|Find Somebody To Love||BLACKFEATHER||2;35|
|Walk In The Light||PHIL MANNING||4:02|
|Good Morning Little School Girl||BILLY THORPE||4:03|
|Song For A Blind Man||STAFFORD BRIDGE||3:04|
|Last Time Around||COUNTRY RADIO||3:18|
|Just For You||WARREN MORGAN||3:25|
|Keep On Growing||JEFF ST. JOHN & COPPERWINE||3:24|
|I Am The Day||GLEN CARDIER||3:20|
|Backlash Blues||WENDY SADDINGTON & COPPERWINE||3:58|
Australian serial number - L-15111 / SR66-9-975
Date of original issue - November 1972
Australian Matrix Number - SMX 040997
Notes - A genuine sampler record from November 1972. Seen with a price tag from Myer of $1.50. Festival had recently launched Infinity as progressive rock label, but after a few years it became increasingly pop orientated. This confusingly had Festival's budget Calendar imprint on the back cover, but otherwise is an Infinity release. Unfortunately, only 3 tracks are available. See also, Group Therapy, the super rare Infinity launch sampler.
Festival was one of the major Australian record companies. After a few ownership changes in the 1950s, stable ownership occurred under Rupert Murdoch. Their first compilations were tie ins with the popular TCN 9 television show Bandstand. Festival pressed records for multiple labels, and had Australia's biggest stable of popular talent.
To get some sense of the scale of Festival you only need to look at the number of presses in operation. There were 26 of them producing about 900 records each day. That's around 6.5 million discs per year. This was when the population of Australia was around 12 million people. (ABS - 1966)