GAP Records

GAP Records

Profile:
Founded around October 1979 by Paul Gardener and British born Andrew Penhallow (GAP = G ardener A nd P enhallow), licensing a.o. Factory and Rough Trade (UK) releases for Australia. GAP itself is attached to EMI Australia Ltd., doing the manufacturing and distribution. The GAP catalogue system for singles is based on a compromise between GAP and EMI: GAP could define the prefix and EMI allocated their generic number.
The prefixes stand for:
SBR = Single Broken
SFA = Single Factory
SKA = Single Kamera
SMU = Single Mute
SOV = Single Oval
SPG = Single Primate/GAP
SRT = Single Rough Trade.

In 1982, distribution in Australia switches to CBS Records Australia Ltd. However, distribution in New Zealand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia remains with EMI.

In 1983, GAP started operations in New Zealand, taking over from RTC.

In July 1985, GAP Australia and New Zealand are merged into Factory Records Australasia, headed by Andrew Penhallow only.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
EMC199 New Order Power Corruption & Lies(LP, Album) Factory, EMI EMC199 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
EMC 225 Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) EMI, Factory EMC 225 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 23 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart (Single) FAC 23 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FAC 33 New Order Ceremony (Single) FAC 33 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
FAC 72 ACR* I Need Someone Tonite(12") Factory FAC 72 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory FAC 73 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
Fac 93 New Order Confusion(12") Factory Fac 93 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 103 New Order Thieves Like Us(12") Factory FAC 103 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FAC 13/12 Joy Division Transmission (Single) FAC 13/12 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 33/12 New Order Ceremony(12", Promo) Factory FAC 33/12 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
FACC 73 New Order Blue Monday (Single) FACC 73 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FACC 93 New Order Confusion(Cass, Single, C30) Factory, GAP Records FACC 93 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FACDM 1005/6 Joy Division Still(2xLP, Album, Gat) Factory FACDM 1005/6 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FACDP 1004 A Certain Ratio The Double Twelve Inch(2x12", Comp) Factory FACDP 1004 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1001 Joy Division Closer (Album) FACOZ 1001 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1002 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column (Album) FACOZ 1002 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (Album) FACOZ 1003 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1007 New Order Movement(LP, Album) Factory, Factory FACOZ 1007 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 40 Joy Division Still(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Factory, Factory FACT 40 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FACT 50 New Order Movement (Album) FACT 50 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FACT 75 New Order Power, Corruption & Lies(LP, Album) Factory FACT 75 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FACTC 50 New Order Movement(Cass, Album, RE) GAP Records, GAP Records FACTC 50 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FACTC 75 New Order Power, Corruption & Lies(Cass, Album) Factory, GAP Records FACTC 75 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FACTUS 8 New Order 1981-1982 (Comp) FACTUS 8 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
FACTUSC 8 New Order 1981-1982 (Comp) FACTUSC 8 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FACUS 2 Joy Division Atmosphere(12", Single) Factory, Factory FACUS 2 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
FAC•XXIII•XII Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart (Single) FAC•XXIII•XII Australia 1983 Sell This Version
GAP 101 Pel Mel Shoes Should Fit(7") GAP Records GAP 101 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
GAP 102 Pel Mel Pandemonium GAP 102 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
GAP 722 Pel Mel Head Above Water(7") GAP Records GAP 722 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
GAP 866 Pel Mel Blind Lead The Blind / Water(7") GAP Records GAP 866 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
GAPA 2002 Pel Mel Persuasion(LP, Album) GAP Records GAPA 2002 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
GAPE 103 Pel Mel Pandemonium GAPE 103 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
GAPK 1007 The Fall Hex Enduction Hour(LP, Album) GAP Records GAPK 1007 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
GAPKA 1007 The Fall Hex Enduction Hour(LP, Album) GAP Records GAPKA 1007 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
GAPLP 2001 Pel Mel Out Of Reason(LP, Album) GAP Records GAPLP 2001 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
GOOD 10 New Order Blue Monday(12", Single) Factory GOOD 10 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
GOOD 37 ACR* I Need Someone Tonite(12") EMI GOOD 37 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
GOOD 39 Joy Division Atmosphere(12", Single, RE) EMI, EMI GOOD 39 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
LINK 10 Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth(LP, Album) Rough Trade LINK 10 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
none Various GAP Tracks 1(Cass, Comp, Promo) GAP Records none Australia 1981 Sell This Version
RTGAP 1001 The Fall Grotesque (After The Gramme) (Album) RTGAP 1001 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
RTGAP 1003 Swell Maps ... In "Jane From Occupied Europe"(LP, Album) GAP Records RTGAP 1003 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
RTGAP 1004 Pere Ubu The Modern Dance (Album) RTGAP 1004 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
RTGAP 1005 Cabaret Voltaire The Voice Of America (Album) RTGAP 1005 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
RTGAP 1006 Essential Logic Beat Rhythm News - Waddle Ya Play?(12", Album) Rough Trade, GAP Records RTGAP 1006 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
SBR 428 Dave Stewart What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted SBR 428 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
SFA 490 Joy Division Transmission(7", Single) Factory SFA 490 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SFA 491 The Durutti Column The Durutti Column Single(7", Single) Factory SFA 491 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SFA 541 New Order Ceremony (Single) SFA 541 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SKA 755 The Fall Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul SKA 755 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SMU 435 The Normal Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.(7", Single) GAP Records, Mute SMU 435 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SOV 434 Woodhead Monroe Mumbo Jumbo(7") GAP Records SOV 434 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SP25-6011 Pel Mel Persuasion (Album) SP25-6011 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
SPG 484 Pel Mel No Word From China(7") GAP Records SPG 484 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SRT 405 The Fall Totally Wired (Single) SRT 405 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SRT 431 Cabaret Voltaire Seconds Too Late(7", Single) GAP Records, Rough Trade SRT 431 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SRT 432 Robert Wyatt At Last I Am Free (7", Single) Rough Trade, GAP Records SRT 432 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SRT 433 Girls At Our Best Politics! / It's Fashion(7") GAP Records, Record Records (2) SRT 433 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SRT 436 The Gist This Is Love(7") GAP Records SRT 436 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
TC-FACDM 1005/6 Joy Division Still(2xCass, Album) Factory TC-FACDM 1005/6 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
TC-FACOZ 1001 Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album) Factory TC-FACOZ 1001 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
TCFACOZ 1002 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(Cass, Album) Factory, Factory TCFACOZ 1002 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
TCFACOZ 1003 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (Album) TCFACOZ 1003 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
TC-FACOZ 1007 New Order Movement(Cass, Album) GAP Records, Factory TC-FACOZ 1007 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
TC-GAPK 1007 The Fall Hex Enduction Hour(Cass, Album) GAP Records TC-GAPK 1007 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
X 14828 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory X 14828 Australia 1990 Sell This Version