Festival - Operation Big Time! - FL-32,196 Majestic Compilations

Operation Big Time! – FL-32,196

Festival

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Track Listing

Big Time Operator – THE ID featuring JEFF St. JOHN
Coalman – RONNIE BURNS
It’s Not Easy – NORMIE ROWE
Kiss Me Now – JOHNNY YOUNG & KOMPANY
Lookin’ For A Better Day – TONY BARBER
Pocket Full Of Rainbows – COLIN COOK
The Eggplant That Ate Chicago – Dr. WESTS MEDICINE SHOW & JUNK BAND

La La Lies – THE WHO
Pipeline – THE CHANTAYS
It’s Now Winters Day – TOMMIE ROE
Return Of The Red Baron – ROYAL GUARDSMEN
Another Night – DIONNE WARWICK
Ride Ride Ride – BRENDA LEE
The Same Old Song – RAY BROWN

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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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