Festival - 20 Golden Greats of the 70s Majestic Compilations

20 Golden Greats of the 70s – L25370

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Track Listing

Boppin’ the Blues – BLACKFEATHER – 3:13
Black and Blue – CHAIN – 4:50
This Wheel’s on Fire – FLAKE – 3:08
Teach Me How to Fly – JEFF ST. JOHN & COPPERWINE – 4:07
Howzat – SHERBET – 3:47
The Wheat in the Field – HARRY YOUNG & SABBATH – 3:13
I’ll Be Around – DOUG PARKINSON & SOUTHERN STAR BAND (THE) – 3:16
Can’t Wait for September – PYRAMID featuring ERL DARBY – 3:28
Girls on the Avenue – RICHARD CLAPTON – 3:14
Touch Me – RAY BURGESS – 4:29

Heaven is My Woman’s Love – COL JOYE – 2:50
Winter in America (Leave Love Enough Alone) – DOUG ASHDOWN – 3:18
You’re My World – DARYL BRAITHWAITE – 3:08
Hey Paula – DENISE DRYSDALE & ERNIE SIGLEY – 2:44
Ride Ride America – PAUL O’GORMAN – 4.07
Gypsy Queen – COUNTRY RADIO – 4:03
Rock and Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) – KEVIN JOHNSON – 5:16
Smiley – RONNIE BURNS – 3:29
Baby Blue – JIMMY LITTLE – 2:50
It’s Almost Summer – BILLY THORPE – 3:01

Times are approximate and are from my transfer to CD.

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Festival

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)

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