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Majestic Early

 

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Serial number

Title

Artist

Year

Matrix Number

Notes

25 Country & Folk Artists - Front Cover LP711
later numbered CF400
Majestic
25 Great American Country and Folk Artists… Various 1966 150928
Came with the Bobby Darin 7″ EP.

Yellow label.

Majestic - Groovy Greats Vol. 1 - GG1 - Front Cover GG200
Majestic
26 Groovy Greats – Volume 1 & 2 Various 1967 153359 + 153361
$3.98 for two!
8 weeks in Top 20
Highest Position #7 – 23 Sep 1967
Majestic - Groovy Greats Vol. 2 - GG2 - Front Cover GG200
Majestic
26 Groovy Greats – Volume 1 & 2 Various 1967 153359 + 153361
$3.98 for two!
Majestic - 22 Golden Hits - Front Cover GH200
Majestic
22 Golden Hits – Volume 1 &2 Various 1967
$4.99 for two!

CBS labels.

temp image GH200
Majestic
22 Golden Hits – Volume 1 &2 Various 1967
$4.99 for two!

CBS labels.

Majestic - 30 Country & Western Favourites - CW500 - Front Cover CW500
Majestic
30 Country & Western Favorites Various 1967 154453
Yellow label.
This is a direct reissue of the Canadian Syndicate Records SCW-30 release from 1964. Also issued under the Pickwick label.
Majestic - 24 Happening Hits - Front Cover HH600
Majestic
24 Happening Hits Various 1968 155933
 Heavily edited tracks and early fades.
Majestic - 24 Solid Hits - SH700 - Front Cover SH700
Majestic
24 Solid Hits Various 1969 159955
 Heavily edited tracks and early fades.
6 weeks in Top 20
Highest Position #10 – 28 Jun 1969
Majestic - Power Hits - PH800 - Front Cover PH800
Majestic
20 Power Hits Various 1969 161229
13 weeks in Top 20
Highest Position #9 – 13 Dec 1969
Majestic - 20 Dynamic Hits - DH810 - Front Cover DH810
Majestic
20 Dynamic Hits Various 1970 162344
Majestic - Electrifying Hits - EH820 - Front Cover EH820
Majestic
20 Electrifying Hits Various 1970 163379
Majestic - 25 Polka Greats - PG400 - Front Cover PG400 Majestic25 Polka Greats Volume 1 Various 1971 164021
On the rear cover it states: CBS Special Products – A Service of CBS Records. Created exclusively for Majestic Products Limited.
And yes there was a Volume 2 – but it is unclear if it was released in Australia.
Majestic - Solid Hits Volume 2 - SH701 - Front Cover SH701
Majestic
20 Solid Hits Volume 2 Various 1971 164379
On the rear cover it states: CBS Special Products – A Service of CBS Records. Created exclusively for Majestic Products Limited.
This is the first record to have the early K-Tel symbol.
3 weeks in Top 50
Highest Position #19 – 21 Aug ’71
Majestic (A&M) - 20 Golden Greats - 20GG - Front Cover 20GG
Majestic (A&M)
20 Golden Greats Various 1971
This album marks the move to Festival for pressings. It is a thinly rebranded A&M release.
Created exclusively for Majestic Products Limited. A Division of K-tel International.

 

Notes

This page covers the early releases mostly prior to any K-tel International branding. The first two letters of the serial number is an abbreviation of the the title, this is then followed by a three digit number. The number ‘400’ appears to have been used twice, first for the re-issue of 25 Great American Country and Folk Artists (CF400), then for Polka Greats Volume One (PG400). It is not known who pressed the very early yellow label releases, but many in this run were pressed by CBS. CBS were part of the Matrix Number group – with Festival and Warner, so I’ve used the MX numbers to order these releases. Nonetheless, it is possible that CBS did the yellow label issues as these do have MX numbers.

As my early collecting only covered the popular issues – primarily those that led to the TA series, there are possibly more early releases that are non pop that are not yet discovered.