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A Festival Bonanza – FL-32,058

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Track Listing

Guantanamera – THE SANDPIPERS
Mama – B.J. THOMAS
Trains And Boats And Planes – DIONNE WARWICK
The Stones I Throw – NORMIE ROWE
Ain’t It Strange – RAY BROWN AND THE WHISPERS
When A Man Loves A Woman – PERCY SLEDGE
Sweet Pea – TOMMY ROE
Step Back – JOHNNY YOUNG AND KOMPANY
Very Last Day – RONNIE BURNS
Land Of 1000 Dances – WILSON PICKETT
The More I See You – CHRIS MONTEZ
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World – JAMES BROWN
Work Song – HERB ALPERT AND THE TJUANA BRASS
You Stole My Love – MIKE FURBER AND THE BOWERY BOYS

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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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