Sidewalk is the third studio album by the Australian rock band Icehouse. It was originally released in June 1984, on the labels Regular, Chrysalis, and reached #8 on the National albums chart with singles "Taking the Town" (#22), "Don't Believe Anymore" (#22t) and "Dusty Pages" (#82). Founding member Iva Davies used the Fairlight CMI digital sampling synthesizer on this more sombre and reflective album, included are two tracks used for the Russell Mulcahy 1984 film Razorback, which he had recorded in 1983.
2002 digitally remastered reissue of the Aussie rock/synthpop act's 1986 album that's unavailable domestically. Includes 5 bonus tracks 'Just A Word', 'The Perfect Game', 'The Flame' (Live), 'No Promises' (live) & 'Sister' (live).
Based on the principles of balance, Measure for Measure is half-produced by David Lord, half by Rhett Davies. American and European editions benefit from a better track list, which opens with the Davies-produced "No Promises."
The debut album was released in 1980 when the band was known as Flowers. Remastered reissue includes three bonus tracks, 'Love In Motion (Original Single Mix), 'Goodnight, Mr. Matthews' (B side to Love In Motion) & 'Can't Help Myself' (Original 10 Inch Single Mix).
2002 remastered reissue of the Aussie alternative act's 1982 album that's unavailable domestically. Includes 5 bonus tracks 'Uniform' (12'' German Version), 'Street Cafe' (Single Mix), 'Love In Motion' (USA Recording), 'Can't Help Myself' (Live) & 'We Can Get Together' (Live).
2002 remastered reissue of the Aussie alternative act's 1997 album that's unavailable domestically. Includes 5 bonus tracks 'Shakin' the Cage', 'Over My Head', 'Touch The Fire', 'Jimmy dean' & 'Electric Blue' (Extended Mix). With US chart success for "Crazy", which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on its Mainstream Rock chart, and "Electric Blue" (#7 Hot 100, #10 Mainstream), the album Man of Colours reached #43 on the Billboard 200.
2002 remastered reissue of the Aussie alternative act's 1990 album, that's unavailable domestically, includes three bonus tracks, 'Big Fun' (The Riddler Mix), 'Miss Divine' (Spellbound Mix) & 'Where The River Meets The Sea' ( Original Demo).
This was Iva Davies return from courtroom hell with former label Chrysalis. Someone should annoy Davies more often, because the result is the most energizing, electric music of his career. From their opener, Icehouse – essentially the trio of Davies, Paul Wheeler, and David Chapman – treat us to a frenzy of guitars, loops, filmic links, and drumming likened to John Bonham. Though lyrically weak, the title song bounces along in jolly mode. Bowie affiliations come again in the form of "Satelite" and "Stolen Guitar." "Judas" and "Cadillac" are more stodgy but still rock; the latter is similar to the more recent Suede material. The album initially came with a computer disc – the first interactive disc in Australian rock history – while others came as standard with the Spin One EP attached, which leads nicely to its parent album.