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VA The Immediate Singles Collection (1966-69) (UK) 6 Disc Box Set (CD 1)


 VA The Immediate Singles Collection (1966-69) (UK) 6 Disc Box Set (CD 1)





 VA The Immediate Singles Collection (1966-69) (UK) 6 Disc Box Set (CD 1)

 VA The Immediate Singles Collection (1966-69) (UK) 6 Disc Box Set (CD 1)

This extravagant six-CD set documents the astonishing life span of the first pop independent label in the U.K., Immediate Records. Founded in 1965, Immediate flipped, flopped, and staggered its own way, competing against unhip American labels like EMI and Decca until late 1969. The label, and the documentary CD set, showcases in particular the Small Faces, who enjoyed a brief U.K. number one hit, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake. More familiar to American listeners will no doubt be the three-chord sock-hop favorite "Hang on Sloopy" by the McCoys, and a number of covers of familiar American folk-rock hits are present as well. The esoteric collector will appreciate inclusions by such café balladeers as the Poets and Les Fleurs-de-Lis, also signed by Immediate before the advent of the swinging London sound, marked by the Rolling Stones revolution and other mod developers influencing the pants off the tiniest studio cover bands. Immediate also helped sculpt the success of anguished bellower Chris Farlowe, soon to be joined by the similarly throaty vibrato of PP Arnold and, of course, manager/producer Andrew Oldham's best toss of the dice, the Small Faces, whom he ripped away from Decca. By the fourth disc, you are, in fact, in the throes of swinging London, featuring Farlowe's heart-stopping "Yesterday's Papers" and Arnold's "The First Cut Is the Deepest," written by the much-in-demand Cat Stevens. Most of the music is minimal and often out of tune, production at an early-time low, replete with tinny echoes and accidental outtake moments. The most successfully recorded instruments seem to be the sitars, baroque strings, and arpeggio harpsichord riffs that "translate" well under Immediate's studio circumstances. Notable moments: Small Faces' "Here Comes the Nice" and "Itchypoo Park," Murray Head's "She Was Perfection," and the Marquis of Kensington's Kinks/new vaudeville hybrid, "Changing of the Guard." This is a luxurious, overcollected document that could be easily managed on one museum-piece disc, although it would be hard cull dozens of small contributions by say, drop-ins Nico, Rod Stewart, and Mick Fleetwood. The jewel on the record is without question the Faces version (sung not by Stewart but by Chris Farlowe) of "Handbags and Glad rags": "They told me you missed school today/So I suggest you just throw it all away/The handbags and glad rags that your granddads had to sweat/So you could buy." Very British, very Immediate.

Review by Becky Byrkit

And TY To Rockasteria For this Share.

CD 2 Tommorow.

Enjoy.

"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"



VA ‎– Pop Goez Immediate. The Immediate Singles Story Episode 2

VA ‎– Pop Goez Immediate. The Immediate Singles Story Episode 2


Tracklist

October 1965 - February 1966. Immediate Singles: A-side

1-1 –Chris Farlowe The Fool 3:02
1-2 –Joey Vine Down And Out 2:50
1-3 –Jimmy Tarbuck Someday 2:17
1-4 –The Variations (3) The Man With All The Toys 2:11
1-5 –Les Fleur De Lys Moondreams 2:26
1-6 –The McCoys Fever 2:51
1-7 –The Factotums You're So Good To Me 2:06
1-8 –The Poets (2) Baby Don't You Do It 2:26
1-9 –Charles Dickens 2:41
1-10 –Goldie Going Back 2:26
1-11 –Tony Rivers And The Castaways Girl Don't Tell Me 2:42
1-12 –The McCoys Don't Worry Mother, Your Son's Heart Is Pure 3:14
1-13 –The McCoys Up And Down 2:34
1-14 –The London Waits Softly, Softly (The Theme From The BBC-TV Series) 2:33
1-15 –The Turtles You Baby 2:15

Immediate Singles: B-side

1-16 –Chris Farlowe Treat Her Good 1:56
1-17 –Joey Vine The Out Of Towner 2:31
1-18 –Jimmy Tarbuck Wastin' Time 2:24
1-19 –The Variations (3) She'll Know I'm Sorry 2:32
1-20 –Les Fleur De Lys Wait For Me 2:22
1-21 –The McCoys Sorrow 2:07
1-22 –The Factotums Can't Go Home Anymore My Love 2:10
1-23 –The Poets (2) I'll Come Home 2:07
1-24 –Charles Dickens Our Soul Brother TH 2:36
1-25 –Goldie Headlines 3:35
1-26 –Tony Rivers And The Castaways The Girl From Salt Lake City 1:57
1-27 –The McCoys Ko-Ko 2:15
1-28 –The McCoys If You Tell A Lie 1:56
1-29 –The London Waits Serenadio (Italian Serenade) 2:52
1-30 –The Turtles Wanderin' Kind 2:06

June 1966 - April 1967. Immediate Singles A-side

2-1 –Les Fleur De Lys Circles 3:01
2-2 –The McCoys Runaway 2:36
2-3 –Twice As Much Step Out Of Line 3:08
2-4 –The McCoys (You Make Me Feel) So Good 2:42
2-5 –Chris Farlowe Ride On Baby 2:50
2-6 –Twice As Much True Story 2:36
2-7 –P.P. Arnold Everything's Gonna Be Alright 3:06
2-8 –Chris Farlowe My Way Of Giving 2:31
2-9 –Twice As Much Crystal Ball 2:45
2-10 –Apostolic Intervention (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me 1:58
2-11 –Nicky Scott Big City 2:29
2-12 –Nicky Scott Backstreet Girl 3:06
2-13 –The McCoys I Got To Go Back 2:42

Immediate Singles B-side

2-14 –Les Fleur De Lys So, Come On 1:49
2-15 –The McCoys Come On Let's Go 2:38
2-16 –Twice As Much Simplified 3:24
2-17 –The McCoys Every Day I Have To Cry 2:29
2-18 –Chris Farlowe Headlines 3:23
2-19 –Twice As Much You're So Good For Me 2:32
2-20 –P.P. Arnold Life Is But Nothing 3:45
2-21 –Chris Farlowe You're So Good For Me 2:12
2-22 –Twice As Much Why Can't They All Go And Leave Me Alone 2:57
2-23 –Apostolic Intervention Madame Garcia 2:50
2-24 –Nicky Scott Everything's Gonna Be Alright 3:17
2-25 –Nicky Scott Chain Reaction 2:10
2-26 –The McCoys Dynamite 2:13

Bonus traks

2-27 –Glyn Johns Untitled 2:32
2-28 –Rod Stewart, P.P. Arnold Come Home Baby 2:58

VA ‎– Pop Goez Immediate. The Immediate Singles Story Episode 2



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VA ‎– Pop Goez Immediate. The Immediate Singles Story Episode 2

The Singles Collection

The Singles Collection

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The Singles Collection
                                                       

The Singles Collection

                                                        

The Singles Collection
                                                     

The Singles Collection
                                                   

The Singles Collection
                                                   
The Singles Collection
                                                                   
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