VENETIANS

SOUND ON SOUND (1983)

Venetians - Sound On Sound Side A Label

Sound On Sound – 
Son Sur Son


CHINESE I'S (1983)

Venetians - Chinese I's 7inch Side A Label

Chinese I's (Here Come The Minute Men) – 
Fundamental Principles


Venetians - Chinese I's 12inch Cover

Chinese I's (Here Come The Minute Men) [Extended Remix] (5:34) – 
Chinese I's (Here Come The Minute Men) [Single Mix] (3:48) – 
Sound On Sound (3:53) – 


Sleeve includes these photos of the band members:

Venetians - Chinese I's - Matthew Hughes
Matthew Hughes

Venetians - Chinese I's - Tim Powles
Tim Powles

Venetians - Chinese I's - Dave Skeet
Dave Skeet

Venetians - Chinese I's - Rik Swinn
Rik Swinn

Venetians - Chinese I's - Peter Watson
Peter Watson


OOH LA LA (1984)

Venetians - Ooh La La Cover

Ooh La La (3:50) – 
Things (4:47) – 


SHINE THE LIGHT (1985)

Venetians - Shine The Light Cover

Shine The Light (3:27) – 
If London Were Venice (4:47)


STEP OFF THE EDGE (1985)

Venetians - Step Off The Edge Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. Shine The Light (3:26) – 
  2. The Outsider (3:48)
  3. Love Affair (4:07)
  4. Nothing Changes (3:47) – 
  5. Face The Music (4:17)

Side 2:

  1. Ooh La La (3:48) –  /
  2. No Answer (3:57)
  3. Two Stories (4:24)
  4. Voices (3:56)
  5. Eugene (4:54)

Credits

Rik Swinn - vocals
Peter Watson - guitar, bass, synthesiser, vocals
Dave Skeet - guitar, bass, synthesiser, vocals
Matthew Hughes - keyboards
Tim Powles - drums

Releases

Notes

Inner sleeve includes this photo of the band members:

Venetians - Step Off The Edge - Photo of Band

Tim Powles

David Skeet

Peter Watson

Rik Swinn

Matthew Hughes


INSPIRATION (1986)

Venetians - Inspiration 7inch Cover   Venetians - Inspiration 7inch Side 1 Label

Inspiration –  /
Here Comes The Rain


Venetians - Inspiration 12inch Cover

Inspiration (Extended Mix) – 
Inspiration (Dance Mix)


Sleeve includes these photos of the band members:

Rik Swinn
Rik Swinn

Peter Watson
Peter Watson

Matthew Hughes
Matthew Hughes

Tim Powles
Tim Powles

Dave Skeet
Dave Skeet


CALLING IN THE LIONS (1986)

Venetians - Calling In The Lions Cover

Tracks

Side A:

  1. So Much For Love (3:40) –  / /
  2. One From The Heart (4:21)
  3. Inspiration (4:17) –  /
  4. If Somebody Loves You (4:05) – 
  5. Let It All Go (4:16)

Side B:

  1. Set Loose (3:58) – 
  2. Stay (4:05) – 
  3. Cairo (4:02)
  4. Believe In Me (4:12)
  5. Do It Together (4:52)

Credits

Rik Swinn - lead vocals
Dave Skeet - guitars/vocals
Peter Watson - guitars
Matthew Hughes - keyboards
Tim Powles - drums

Releases

Notes

Inner sleeve includes these photos of the band members:

Venetians - Calling In The Lions - Photos of Band Members


SO MUCH FOR LOVE (1986)

Venetians - So Much For Love Chrysalis 7inch Side A Label

So Much For Love (3:40) – 
Let It All Go (4:16)


Venetians - So Much For Love Side A Label & Generic Sleeve

So Much For Love (3:35)
10 (4:44)


Venetians - So Much For Love Parole 12inch Cover

So Much For Love (Club Mix)
So Much For Love (Rock Mix*)

*Re-arranged by Dave Skeet and Tim Powles.


So Much For Love (3:40)
So Much For Love (Rock Mix) (5:40)


Venetians - So Much For Love Chrysalis 12inch Side A Label

So Much For Love (Rock Mix) (5:40)
So Much For Love (Club Mix) (7:02)
So Much For Love (LP Version) (3:40)


IF SOMEBODY LOVES YOU (1986)

Venetians - If Somebody Loves You Cover

If Somebody Loves You (4:05) – 
Voices (3:56)


LET IT ALL GO (1986)

Let It All Go (4:15)
Ooh La La (3:15) –  /


AMAZING WORLD (1987)

Venetians - Amazing World Single Cover

Amazing World – 
Another Amazing World

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side B: "Hi Bren"
 


Back cover includes this photo of the band members:

Venetians - Amazing World Single - Photo of Band


AMAZING WORLD (1988)

Tracks (times taken from Parole CD)

  1. Amazing World (3:52) – 
  2. Bitter Tears (4:47) – 
  3. Place Called Home (3:22) – 
  4. Must Believe (4:26)
  5. So Complete (5:17)
  6. Age Of Reason (4:23)
  7. Little Change (4:30)
  8. Slave Dancing (4:43)
  9. Looks Like Love (4:20)
  10. Inside Out (4:41) – 

Credits

Rik Swinn - lead vocals
Dave Skeet - guitars and vocals
Peter Watson - guitars and bass
Tim Powles - drums

Releases

Notes

On the Parole Records/Festival CD release, the front booklet was placed in an outer sleeve with a more legible album title (see photo above). The CD trayliner contains this photo of the band members:

Venetians - Amazing World CD Trayliner Photo


BITTER TEARS (1988)

Venetians - Bitter Tears Parole 7inch Cover

Bitter Tears (3:45)
Heartbeat (4:25)


Venetians - Bitter Tears Chrysalis 7inch Cover

Bitter Tears (Edited Version) (3:42)
Bitter Tears (Edited Version) (3:42)

Back of sleeve lists "Heartbeat" as the B-side.


Venetians - Bitter Tears Chrysalis 12inch Sticker on Sleeve

Bitter Tears (Single Edit) (4:28)
Bitter Tears (LP Version) (4:48)


Venetians - Bitter Tears Parole 12inch Cover

Bitter Tears
Heartbeat
Amazing Grace


Venetians - Bitter Tears Parole 12inch Blue Vinyl Picture Disc Side 1   Venetians - Bitter Tears Parole 12inch Blue Vinyl Picture Disc Side 2

Bitter Tears (Electric Mix)
Bitter Tears (Superfly Mix)
Bitter Tears (Fly Mix)


MUST BELIEVE (1988)

Venetians - Must Believe 7inch Cover

Must Believe (Edited Version)
Looks Like Love


Must Believe (Edited Version)
Must Believe (Remixed Long Version)
Looks Like Love


COMPILATIONS FEATURING TRACKS BY VENETIANS

ACCIDENT COMPILATION: ALTERNATIVE MUSIC FROM CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND 1980-1984 (1984)

Accident Compilation Cover

Tracks

Cassette Side 1 / CD 1:

  1. Machine Song (3:23) - The Gordons
  2. Govt. Don't Care (3:29) - Johnnies
  3. Militant Takeover (2:14) - Unauthorised
  4. Agony (3:15) - Evasive Action
  5. Anthem (3:00) - Youth For Christ
  6. City Life (2:16) - Desperate Measures
  7. Mr. Fish (4:23) - The Androidss
  8. Home Again (4:15) - Solitudes
  9. Charades (2:35) - Alien
  10. Imagination (3:47) - Shaft
  11. Eat Shit (4:27) - En Can Ma
  12. Social Life (2:10) - Dance Channel
  13. Getting Ever So Slightly Better Pt. II (Dub) (4:48) - Wang

Cassette Side 2 / CD 2:

  1. Glow (5:09) - Not Really Anything
  2. The Mystery (2:40) - The World
  3. Get Fat (3:25) - The Bats
  4. Hide Out (1:59) - Triffids [not The Triffids from Australia]
  5. Suspect (3:40) - Venetians
  6. Head For The Hills (2:22) - They Were Expandable
  7. Monastic (3:10) - Playthings
  8. Modern Days (3:23) - Ballon D'Essai
  9. Low Rider (3:01) - The Pin Group
  10. All Over The World (3:13) - Newtones
  11. You Were The One (2:48) - Channel 4
  12. 20th Century Allergy (2:55) - Clients
  13. Ressurection Now (2:59) - The Haemogoblins
  14. Duty Theme (3:44) - AD

Releases


THE NINE O'CLOCK MUSE (1984)

The Nine O-Clock Muse Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. Turn It Up (4:04) - Johanna Pigott
  2. Girls Cry Boys Talk (3:28) - Venetians
  3. Shout (4:16) - Deckchairs Overboard
  4. Maybe (4:08) - Alter Ego
  5. Ain't Nothing We Can't Do Together (5:02) - Maree Cunnington

Side 2:

  1. Raver (2:32) - Scientists
  2. Human Music (2:47) - Clap Twice
  3. New Day (4:10) - Flaming Hands
  4. Liverpool Street (4:30) - Big Five
  5. Fifty-Fifty (3:37) - Mysterons

Releases

Notes

The song "Girls Cry Boys Talk" is an early version of "Nothing Changes" off their debut album Step Off The Edge, with different words and a slightly different arrangement. This album was collated from material recorded for the Nine O'Clock Muse radio series on 2JJJ FM (featuring Stuart Matchett), broadcast between August and November, 1983.


1984 SHAKIN' (1984)

1984 Shakin' Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. Listening (3:01) - Pseudo Echo
  2. Say It Isn't So (3:58) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  3. Right By Your Side (3:50) - Eurythmics
  4. Heart And Soul (3:55) - Huey Lewis And The News
  5. Twist Of Fate (3:39) - Olivia Newton-John
  6. Computer One (4:17) - Dear Enemy
  7. Change In Mood (3:42) - Kids In The Kitchen
  8. Catch Me I'm Falling (3:33) - Real Life
  9. Let's Stay Together (3:33) - Tina Turner

Side 2:

  1. Love Is A Battlefield (4:09) - Pat Benatar
  2. Baby, You're Dynamite (3:56) - Cliff Richard
  3. Everywhere I Go (3:35) - Q E D
  4. Bon Voyage (3:37) - The Little Heroes
  5. Staring At The Embers (3:02) - Tim Finn
  6. My Girl (2:41) - Hoodoo Gurus
  7. Chinese I's (Here Come The Minute Men) (3:48) - Venetians
  8. Union Of The Snake (4:20) - Duran Duran
  9. Dancing With Myself (3:19) - Billy Idol

Releases


MCA FALL PREVIEW (1986)

MCA Fall Preview Cover

Tracks

Page 1:

  1. Hip To Be Square (4:03) - Huey Lewis & The News
  2. I Feel The Magic (3:20) - Belinda Carlisle
  3. Love Will Conquer All (5:40) - Lionel Richie
  4. Someone (4:45) - El Debarge
  5. Blue (3:35) - Fine Young Cannibals

Page 2:

  1. Too Much Or Nothing (4:23) - General Public
  2. X-Ray Eyes (3:36) - Eye Eye
  3. Treasure It (4:42) - The Fixx
  4. Walkaway (3:55) - The City
  5. So Much For Love (3:40) - Venetians
  6. The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades (3:21) - Timbuk 3

Page 3:

  1. Fall On Me (2:49) - R.E.M.
  2. The Formula (7:47) - Thinkman
  3. Pananoimia (4:46) - The Art Of Noise
  4. Discipline Of Love (6:06) - Robert Palmer
  5. Map Of The World (Part II) (5:07) - Jane Siberry

Page 4:

  1. To Be A Lover (3:50) - Billy Idol
  2. Rage Hard (5:04) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  3. Boyz Are Gonna Rock (4:56) - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
  4. Somebody's Out There (4:05) - Triumph
  5. Ship Of Fools (4:27) - World Party
  6. Spirit In The Sky (3:35) - Doctor & The Medics

Releases


THE BIG MUSIC (1986)

The Big Music Cover

Tracks

Side A:

  1. Paranoimia - The Art Of Noise featuring Max Headroom
  2. So Much For Love - Venetians
  3. Season Of The Heart - The City
  4. Whole Lotta Lovin' - Huey Lewis & The News
  5. All Come True - World Party
  6. The Big Music - The Waterboys
  7. One From The Heart - Venetians
  8. Ballad Of The Little Man - World Party
  9. A Girl Called Johnny - The Waterboys
  10. Walkaway - The City

Side B:

  1. Planets In Motion - The City
  2. Ship Of Fools - World Party
  3. The Whole Of The Moon - The Waterboys
  4. Who's On The Line - Device
  5. Cross The Border - Icehouse
  6. This Is The Sea - The Waterboys
  7. No Substitute - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
  8. Better Must Come [Dance Mix] - Junior C. Reaction

Releases


100 SOLID GOLD HITS (1986)

100 Solid Gold Hits Cover

Tracks

Disc 1 (Readers Digest RDCD4-556-1):

  1. Dancing On The Ceiling (4:20) - Lionel Richie
  2. She Drives Me Crazy (3:35) - Fine Young Cannibals
  3. If You Don't Know Me By Now (3:23) - Simply Red
  4. Don't Worry, Be Happy (3:45) - Bobby McFerrin
  5. Funky Town (4:32) - Pseudo Echo
  6. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (3:32) - The Proclaimers
  7. You Got It (Right Stuff) (3:32) - New Kids On The Block
  8. The Living Years (5:30) - Mike & The Mechanics
  9. Electric Blue (4:12) - Icehouse
  10. Now You're In Heaven (3:58) - Julian Lennon
  11. He's Gonna Step On You Again (3:56) - The Party Boys
  12. You're The Voice (4:58) - John Farnham
  13. You Got It (3:28) - Roy Orbison
  14. Sign Your Name (4:04) - Terence Trent D'Arby
  15. You Little Thief (5:03) - Feargal Sharkey

Disc 2 (Readers Digest RDCD4-556-2):

  1. Stuck With You (4:18) - Huey Lewis & The News
  2. I Want Your Love (3:18) - Transvision Vamp
  3. Take Me Back (3:29) - Noiseworks
  4. (I Just) Died In Your Arms (4:26) - Cutting Crew
  5. If You Leave (4:21) - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  6. Teardrops (3:24) - Womack & Womack
  7. Desire (2:55) - U2
  8. I'm On My Way (3:33) - The Proclaimers
  9. Soul Revival (3:58) - Johnny Diesel & The Injectors
  10. Groove (3:58) - Eurogliders
  11. Star Trekkin' (3:25) - The Firm
  12. The Only Way Is Up (4:26) - Yazz and The Plastic Population
  13. When Will I Be Famous (3:57) - Bros
  14. Theme From S-Express (3:55) - S'Express
  15. All I Wanna Do Is Dance (3:29) - Collette
  16. Push It (4:26) - Salt-n-Pepa
  17. Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime) (3:43) - Morris Minor and The Majors

Disc 3 (Readers Digest RDCD4-556-3):

  1. Better Be Home Soon (3:07) - Crowded House
  2. So Much For Love (3:35) - Venetians
  3. She's The One (2:30) - The Cockroaches
  4. (Glad I'm) Not A Kennedy (3:20) - Shona Laing
  5. Love An Adventure (4:14) - Pseudo Echo
  6. Do You Wanna Be (4:03) - I'm Talking
  7. Chained To The Wheel (3:56) - The Black Sorrows
  8. That's When I Think Of You (3:40) - 1927
  9. As Days Go By (4:00) - Daryl Braithwaite
  10. Slice Of Heaven (4:37) - Dave Dobbyn with Herbs
  11. Because I Love You (4:08) - The Masters Apprentices
  12. Fall Of Rome (4:18) - James Reyne
  13. Sugar Free (4:27) - Wa Wa Nee
  14. Onion Skin (3:28) - Boom Crash Opera
  15. Right On Track (4:10) - Breakfast Club
  16. Ship Of Fools (4:07) - World Party
  17. I Don't Want A Lover (4:22) - Texas

Disc 4 (Readers Digest RDCD4-556-4):

  1. Bedroom Eyes (3:57) - Kate Ceberano
  2. Pink Cadillac (4:00) - Natalie Cole
  3. Bring Me Some Water (3:46) - Melissa Etheridge
  4. Tell It To My Heart (3:35) - Taylor Dayne
  5. All Fired Up (4:08) - Pat Benatar
  6. French Kissin' In The USA (3:57) - Debbie Harry
  7. Is This Love? (3:56) - Alison Moyet
  8. Two Of Hearts (3:58) - Stacey Q
  9. Heaven Is A Place On Earth (4:01) - Belinda Carlisle
  10. Orinoco Flow (4:25) - Enya
  11. Two Strong Hearts (3:30) - John Farnham
  12. Let's Dance (4:06) - Chris Rea
  13. I Wanna Wake Up With You (4:01) - Boris Gardiner
  14. House Of Cards (3:37) - James Reyne
  15. Right Here Waiting (4:21) - Richard Marx
  16. Rip Rip Woodchip (2:56) - John Williamson

Disc 5 (Readers Digest RDCD4-556-5):

  1. Some People (3:42) - Cliff Richard
  2. Little Lies (3:34) - Fleetwood Mac
  3. Love Is A Bridge (3:55) - Little River Band
  4. Invisible Touch (3:23) - Genesis
  5. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You (3:48) - Glenn Medeiros
  6. If I Could (3:39) - 1927
  7. The Flame (4:32) - Cheap Trick
  8. Hold Me Now (3:02) - Johnny Logan
  9. Say You Will (3:59) - Foreigner
  10. I Could Make You Love Me (3:56) - Wa Wa Nee
  11. Crazy (3:18) - Icehouse
  12. The Final Countdown (3:59) - Europe
  13. (I've Had) The Time Of My Life (4:47) - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  14. La Bamba (2:49) - Los Lobos
  15. Rock And Roll Music (2:58) - Mental As Anything
  16. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (4:29) - Starship
  17. Glory Of Love (4:10) - Peter Cetera
  18. What A Wonderful World (2:13) - Louis Armstrong

Disc 6 (Readers Digest RDCD4-556-6):

  1. When You Walk In The Room (3:09) - Paul Carrack
  2. I Saw Him Standing There (3:58) - Tiffany
  3. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (3:50) - Michael Bolton
  4. Don't Leave Me This Way (4:32) - The Communards
  5. Everything I Own (3:48) - Boy George
  6. Duke Of Earl (2:36) - The Dukes Of Earlwood featuring Armondo Hurley
  7. Friday On My Mind (4:02) - Gary Moore
  8. Spirit In The Sky (3:17) - Doctor and the Medics
  9. Don't Be Cruel (3:06) - Cheap Trick
  10. You Keep Me Hangin' On (4:15) - Kim Wilde
  11. Never Can Say Goodbye (4:30) - The Communards
  12. Celebration (3:57) - Dragon
  13. Ring My Bell (3:22) - Collette
  14. What You Get Is What You See (3:51) - Tina Turner
  15. One Summer (3:43) - Daryl Braithwaite
  16. Sledgehammer (4:37) - Peter Gabriel
  17. A Matter Of Trust (4:08) - Billy Joel

Releases


1986 WAY TO GO (1986)

1986 Way To Go Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going (4:02) - Billy Ocean
  2. Love An Adventure (4:14) - Pseudo Echo
  3. West End Girls (3:55) - Pet Shop Boys
  4. So Much For Love (3:35) - Venetians
  5. Sex And Fame (3:15) - Jump Incorporated
  6. Absolute Beginners (5:35) - David Bowie
  7. Say I'm Your No.1 (3:38) - Princess
  8. I Do What I Do (3:45) - John Taylor
  9. Tarzan Boy (3:18) - Baltimora

Side 2:

  1. Chain Reaction (3:50) - Diana Ross
  2. Don't Look Down (4:17) - Go West
  3. Sanctify Yourself (3:48) - Simple Minds
  4. Baby, You're So Strange (3:58) - Icehouse
  5. Addicted To Love (4:04) - Robert Palmer
  6. Death Defying (3:21) - Hoodoo Gurus
  7. Talk To Me (4:08) - Stevie Nicks
  8. Say Goodbye (3:49) - Hunters And Collectors
  9. Ride The Night Away (3:34) - Jimmy Barnes

Releases


1986 WAY TO GO "MEGA-MIXES" (15 Mixes Extended) (1986)

1986 Way To Go Mega-Mixes Photo

Tracks

Cassette 1

Side 1:

  1. Say I'm Your No. 1 - Princess
  2. When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean
  3. Chain Reaction - Diana Ross

Side 2:

  1. Talk To Me - Stevie Nicks
  2. Baby, You're So Strange - Icehouse
  3. Sex And Fame - Jump Incorporated
  4. Sanctify Yourself - Simple Minds

Cassette 2

Side 1:

  1. Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
  2. Say Goodbye - Hunters And Collectors
  3. Don't Look Down - Go West
  4. I Do What I Do - John Taylor

Side 2:

  1. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
  2. Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
  3. So Much For Love - Venetians
  4. Love An Adventure - Pseudo Echo

Releases


1986... JUST FOR KICKS (1986)

1986... Just For Kicks Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. Princess Of The Universe - Queen
  2. Who Made Who - AC/DC
  3. Hyperactive - Robert Palmer
  4. Mean To Me - Crowded House
  5. Left Of Centre - Suzanne Vega
  6. Before Too Long - Paul Kelly
  7. God Thank You Woman - Culture Club
  8. If Somebody Loves You - Venetians
  9. Manic Monday - The Bangles

Side 2:

  1. Touch Me - Samantha Fox
  2. Let's Go All The Way - Sly Fox
  3. Do You Wanna Be - I'm Talking
  4. Shell Shock - New Order
  5. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
  6. What Have You Done For Me Lately? - Janet Jackson
  7. I Wanna Be A Cowboy - Boys Don't Cry
  8. If You Leave - OMD
  9. There'll Be Sad Songs - Billy Ocean

Releases


UNTITLED CHRYSALIS PROMO LP (c.1988)

Untitled Chrysalis Promo LP Label

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. Always Something There To Remind Me - Housemartins
  2. Back To The Wall - Divinyls
  3. Crystal Palace - The Bible
  4. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama - Dweezil Zappa
  5. You Don't Know - Elisa Fiorillo
  6. Bitter Tears - Venetians
  7. I Want Your (Hands On Me) - Sinéad O'Connor

Side 2:

  1. Electric Blue - Icehouse
  2. Marc Anthony's Tune - Tyka Nelson
  3. Charlton Heston - Stump
  4. Fall Down (Like The Ram) - Mighty Lemon Drops
  5. One Good Reason - Paul Carrack
  6. Ashes To Ashes - Vinnie Vincent
  7. Star Spangled Banner - Vinnie Vincent

Releases


...TO BE CONTINUED.../...NOW IN PROGRESS.../...COMING SOON... (1988)

Chrysalis ...now in progress... Record 2 Side 1 Label

Tracks

Record 1 - Side 1 ("... to be continued ..."):

  1. When You Walk In The Room (3:29) - Paul Carrack
  2. My Obsession (4:07) - Icehouse

Record 1 - Side 2 ("... to be continued ..."):

  1. I Want Your (Hands On Me) (4:38) - Sinéad O'Connor
  2. Forgive Me For Dreaming (4:36) - Elisa Fiorillo

Record 2 - Side 1 ("... now in progress ..."):

  1. Bitter Tears (4:48) - Venetians
  2. Love Kills (5:33) - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
  3. Hey Little Boy (3:01) - Divinyls

Record 2 - Side 2 ("... coming soon ..."):

  1. Small World - Huey Lewis and The News
  2. Wide Awake In Dreamland - Pat Benatar
  3. T.B.A. - World Party

Releases


HOT TO BOP (1988)

Hot To Bop Cover

Tracks

Side 1:

  1. Breakaway - Big Pig
  2. Hazy Shade Of Winter - Bangles
  3. Stutter Rap - Morris Minor & The Majors
  4. Slice Of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn With Herbs
  5. Back To The Wall - Divinyls
  6. Bitter Tears - Venetians
  7. He's Just No Good For You - Mental As Anything
  8. Come On Let's Go - Los Lobos
  9. Wait Up - Cockroaches

Side 2:

  1. Hold Your Head Up - The Party Boys
  2. Crazy - Icehouse
  3. Sweet Sixteen - Billy Idol
  4. To Her Door - Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
  5. Love & Devotion - Michael Bow
  6. Wild Horses - Gino Vannelli
  7. Never Can Say Goodbye - Communards
  8. Do To You - Machinations
  9. Revolution Love - Kids In The Kitchen

Releases


HIT PIX '88 VOLUME II (1988)

Hit Pix '88 Volume II Cover

Tracks

  1. Breakaway (3:50) - Big Pig
  2. Dreaming (3:52) - OMD
  3. Wonderful Life (4:49) - Black
  4. Mandinka (Remix) (3:47) - Sinead O'Connor
  5. Wanna Be Up (3:40) - The Chantoozies
  6. Don't Stand So Close To The Window (2:34) - Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls
  7. What's It Gonna Be (4:42) - Rockmelons
  8. Always On My Mind (3:54) - Pet Shop Boys
  9. Rock Da House (3:09) - Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew
  10. Pink Cadillac (4:09) - Natalie Cole
  11. Endless Summer Nights (4:13) - Richard Marx
  12. One Good Reason (3:18) - Paul Carrack
  13. Nothing Too Serious (3:26) - Icehouse
  14. Bitter Tears (3:42) - Venetians
  15. Don't Turn Around (3:19) - Aswad
  16. Under The Milky Way (4:56) - The Church
  17. Struggle Town (3:46) - Choirboys
  18. I'm Still On Your Side (3:53) - Jimmy Barnes

Releases


HITS POST MODERN CD SAMPLER 1: DISCOVER HITS POST MODERN (1989)

Hits Post Modern CD Sampler 1: Discover Hits Post Modern Cover

Tracks

  1. Sue & Sonny (4:04) - The Rave-Ups
  2. Turnaround (3:51) - Stealin' Horses
  3. Bitter Tears (3:48) - Venetians
  4. Birthday (3:59) - The Sugarcubes
  5. Chance To Be Loved (3:55) - Parthenon Huxley
  6. Sometime To Return (3:32) - Soul Asylum
  7. Soviet Snow (4:31) - Shona Laing
  8. Someone Like You (4:02) - The Fountainhead
  9. Just Like A Rose (4:18) - Legal Weapon
  10. Tomorrow People (2:46) - Ziggy Marley
  11. Middle Of Nowhere (3:37) - House Of Schock
  12. Chains Of Love (3:40) - Erasure
  13. Over & Out (3:55) - Velvet Elvis
  14. Heaven Said My Name (4:29) - Crazy House
  15. All Night Long (4:37) - Peter Murphy

Releases


BEAT OF THE 80'S (???)

Beat Of The 80's Cover

Tracks

CD 1:

  1. Rapture (5:33) - Blondie
  2. Dear Prudence (3:54) - Siouxsie & The Banshees
  3. Living On The Ceiling (3:46) - Blancmange
  4. I Don't Want A Lover (4:27) - Texas
  5. Vienna (4:40) - Ultravox
  6. Fade To Grey (3:35) - Visage
  7. Why? (4:00) - Bronski Beat
  8. Tainted Love (2:57) - Soft Cell
  9. Come On Eileen (4:08) - Dexy's Midnight Runners
  10. Counting The Beat (3:04) - The Swingers
  11. Turning Japanese (3:45) - The Vapors
  12. Dracula's Tango (3:24) - Toto Coelo
  13. Mickey (3:10) - Toni Basil
  14. Bop Girl (3:54) - Pat Wilson

CD 2:

  1. Centerfold (3:39) - J. Geils Band
  2. Shout To The Top (3:19) - Style Council
  3. Rain (4:16) - Dragon
  4. He's My Number One (3:00) - Christie Allen
  5. Nice Legs Shame About The Face (2:04) - Dave & The Derros
  6. Video Killed The Radio Star (3:33) - The Buggles
  7. Say I Love You (3:32) - Renee Geyer
  8. Sweet & Sour (3:09) - The Takeaways
  9. Modern Girl (3:23) - James Freud
  10. Chinese I's (Here Come The Minute Men) (3:49) - Venetians [Mislabeled as "Chinese I's (Here Comes The Minto Man)"]
  11. Hyperactive (4:16) - Thomas Dolby
  12. Wanna Be Up (3:42) - Chantoozies
  13. (Keep Feeling) Fascination (3:45) - The Human League
  14. Basia (3:16) - Painters & Dockers

Releases


SPINNING AROUND VOL. 2 (2002)
50 YEARS OF FESTIVAL RECORDS / THE LOCAL YEARS 1977 - 2002

Spinning Around Vol. 2 Cover

Tracks

Disc 1:

  1. I See Red (3:15) - Split Enz
  2. Don't Throw Stones (3:34) - The Sports
  3. Glad To Be Alive (5:27) - Windchase
  4. Stay (While The Night Is Young) (4:09) - Ol '55
  5. You Better Look After Yourself (4:01) - Stars
  6. I'll Be Around (3:18) - Doug Parkinson & The Southern Star Band
  7. State Of The Heart (4:19) - Mondo Rock
  8. Singing In The Eighties (3:20) - The Monitors
  9. Say I Love You (3:33) - Renee Geyer
  10. If You Leave Me Can I Come Too? (3:14) - Mental As Anything
  11. Science Fiction (3:33) - Divinyls
  12. Taxi Mary (3:59) - Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
  13. True Blue (4:02) - John Williamson
  14. Barbados (4:15) - The Models
  15. So Much For Love (3:43) - The Venetians
  16. Holy Word (4:03) - I'm Talking
  17. Suddenly (3:52) - Angry Anderson
  18. She's The One (2:34) - The Cockroaches
  19. My Island Home (4:56) - Warumpi Band
  20. Electric Blue (4:23) - Icehouse

Disc 2:

  1. Before Too Long (3:23) - Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls
  2. Do You See What I See (3:39) - Hunters & Collectors
  3. Bad Moon Rising (3:33) - The Reels
  4. Auctioneer (4:24) - The Flying Emus
  5. Bedroom Eyes (3:56) - Kate Cerberano
  6. Soul Revival (4:04) - Johnny Diesel & The Injectors
  7. Lets Make It Last All Night (4:07) - Jimmy Barnes
  8. Dogs Are Talking (3:25) - The Angels
  9. Ordinary Angels (2:49) - Frente
  10. Shocked (3:11) - Kylie Minogue
  11. Sweetheart (4:11) - The Died Pretty
  12. Release Me (3:51) - Deborah Conway
  13. Treaty (Radio Mix) (4:05) - Yothu Yindi
  14. Gimme A Little Sign (3:28) - Peter Andre
  15. It's Alright (3:40) - Deni Hines
  16. Party (Single Version) (3:03) - Christine Anu
  17. Even When I'm Sleeping (3:55) - Leonardo's Bride
  18. Dirt Track Cowboy (2:55) - Adam Brand
  19. Take Me Away (3:36) - Lash
  20. Dust Me Selecta (3:34) - Gerling
  21. Rip It Up (6:38) - 28 Days

Releases

Notes

Booklet contains this brief write-up on Venetians:

For all the consistency of the talent flow from affiliated independents, Festival was still actively developing talent in-house. Ininity was still active, carrying acts such as Western Flyer in the late seventies, and was joined in the early eighties by the Parole imprint (established, it is said, so that release sheets, posters and ads could be emblazoned with the heading 'Out On Parole'). Perth group Boys had three charting singles and two charting albums on the fairly short-lived label but its biggest act was the slick synth-pop Venetians, led by Englishman Rik Swinn, who managed nine charting singles between 1983 and 1988, including the top ten So Much For Love.


AUSTRALIAN POP OF THE 80s VOLUME 3: WHAT'S MY SCENE (2010)

Australian Pop Of The 80s Volume 3: What's My Scene - Cover

Tracks

Disc 1:

  1. What's My Scene - Hoodoo Gurus
  2. Body & Soul - Jo Kennedy
  3. Do To You - Machinations
  4. Space Invaders - Player
  5. Cry - Dragon
  6. He's Gonna Step On You Again - The Party Boys
  7. The Other Guy - Little River Band
  8. You Need A Freind - The Sunnyboys
  9. All I Do - Daryl Braithwaite
  10. Bustin' Loose - Moving Pictures
  11. You I Know - Jenny Morris
  12. Summer Of '81 - Mondo Rock
  13. If It's Love You Want - Edith Bliss
  14. You'll Never Know - 1927
  15. I Am An Island - Richard Clapton
  16. It's A Mistake - Men At Work
  17. Crying In The Chapel - Peter Blakeley
  18. Listening - Pseudo Echo
  19. Kiss 'n' Tell - Chantoosies
  20. This Guy's In Love With You - The Reels

Disc 2:

  1. Everybody Wants To Work - Uncanny X-Men
  2. Spend The Night - Cheetah
  3. Haunting Me - V Capri
  4. Pressure Down - John Farnham
  5. Castaway - Mi-Sex
  6. She's The One - The Cockroaches
  7. Solid Rock - Goanna
  8. So Much For Love - The Venetians
  9. Come Around - Mental As Anything
  10. Onion Skin - Boom Crash Opera
  11. Love And Affection - The Allniters
  12. You Weren't In Love With Me - Billy Field
  13. The Unguarded Moment - The Church
  14. The City Of Soul - Eurogliders
  15. Too Much Ain't Enough Love - Jimmy Barnes
  16. Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees - Marcia Hines
  17. Bed Of Nails - Ross Wilson
  18. Pleasure And Pain - Divinyls
  19. Take Me Back - Noiseworks
  20. Losing You - Sharon O'Neill

Releases


AUSTRALIAN POP OF THE 80s VOLUME 5: LIKE, WOW - WIPEOUT! (2014)

Australian Pop Of The 80s Volume 5: Like, Wow - Wipeout! - Cover

Tracks

Disc 1:

  1. Like, Wow - Wipeout! - Hoodoo Gurus
  2. Dreams Of Ordinary Men - Dragon
  3. Breakaway - Big Pig
  4. Happy Man - Sunnyboys
  5. Gimme Some Lovin' - GANGgajang
  6. Let's Kiss - Models
  7. Moonlight Marvel - Wickety Wak
  8. Wanna Be Up - Chantoozies
  9. Bitter Tears - The Venetians
  10. Everything I Need - Men At Work
  11. Too Young For Promises - Koo De Tah
  12. Say Goodbye - Indecent Obsession
  13. Don't Need Love - Johnny Diesel & The Injectors
  14. She Has To Be Loved - Jenny Morris
  15. Stand Up - The Angels
  16. I Can't Believe - Girl Overboard
  17. Just Like Fire Would - The Saints
  18. Down The Line (Making Love On The Telephone) - Mi-Sex
  19. We Two - Little River Band
  20. Die Yuppie Die - Painters & Dockers
  21. Modern Girl - James Freud and The Radio Stars

Disc 2:

  1. How Come - The Sports
  2. Baby Get Away - Christie Allen
  3. Affair Of The Heart - Rick Springfield
  4. Fall Of Rome - James Reyne
  5. Fraction Too Much Friction - Tim Finn
  6. Everywhere I Go - QED
  7. No Say In It - Machinations
  8. Short Note - Matt Finish
  9. The Traveller - Big Red
  10. Love An Adventure - Psuedo Echo
  11. Ride The Night Away - Jimmy Barnes
  12. Taxi Mary - Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
  13. Boys Will Be Boys - Choirboys
  14. No Time - Mondo Rock
  15. Under The Milky Way - The Church
  16. Fear Of Thunder - Peter Cupples
  17. You're So Strong - Mental As Anything
  18. Bitter Desire - Kids In The Kitchen
  19. Common Ground - Goanna

Releases