K-tel Australia Index Page 11

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Serial number

Title

Artist

Year

Matrix Number

Notes

Sorry - No image is currently available. NA675 Soldier of Fortune John Paul Young – JPY
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA676 Hickory Dickory Rock: 47 Children’s Nursery Rhymes Various Artists
K-tel - NA677 - OzRock - Front cover NA677 Oz Rock Various Artists
K-tel - NA678 - I'm Not in Love - Front cover NA678 I’m Not In Love Various Artists
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA679 The Hit List Various Artists

K-tel - NA680 - Stages - Elain Page - Front cover NA680 Stages Elaine Page
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA681 Tranquility Phil Coulter
K-tel - NA682 - Legend of Johnny Okeefe - Front cover NA682 The Legend of Johnny O’Keefe Johnny O’Keefe
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA683 Details Unknown Details Unknown
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA684-1 Rock n Roll Collection – Vol. 1 Various Artists
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA684-2 Rock n Roll Collection – Vol. 2 Various Artists
K-tel - NA684C - RocknRoll Juke Box - Front cover NA684-3 Rock n Roll Collection – Vol. 3 Various Artists
K-tel - NA684D - RocknRoll Gold - Front cover NA684-4 Rock n Roll Collection – Vol. 4 Various Artists
K-tel - NA684E - RocknRoll Giants - Front cover NA684-5 Rock n Roll Collection – Vol. 5 Various Artists
K-tel - NA685A - Country Superstars - Front cover NA685-1 Country Superstars Various Artists
K-tel - NA685B - Country Favourites - Front cover NA685-2 Country Favourites Various Artists
K-tel - NA685C - Country Love - Front cover NA685-3 Country Love Various Artists
K-tel - NA685D - Country Magic - Front cover NA685-4 Country Magic Various Artists
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA685-5 Country – Various Artists 1984
K-tel - NA686 - A Touch of Country - Front cover NA686 A Touch of Country – NA686 Various Artists 1984
K-tel - NA687 - Musical Journey - Pan Flute - Front cover - temp NA687 A Musical Journey Volumes 1-4 Various Artists
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA688 Details Unknown Details Unknown
K-tel - NA689 - Cinema - Elain Page - Front cover NA689 Cinema Elaine Page 1984
K-tel - NA690 - Chart Attack - Front cover NA690 Chart Attack Various Artists 1985
K-tel - NA691 - Modern Lover - Front cover NA691 Modern Love Various Artists 1985
K-tel - NA692 - Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Front cover NA692 Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Various Artists
K-tel - NA693 - The Love Songs - George Benson - Front cover NA693 The Love Songs George Benson 1985
K-tel - NA694 - Gold - Barbara Dickson - CD cover NA694 Gold Barbara Dickson 1985
K-tel - NA 695 - When the Swing come marching in NA695 When the swing comes marching in. See main listing 1986 211119 A Polygram re-issue from 1968.
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA696 Details Unknown Details Unknown
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA697 Details Unknown Details Unknown
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA698 Details Unknown Details Unknown
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA699 Details Unknown Details Unknown
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA700 Details Unknown Details Unknown
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA701 Details Unknown Details Unknown
Sorry - No image is currently available. NA702 Details Unknown Details Unknown
NA703 Leader of the Pack Various Artists 1986 N/A

 

Notes

This page covers the final tranche of the NA series from NA675 to NA703, that were either single artist or various artist compilations. Most were advertised on television and radio in some form. The NA series was the main consolidated series of serial numbers and seems to have covered anything that didn’t fit the TA (Teenager) and WA (Western and Country) music genres, although they increasingly slipped into the later NA series.

NA703 is currently the highest serial number we have come across. It initially seemed to be only a cassette, but I have since spotted a reference to the LP. It is likely to be a set of rerecording’s by the original artists. It is copyrighted 1986, and this is about the time that the K-tel International parent company in the United States went into bankruptcy. By this stage the majors had formed a series of rolling alliances and were controlling the compilation market themselves leaving K-tel and others with little in the way of contemporary popular music.

From about 1980 K-tel products (including the records and tapes) were only available in the McEwans Hardware stores.

From 1987 K-tel sold imported Compact Discs of their own material. However, they do not seem to have marketed them very well.

 

Numbering

The order of the early releases is based on the Australian Matrix system that many record companies adhered to. This is often referred to as the MX number. The MX number is not on many later issues and some international re-issues. Furthermore, many of the issues that K-Tel Australia simply acted as a distributer for, or where they did budget reissues for other labels also don’t have MX numbers. Publishing year is given on the rare occasions when printed on the cover or label, or if there is clear evidence that it was issued in a particular year.

(Please note: Inside flip back and double record images will come as I get time to photograph them, and some the front covers will be redone. Enjoy.)

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