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Another Year, Another Batch of “ICON” Titles

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It’s 2012, a new year full of new catalogue opportunities – and yet another batch of our favorite ridiculous, vaguely pointless series of compilations, UMe’s ICON.

The generic collections pack nothing but hits into an 11-track set list, enabling the uninitiated to get a simple primer of their favorite artist for maybe $8 and change. This time around, the batch is very rock-oriented (mid-’80s Deep Purple, Anthrax, Cinderella, Uriah Heep) with some traces of late-’90s rap and R&B (Dru Hill, Ja Rule, BLACKstreet).

All the titles street next Tuesday, January 10 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon after the jump.

Deep Purple, ICON (Mercury/UMe B0016186-02, 2012)

  1. Smoke on the Water (Live)
  2. Hush (Live)
  3. Woman from Tokyo (Live)
  4. Knocking at Your Back Door
  5. Call of the Wild
  6. Perfect Strangers
  7. Bad Attitude
  8. Nobody’s Home
  9. Black Night (Live)
  10. Child in Time (Live)
  11. Strange Kind of Woman (Live)

Tracks 1-3 and 9-11 from Nobody’s Perfect (Polydor, 1988)
Tracks 4, 6 and 8 from Perfect Strangers (Polydor, 1984)
Tracks 5 and 7 from The House of Blue Light (Polydor, 1987)

Dru Hill, ICON (Island/UMe B0016228-02, 2012)

  1. In My Bed
  2. Never Make a Promise
  3. How Deep is Your Love
  4. These Are the Times
  5. 5 Steps
  6. I Should Be
  7. You Are Everything
  8. No Doubt (Work It)
  9. I Love You
  10. Beauty
  11. Tell Me

Tracks 1-2, 5 and 11 from Dru Hill (Island, 1996)
Tracks 3-4, 7 and 10 from Enter the Dru (Island, 1998)
Tracks 6 and 8-9 from Dru World Order (Island, 2002)

Cinderella, ICON (Mercury/UMe B0016232-02, 2012)

  1. Shake Me
  2. Gypsy Road
  3. Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)
  4. Shelter Me
  5. Nobody’s Fool
  6. Somebody Save Me
  7. The Last Mile
  8. Heartbreak Station
  9. The More Things Change
  10. Bad Attitude Shuffle
  11. Coming Home

Tracks 1 and 5-6 from Night Songs (Mercury, 1986)
Tracks 2-3, 7 and 11 from Long Cold Winter (Mercury, 1988)
Tracks 4 and 8-9 from Heartbreak Station (Mercury, 1990)
Track 10 from Still Climbing (Mercury, 1994)

Anthrax, ICON (Island/UMe B0016242-02, 2012)

  1. Madhouse
  2. A.I.R.
  3. Armed and Dangerous
  4. I Am the Law
  5. Indians
  6. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
  7. Antisocial
  8. Got the Time
  9. Belly of the Beast
  10. Bring the Noise
  11. I’m the Man ’91

Tracks 1-3 from Spreading the Disease (Megaforce/Island, 1985)
Tracks 4-6 from Among the Living (Megaforce/Island, 1987)
Track 7 from State of Euphoria (Megaforce/Island, 1988)
Tracks 8-9 from Persistence of Time (Megaforce/Island, 1990)
Tracks 10-11 from Attack of the Killer B’s (Megaforce/Island, 1991)

Uriah Heep, ICON (Hip-O/UMe B0016274-02, 2012)

  1. Easy Livin’
  2. July Morning
  3. Free Me
  4. Gypsy
  5. Wonderworld
  6. Lady in Black
  7. Look at Yourself
  8. The Wizard
  9. Echoes in the Dark
  10. Paradise/The Spell
  11. Stealin’

Tracks 1, 8 and 10 from Demons and Wizards (Bronze, 1972)
Tracks 2 and 7 from Look at Yourself (Bronze, 1971)
Track 3 from Innocent Victim (Bronze, 1977)
Track 4 from Very ‘eavy…Very ‘umble (Vertigo, 1970)
Track 5 from Wonderworld (Bronze, 1974)
Track 6 from Salisbury (Vertigo, 1971)
Track 9 from The Magician’s Birthday (Bronze, 1972)
Track 11 from Sweet Freedom (Bronze, 1973)

BLACKstreet, ICON (Island/UMe B0016296-02, 2012)

  1. No Diggity
  2. Booti Call
  3. Before I Let You Go
  4. Joy
  5. Tonight’s the Night
  6. Never Gonna Let You Go
  7. Don’t Leave Me
  8. I Can’t Get You (Out of My Mind)
  9. Fix
  10. Coming Home to You
  11. The Lord is Real (Time Will Reveal)

Tracks 1, 6-9 and 11 from Another Level (Interscope, 1996)
Tracks 2-5 from BLACKstreet (Interscope, 1994)
Track 10 from Get on the Bus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Interscope, 1996)

Ja Rule, ICON (Def Jam/UMe B0016404-02, 2012)

  1. Livin’ It Up (featuring Case)
  2. Put It on Me (featuring Lil’ Mo & Vita)
  3. Wonderful (featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti)
  4. Mezmerize (featuring Ashanti)
  5. Holla Holla
  6. New York (featuring Fat Joe & Jadakiss)
  7. We Here Now
  8. Down Ass Bitch (featuring Charli Baltimore)
  9. Between Me and You (featuring Christina Milian)
  10. Thug Lovin’ (featuring Bobby Brown)
  11. Always on Time (featuring Ashanti)

Tracks 1, 8 and 11 from Pain is Love (Murder Inc./Def Jam, 2001)
Tracks 2 and 9 from Rule 3:36 (Murder Inc./Def Jam, 2000)
Tracks 3 and 6 from R.U.L.E. (Murder Inc./Def Jam, 2004)
Tracks 4 and 10 from The Last Temptation (Murder Inc./Def Jam, 2002)
Tracks 5 and 7 from Venni Vetti Vicci (Murder Inc./Def Jam, 1999)

Written by Mike Duquette

January 5, 2012 at 13:58

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  1. I’ve got the Styx 2-cd ICON set. It was cheap at Wal-Mart. These are the replacements for the 20th Century Masters line from Universal it seems to me. Great site by the way!

    jEREMY pIRTLE

    January 5, 2012 at 14:05


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