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Men of Colours: More Icehouse Expansions Coming from Universal Australia

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Following up on last year’s successful expanded reissue of Australian band Icehouse’s debut LP Flowers, as well as a new compilation, frontman Iva Davies will again partner with Universal Music Group’s Australian arm to put the band’s catalogue back into print, as well as release new expanded editions of two of the group’s most beloved works.

Davies’ Diva Records and Universal will release expansions of the remainder of the group’s back catalogue (Primitive Man (1982), Sidewalk (1984), Measure for Measure (1986), Man of Colours (1987), Code Blue (1990), Big Wheel (1993) and The Berlin Tapes (1995)) on CD this month. While most of them are just new pressings of the last round of expanded remasters released in 2002 through Warner Music, Primitive Man and Man of Colours will receive bonus DVDs to mark the records’ 30th and 25th anniversaries, respectively.

And what wise choices those two are for expansion: both albums are the most successful of Icehouse’s work in their native land, reaching No. 3 and No. 1, respectively, on the Australian charts. Two of the band’s biggest hits come from each album as well; there’s 1982’s “Great Southern Land,” a beloved tribute to the band’s native country, and 1987’s “Electric Blue,” co-written with John Oates and not only a chart-topping single in Australia but a Top 10 hit in America, the band’s biggest song on those shores.

All discs in the program are appended with B-sides, remixes and non-LP songs, and the DVDs for Primitive Man and Man of Colours feature archival live footage from around the world. Additionally, Universal will reissue Colours on red, yellow and blue vinyl.

All discs will be released in Australia on July 13 and are expected to ship in America around July 24. All reissues, as well as several bundles, are available on the band’s official site; Amazon links are after the jump.

Primitive Man: 30th Anniversary Edition (Diva Records/Universal Music Australia, 2012)

Disc 1: Expanded album (originally released as Regular Records RRLP 1204 (AUS), 1982)

  1. Great Southern Land
  2. Uniform
  3. Hey Little Girl
  4. Street Café
  5. Glam
  6. Trojan Blue
  7. One by One
  8. Break These Chains
  9. Mysterious Thing
  10. Goodnight Mr. Matthews (Re-Recorded)
  11. Over the Line (B-side to “Street Cafe” – Regular Records RRSP 722, 1982)
  12. Glam (Extended Dance Mix) (12″ B-side – Regular Records RRT 605, 1982)
  13. Uniform (Extended Mix) (12″ B-side – Regular Records RRT 602, 1982)
  14. Hey Little Girl (Extended Dance Mix) (12″ A-side – Regular Records RRT 605, 1982)
  15. Street Café (Single Mix) (single A-side – Regular Records RRSP 722, 1982)
  16. Love in Motion (U.S. Version) (from U.S. LP pressing – Chrysalis CHR 1390, 1982)

Disc 2: DVD

  1. Iva Davies interviewed by Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum (Live on Countdown)
  2. Hey Little Girl (Live on Countdown)
  3. Interview on Rock Around the World
  4. Hey Little Girl (Live on Top of the Pops)
  5. Street Café (Live on Countdown Rock Awards 1983)
  6. This Time
  7. Sidewalk
  8. Hey Little Girl
  9. Love in Motion
  10. Stay Close Tonight
  11. Don’t Believe Anymore
  12. Dusty Pages
  13. Street Café
  14. Can’t Help Myself
  15. Taking the Town
  16. Dance On

Sidewalk: Expanded Edition (Diva Records/Universal Music Australia, 2012)

  1. Taking the Town
  2. This Time
  3. Someone Like You
  4. Stay Close Tonight
  5. Don’t Believe Anymore
  6. Sidewalk
  7. Dusty Pages
  8. On My Mind
  9. Shot Down
  10. The Mountain
  11. Java
  12. Dance On
  13. Dusty Pages (Single Version)
  14. Taking the Town (Extended Version)

This disc previously released as Warner Strategic Marketing/Diva Records 0927489832 (AUS), 2002
Tracks 1-10 released as Regular Records RRLP 1206, 1984
Track 11 was the U.K. B-side to “Taking the Town” – Chrysalis COOL 3 (U.K.), 1984
Track 12 was the B-side to “Taking the Town” – Regular Records RRSP 733, 1984
Track 13 was Regular Records single A-side RRSP 741, 1984
Track 14 was Regular Records 12″ A-side RRT 611, 1984

Measure for Measure: Expanded Edition (Diva Records/Universal Music Australia, 2012)

  1. Paradise
  2. No Promises
  3. Mr Big
  4. Angel Street
  5. The Flame
  6. Regular Boys
  7. Cross the Border
  8. Spanish Gold
  9. Lucky Me
  10. Baby, You’re So Strange
  11. Too Late Now
  12. Into the Wild
  13. Just a Word
  14. The Perfect Crime
  15. The Flame (Live in Sharpsville, South Africa – March/April 1985)
  16. No Promises (Live)
  17. Sister (Live)

This disc previously released as Warner Strategic Marketing/Diva Records 0927489842 (AUS), 2002
Tracks 1-10 released as Regular Records RML 53180, 1986
Tracks 11-12 released on U.K. CD pressings – Chrysalis CCD 1572, 1986
Track 13 was the double 7″ B-side to  “Baby, You’re So Strange” – Regular Records K-9924, 1986
Track 14 was the B-side to “The Perfect Crime” – Regular Records K-9850, 1985
Track 15 was the B-side to “Cross the Border” – Regular Records K-97, 1986
Tracks 16-17 were 12″ B-sides to “Mr. Big” – Regular Records X-12049, 1986

Man of Colours: 25th Anniversary Edition (Diva Records/Universal Music Australia, 2012)

Disc 1: Expanded original LP (originally released as Regular Records RML 53239, 1987)

  1. Crazy
  2. Electric Blue
  3. Nothing Too Serious
  4. Man of Colours
  5. Heartbreak Kid
  6. Kingdom
  7. My Obsession
  8. Girl in the Moon
  9. Anybody’s War
  10. Sunrise
  11. Crazy (12″ Version) (U.S. promo 12″ A-side – Chrysalis VAS-2770, 1987)
  12. Crazy (Midnight Mix) (12″ B-side – Regular Records X-13285, 1987
  13. Shakin’ the Cage (Japanese reissue bonus track – Paradise Island FLCP-1004 (JP), 1997)
  14. Over My Head (B-side to “Electric Blue” – Regular Records K-389, 1987)
  15. Touch the Fire (from Great Southern Land compilation – Regular Records RML 53315/6, 1989)
  16. Jimmy Dean (from Great Southern Land compilation – Regular Records RML 53315/6, 1989)
  17. Electric Blue (Extended Mix) (12″ A-side – Regular Records X-14508, 1987)

Disc 2: DVD – Live at The Melbourne Music Show, 1988

  1. Intro
  2. Don’t Believe Anymore
  3. Paradise
  4. Mr. Big
  5. Hey Little Girl
  6. Great Southern Land
  7. Cross the Border
  8. The Flame
  9. No Promises
  10. Can’t Help Myself
  11. Icehouse
  12. Sister
  13. Taking the Town
  14. We Can Get Together
  15. Walls
  16. Hey, Little Girl
  17. My Obsession
  18. Mr. Big
  19. Electric Blue
  20. Heartbreak Kid
  21. Great Southern Land
  22. No Promises
  23. Cross the Border
  24. Can’t Help Myself
  25. Crazy
  26. Man of Colours
  27. Drum Solo
  28. Baby, You’re So Strange
  29. Nothing Too Serious

Code Blue: Expanded Edition (Diva Records/Universal Music Australia, 2012)

  1. Mercy on the Boy
  2. Harbour Town
  3. The Great Divide
  4. Wind and Sail
  5. Big Fun
  6. Miss Divine
  7. Knockin’ ‘Em Down
  8. Miracle Mile
  9. Anything is Possible
  10. Where the River Meets the Sea
  11. Jericho Bay
  12. Charlie’s Sky
  13. Big Fun (The Riddler Mix)
  14. Miss Divine (Spellbound Mix)
  15. Where the River Meets the Sea (Original Demo)

This disc previously released as Warner Strategic Marketing/Diva Records 0927489862 (AUS), 2002
Tracks 1-12 released as Regular Records LP RML 53330, 1990
Tracks 13-15 are unreleased bonus tracks

Big Wheel: Expanded Edition (Diva Records/Universal Music Australia, 2012)

  1. Big Wheel
  2. Satellite
  3. Goodbye, Valentine
  4. Judas
  5. Invisible People
  6. Feed the Machine
  7. Cadillac
  8. Sam the Man
  9. Stolen Guitar
  10. The System
  11. Orbital Line
  12. Turn it Round
  13. Driving Me Backwards (Live)
  14. Blank Frank (Live)
  15. Satellite (The Ex-static Mix)

This disc previously released as Warner Strategic Marketing/Diva Records 0927489872 (AUS), 2002
Tracks 1-10 released as Massive Records LP 8277512, 1993
Tracks 11 and 14-15 from “Satellite” CD single – Diva Records/Massive 8808692, 1993
Track 12 from “Big Wheel” CD single – Diva Records/Massive 8810602, 1993
Track 13 from “Invisible People” CD single – Diva Records/Massive 8740442, 1993

The Berlin Tapes: Expanded Edition (Diva/Universal Music Australia, 2012)

  1. Loving the Alien
  2. Sister Europe
  3. Heaven
  4. Complicated Game
  5. Berlin
  6. All the Way
  7. All Tomorrow’s Parties
  8. Let There Be Love
  9. Disappointed
  10. A Really Good Time
  11. At Night
  12. Love Like Blood
  13. Heroes
  14. Be My Friend
  15. How Do You Sleep?
  16. Giant and Child Fugue
  17. Pas de Trois
  18. Heroes (The Athens Mix)

This disc previously released as Diva Records/Warner Music Australia 0927489882, 2002
Tracks 1-13 released as Roadshow Music 17511-2, 1995
Tracks 14-15 were Japanese bonus tracks – Paradise Island FLCP-1002 (JP), 1995
Tracks 16-17 from “Heaven” CD single – Massive 7310582, 1995
Track 18 from “Heroes” CD single – Diva 5046747882, 2002

Written by Mike Duquette

July 3, 2012 at 12:29

Posted in Icehouse, News, Reissues

3 Responses

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  1. I’m happy to see these albums being reissued, but I sort of wish the Primitive Man and Man of Colours sets had an additional CD of live tracks or remixes like the Flowers reissue did. The Primitive Man DVD doesn’t even have a live take of “Great Southern Land” on it!

    Also, the new “Berlin Tapes” reissue has been altered slightly from the 2002 Warner version. “Being Boiled,” which was a bonus track on the 02 version, has been removed and replaced with “Heroes (The Athens Mix),” which was not on the 02 disc.

    Don

    July 9, 2012 at 09:48

    • One question, what´s the aspect ratio from bonus dvd 4:3 or 16:9 ?

      Daniel Brush

      September 1, 2012 at 03:47

  2. i´m talking about man of colors bonus dvd!

    Daniel Brush

    September 1, 2012 at 03:48


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