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“ICON” is Now a Capitol Idea

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Belinda Carlisle ICONAnother few batches of Universal’s eye-rolling ICON series are on the way – and while they offer a few genuine surprises, there’s a lot, perhaps even more than usual, to shake one’s head over.

The big surprise right off the bat is that the mid-price compilation series will now chronicle not only Universal-controlled catalogue artists, but EMI-controlled ones as well. This is hardly a surprise, given the past year’s big story of music business restructuring that’s leaving the world with three major music labels including a Universal/EMI conglomerate.

But the budget compilation idea is nothing new for EMI artists – and frustratingly, ICON is starting off by covering those EMI artists with more than enough compilations to go around, including The Beach Boys, Poison and Pat Benatar. While we have a few surprises to go around on the Universal side of the ICON list – Liberace and Captain & Tennille are prime examples on the “didn’t see that coming” list – there’s very little new or exciting in these batches. (The ICON entry for Bon Jovi is, in fact, a clone of the band’s 1994 compilation Cross Road with the cover art poorly repurposed.)

The only real boon for collectors is the ICON title for Go-Go’s frontwoman (and recent acquisition by Demon Music Group) Belinda Carlisle, whose set will feature a brand-new recording, “Sun,” her first recording to hit U.S. stores in 15 years.

These new batches kick off tomorrow with five EMI-controlled gospel artists (including Amy Grant, whose biggest pop hits were ironically on Universal’s A&M label). Another 15 follow the next week, and two more (Jimmy Cliff and Bon Jovi) follow the week after that. And they’re all yours to consider after the jump.

March 12

Steven Curtis Chapman, ICON (Sparrow 121732, 2013)

  1. Dive
  2. The Great Adventure
  3. For the Sake of the Call
  4. Not Home Yet
  5. Speechless
  6. I Will Be Here
  7. Cinderella
  8. Fingerprints of God
  9. Where We Belong
  10. More to This Life
  11. Heaven in the Real World

Tracks 1, 5 and 8 from Speechless (Sparrow, 1999)
Tracks 2 and 9 from The Great Adventure (Sparrow, 1992)
Track 3 from For the Sake of the Call (Sparrow, 1990)
Track 4 from Greatest Hits (Sparrow, 1997)
Tracks 6 and 10 from More to This Life (Sparrow, 1989)
Track 7 from This Moment (Sparrow, 2007)
Track 11 from Heaven in the Real World (Sparrow, 1994)

Gaither Vocal Band, ICON (Spring House 465222, 2013)

  1. Alpha and Omega
  2. He Touched Me
  3. Yes, I Know
  4. I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary
  5. My Lord and I
  6. A Few Good Men
  7. Let Freedom Ring
  8. The Baptism of Jesse Taylor
  9. Lovin’ God & Lovin’ Each Other
  10. The King is Coming
  11. Mary, Did You Know?

Amy Grant, ICON (Sparrow 358962, 2013)

  1. Baby, Baby
  2. Every Heartbeat
  3. I Will Remember You
  4. Simple Things
  5. House of Love (with Vince Gill)
  6. Takes a Little Time
  7. I Will Be Your Friend
  8. That’s What Love is For
  9. Happy
  10. Cry a River
  11. Somewhere Down the Road

Tracks 1-3 and 8 from Heart in Motion (A&M, 1991)
Tracks 4 and 9 from Simple Things (A&M, 2003)
Track 5 from House of Love (A&M, 1994)
Tracks 6-7 and 10-11 from Behind the Eyes (A&M, 1997)

Newsboys, ICON (Sparrow 121712, 2013)

  1. He Reigns
  2. Million Pieces (Kissin’ Your Cares Goodbye)
  3. Shine
  4. Take Me to Your Leader
  5. Joy
  6. Breakfast
  7. Entertaining Angels
  8. It is You
  9. I’m Not Ashamed
  10. Beautiful Sound
  11. Lord (I Don’t Know)

Track 1 from Adoration: The Worship Album (Sparrow, 2003)
Tracks 2, 8 and 11 from Thrive (Sparrow, 2002)
Track 3 from Going Public (Star Song, 1994)
Tracks 4 and 6 from Take Me to Your Leader (Star Song, 1996)
Track 5 from Shine: The Hits (Sparrow, 2000)
Track 7 from Step Up to the Microphone (Sparrow, 1998)
Track 9 from Not Ashamed (Star Song, 1992)
Track 10 from Love Liberty Disco (Sparrow, 1999)

CeCe Winans, ICON (Sparrow 126552, 2013)

  1. Alone in the Presence
  2. His Strength is Perfect
  3. Great is Thy Faithfulness
  4. Alabaster Box
  5. It Wasn’t Easy
  6. For Love Alone
  7. More – BeBe & CeCe Winans
  8. The Garden - BeBe & CeCe Winans
  9. Come On Back Home
  10. I Am
  11. Everlasting Love

Tracks 1-3 from Alone in His Presence (Sparrow, 1995)
Track 4-5 from Alabaster Box (Wellspring, 1999)
Track 6 from CeCe Winans (Wellspring, 2001)
Track 7 from For Always: The Best of CeCe Winans (EMI Gospel, 2010)
Track 8 from Still (Malaco, 2009)
Tracks 9-11 from Everlasting Love (Atlantic, 1998)

March 19

Trace Adkins, ICON (Capitol Nashville 284072, 2013)

  1. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
  2. Rough & Ready
  3. (This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing
  4. You’re Gonna Miss This
  5. More
  6. Songs About Me
  7. Then They Do
  8. I’m Tryin’
  9. I Left Somethin’ Turned On At Home
  10. Hot Mama
  11. Ladies Love Country Boys

Tracks 1 and 6 from Songs About Me (Capitol Nashville, 2005)
Tracks 2 and 10 from Comin’ On Strong (Capitol Nashville, 2003)
Tracks 3 and 9 from Dreamin’ Out Loud (Capitol Nashville, 1996)
Track 4 from American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II (Capitol Nashville, 2008)
Track 5 from More… (Capitol Nashville, 1999)
Track 7 from Greatest Hits Collection Volume 1 (Capitol Nashville, 2003)
Track 8 from Chrome (Capitol Nashville, 2001)
Track 11 from Dangerous Man (Capitol Nashville, 2008)

Alien Ant Farm, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0018134-02, 2013)

  1. Movies
  2. These Days
  3. Smooth Criminal
  4. Sarah Wynn
  5. Glow
  6. Forgive & Forget
  7. Around the Block
  8. Drifting Apart
  9. Sticks and Stones
  10. What I Feel is Mine
  11. Attitude

Tracks 1, 3, 9 and 11 from ANThology (DreamWorks, 2001)
Tracks 2, 4-5 and 8 from TruANT (DreamWorks, 2003)
Tracks 6-7 and 10 from Up in the Attic (New Door/El Tonal/UMe, 2006)

The Beach Boys, ICON (Capitol 284082, 2013)

  1. Good Vibrations
  2. Fun, Fun, Fun
  3. Little Deuce Coupe
  4. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  5. Help Me, Rhonda
  6. God Only Knows
  7. California Girls
  8. I Get Around
  9. Dance, Dance, Dance
  10. Be True to Your School
  11. Surfer Girl

Track 1 from non-LP single (Capitol, 1966). Later released on Smiley Smile (Capitol, 1967)
Track 2 from Shut Down Volume 2 (Capitol, 1964)
Tracks 3 and 11 from Surfer Girl (Capitol, 1963)
Tracks 4 and 6 from Pet Sounds (Capitol, 1966)
Tracks 5 and 9 from The Beach Boys Today! (Capitol, 1965)
Track 7 from Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) (Capitol, 1965)
Track 8 from All Summer Long (Capitol, 1964)
Track 10 from Little Deuce Coupe (Capitol, 1963)

Pat Benatar, ICON (Capitol 284092, 2013)

  1. Heartbreaker
  2. Hit Me with Your Best Shot
  3. We Belong
  4. Fire and Ice
  5. Love is a Battlefield
  6. Shadows of the Night
  7. Treat Me Right
  8. Little Too Late
  9. You Better Run
  10. Hell is for Children
  11. Invincible

Track 1 from In the Heat of the Night (Chrysalis, 1979)
Tracks 2, 7 and 9-10 from Crimes of Passion (Chrysalis, 1980)
Track 3 from Tropico (Chrysalis, 1984)
Track 4 from Precious Time (Chrysalis, 1981)
Track 5 from Live from Earth (Chrysalis, 1985)
Tracks 6 and 8 from Get Nervous (Chrysalis, 1982)
Track 11 from Seven the Hard Way (Chrysalis, 1985)

Blink-182, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0018144-02, 2013)

  1. All the Small Things
  2. Josie
  3. Feeling This
  4. Adam’s Song
  5. Dammit
  6. What’s My Age Again?
  7. The Rock Show
  8. Down
  9. First Date
  10. Stay Together for the Kids
  11. I Miss You

Tracks 1, 4 and 6 from Enema of the State (MCA, 1999)
Tracks 2 and 5 from Dude Ranch (Cargo Music/MCA, 1997)
Tracks 3, 8 and 11 from Blink-182 (Geffen, 2003)
Tracks 7 and 9-10 from Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (MCA, 2001)

Chris Cagle, ICON (Capitol Nashville 284122, 2013)

  1. Country by the Grace of God
  2. My Love Goes On and On
  3. What a Beautiful Day
  4. I Breathe In, I Breathe Out
  5. Miss Me Baby
  6. Wal-Mart Parking Lot
  7. Laredo
  8. What Kinda Gone
  9. No Love Songs
  10. My Life’s Been a Country Song
  11. Chicks Dig It

Tracks 1-2, 4 and 7 from Play It Loud (Virgin Records Nashville, 2000)
Tracks 3 and 11 from Chris Cagle (Capitol Nashville, 2002)
Tracks 5-6 from Anywhere But There (Capitol Nashville, 2005)
Tracks 8-10 from My Life’s Been a Country Song (Capitol Nashville, 2008)

Glen Campbell, ICON (Capitol Nashville 284132, 2013)

  1. Rhinestone Cowboy
  2. Wichita Lineman
  3. Galveston
  4. I Wanna Live
  5. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  6. Gentle on My Mind
  7. Try a Little Kindness
  8. Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)
  9. Dreams of the Everyday Housewife
  10. Bonaparte’s Retreat
  11. These Days

Tracks 1 and 8 from Rhinestone Cowboy (Capitol, 1975)
Tracks 2 and 9 from Wichita Lineman (Capitol, 1968)
Track 3 from Galveston (Capitol, 1969)
Track 4 from Hey Little One (Capitol, 1968)
Track 5 from By the Time I Get to Phoenix (Capitol, 1967)
Track 6 from Gentle on My Mind (Capitol, 1967)
Track 7 from Try a Little Kindness (Capitol, 1970)
Track 10 from Houston (I’m Comin’ to See You) (Capitol, 1974)
Track 11 from Meet Glen Campbell (Capitol, 2008)

Captain & Tennille, ICON (A&M/UMe B0017935-02, 2013)

  1. Love Will Keep Us Together
  2. Muskrat Love
  3. The Way I Want to Touch You
  4. You Never Done It Like That
  5. Lonely Night (Angel Face)
  6. Come In from the Rain
  7. Shop Around
  8. Can’t Stop Dancin’
  9. Happy Together (A Fantasy)
  10. You Need a Woman Tonight
  11. Do That to Me One More Time

Tracks 1 and 3 from Love Will Keep Us Together (A&M, 1975)
Tracks 2, 5 and 7 from Song of Joy (A&M, 1976)
Tracks 4 and 10 from Dream (A&M, 1978)
Tracks 6 and 8 from Come In from the Rain (A&M, 1977)
Tracks 9 and 11 from Make Your Move (A&M, 1979)

Belinda Carlisle, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0017945-02, 2013)

  1. Sun
  2. Heaven is a Place on Earth
  3. I Get Weak
  4. Shades of Michaelangelo
  5. Leave a Light On
  6. Circle in the Sand
  7. Mad About You
  8. Summer Rain
  9. (We Want) The Same Thing
  10. Do You Feel Like I Feel?
  11. Live Your Life Be Free

Track 1 is a new recording
Tracks 2-3 and 6 from Heaven on Earth (MCA, 1987)
Tracks 4-5 and 8-9 from Runaway Horses (MCA, 1989)
Track 7 from Belinda (I.R.S., 1986)
Tracks 10-11 from Live Your Life Be Free (MCA, 1991)

Everclear, ICON (Capitol 287642, 2013)

  1. Santa Monica
  2. Heartspark Dollarsign
  3. Everything to Everyone
  4. I Will Buy You a New Life
  5. Father of Mine
  6. One Hit Wonder
  7. Wonderful
  8. AM Radio
  9. When It All Goes Wrong Again
  10. Brown Eyed Girl
  11. Volvo Driving Soccer Mom

Tracks 1-2 from Sparkle and Fade (Capitol, 1995)
Tracks 3-6 from So Much for the Afterglow (Capitol, 1997)
Tracks 7-8 and 10 from Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How to Smile (Capitol, 2000)
Tracks 9 from Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude (Capitol, 2000)
Track 11 from Slow Motion Daydream (Capitol, 2003)

Liberace, ICON (UMe, 2013)

  1. Theme from “New York, New York”
  2. Rhapsody in Blue
  3. The Entertainer
  4. Claire de Lune
  5. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
  6. Send in the Clowns
  7. Strangers in the Night
  8. Dream of Love (Liebestraum)
  9. How Insensitive
  10. Warsaw Concerto
  11. I’ll Be Seeing You

New Found Glory, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0018003-02, 2013)

  1. My Friends Over You
  2. Hit or Miss
  3. All Downhill from Here
  4. Head On Collision
  5. Failure’s Not Flattering
  6. It’s Not Your Fault
  7. Dressed to Kill
  8. I Don’t Wanna Know
  9. Understatement
  10. Better Off Dead
  11. Truth of My Youth

Tracks 1, 4 and 9 from Sticks and Stones (Drive-Thru/MCA, 2002)
Tracks 2, 7, and 10 from New Found Glory (Drive-Thru/MCA, 2000)
Tracks 3, 5, 8 and 11 from Catalyst (Drive-Thru/Geffen, 2004)
Track 6 from Coming Home (Geffen, 2006)

Poison, ICON (Capitol 284142, 2013)

  1. Talk Dirty to Me
  2. I Won’t Forget You
  3. Nothin’ But a Good Time
  4. Fallen Angel
  5. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  6. Your Mama Don’t Dance
  7. Unskinny Bop
  8. Something to Believe In
  9. Ride the Wind
  10. Life Goes On
  11. Stand

Tracks 1-2 from Look What the Cat Dragged In (Enigma, 1986)
Tracks 3-6 from Open Up and Say…Ahh! (Enigma, 1988)
Tracks 7-10 from Flesh & Blood (Enigma/Capitol, 1990)
Track 11 from Native Tongue (Capitol, 1993)

Andre Rieu, ICON (UMe B0018008-02, 2013)

  1. The Beautiful Blue Danube
  2. What a Wonderful World
  3. Strauss & Co. (Medley)
  4. Radetzky March
  5. Voices of Spring
  6. Edelweiss
  7. When the Saints Go Marching In
  8. Vienna, Vienna Just You
  9. Send in the Clowns
  10. You Are My Heart’s Delight
  11. Emperor Waltz
  12. Amazing Grace

Something Corporate, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0018004-02, 2013)

  1. If You C Jordan
  2. Space
  3. Punk Rock Princess
  4. I Woke Up in a Car
  5. Drunk Girl
  6. Me and the Moon
  7. Letters to Noelle
  8. Konstantine
  9. Cavanaugh Park
  10. Wait
  11. Hurricane

Tracks 1, 3-5, 9 and 11 from Leaving Through the Window (Drive-Thru/MCA, 2002)
Tracks 2 and 6 from North (Drive-Thru/Geffen, 2003)
Tracks 7 and 10 from Played in Space: The Best of Something Corporate (Geffen, 2010)
Track 8 from Songs for Silent Movies EP (Drive-Thru/MCA, 2003)

March 26

Bon Jovi, ICON (originally released as Cross Road - Mercury 314 526 013-2, 1994 – reissued Island/UMe B0018064-02, 2013)

  1. Livin’ on a Prayer
  2. Keep the Faith
  3. Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night
  4. Always
  5. Wanted Dead or Alive
  6. Lay Your Hands on Me
  7. You Give Love a Bad Name
  8. Bed of Roses
  9. Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi
  10. In These Arms
  11. Bad Medicine
  12. I’ll Be There for You
  13. In & Out of Love
  14. Runaway

Tracks 1, 5 and 7 from Slippery When Wet (Mercury, 1986)
Tracks 2, 8 and 10 from Keep the Faith (Mercury, 1992)
Tracks 3-4 are recordings exclusive to this compilation
Tracks 6 and 11-12 from New Jersey (Mercury, 1989)
Track 9 from Blaze of Glory (Mercury, 1990)
Track 13 from 7800° Fahrenheit (Mercury, 1985)
Track 14 from Bon Jovi (Mercury, 1984)

Jimmy Cliff, ICON (Island/UMe B0017417-02, 2013)

  1. You Can Get It If You Really Want
  2. Vietnam (Single Version)
  3. Wild World
  4. Many Rivers to Cross
  5. Wonderful World, Beautiful People (Single Version)
  6. Give a Little, Take a Little
  7. Hello Sunshine
  8. Sufferin’ in the Land
  9. Hard Road to Travel
  10. Sooner or Later
  11. Time Will Tell

Track 1 from The Harder They Come (Island, 1972)
Tracks 2, 4-5, 7-8 and 11 from Jimmy Cliff (Trojan, 1969)/Wonderful World, Beautiful People (A&M (U.S.), 1970)
Track 3 from Wild World (Island, 1971)
Tracks 6 and 9 from Hard Road to Travel (Trojan, 1968)
Track 10 from Struggling Man (Island, 1973)

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Written by Mike Duquette

March 11, 2013 at 12:36

4 Responses

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  1. Told you the new Belinda track was on the way…! :) As for the BoJo CROSSROAD reissue (ICON), it’s not quite complete, as it’s missing “Prayer’94″ a slowed down acoustic based version of “Livin’ On A Prayer”. I don’t know why I know this, save that I just saw a 3 hour show by the band here in Cleveland, and I’ve been diving through the discography a bit…

    Play on!

    TR

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    R.Todd Richards

    March 11, 2013 at 13:24

    • Looks like “Prayer ’94″ is replaced by “In These Arms”.

      Jason

      March 12, 2013 at 20:39

  2. Wow… The Jimmy Cliff one actually includes a track from The Harder They Come, but doesn’t include the ICONic (heh) title track itself? That’s just sad.

    Shaun

    March 11, 2013 at 19:33

  3. The Blink-182 one is simply the Greatest Hits compilation reduced from 19 down to 11 tracks that are now put onto the disc in a different order…

    Dennis

    March 12, 2013 at 17:18


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