EMI Australia - Index Majestic Compilations

EMI Australia – 1960s & 1970s


EMI Compilations

Columbia, EMI, HMV

Note: Co-releases now have their own section. Goto: Co-releases

 


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Serial number

Title

Artist

Year

MX Number

Notes

EMI - OCLP 7609 - The Stars With Their Hits - Front cover OCLP 7609
HMV
The Stars With Their Hits Various 1963
 
Hit Wave - front cover OELP 9338
HMV
Hit Wave Various 1968
Highest Position #16 – 17 Aug ’68
Another Hit Wave - front cover OEX 9420
Columbia
Another Hit Wave Various 1969?
 
Hit Wave Vol. 3 - front cover

OEX 9528
Columbia

Hit Wave Vol. 3

Various

1970?
 
EMI - TVS 3 - 20 Explosive Hits - Front cover TVS-3
Columbia
Explosive Hits

Various

1970
6 weeks in Top 50
Highest Position #22 – 31 Aug ’70
EMI - SOEX 9666 - GoSet Pop Poll Awards 70 - Front cover SOEX-9666
Columbia
Go-Set Pop Poll Awards 1970 Various 1970
 
EMI - SOELP 9829 - GoSet Pop Poll Awards 71 - Front cover SOELP-9829
HMV
Go-Set Pop Poll Awards 1971 Various 1971
 
Telethon 71 - EMI - HMV - SL-103 SL103
HMV
Telethon 71 Various 1971
 
EMI - 20 Explosive Hits 71 - TVSS 7 - Front cover TVSS7
HMV
20 Explosive Hits 1971 Various 1971
4 weeks in Top 50
Highest Position #24 – 15 Nov ’71
EMI - SOELP 10136 - Hair of the Dog - Front cover SOELP-10136
EMI
A Hair of the Dog Various 1972
 
Telethon 72 - EMI - HMV - SL-104 SL104
EMI
Telethon 72 Various 1972
 
EMI - TVSS 10 Explosive Hits 73 - Front cover TVSS10
HMV
Explosive Hits ’73 Various 1973

 

9 weeks in Top 50
Highest Position #44 – 7 May ’73
Telethon 73 - Sounds Fantastic - EMI - HMV - SL108 SL108
HMV
Telethon 73 Various 1973    
EMI - TVSS 16 - Explosive Hits 74 - Front cover TVSS16
HMV
Explosive Hits ’74 Various 1974    
Telethon 74 - EMI - HMV - SL112 SL112
HMV
Telethon Various 1974    
EMI - TVS 17 - Stardust - Front cover TVSS17
HMV
Stardust Various 1974    
Telethon 75 - EMI - HMV - SL113 SL113
HMV
Telethon 75 Various 1975  
EMI - SCA001 - Screamer - Front cover SCA-001
EMI
Screamer Various 1975 14 weeks in Top 100
Highest Position #30 – 24 Nov ’75
EMI - TVSS 19 Explosive Hits 75 - Front cover TVSS19
HMV
Explosive Hits ’75 Various 1975  
EMI - Bumper - SCA004 - Front cover> SCA-004
EMI (International)
Bumper Various 1976 13 weeks in Top 100
Highest Position #29 – 22 Mar ’76
EMI - Explosive Hits - 76 - SCA008 - Front cover SCA-008
EMI (International)
Explosive Hits ’76 Various 1976 17 weeks in Top 100
Highest Position #18 – 13 Sep ’76
SL117
HMV
Telethon 76 Various 1975  
EMI - SCA013 - Devistator - Front cover SCA-013
EMI (International)
Devastator Various 1977   7 weeks in Top 100
Highest Position #32 – 14 Mar ’77
EMI - EME 1005 - Explosive Hits 77 - Front cover EME-1005
EMI (International)
Explosive Hits ’77 Various 1977   12 weeks in Top 100
Highest Position #43 – 30 May ’77
Telethon 77 - EMI - SL119 SL119 Telethon 77 Various 1977  
EMI - SCA022 - Supa Hits - Front cover SCA-022
EMI
Supa Hits Various 1978  
EMI - SCA 028 - Explosive Radio Hits 78 Front cover SCA-028
EMI
Explosive Radio Hits 1978 Various 1978  
EMI - SCA035 - 20 Golden Instrumentals - Front cover SCA-035
EMI
20 Golden Instrumentals Various 1978  
EMI - EMTV 1 - Explosvie Hits - 78 - Front cover EMTV.1
EMI
Explosive Hits 78 Various 1978  
Evolution of Rock Front Cover EME 1019
EMI
Evolution of Rock Various 1978  
Telethon 78 - EMI - SL120 SL120 Telethon 78 Various 1978  
EMI - EMTV 2 - Count Down Chartbusters Vol 1 - Front cover EMTV 2
EMI
Countdown Chartbusters Volume 1 Various 1979  
EMTV 3
EMI
Drivetime Various 1979  
Albert Archives Front Cover APLP 037
EMI – Albert
Albert Archives Various 1979  
EMI - SHSM 2028 - The Rare Stuff - Front cover SHSM 2028
EMI – Harvest
The Rare Stuff? Various 1979  
EMI - APLP 042 - Canned Rock - Front cover APLP 042
EMI – Albert
Canned Rock Various 1979  
Telethon 79 - EMI - SL122 SL122 Telethon 79 Various 1979  

EMI

Despite recent ownership changes, EMI remains a major player in Australia and is probably the longest surviving recording company. EMI has a long and complicated history, but EMI’s Australian division can be traced back to 1925 with the commencement of pressing operations by the The Gramophone Company in the Sydney suburb of Erskinville. A purpose built factory was established in 1927 at Homebush and the manufacture of EMI records remained there for some 60 years.

Currently (2013) EMI’s catalogue is owned by two companies. Universal own the mechanical rights – the right to physically make and sell the recordings, while Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns the publishing rights.

 

 

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