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The IMMEDIATE Canadian Discography

Canada 1966-1969

Compiled by Piers A. Hemmingsen. 2013



The Immediate label was the brainchild of Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham and was set up as a new and independent label in England in 1965.

Immediate 45s and LPs were manufactured and distributed in Canada between 1967 and 1969 by Columbia Records Canada Limited using metal parts sent from Columbia USA. Capitol Records Of Canada issued a couple of Immediate discs starting in 1969 but the Immediate label ran into financial problems in 1970 and there were no further releases.

But prior to the Columbia pressing and distribution deal within Canada, there were a couple of releases of Immediate UK discs in 1966 on Canadian Quality labels by way of agreements with US MGM. These were both covers of Jagger / Richard tunes and this explains perhaps why they were issued as the Rolling Stones were chart toppers in 1966 in Canada.

There were 2 Immediate UK 3 singles issued in Canada and both of these were manufactured and distributed by Quality Records Limited of Toronto.


• Quality 1826X (US MGM K-13530) Twice as Much: Sittin' on a Fence/Baby, I Want You (issued with rare picture sleeve in the USA but no picture sleeve was issued in Canada)
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• MGM 13567X Chris Farlowe: Out of Time/Baby, Make It Soon
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• MGM 13600X Twice as Much: Step Out of Line/Simplified (Canada release not yet confirmed)


Two more subsequent Immediate releases were distributed in the USA by United Artists but these do not appear to have been issued in Canada:

Immediate E-1901 - P.P. Arnold - The First Cut Is The Deepest / Speak To Me

Immediate E-1902 - Small Faces - Here Comes The Nice / Talk To You

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Starting from August 1967, the Immediate 45s were pressed in Canada by Columbia Records of Canada and were usually shipped in the stock orange Columbia sleeves of the time as seen above. The most popular 45 issued was the 1967 psychedelic hit Itchycoo Park and copies of this title are the easiest to find. I have yet to come across the John Mayall 45 "Witchdoctor" although I am pretty sure I did see it many years ago.



• ZS7-501 Small Faces: Itchycoo Park/I'm Only Dreaming (August 1967, label carries the text MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-502 John Mayall: I'm Your Witchdoctor/Telephone Blues (probable Canada release but not yet confirmed)

• ZS7-5002 Chris Farlowe: Paint It Black/You're So Good to Me (label carries the text MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-5003 Small Faces: Tin Soldier/I Feel Much Better (label carries the text MADE IN CANADA, no picture sleeve in Canada)
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• ZS7-5004 The Nice: The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack/Azrial (Angel of Death)

• ZS7-5005 Chris Farlowe: Handbags and Gladrags/Everybody Makes a Mistake
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• ZS7-5006 PP Arnold: (If You Think You're) Groovy/Though It Hurts Me Badly (label carries the text MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-5007 Small Faces: Lazy Sunday/Rollin' Over (label carries the text MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-5008 The Nice: America - 2nd Amendment/The Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon (label text omits MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-5009 Small Faces: The Universal / Donkey Rides, a Penny, a Glass (label carries the text MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-5010 Duncan Browne: On the Bombsite / Alfred Bell (probable)

• ZS7-5011 Chris Farlowe: Paint It Black/What Have I Been Doing?(probable)

• ZS7-5012 Small Faces: Mad John/The Journey (label carries text "Suggested Side" but does not say MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-5013 Amen Corner: If Paradise Is Half as Nice/Hey, Hey Girl (label text says MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-5014 Small Faces: Afterglow of Your Love/Wham Bam, Thank You Mam (label text omits MADE IN CANADA)
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• ZS7-5015 - Unused

• ZS7-5016 The Hill: Sylvie/The Fourth Annual Convention of the Battery Hen Farmers Association - Part II (label text omits MADE IN CANADA)

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Capitol Records Of Canada issued one single on the later white Immediate label:

45 Humble Pie "Natural Born Woman / I'll Go Alone" Immediate IMOC-101 (stereo)
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Immediate LPs Issued In Canada 1967 - 1969 (Columbia Records Of Canada Ltd.)



Immediate Z12-52002 Small Faces There Are But Four Small Faces
(stereo, Parrs logo on spine, rear cover photo is B&W whereas US rear photo is colour, MADE IN CANADA text on pink label, front cover box says "PLAYABLE ON MONO ...")

Immediate Z12-52004 The Nice The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack
(Canadian release is probable but we have not seen one as yet)

Immediate Z12-52006 Various Artists An Anthology Of British Blues
(stereo, front cover box says "PLAYABLE ON MONO ...")

Immediate Z12-52008 Small Faces Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
(stereo, Parrs logo on spine, MADE IN CANADA text on pink label, square cover)

Immediate Z12-52010 Chris Farlowe Paint It Black
(stereo, Parrs logo on spine, MADE IN CANADA text on pink label, front cover box says "PLAYABLE ON MONO ...")

Immediate Z12-52012 Duncan Browne Give Me Take You
(stereo, Parrs logo on spine, MADE IN CANADA text on pink label, front cover says "CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT...")

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Immediate Z12-52014 Various Artists An Anthology Of British Blues Volume 2
(stereo, does not have MADE IN CANADA text on pink label, front cover box says "PLAYABLE ON MONO ...")

Immediate Z12-52016 P.P. Arnold Kafunta (non-gatefold)
(stereo, does not have MADE IN CANADA text on pink label, front cover says "CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT...")

Immediate Z12-52018 Various Artists The Beginning British Blues
(stereo, Parrs logo on spine, MADE IN CANADA text on pink label. front cover says "Electronically Re-Channelled For Stereo")

Immediate Z12-52020 The Nice Ars Longa Vita Brevis
(stereo, Parrs logo on spine, MADE IN CANADA text on pink label, front cover says CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT")

Immediate Z12-52022 The Nice Nice
(stereo, Modern Graphics logo on spine, Manufactured In Canada text on pink label)

Note: All albums were pressed from metal parts sent to Toronto from Columbia in the USA.










Immediate Lps Issued In Canada 1970 (Capitol Records Of Canada Ltd.)

LP Humble Pie "As Safe As Yesterday Is" Immediate IMOCS-101 (stereo)

LP The Nice "Everything As Nice As Mother Makes It " Immediate IMOCS-102 (stereo)

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