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The EMI Harvest discography

Manufactured And Distributed In Canada By Capitol Records (Canada) Ltd.

Compiled by Piers A. Hemmingsen. For use only with acknowledgement



The Harvest label was introduced in Canada by Capitol Records (Canada) Ltd. in the summer of 1969. EMI had decided to launch a "progressive" or "underground" label in England to compete with Decca's DERAM label and Philip's VERTIGO label. Some of the initial Harvest LPs were released in North America by Capitol using the Harvest logo but in the USA and Canada, Capitol slotted the Harvest LP releases in with its regular Capitol numbering of releases and did not create separate catalogue numbers for them.

In Canada, the original Harvest releases were not advertised and were virtually unknown by the record buying public. The initial LPs were produced in lavish packaging but in small quantities. Very few of the LPs were reviewed in RPM Music Weekly and more importantly no 45 RPM singles were produced to promote these LPs (in the early 70s). Consequently they were deleted from the Capitol of Canada catalogue very quickly.

I remember seeing copies of The Battered Ornaments LP in the "bargain bins" of the Ottawa record shops for less than a dollar and sometimes as low as 49 cents ! But nowadays these LPs are viewed as being virtual works of art in their packaging, perhaps reflecting the hippy era from England in a very unique way .

It took the Pink Floyd to establish the Harvest label in Canada after 1970. Nowadays the non Pink Floyd Harvest LP Canadian releases from 1969 and 1970 are extremely hard to find in any condition. The Canadian and USA Harvest releases in 1969 and 1970 did not exactly follow the release schedule of the corresponding LP releases in England. For example, "Wasa Wasa" by Edgar Broughton was the first LP released on the Harvest label in England but it was the third LP to be released here in Canada.

Any further updates or information would be appreciated. Some Harvest LPs would later appear on the Capitol 6000 series (see separate discography on this web site).





Albums

Serial Number Artist Title
SKAO-314 Quatermass Quatermass
Gatefold sleeve with Modern Graphics logo on spine, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam
SKAO-370 Shirley Collins And Dolly Collins Anthems In Eden
Gatefold sleeve with Everreddy logo on back cover, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam
SKAO-371 Edgar Broughton Band Wasa Wasa
Gatefold sleeve with no printer's logo, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam
SKAO-376 Third Ear Band Alchemy
Gatefold sleeve with Modern Graphics logo on spine, Compo stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam, uses Capitol green target label not Harvest label.
NOTE: custom Harvest labels were probably not available at the time this LP was issued so a Capitol green target label was used in it's place
SKAO-382 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Gatefold sleeve with no printer's logo, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap.
NOTE: no split dot on top seam. Issued in Canada October 1970. Very odd as SO-383 was "Abbey Road" by The Beatles almost one year earlier !
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother Canadian LP
SKAO-387 Panama Limited Jug Band Panama Limited Jug Band
Gatefold sleeve with Modern Graphics logo on spine, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam
SKAO-418 Roy Harper Flat Baroque And Berserk
Gatefold sleeve with no printer's logo, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam.
SKAO-419 Forest Forest
Gatefold sleeve with Everreddy logo on back side of sleeve, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam. In the US advert from April 1970 this LP was given the title "A Mirage Of Certainties"
SKAO-421 Kevin Ayers Joy Of A Toy
Ex Soft Machine. Gatefold sleeve uses slick probably made by Everreddy (no logo), RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam
SKAO-422 The Battered Ornaments Mantle-Piece
Gatefold sleeve with Everreddy logo on back cover, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam
SKAO-423 The Fourth Way The Sun And The Moon Have Come Together
They were a San Francisco USA group.
423 lp






Singles and EPs

Serial Number Artist Title
EP 82000 Kate Bush Kate Bush On Stage
This EP is quite rare and is featured in a 12 inch cover acting as a tray holding the 7 inch record.
kate bush ep






Other Harvest Pink Floyd LPs issued in Canada (1969-1972)

For a detailed account on all Canadian issues and reissues of Pink Floyd albums, please visit Audio Anomalies The Pink Floyd Archives website.


STBB-388 Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Specially priced 2 LP set - gatefold sleeve with Modern Graphics logo on spine, Compo stereo press, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam, special PINK stoicker on front cover shows HARVEST logo with text "Special Buy! Contains Two Complete LP's". Issued in Canada during November 1969.
Pink Floyd Ummagumma Canadian LP
SW-759 Pink Floyd Relics
Non-gatefold sleeve with Modern Graphics logo on spine, RCA stereo pressing, tight shrink wrap, split dot on top seam. Issued in Canada during May 1971.
Pink Floyd Relics Canadian LP
Harvest 8XW-759 Pink Floyd Relics
Also issued as an 8-track tape.
Pink Floyd Canadian Cassette
SMAS-832 Pink Floyd Meddle
Gatefold sleeve with no printer's logo, RCA stereo pressing, loose plastic wrap, split dot on top seam . Issued in Canada during November 1971.
Pink Floyd Meddle Canadian LP
ST-11078 Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds (Music From The Film "The Valley")
Non-gatefold sleeve with Modern Graphics logo on spine, RCA stereo pressing, tight shrink wrap, no split dot on top seam. Special round pink colour sticker on front shrink wrap with text "OBSCURED BY CLOUDS Music From La Vallee Pink Floyd ST-11078". Issued in Canada during June 1972.
Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds Canadian LP
SMAS 11163 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon
1973, came with a custom label, poster and inserts. One of their most popular albums!
Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Canadian LP
3609 Pink Floyd Money / Any Colour You Like
1973, One of the rare 45s issued by Harvest.
Pink Floyd Money Canadian 45
3832 Pink Floyd Time / Us And Them
1973, One of the rarer 45s issued by Harvest.
SABB 11257 Pink Floyd A Nice Pair
This is actually a repackaging of the band's first two albums (available on the 6000 series in Canada) "The Piper at The Gates of Dawn" and "A Saucerful of Secrets".
Pink Floyd A Nice Pair Canadian LP
SNP 6 Various The New Spirit of Capitol
Not actually a Harvest LP, this promotional LP does promote many artists including Pink Floyd's Umaguma album with the exceprt "Astronomy Domine" from the live album. Issued on the green target label.
Pink Floyd The New Spirit Of Capitol Canadian LP


NOTE: some of the Pink Floyd titles were issued in Canada on 8 track tape as early as 1972 as I have a tape of "Obscured By Clouds" for example. More information is required about the Canadian Harvest 8 track tapes.





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