A promotional LP for the launch of Trans Australian Airlines (TAA) Airbus aircraft. Released July 1981. My copy has a radio 3AK sticker on the front. The airline has long since been subsumed into QANTAS. There are no Australian artists on the LP, which begs the question – WHY?
Polydor Fontana Polygram Polystar
Dutch giant Phillips was initially behind the Australian operations, ramping up their local content from the mid sixties. Their Polydor label was used for an early compilation – Sample Bag – in late 1970, but it was the 1975 Ripper album – Fontana – that got the ball rolling. Once the Universal Music group was formed subsequent releases were made through the Polystar imprint.
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