworder* Fine Time(7", Single) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Fac 2237 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Fac 2637 Round&round  album cover Neworder* Round&round (Single) Fac 2637 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
FAC16612 Bootsy (Remix)  album cover A.C.R.* Bootsy (Remix) FAC16612 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 163153 Bizarre Love Triangle / State Of The Nation  album cover New Order Bizarre Love Triangle / State Of The Nation(7", Single) Factory Records Australasia FAC 163153 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
FACC 73 Blue Monday  album cover New Order Blue Monday (Single) FACC 73 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
FACC73R Blue Monday 1988  album cover NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(Cass, Single) Factory Records Australasia FACC73R Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Facc 213 Atmosphere  album cover Joy Division Atmosphere(Cass, Single) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Facc 213 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Facd 200 Substance  album cover New Order Substance(2xCD, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Facd 200 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Facd250 Substance  album cover Joy Division Substance(CD, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Facd250 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Facd275 Technique  album cover Neworder* Technique(CD, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Facd275 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
FACT 25 Closer  album cover Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 25 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FACT 40C Still  album cover Joy Division Still(2xCass, Album, RE) Factory, Factory FACT 40C Australia 1986 Sell This Version
Fact 100 Low-life  album cover New Order Low-life(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia Fact 100 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
FACT 110 Pigs + Battleships  album cover Quando Quango Pigs + Battleships (Album) FACT 110 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
FACT 150 Brotherhood  album cover New Order Brotherhood(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia FACT 150 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
FACT 164 Valuable Passages  album cover The Durutti Column Valuable Passages(2xLP, Comp, S/Edition) Factory Records Australasia FACT 164 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 166 Force / The Old & The New  album cover A Certain Ratio Force / The Old & The New(2xLP, Album, Comp, S/Edition) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 166 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 170 Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 170 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 182 Salvation!  album cover Various Salvation!(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 182 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACT 185 Reunion Wilderness  album cover The Railway Children Reunion Wilderness(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 185 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Fact 200 Substance  album cover New Order Substance (Comp) Fact 200 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
Fact 204 The Guitar And Other Machines  album cover The Durutti Column The Guitar And Other Machines(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia Fact 204 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 220 Bummed  album cover Happy Mondays Bummed(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia FACT 220 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACT 244 Vini Reilly  album cover The Durutti Column Vini Reilly(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia FACT 244 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Fact250 Substance  album cover Joy Division Substance(LP, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Fact250 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Fact275 Technique  album cover Neworder* Technique(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Fact275 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
FACT 110/12 Love Tempo / Atom Rock  album cover Quando Quango Love Tempo / Atom Rock(12") Factory Records Australasia FACT 110/12 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
FACTC 10 Unknown Pleasures  album cover Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(Cass, Album, RE) Factory Records Australasia FACTC 10 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACTC 100 Low-life  album cover New Order Low-life(Cass, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACTC 100 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
FACTC 150 Brotherhood  album cover New Order Brotherhood(Cass, Album) Factory Records Australasia FACTC 150 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
FACTC 164 Valuable Passages  album cover The Durutti Column Valuable Passages (Album, Comp) FACTC 164 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
FACTC 166 Force  album cover A Certain Ratio Force(Cass, Album, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACTC 166 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
Factc 200 Substance  album cover New Order Substance (Comp) Factc 200 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACTC 250 Substance  album cover Joy Division Substance(2xCass, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACTC 250 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Factc275 Technique  album cover Neworder* Technique(Cass, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia Factc275 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
FACTC XXV Closer  album cover Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACTC XXV Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACT US 17 Young Popular And Sexy  album cover Various Young Popular And Sexy(LP, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT US 17 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACT US SEVENTEEN Young Popular And Sexy  album cover Various Young Popular And Sexy(Cass, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT US SEVENTEEN Australia 1987 Sell This Version
GOOD 70 The Perfect Kiss  album cover New Order The Perfect Kiss(12") Factory, Factory GOOD 70 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
none A Factory Volition Video Presentation  album cover Various A Factory Volition Video Presentation(VHS, Comp, Promo) Factory Records Australasia, Volition none Australia 1988 Sell This Version
TC-FACT 100 Low-life  album cover New Order Low-life(Cass, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory TC-FACT 100 Malaysia 1985 Sell This Version