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Revised 25/11/11

ABC
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1982-1990

Labels

CBS distribution
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
PolyGram distribution
ABCS 2 - 1982
to
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 K 9334 - 1984
to
K 453 - 1988
K 81 - 1986
870 671 - 1988
to
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Not to be confused with the US ABC label. This one started about 1970 mainly recording Australian classical music and Australian orchestras, but also recording a more broader music content. The label was an arm of the Australian Government’s Australian Broadcasting Corporation and was set up in order to derive income from sales. A chain of ABC shops were also set up as a retail outlet for the sale of books, music, videos and now cds & dvds, in order to lessen the bite on the taxpayers. ABC released a few 45’s mainly from programs aimed at a younger audiences to capitalize on the popularity of the music. The label still exists and “Auntie” ABC is still pumping out CDs & DVDs. You could almost parallel this label to the Russian “Melodiya” label.
PolyGram distribution
PolyGram distribution
874 726 - 1989
to
875 904 - 1990
876 558 - 1989
ABC for Kids
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
ABCS 2 - 1982
to
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For sleeve details
(different types)
see CBS Records
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   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 2
K 9334 - 1984
to
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
K 9398 - mar 1984
to
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
K 453 - 1988
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
874 726 - 1989
to
1990
PolyGram distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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