1984 – Shakin’

Co-releases

The 1980s saw the major record companies of CBS, EMI, Festival, and to a lesser extent Polygram, RCA, and Warner, banding together to release compilations. I’m not sure what the authoriries had to say about this, but they got away with joint production of CDs and warehousing/distribution.

This all meant that K-tel, JB and Concept, as well as the other smaller independents were being locked out to the market. Maybe it was the head office accountants of the majors that saw the value in reissueing the singles in a half yearly package, but there was increasing pressure from overseas. As licence fees increased and there was more pressure on artists to make money, this was the begining of the end for K-tel, Concept and J&B.

1980 – The Music – GIVE1980

Various Artists

EMI WEA

Front Cover

1980-TheMusic - GIVE1980 - Front Cover

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Back Cover

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Track Listing

The Vapors Turning Japanese 3:42
The Pretenders Brass In Pocket 3:03
Australian Crawl The Boys Light Up 3:48
Gary Numan We Are Glass 4:46
Cold Chisel Cheap Wine 3:10
Dexys Midnight Runners Geno 3:25
Rocky Burnette Tired Of Toein’ The Line 3:25
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2:44
Long John Baldry You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 5:00

Christopher Cross Ride Like The Wind 3:54
Darryl Cotton Same Old Girl 3:55
The Motels Total Control 3:40
Bette Midler The Rose 3:40
Air Supply All Out Of Love 3:49
Kim Hart Love At First Night 3:23
Linda Ronstadt How Do I Make You 2:25
Spinners Working My Way Back To You 4:01
Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful 4:12

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Co-releases during the 1980s

In about 1980 the major record companies in Australia formed an aliance. This saw the release of compilations with songs from those companies only. CBS, EMI, Festival, and WEA were involved. EMI were responsible for most of the pressings and the other companies had their logos on the covers. Occasionally these companies licenced material from the independants. This arrangement meant the end of licencing to K-tel, J&B, and the like. Numbers are in the EMI GIVE range, and the Festival range.

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Co-Releases from 1980

Under Construction

CBS, EMI, Festival, WEA

Notes.

 

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Serial number

Title

Artist

Year

MX Number

Notes

Sorry No Image is Currently Available Give 1980
EMI
1980 – The Music Various 1980
Sorry No Image is Currently Available RML-500001
EMI
1981 Over The Top Various 1981 EMI, Festival, WEA co-release.
Sorry No Image is Currently Available GIVE-1981
EMI
1981 The Sound Various 1981 EMI, Festival, WEA co-release.
GIVE-2003
EMI
1981 Rocks On Various 1981 EMI, Festival, WEA co-release.
Sorry No Image is Currently Available GIVE-1982
EMI
1982 In The Sun Various 1982 EMI, Festival, CBS co-release.
Sorry No Image is Currently Available EMI 1982 With A Bullet Various 1982
Sorry No Image is Currently Available EMI 1982 Out Of The Blue Various 1982
Sorry No Image is Currently Available EMI 1982 Up In Lights Various 1982
Sorry No Image is Currently Available EMI 1983 The Hot Ones Various 1983
EMI - Summer Breaks - GIVE2009 - front cover EMI 1983 – Summer Breaks Various 1983
RML-5000 - 1984 - Shakin' front cover Festival 1984 – Shakin’ Various 20 February 1984
Sorry. No Image is currently available. APLP 042
EMI – Albert
Good Times
25 Years of Australian Rock
Various 1988

Co-releases

The 1980s saw the major record companies of CBS, EMI, Festival, and to a lesser extent Polygram, RCA, and Warner, banding together to release compilations. I’m not sure what the authorities had to say about this, but they certainly got away with joint production of CDs and warehousing/distribution.

This all meant that K-tel, JB and Concept, as well as the other smaller independents were being locked out to the market. They were either left with the dregs or songs that were long gone from the charts. Maybe it was the head office accountants of the majors that saw the value in reissuing the singles in a half yearly package, but there was increasing pressure from overseas on the Australian and New Zealand executives to cut costs and release a “world” product that mostly originated in the United States and was bland.

As the majors’ license fees increased, and there was more pressure on artists to make money, this was the beginning of the end for K-tel, Concept and J&B.