Loading...

Friday, 26 July 2013

1983 - Canada 12" [SOVX 2343] - The Icicle Works - WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY) - Vertigo Records, Beggars Banquet SOVX 2343

The Icicle Works
WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY)
1983 - Canada 12" - Vertigo Records, Beggars Banquet SOVX 2343

Track Listing
A1 Love Is A Wonderful Colour [Short Version] [4:13] (Ian McNabb)
A2 Love Is A Wonderful Colour [Long Version] [6:43] (Ian McNabb)
B Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) [Frantic Dance Mix] [5:20] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
"Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)" produced by Hugh Jones.

Notes
Note that "Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)" received first billing on the front cover, and is the actual title of the 12" (as written on the spine), despite the fact that it is on the B-Side of the record.

Images

1983 - Germany 12" [Situation Two] - The Icicle Works - BIRD FLY (Whisper To A Scream) - Virgin Records 601 156

The Icicle Works
BIRD FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM)
1983 - Germany 12" - Virgin 601 156

Track Listing
A1 Reverie Girl [3:55] (Ian McNabb)
A2 Gunboys [3:44] (Ian McNabb)
B Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) [3:52] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) and REVERIE GIRL produced by Hugh Jones
GUNBOYS produced by The Icicle Works

Notes
Although Birds Fly was the lead track, it was actually placed on Side Two, with Reverie Girl and Gunboys found on Side One.

Images



1983 - Japan 7" - The Icicle Works - LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR - Virgin Records VIPX-1780

The Icicle Works
LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR
1983 - Japan 7" - Picture Sleeve - Beggars Banquet BEGA-1780, Virgin Records VIPX-1780

Track Listing
1 Love Is A Wonderful Colour [4:13] (Ian McNabb)
2 Waterline [4:00] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR produced by David Lord and mixed by Hugh Jones.
WATERLINE produced by The Icicle Works with thanks to John Brierly.

Notes
Catalogue numbers have been listed as BEGA-1780 and WIPX-1780.

Images




1983 - Germany 12" - The Icicle Works - LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR - Virgin Records 601 155

The Icicle Works
LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR
1983 - Germany 12" - Virgin Schallplatten GmBH 601 155

Track Listing
1 Love Is A Wonderful Colour (Long Version) [6:45] (Ian McNabb)

2 Waterline [4:00] (Ian McNabb)
3 In The Dance The Shaman Led [3:40] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
"Love Is A Wonderful Colour" produced by David Lord and mixed by Hugh Jones.
All other tracks produced by The Icicle Works with thanks to John Brierly. 

Images



1983 - Germany 7" - The Icicle Works - LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR - Virgin Records 106 190-100

The Icicle Works
LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR
1983 - Germany 7" - Picture Sleeve - Virgin Records 106 190-100

Track Listing
A Love Is A Wonderful Colour [4:13] (Ian McNabb)
B Waterline [4:00] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
A: Produced by David Lord
B: Produced by The Icicle Works

Images



Thursday, 25 July 2013

2013 March 18 - UK CD - Ian McNabb - ECLECTIC WARRIOR DEMOS - Fairfield Records FAIRCD12

Ian McNabb
ECLECTIC WARRIOR DEMOS
18 March 2013 - UK CD - Fairfield Records FAIRCD12

Eclectic Warrior is Ian McNabb's tenth solo album, released on Monday, 18 March 2013.
This DEMOS CD was issued with initial copies of the album, if you ordered it within your pledge.
All 11 album tracks are present, albeit presented in a different running order.

Track Listing
1. Woman Killed By Falling Tree [6:34]
2. Memory Be Good To Me, Memory Come Back To Me [5:32]
3. She Don't Let Nobody [5:19]
4. My Life To Live Again [6:35]
5. They Couldn't Hear The Music [4:29]
6. Fast Approaching Land [4:27]
7. Smirtin' [2:23]
8. No Hero To Me [5:06]
9. Right On Time [5:03]
10. (I Just Wanna) Rock n Roll My Life Away [5:48]
11. The House Always Wins [4:03]

Images


1984 - US Promotional 12" [ADP 9217] - The Icicle Works - IN THE CAULDRON OF LOVE - Arista Records ADP-9217

The Icicle Works
IN THE CAULDRON OF LOVE
1984 - US Promotional 12" - Arista ADP-9217

Track Listing
A In The Cauldron Of Love [3:48] (Ian McNabb)
B In The Cauldron Of Love [3:48] (Ian McNabb)

Notes
Plays same track both sides.
Issued in generic company sleeve.

Images

1984 - Germany 12" - The Icicle Works - BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) - Virgin Records, Beggars Banquet 601 156-213

The Icicle Works
BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM)
1984 - Germany 12" Single - Virgin Records 601 156 - Beggars Banquet 601 156-213

Track Listing
A1 Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) [3:47] (Ian McNabb)
A2 In The Cauldron Of Love [3:49] (Ian McNabb)
B1 Scarecrow [3:06] (Ian McNabb)
B2 Ragweed Campaign [4:12] (Ian McNabb, Chris Layhe)

Credits
A: Produced by Hugh Jones
B: Produced by The Icicle Works

Notes
B1 Incorrectly written as 'Crarecrow' on the Label
Catalogue Number on Label: 601 156 
Cat Number on Sleeve: 601156-213
Rights Societies: GEMA, STEMRA, BIEM
Label Code: LC 3098

Images



1984 - Germany 7" - The Icicle Works - BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) - Virgin Records, Beggars Banquet 106 327-100

The Icicle Works
BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM)
1984 - Germany 7" - Picture Sleeve - Virgin Records, Beggars Banquet 106 327-100

Track Listing
A Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) [3:45] (Ian McNabb)
B In The Cauldron Of Love [3:50] (Ian McNabb)

Images




1984 - Japan Promotional 7" - The Icicle Works - BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) - Beggars Banquet VIPX-1768

The Icicle Works
BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM)
1984 - Japan Promotional 7" - Picture Sleeve - Beggars Banquet VIPX-1768

Track Listing
Side One Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) (Ian McNabb)
Side Two In The Cauldron Of Love (Ian McNabb)

Credits
Produced by Hugh Jones

Images



1984 January - US 7" [AS 1-9155] - The Icicle Works - WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY) - Arista AS 1-9155

The Icicle Works
WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY)
January 1984 - US 7" - Arista AS 1-9155

Track Listing
A Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) [3:38] (Ian McNabb)
B In The Dance The Shaman Led [3:40] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
Produced by Hugh Jones

Notes
Issued in generic company sleeve

Images

1983 - US Promotional 12" [ADP 9154] - The Icicle Works - WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY) - Arista ADP-9154

The Icicle Works
WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY)
1983 - US Promotional 12" - Arista ADP-9154

Track Listing
A Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) [3:47] (Ian McNabb)
B Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) [3:47] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
Produced by Hugh Jones

Notes
Same track on both sides.

Images


1983 - US Promotional 12" [ADP 9187] - The Icicle Works - WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY) - Arista ADP-9187

The Icicle Works
WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY)
1983 - US Promotional 12" Single - Arista ADP-9187

Track Listing
A Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) (European Version) [5:20] (Ian McNabb)
Produced and Specially Remixed by Hugh Jones
B1 Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) (Extended Club Remix) [5:46] (Ian McNabb)
Remix by Steve Thompson
Remix Engineer - Jack Nuber
Assistant Engineer - Rick Kerr
B2 Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) (Single Version) [3:47] (Ian McNabb)
Produced by Hugh Jones

Credits
A: Produced and Specially Remixed by Hugh Jones
B1: Remix by Steve Thompson
Remix Engineer - Jack Nuber
Assistant Engineer - Rick Kerr
B2: Produced by Hugh Jones

Notes
Promo that comes in a white generic die-cut sleeve with a black info sticker on it.
From the debut album by Icicle Works

The Icicle Works are an English alternative rock band of the 1980s. Named after the 1960 short story “The Day the Icicle Works Closed” by science fiction author Frederik Pohl, The Icicle Works joined Liverpool’s early 1980s ‘neo-psychedelia’ wave, which also propelled Echo & the Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes to stardom.

“Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)” was a hit single in 1984 written by Ian McNabb, produced by Hugh Jones and performed by The Icicle Works (of whom McNabb was a member). The song was also released as “Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)”, and it became a hit under this reversed title as well.

The recording was initially released as a single in Britain in June 1983 as “Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)” on the Situation Two label. This initial release hit #2 on the UK independent charts, and scraped the lower reaches of the overall UK national charts at #89. After The Icicle Works’ next UK single “Love Is a Wonderful Colour” hit #15 on the UK charts in late 1983 and early 1984, Beggars Banquet Records re-released “Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)” in March 1984 with a new cover and B-side. This re-release climbed to #52 in the UK.

In the U.S., Arista Records refused to release the record unless some changes were made. First, the track was remixed slightly in order to remove a brief spoken-word intro that was heard over the opening bars of music. (The woman performing this intro was identified only as “Mariella” on the original Situation Two single sleeve.) Then the song title was reversed, becoming “Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)”. This change was made so that the record’s primary title would match the words sung repeatedly in the chorus, making it easier for radio listeners to track down the record in the stores.

Finally, Arista shortened the band’s name to “Icicle Works”, removing the initial “The”. With these changes made, in the summer of 1984 “Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)” by Icicle Works reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #34 on Cashbox’s singles chart.

Just to make things a little more confusing, the Canadian version of the single (credited to The Icicle Works) used the original UK mix with the spoken word intro, but the revised US title “Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)”. This was the most successful commercial release of the single, reaching #19 on the Canadian charts in the summer of 1984.

US Charts
YearSingleChartPosition
1984Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)U.S. Billboard Hot 100#37
1984Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks#18
1984Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play#13

Images


1983 - Canada 7" - The Icicle Works - LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR - Vertigo, Beggars Banquet SOV 2343

The Icicle Works
LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR
1983 - Canada 7" - Picture Sleeve - Beggars Banquet Records, Vertigo Records SOV 2343

Track Listing
A Love Is A Wonderful Colour [4:12] (Ian McNabb)
B In The Dance The Shamen Led [3:40] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
A: Produced by David Lord
B: Produced by The Icicle Works

Images



1986 September - Germany 7" - The Icicle Works - WHO DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR LOVE? - Ariola 108 702

The Icicle Works
WHO DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR LOVE?
September 1986 - Germany 7" - Picture Sleeve - Ariola 108 702

Track Listing
A Who Do You Want For Your Love? [3:51] (Ian McNabb)
B Understanding Jane (Live) [4:14] (Ian McNabb)

Credits
A: Produced by Ian Broudie
B: Produced by The Icicle Works (NOT by Ian Broudie, as stated on label)
Recording Engineer - Steve Rodell
Remix Engineer - Pete Colman
Keyboards by Dave Green

Notes
B: Recorded at "The Town & Country Club" on 23rd July 1986
Also released as a MAXI SINGLE [12"] Ariola 608 702

Images