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Icehouse ‎- Measure For Measure (1986) [Original US Pressing] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Icehouse ‎- Measure For Measure
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 963mb
Mastered At Sterling Sound
Label: Chrysalis/BFV 41527 | Release: 1986 | Genre: Pop-Rock

Based on the principles of balance, Measure for Measure is half-produced by David Lord, half by Rhett Davies. American and European editions benefit from a better track list, which opens with the Davies-produced “No Promises.” A little too close to Bowie and Metheny’s “This Is Not America,” perhaps, but very nice all the same. “Cross the Border” resembles and continues the close relationship with Simple Minds, and features a strong Brian Eno back vocal motif. Another of the RD-produced pieces, “The Flame,” although about the struggles in South Africa, opens with a watery, orient-like synth treatment before a strong beat, courtesy of Steve Jansen, and a Talk Talk-sounding synth take charge. Newer realms are visited by Spanish guitar on “Angel Street,” but the Bowie references can’t be shaken, with much of the later part relying on squally glam rock (“Regular Boys” and the career-reviving “Baby You’re So Strange”). Had the color of bonus CD cuts “Too Late Now” (a definitive Icehouse sound) and “Into the Wild” been included, how different things might have been. A few blocks up from the bland Sidewalk but a few buildings short of Man of Colours.

Review by Kelvin Hayes,


A1 No Promises
A2 Cross The Border
A3 Spanish Gold
A4 Paradise
A5 The Flame

B1 Regular Boys
B2 Mr. Big
B3 Angel Street
B4 Lucky Me
B5 Baby, You’re So Strange

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records, Inc.
Published By – I. D. Music
Published By – R. G. K. Music
Recorded At – Crescent Studios
Recorded At – Livingston Studios
Recorded At – Whitehouse Recording Studio
Recorded At – Air Studios
Recorded At – The Town House
Recorded At – Trash Studios
Mixed At – Crescent Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Art Direction – Rick Dobbis
Art Direction, Design – Norman Moore
Engineer – Warne Livesey
Engineer [Assistant] – George Shilling
Keyboards, Piano [Treated], Backing Vocals – Brian Eno
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Photography By – Simon Fowler (2)
Producer – David Lord, Rhett Davies
Written-By – Iva Davies, Robert Kretschmer
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 0 4411-41527-1
Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): (BFV 41527 AS)
Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BFV 41527 BS)
Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): BFV 41527 AS ES1 Emw TJ
Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): BFV 41527 BS ES1 Emw TJ
Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): STERLING
Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): STERLING
Rights Society: ASCAP


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