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Immediate Records: Labels Unlimited Paperback – June 17, 2008


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  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Black Dog Publishing (June 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906155313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906155315
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,993,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Featured in Clash and Deminzine. 'With beautiful photographs plus record sleeves, ads and memorabilia, Immediate Records is essential reading for the sharp dresser' Mojo 'Full of photos of artists and record sleeves, many of them rarely seen -- plus contemporary music paper cuttings and adverts reflecting Immediate's buccaneering flair for publicity and packaging' The Beat 'A unique look at the UK record labels, the arc of their histories, and the specifics of their development and success' Under the Radar

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Simon Spence, is a former writer for NME, i-D and The Face and a collaborator on Immediate Records' founder Andrew Loog Oldham's two-part autobiography Stoned and 2Stoned, published by Vintage Books in 2001 and 2003.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Margolis on April 6, 2012
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It's a large paperback, with tons of photos, ads and promotion weirdness. It looks like it's a complete account of this important record label of the 1960's.

However, the cover is rubber cemented to the binding and it came apart during the first read of the book. Also, there's a bunch of minor errors:

1. They do mention useful information about "Out Of Time" being issued in the US on MGM (and how that came about), but they failed to mention the two Twice As Much singles issued on MGM.

2. They do not mention that Small Faces' "Here Comes The Nice" and P.P. Arnold's "First Cut Is The Deepest" were issued on the short-lived US Immediate label, distributed by United Artists, at all!

3. They say that Steve Marriott produced The Herd's "Sunshine Cottage" on Deram Records. Problem is it was issued on Fontana Records.

The overall story is spot on, but it was not spot checked to fix any errors.
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