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Even More “ICON” Titles on the Way

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Mark your calendars, friends: a new batch of ICON budget compilations are due from Universal.

Between May 3 and 24, UMe is releasing a clutch of ICON sets that run the gamut from country (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams) to R&B (New Edition, Kelly Price), from classics (The Mamas & The Paps, Louis Armstrong) to modern day heroes (Gin Blossoms, Rob Zombie). As usual, there’s not much in the way of brand-new or rare material, although some titles have some one-off tunes to their credit. Others, namely Willie Nelson and Louis Armstrong, cover the lesser-known periods of each artist, so that’s certainly notable.

Really, the only set that might have something unreleased is the double-disc ICON from Rob Zombie. The All Music Guide listing states that the 2-CD version of “Mars Needs Women” is a “new version”; whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, but it would be a rare moment of welcome vault material for the series. Both single and double-disc versions of the Rob Zombie set are due out May 3, while the remainder are out on May 24. Read the track lists after the jump and order them at Amazon here.

Rob Zombie, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0014596-02, 2011)

  1. Superbeast
  2. Dragula
  3. Living Dead Girl
  4. Feel So Numb
  5. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
  6. Scum of the Earth
  7. House of 1000 Corpses
  8. Foxy, Foxy
  9. American Witch
  10. The Devil’s Rejects
  11. What?
  12. Mars Needs Women

Tracks 1-3 from Hellbilly Deluxe (Geffen, 1998)
Tracks 4-5 from The Sinister Urge (Geffen, 2001)
Track 6 from Mission: Impossible II – Music from and Inspired by (Hollywood, 2000) – later released on The Sinister Urge (Geffen, 2001)
Track 7 from House of 1000 Corpses: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Geffen, 2003)
Tracks 8-10 from Educated Horses (Geffen, 2006)
Tracks 11-12 from Hellbilly Deluxe II (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud, 2010)

Rob Zombie, ICON 2-CD (Geffen/UMe B0015605-02, 2011)

Disc 1

  1. Thunder Kiss ’65 – White Zombie
  2. Black Sunshine – White Zombie
  3. Super-Charger Heaven – White Zombie
  4. More Human Than Human – White Zombie
  5. Feed the Gods – White Zombie
  6. The One
  7. Great American Nightmare (with Howard Stern)
  8. Superbeast
  9. Dragula
  10. Living Dead Girl
  11. Demonoid Phenomenon
  12. Meet the Creeper

Disc 2

  1. Feel So Numb
  2. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
  3. Scum of the Earth
  4. House of 1000 Corpses
  5. Foxy, Foxy
  6. American Witch
  7. The Lords of Salem
  8. Let It All Bleed Out
  9. The Devil’s Rejects
  10. What?
  11. Sick Bubblegum
  12. Mars Needs Women (New Version)

Disc 1, Tracks 1-2 from La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Volume 1 (Geffen, 1992)
Disc 1, Tracks 3-4 from Astro-Creep 2000 (Geffen, 1995)
Disc 1, Track 5 from Airheads: Original Soundtrack Album (Arista, 1994)
Disc 1, Track 6 from Escape from L.A.: The Soundtrack (Atlantic, 1996)
Disc 1, Track 7 from Private Parts: The Album (Warner Bros., 1997)
Disc 1, Tracks 8-12 from Hellbilly Deluxe (Geffen, 1998)
Disc 2, Tracks 1-2 from The Sinister Urge (Geffen, 2001)
Disc 2, Track 3 from Mission: Impossible II – Music from and Inspired by (Hollywood, 2000) – later released on The Sinister Urge (Geffen, 2001)
Disc 2, Track 4 from House of 1000 Corpses: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Geffen, 2003)
Disc 2, Tracks 5-9 from Educated Horses (Geffen, 2006)
Disc 2, Tracks 10-11 from Hellbilly Deluxe II (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud, 2010)
Disc 2, Track 12 possibly previously unreleased

Gin Blossoms, ICON (A&M/UMe B0015403-02, 2011)

  1. Til I Hear It from You
  2. Hey Jealousy
  3. Allison Road
  4. Until I Fall Away
  5. Found Out About You
  6. Mrs. Rita
  7. Just South of Nowhere
  8. Lost Horizons
  9. Idiot Summer
  10. Follow You Down
  11. As Long As It Matters

Track 1 from Empire Records: The Soundtrack (A&M, 1995)
Tracks 2-6 and 8 from New Miserable Experience (A&M, 1992)
Track 7 from Up and Crumbling EP (A&M, 1991)
Track 9 from Wayne’s World 2: Music from the Motion Picture (Reprise, 1993)
Tracks 10-11 from Congratulations…I’m Sorry (A&M, 1995)

Willie Nelson, ICON (Lost Highway/UMe B0015404-02, 2011)

  1. Mendocino County Line (with Lee Ann Womack)
  2. Maria (Shut Up and Kiss Me)
  3. You Don’t Know Me
  4. Night Life
  5. She is Gone
  6. My Own Peculiar Way
  7. Back to Earth
  8. Funny (How Time Slips Away)
  9. The Harder They Come
  10. Crazy (Live @ the Beacon Theatre, New York City – 2003)
  11. On the Road Again (Live)

Tracks 1-2 from The Great Divide (Lost Highway, 2002)
Track 3 from You Don’t Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker (Lost Highway, 2006)
Tracks 4 and 8 from Songs (Hip-O, 2005)
Track 5 from Spirit (Island, 1996)
Track 6 from Teatro (Island, 1998)
Track 7 from Songbird (Lost Highway, 2006)
Track 9 from Countryman (Lost Highway, 2005)
Track 10 from Lost Highway (Lost Highway, 2009)
Track 11 from Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars (Lost Highway, 2002)

Conway Twitty, ICON (MCA Nashville/UMe B0015526-02, 2011)

  1. It’s Only Make Believe
  2. Hello Darlin’
  3. After the Fire is Gone – Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
  4. You’ve Never Been This Far Before
  5. I See the Want To in Your Eyes
  6. Touch the Hand
  7. Play, Guitar Play
  8. Don’t Take It Away
  9. Happy Birthday Darlin’
  10. I’d Love to Lay You Down
  11. Tight Fittin’ Jeans

Track 1 from Conway Twitty Sings (MGM, 1958)
Track 2 from Hello Darlin’ (Decca, 1970)
Track 3 from We Only Make Believe (Decca, 1971)
Track 4 from You’ve Never Been This Far Before (MCA, 1973)
Track 5 from I’m Not Through Loving You Yet (MCA, 1974)
Track 6 from The High Priest of Country Music (MCA, 1975)
Track 7 from Play, Guitar Play (MCA, 1977)
Tracks 8-9 from Cross Winds (MCA, 1979)
Track 10 from Heart & Soul (MCA, 1980)
Track 11 from Mr. T (MCA, 1981)

Louis Armstrong, ICON (Hip-O/UMe B0015528-02, 2011)

  1. What a Wonderful World
  2. Hello, Dolly!
  3. Dream a Little Dream of Me
  4. Mame
  5. Love is Here to Stay – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  6. When the Saints Go Marching In
  7. Someday (You’ll Be Sorry)
  8. When You’re Smiling (The World Smiles with You)
  9. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
  10. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
  11. Jeepers Creepers

Tracks 1 and 3 from What a Wonderful World (ABC-Paramount, 1968)
Tracks 2, 7, 9 and 11 from Hello, Dolly! (Kapp, 1964)
Tracks 4 and 6 from Mame (Mercury, 1966)
Track 5 from Ella and Louis Again (Verve, 1957)
Tracks 8 and 10 from Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography (Verve, 1957)

The Mamas & The Papas, ICON (MCA/UMe B0015530-02, 2011)

  1. California Dreamin’
  2. Go Where You Wanna Go
  3. Monday, Monday
  4. I Saw Her Again
  5. Look Through My Window
  6. Dancing in the Street
  7. Dedicated to the One I Love
  8. Creeque Alley
  9. Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)
  10. Glad to Be Unhappy
  11. Dream a Little Dream of Me

Tracks 1-3 from If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (Dunhill, 1966)
Tracks 4 and 6 from Dancing in the Street (Dunhill, 1966)
Tracks 5, 7 and 8 from The Mamas & The Papas Deliver (Dunhill, 1967)
Tracks 9 and 11 from The Papas & The Mamas (Dunhill, 1968) – Track 9 first released as a single in 1967
Track 10 from non-LP single – Dunhill, 1967

Hank Williams, ICON (Mercury Nashville/UMe B0015533-02, 2011)

  1. Hey, Good Lookin’
  2. Jambalaya (on the Bayou)
  3. Your Cheatin’ Heart
  4. I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
  5. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  6. Why Don’t You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)
  7. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  8. Move It On Over
  9. Honky Tonkin’
  10. I Saw the Light
  11. Lovesick Blues

Track 1 from MGM single 11000, 1951
Track 2 from MGM single 11283, 1952
Track 3 from MGM single 11416, 1953
Track 4 from MGM single 11366, 1952
Track 5 from MGM single 30637, 1949
Track 6 from MGM single 10696, 1950
Track 7 from MGM single 30639, 1950
Track 8 from MGM single 10033, 1947
Track 9 from MGM single 10171, 1947
Track 10 from MGM single 10271, 1947
Track 11 from MGM single 10352, 1948

Muddy Waters, ICON (MCA/UMe B0015541-02, 2011)

  1. I Can’t Be Satisfied
  2. Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Part 1
  3. Rollin’ Stone
  4. Long Distance Call
  5. (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
  6. Rock Me
  7. I Just Want to Make Love to You
  8. I’m Ready
  9. Trouble No More
  10. You Shook Me
  11. Got My Mojo Working

Track 1 from Aristocrat single 1305, 1948
Track 2 from Aristocrat single 412, 1950
Track 3 from Chess single 1426, 1950
Track 4 from Chess single 1452, 1951
Track 5 from Chess single 1560, 1954
Tracks 6 and 11 from Chess single 1562, 1956
Track 7 from Chess single 1571, 1954
Track 8 from Chess single 1579, 1954
Track 9 from Chess single 1612, 1955
Track 10 from Chess single 1827, 1962

Kelly Price, ICON (Def Jam/UMe B0015593-02, 2011)

  1. Friend of Mine
  2. Secret Love
  3. Soul of a Woman
  4. You Complete Me
  5. It’s Gonna Rain
  6. As We Lay
  7. You Should’ve Told Me
  8. Love Sets You Free
  9. Take It to the Head
  10. He Proposed
  11. You Bought the Sunshine

Tracks 1-4 from Soul of a Woman (Island, 1998)
Tracks 5 from Life: Music Inspired by the Motion Picture (Interscope, 1999)
Track 6-8 from Mirror Mirror (Def Soul, 2000)
Tracks 9-11 from Priceless (Def Soul, 2003)

New Edition, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0015599-02, 2011)

  1. Cool It Now
  2. Mr. Telephone Man
  3. Can You Stand the Rain
  4. Hit Me Off
  5. Lost in Love
  6. If It Isn’t Love
  7. A Little Bit of Love (is All It Takes)
  8. Count Me Out
  9. With You All the Way
  10. You’re Not My Kind of Girl
  11. I’m Still in Love with You
Tracks 1-2 and 5 from New Edition (MCA, 1984)
Tracks 3, 6 and 10 from Heart Break (MCA, 1988)
Tracks 4 and 11 from Home Again (MCA, 1996)
Tracks 7-9 from All for Love (MCA, 1985)

Written by Mike Duquette

April 28, 2011 at 14:19

2 Responses

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  1. There was a version from a promo single for New Edition’s “I’m Still In Love With You” that started off with them singing at least part of the first verse completely acapella. I wish that would get released. I remember my brother’s radio station having it, but I never got a chance to get the CD single from them.

    Eric Luecking

    April 28, 2011 at 20:46

  2. Stop with the ICON releases already! For one thing, the 1-disc Rob Zombie ICON was released in August of last year. Have we really come to the point where we’re already recycling previous ICON CDs and re-releasing them????

    Don

    April 29, 2011 at 10:27


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