"World Top 12" - overseas
There is not a great deal of overseas activity known for this series, which was rather small in the UK. The main interest is from Brazil, who used recordings and artwork for their "Cash Box" records, and also issued material on their own Boulevard/Flag labels.
The Brazilian titles "Cash Box Billboard" and "Cash Box" appeared on different labels, but seem to form a continuous series, at least so far as their editions of "World Top 12" are concerned. The albums tend to conform closely to the UK LPs, but include specific alterations to the track listings. Since the earliest Chaindis label release we have knowledge of is volume 3, and since it taps into the UK volume 034 (which is to say, volume 4), it is possible that a couple of earlier LPs in the sequence are waiting to be discovered. The Brazilian albums are also often accompanied by 7-inch EP releases, which differ from the UK EPs.
Cash Box Billboard albums (Chaindis label)
Cash Box albums (Boulevard / Flag labels)
There were numerous releases in Singapore which no doubt cross with the "World Top 12" series. Mostly though, this is an inadvertant result of the multiple track sharing which took place in the UK, for these are ostensibly editions of "Hits From England's Top Twenty" and tend to match up with Mike Morton's RCA LPs. Since they often share tracks with "World Top 12", we need to mention a couple of them here:
Pictured right is a Spanish LP on the Palobal label, which is more correctly viewed as an edition of "Pick of the Pops volume 5". However it has the same contents as Flag's "World Top 12 volume 2". Additionally, the cover art includes a photo from the same shoot as that used on the UK Boulevard LP, "Million Sellers of the Sixties".