another rare Merv Buchanan production while he was in Vancouver. One of the earliest examples of the MAPL insignia on a Canadian record, circa 1971-72. One of two singles released on the red Concept label, along with Cargo. Somebody told me that they have a Fear picture sleeve, but Merv Buchanan doesn't recall a picture sleeve.
Fear also released a single on Trend T 1013 entitled "Young Boppers".
"Both the Cargo and Fear singles were released while I was in Vancouver in 1971 or 1972. As you can see, there were 2 versions of the Concept label. The red labels are from my manufacturing and distributing deal with Rada Records. They had a small pressing plant, located in the eastern suburbs, which was eventually sold to gospel label Praise Records. The brown and beige labels are from my deal with Imperial Records, a California company that owned a pressing plant in Vancouver."
As for the quantity of pressings of these red Concept labels, "Back in the late 60s, early 70s, most record labels, Trend included, did an initial run of 200 – 250 copies of everything. Records were packed in boxes of 25 pieces and I think we used to get 10 boxes of everything.
Cargo and Fear were the only releases on the red Concept label. We changed the design completely, for my manufacturing & distribution deal with Imperial Records. The red Concept label and the yellow Mountain City labels were pressed and distributed by Rada Records."