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Another Quarter, Another “ICON” Batch

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What can I say about UMe’s ICON series that I haven’t already said? Nothing. The answer is nothing. LL Cool J, Musiq Soulchild and DMX are out now, Aerosmith and Hank Williams, Jr. are out on May 15. Check ’em out after the jump.

LL Cool J, ICON (Def Jam/UMe B0016729-02, 2012)

  1. Rock the Bells
  2. Mama Said Knock You Out
  3. Going Back to Cali
  4. Around the Way Girl
  5. Phenomenon
  6. Jingling Baby
  7. Doin’ It (featuring LaShaun)
  8. Big Ole Butt
  9. I Can’t Live Without My Radio
  10. Loungin’ (Who Do Ya Luv Remix)
  11. Hey Lover (with Boyz II Men)

Tracks 1 and 9 from Radio (Def Jam, 1985)
Tracks 2 and 4 from Mama Said Knock You Out (Def Jam, 1990)
Tracks 3, 6 and 8 from Walking with a Panther (Def Jam, 1989)
Track 5 from Phenomenon (Def Jam, 1997)
Tracks 7 and 10-11 from Mr. Smith (Def Jam, 1995)

Musiq Soulchild, ICON (Def Jam/UMe B0016730-02, 2012)

  1. Just Friends (Sunny)
  2. Forthenight
  3. Halfcrazy
  4. Love
  5. Girl Next Door
  6. Dontchange
  7. Mary Go Round
  8. Previouscats
  9. Newness
  10. Whoknows
  11. Dontstop

Tracks 1, 4-5 and 7 from Aijuswannaseing (Def Soul, 2000). (Track 1 previously released on Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Soundtrack – Def Jam, 2000)
Tracks 2 and 10-11 from Soulstar (Def Jam, 2003)
Tracks 3, 6 and 8-9 from Juslisten (Def Soul, 2002)

DMX, ICON (Def Jam/UMe B0016731-02, 2012)

  1. Party Up
  2. Ruff Ryder’s Anthem
  3. What These Bitches Want
  4. Where the Hood At
  5. How It’s Goin’ Down
  6. Slippin’
  7. What’s My Name
  8. Get At Me Dog
  9. Who We Be
  10. We Right Here
  11. Stop Being Greedy

Tracks 1, 3 and 7 from …And Then There Was X (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam, 1999)
Tracks 2, 5, 8 and 11 from It’s Dark and Hell is Hot (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam, 1998)
Track 4 from Grand Champ (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam, 2003)
Track 6 from Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam, 1998)
Tracks 9-10 from The Great Depression (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam, 2001)

Aerosmith, ICON (Geffen/UMe, 2012)

  1. Angel
  2. Amazing
  3. Love in an Elevator
  4. Cryin’
  5. What It Takes
  6. Rag Doll
  7. Crazy
  8. Deuces Are Wild
  9. Livin’ on the Edge
  10. Blind Man
  11. Janie’s Got a Gun
  12. Dream On (Live)

Tracks 1 and 6 from Permanent Vacation (Geffen, 1987)
Tracks 2, 4, 7 and 9 from Get a Grip (Geffen, 1993)
Tracks 3, 5 and 11 from Pump (Geffen, 1989)
Track 8 from The Beavis and Butt-head Experience (Geffen, 1993)
Track 10 from Big Ones (Geffen, 1994)
Track 11 from A Little South of Sanity (Geffen, 1998)

Hank Williams, Jr., ICON (Mercury Nashville/UMe B0016804-02, 2012)

  1. Stoned At the Jukebox
  2. I’ve Got a Right to Cry
  3. I’ll Think of Something
  4. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  5. Standing in the Shadows
  6. It’s All Over But the Crying
  7. I’d Rather Be Gone
  8. Eleven Roses
  9. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  10. Rainy Night in Georgia
  11. Cajun Baby

Track 1 from Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends (MGM, 1975)
Track 2 from I’ve Got a Right to Cry (MGM, 1971)
Track 3 from Living Proof (MGM, 1973)
Track 4 from Songs of Hank Williams (MGM, 1964)
Track 5 from Country Shadows (MGM, 1966)
Track 6 from A Time to Sing (MGM, 1967)
Track 7 from Greatest Hits (MGM, 1969)
Track 8 from Eleven Roses (MGM, 1972)
Track 9 from Hank Williams, Jr. Sings the Songs of Hank Williams (MGM, 1964)
Track 10 from The Last Love Song (MGM, 1974)
Track 11 from Songs My Father Left Me (MGM, 1969)

Written by Mike Duquette

May 2, 2012 at 13:49

2 Responses

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  1. BORING!Just the same old dull rehash releases. UMe needs to fire its catalog department and hire people who are more adventurous and NOT twits in their twenties either.

    Zubb

    May 3, 2012 at 20:08


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