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UPDATE 6/20: With a day before these sets are to hit stores, here’s the post with the track list for the one compilation that hadn’t been confirmed at the time – an incredibly slight collection for Steve Winwood. Just Steve Winwood. Not Traffic or anything else. Make of that what you will.

Original post: The latest batch of ICON titles hasn’t even hit stores yet, but yet another assortment of them has been announced for release next month.

While, as always, there’s not much in the way of rarities on these sets, there are a few artists compiled whose respective works haven’t seen much activity on CD. The Thin Lizzy compilation is interesting in the light of another forthcoming batch of deluxe editions from Universal’s U.K. arm, and the Bill Cosby and Righteous Brothers compilations are particularly welcoming for new fans. On the other side of the spectrum, though, you have a compilation from horrorcore rap group Insane Clown Posse, which only features tracks from the band’s four albums with Island from 1997 to 2000 (some Juggalo haters would argue that’s not all that’s wrong with this set), as well as an as-yet-trackless entry for Steve Winwood, whose Revolutions compilation came out just under a year ago.

If you’re interested, they’re all out on June 21 and can be ordered at Amazon (note that the page of “coming soon” titles still has listings for the last batch we reported on, due out next Tuesday). Hit the jump for the track lists (except the Winwood set, of course – we’ll update this post once that list comes over the line).

Thin Lizzy, ICON (Mercury/UMe B0015582-02, 2011)

  1. Whiskey in the Jar
  2. The Rocker
  3. Still in Love with You
  4. Cowboy Song
  5. Rosalie
  6. The Boys Are Back in Town
  7. Jailbreak
  8. Borderline
  9. Don’t Believe a Word
  10. Bad Reputation
  11. Dancing in the Moonlight (It’s Caught Me in Its Spotlight)
Track 1 from non-LP single (Decca (U.K.), 1972)
Track 2 from Vagabonds of the Western World (Decca (U.K.), 1973)
Track 3 from Nightlife (Vertigo (U.K.), 1974)
Tracks 4 and 6-7 from Jailbreak (Vertigo (U.K.), 1976)
Track 5 from Fighting (Vertigo (U.K.), 1975)
Tracks 8-9 from Johnny the Fox (Vertigo (U.K.), 1976)
Tracks 10-11 from Bad Reputation (Vertigo (U.K.), 1977)

Insane Clown Posse, ICON (Island/UMe B0015583-02, 2011)

  1. What is a Juggalo?
  2. Hokus Pokus
  3. The Neden Game
  4. Boogie Woogie Wu
  5. Piggy Pie (Old School)
  6. Another Love Song
  7. F— the World
  8. Rainbows & Stuff
  9. Tilt-a-Whirl
  10. My Axe
  11. Let’s Go All the Way
Tracks 1-5 from The Great Milenko (Psychopathic/Island, 1997)
Tracks 6-7 from The Amazing Jeckel Brothers (Psychopathic/Island, 1999)
Tracks 8-9 from Bizaar (Psychopathic/Island, 2000)
Tracks 10-11 from Bizzar (Psychopathic/Island, 2000)

Billie Holiday, ICON (Verve/UMe B0015635-02, 2011)

  1. Fine and Mellow
  2. Strange Fruit
  3. As Time Goes By
  4. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
  5. Don’t Explain
  6. Good Morning Heartache
  7. My Man (Mon Homme)
  8. You’re My Thrill
  9. Lady Sings the Blues
  10. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  11. God Bless the Child
Tracks 1-2 from Commodore single 526, 1939
Track 3 from Commodore single 7520, 1944
Track 4 from Decca single 23391, 1944
Track 5 from Decca single 23565, 1945
Track 6 from Decca single 23676, 1946
Track 7 from Decca single 24638, 1948
Track 8 from Decca single 24796, 1949
Track 9 from Lady Sings the Blues (Clef, 1956)
Track 10 from Stay with Me (Verve, 1955)
Track 11 from Decca single 24972, 1950 or Lady Sings the Blues (Clef, 1956)

Bill Cosby, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0015648-02, 2011)

  1. Animal Stories
  2. My Boy Scout Troop
  3. Fat Albert Got a Hernia
  4. The Invention of Basketball
  5. My Brother, Russell
  6. Football
  7. My Wife and Kids
  8. My Father
  9. “Froofie” the Dog
  10. Slow Class
  11. Wallie Wallie
Track 1 from Live: Madison Square Garden Center (Uni, 1970)
Tracks 2, 5 and 8 from When I Was a Kid (Uni, 1971)
Tracks 3 and 7 from Fat Albert (Uni, 1973)
Tracks 4 and 9-10 from Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby (Uni, 1971)
Track 6 from Sports (Uni, 1969) or Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby (Uni, 1971)
Track 11 from For Adults Only (Uni, 1971)

Bing Crosby, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0015649-02, 2011)

  1. Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
  2. Pennies from Heaven
  3. Sweet Leilani
  4. White Christmas
  5. I’ll Be Seeing You
  6. Swinging on a Star
  7. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s an Irish Holiday)
  8. Don’t Fence Me In
  9. It’s Been a Long Time
  10. Dear Hearts and Gentle People
  11. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
Track 1 from Brunswick single 6226, 1932
Track 2 from Decca single 947, 1936
Track 3 from Decca single 1175, 1937
Track 4 from Decca single 23778, 1947
Track 5 from Decca single 18595, 1944
Track 6 from Decca single 18597, 1944
Track 7 from Decca single 18621, 1944
Track 8 from Decca single 23364, 1944
Track 9 from Decca single 18708, 1944
Track 10 from Decca single 24798, 1949
Track 11 from Decca single 27678, 1951

The Righteous Brothers, ICON (Polydor/UMe B0015650-02, 2011)

  1. Little Latin Lupe Lu
  2. Georgia on My Mind
  3. My Babe
  4. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
  5. Just Once in My Life
  6. Unchained Melody
  7. Hung on You
  8. Ebb Tide
  9. (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration
  10. Go Ahead and Cry
  11. On This Side of Goodbye
Tracks 1-3 from Right Now (Moonglow, 1963)
Track 4 from You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Philles, 1964)
Tracks 5-6 from Just Once in My Life (Philles, 1965)
Tracks 7-8 from Back to Back (Philles, 1966)
Track 9 from Soul and Inspiration (Verve, 1966)
Track 10 from Go Ahead and Cry (Verve, 1966)
Track 11 from Sayin’ Somethin’ (Verve, 1967)

Buddy Guy, ICON (Geffen/UMe B0015654-02, 2011)

  1. First Time I Met the Blues
  2. Let Me Love You Baby
  3. Stone Crazy
  4. Pretty Baby
  5. When My Left Eye Jumps
  6. Leave My Little Girl Alone
  7. She Suits Me to a Tee
  8. Keep It to Myself (a.k.a. Keep It to Yourself)
  9. My Time After Awhile
  10. Too Many Ways
  11. Talkin’ ‘Bout Women Obviously
Track 1 from Chess single 1753, 1960
Track 2 from Chess single 1784, 1961
Track 3 from Chess single 1812, 1962
Track 5 from Chess Blue Rarities (Chess, 1984
Track 6 from Chess single 1936, 1965
Track 7 from Chess single 1974, 1966
Track 8 from Chess single 2022, 1967
Track 9 from Chess single 1899, 1964
Track 10 from I Left My Blues in San Francisco (Chess, 1969)
Track 11 from Buddy and The Juniors (Blue Thumb, 1970)

Cream, ICON (Polydor/UMe B0015662-02, 2011)

  1. I’m So Glad
  2. White Room
  3. Strange Brew
  4. Tales of Brave Ulysses
  5. Born Under a Bad Sign
  6. Crossroads (Live)
  7. Spoonful
  8. Politician
  9. Badge
  10. Sunshine of Your Love
  11. I Feel Free
Tracks 1 and 7 from Fresh Cream (Reaction, 1966)
Tracks 2, 5, 6 and 8 from Wheels of Fire (Polydor, 1968)
Tracks 3-4 and 10 from Disraeli Gears (Reaction, 1967)
Track 9 from Goodbye (Polydor, 1969)
Track 11 from non-LP single (Reaction 591 011 (U.K.), 1966)

Steve Winwood, ICON (Island/UMe B0015683-02, 2011)

  1. Higher Love
  2. While You See a Chance
  3. Valerie
  4. My Love’s Leavin’
  5. Help Me Angel
  6. Back in the High Life Again
  7. The Finer Things
  8. Arc of a Diver
  9. Talking Back to the Night
  10. Freedom Overspill
  11. Wake Me Up on Judgment Day

Tracks 1, 4, 6-7 and 10-11 from Back in the High Life (Island, 1986)
Tracks 2 and 8 from Arc of a Diver (Island, 1980)
Tracks 3, 5 and 9 from Talking Back to the Night (Island, 1982)

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  1. MusicTap also lists ANOTHER round coming out on July 19th, including an ICON title by Rush. What? There’s already a Rush ICON widely available. Are they actually re-releasing ICON albums already? That seems to be the case with the Rob Zombie disc.


    May 19, 2011 at 13:45

  2. This is just more product.

    Most of these artists (as well as those from
    previous ICON titles in the series) already have better compilations available now.

    Bill Janowski

    May 19, 2011 at 14:48

  3. Greed, for lack of a better word, is Universal.


    May 19, 2011 at 16:38

  4. I’ve begun ignoring these ICON title announcements. They are lame by compilation standards and bring nothing new to even casual fans who probably already have a previous compilation of some sort. While I appreciate them being posted as releases here and elsewhere, they really aren’t geared towards the type of serious music fans that would visit a site like this.

    Bill B

    June 20, 2011 at 12:34

    • I would agree for the most part, although rarely one of the titles actually DOES have worthy bonus tracks or represent an upgrade from the currently available comps for an artist (eg, Sheryl Crow). Personally, I would still want to know about any exceptions to the rule like that, but they are exceptions.


      June 20, 2011 at 13:13

  5. Eleven tracks on each!

    It reminds me of the days when Capitol Records would reissue LPs and remove one track, with small print saying it is “abbreviated”


    June 20, 2011 at 13:33

    • These ICON collections make me appreciate the Millennium Collection and Playlist collections that much more. At least they were more interesting, with good choices of album cuts, 12″ mixes or concise collections of hits.


      June 20, 2011 at 14:28

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