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Eight More ICON Sets for You to Briefly Consider

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What you will see after the jump are eight more of Universal’s generic ICON titles, released this past Tuesday. There are two country acts, two Motown acts, two Motown compilations, one from Dean Martin and one from pop/rock band Fall Out Boy. A stranger collection you’ll rarely find. I’d give a halfhearted recommendation to the Motown ones if you want to spend a little money on someone who has the distinct displeasure of never having heard any Motown song, ever. If you have more money to spend, though, get a box set or something. You won’t regret it. Trust me.

Follow the jump for order links (the single-disc Motown Classics did not appear on Amazon; we’ve used a Barnes & Noble link instead.)

Gary Allan, ICON (MCA Nashville/UMe B0014671-02, 2012)

  1. Watching Airplanes
  2. Man to Man
  3. Life Ain’t Always Beautiful
  4. Best I Ever Had
  5. Her Man
  6. Smoke Rings in the Dark
  7. Tough Little Boys
  8. The One
  9. It Would Be You
  10. Right Where I Need to Be
  11. Nothing On But the Radio

Track 1 from Living Hard (MCA Nashville, 2007)
Tracks 2 and 8 from Alright Guy (MCA Nashville, 2001)
Tracks 3-4 from Tough All Over (MCA Nashville, 2005)
Track 5 from Used Heart for Sale (Decca Nashville, 1996)
Tracks 6 and 10 from Smoke Rings in the Dark (MCA Nashville, 1999)
Tracks 7 and 11 from See If I Care (MCA Nashville, 2003)
Track 9 from It Would Be You (Decca Nashville, 1998)

Tracy Byrd, ICON (MCA Nashville/UMe B0016405-02, 2012)

  1. I’m from the Country
  2. Holdin’ Heaven
  3. Big Love
  4. Don’t Take Her She’s All I Got
  5. Keeper of the Stars
  6. Walking to Jerusalem
  7. When Mama Ain’t Happy
  8. Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous
  9. Love Lessons
  10. Heaven in My Woman’s Eyes
  11. Watermelon Crawl

Track 1 from I’m from the Country (MCA Nashville, 1998)
Track 2 from Tracy Byrd (MCA Nashville, 1993)
Tracks 3-4 from Big Love (MCA Nashville, 1996)
Tracks 5, 8 and 11 from No Ordinary Man (MCA Nashville, 1994)
Tracks 6 and 9-10 from Love Lessons (MCA Nashville, 1995)
Track 7 from Keepers: Greatest Hits (MCA Nashville, 1999)

Dean Martin, ICON (Hip-O/UMe B0016505-02, 2012)

  1. Everybody Loves Somebody
  2. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
  3. I Will
  4. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
  5. Houston
  6. In the Chapel in the Moonlight
  7. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
  8. (Remember Me) I’m the One Who Loves You
  9. Somewhere There’s a Someone
  10. Come Running Back
  11. The Door is Still Open (to My Heart)

Track 1 from Everybody Loves Somebody (Reprise, 1964)
Tracks 2 and 11 from The Door is Still Open to My Heart (Reprise, 1964)
Tracks 3 and 5 from Houston (Reprise, 1965)
Tracks 4 and 6 from Dean Martin Hits Again (Reprise, 1965)
Track 7 from Reprise single 0608, 1967
Track 8 from (Remember Me) I’m the One Who Loves You (Reprise, 1965)
Track 9 from Somewhere There’s a Someone (Reprise, 1966)
Track 10 from The Hit Sound of Dean Martin (Reprise, 1966)

Michael Jackson, ICON (Motown/UMe B0016476-02, 2012)

  1. Got to Be There
  2. I Wanna Be Where You Are
  3. Rockin’ Robin
  4. People Make the World Go Round
  5. With a Child’s Heart
  6. Happy (Love Theme from “Lady Sings the Blues”)
  7. Ben
  8. We’re Almost There
  9. Just a Little Bit of You
  10. One Day in Your Life
  11. Music and Me

Tracks 1-3 from Got to Be There (Motown, 1972)
Tracks 4 and 7 from Ben (Motown, 1972)
Tracks 5-6 and 11 from Music & Me (Motown, 1973)
Tracks 8-10 from Forever, Michael (Motown, 1975)

Diana Ross, ICON (Motown/UMe, B0016479-02, 2012)

  1. Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
  2. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  3. Remember Me
  4. Touch Me in the Morning
  5. Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  6. Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To?)
  7. Love Hangover
  8. The Boss
  9. Upside Down
  10. I’m Coming Out
  11. It’s My Turn

Tracks 1-2 from Diana Ross (Motown, 1970)
Track 3 from Surrender (Motown, 1971)
Track 4 from Touch Me in the Morning (Motown, 1973)
Track 5 from Endless Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Mercury, 1981)
Tracks 6-7 from Diana Ross (Motown, 1976)
Track 8 from The Boss (Motown, 1979)
Tracks 9-10 from diana (Motown, 1980)
Track 11 from To Love Again (Motown, 1981)

Various Artists, ICON: Motown Classics (Motown/UMe B0016480-02, 2012)

  1. Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
  2. Do You Love Me – The Contours
  3. (Love is Like a) Heat Wave – Martha & The Vandellas
  4. My Guy – Mary Wells
  5. Where Did Our Love Go? – The Supremes
  6. My Girl – The Temptations
  7. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
  8. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  9. I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
  10. The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  11. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder

Track 1 from Please Mr. Postman (Tamla, 1961)
Track 2 from Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) (Gordy, 1962)
Track 3 from Heat Wave (Gordy, 1963)
Track 4 from Mary Wells Sings My Guy (Motown, 1964)
Track 5 from Where Did Our Love Go (Motown, 1964)
Track 6 from The Temptations Sing Smokey (Gordy, 1965)
Track 7 from The Four Tops’ Second Album (Motown, 1965)
Track 8 from In the Groove (Tamla, 1968)
Track 9 from Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 (Motown, 1969)
Original version of Track 10 from Make It Happen (Tamla, 1967). This mix from Tamla single T-54199, 1970
Track 11 from Signed, Sealed & Delivered (Tamla, 1970)

Various Artists, ICON 2: Motown Classics (Motown/UMe B0016481-02, 2012)

Disc 1

  1. Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong
  2. Shop Around – The Miracles
  3. Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes *
  4. Do You Love Me – The Contours *
  5. My Guy – Mary Wells *
  6. Dancing in the Street – Martha & The Vandellas
  7. My Girl – The Temptations *
  8. Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All-Stars
  9. Stop! In the Name of Love – The Supremes
  10. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops *
  11. The Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Disc 2

  1. You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
  2. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  3. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye *
  4. For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
  5. I Want You Back – The Jackson 5 *
  6. The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles *
  7. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
  8. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  9. Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) – The Temptations
  10. If I Were Your Woman – Gladys Knight & The Pips
  11. Got to Be There – Michael Jackson

* see above title for track information
Disc 1, Track 1 from Tamla single T-54027, 1959
Disc 1, Track 2 from Tamla single T-54034, 1960
Disc 1, Track 6 from Gordy single G-7033, 1964
Disc 1, Track 8 from Shotgun (Soul, 1965)
Disc 1, Track 9 from More Hits by The Supremes (Motown, 1965)
Disc 1, Track 11 from Going to a Go-Go (Tamla, 1965)
Disc 2, Track 1 from The Supremes A’ Go-Go (Motown, 1966)
Disc 2, Track 2 from You’re All I Need (Tamla, 1968)
Disc 2, Track 4 from For Once in My Life (Tamla, 1968)
Disc 2, Track 7 from Diana Ross (Motown, 1970)
Disc 2, Track 8 from What’s Going On (Tamla, 1971)
Disc 2, Track 9 from Sky’s the Limit (Gordy, 1971)
Disc 2, Track 10 from If I Were Your Woman (Motown, 1970)
Disc 2, Track 11 from Got to Be There (Motown, 1972)

Fall Out Boy, ICON (Island/UMe B0016582-02, 2012)

  1. Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down
  2. Dance, Dance
  3. A Little Less “Sixteen Candles,” A Little More “Touch Me”
  4. Thnks fr th Mmrs
  5. I’m Like a Lawyer with the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)
  6. “The Take Over, The Break’s Over”
  7. This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race
  8. I Don’t Care
  9. America’s Suitehearts
  10. Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet

Tracks 1-3 from From Under the Cork Tree (Island, 2005)
Tracks 4-7 from Infinity on High (Island, 2007)
Tracks 8-10 from Folie a Deux (Island, 2008)

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  1. If you ask me, they should have stuck it out with the Definitive *artist name* series and continued that.

    Victor Dang

    March 9, 2012 at 03:49


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