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Icicle Works Import

5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

The music written here by Mcnabb is beautiful, powerful, erudite, literary and tender all at once. This is the debut album from Icicle Works. Beggars. 2003.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Chop The Tree
  2. Love Is A Wonderful Colour
  3. Reaping The Rich Harvest
  4. As The Dragonfly Flies
  5. Lover's Day
  6. In The Cauldron Of Love
  7. Out Of Season
  8. Factory In The Desert
  9. Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)
  10. Nirvana


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 3, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B000025STY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,920 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on March 12, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I haven't heard this music for ten years, and I still know all the music and lyrics by heart. I'm happy to finally find it on CD. Whisper to a Scream is the most popular tune from the album, lending an underground rebel tone we all know and love from the time. The tunes flow well together. You won't find yourself skipping around for the next great song. They're all full of intense drums and lyrics.
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I've loved this band since "Whisper to a Scream" was on the US charts in 1983. I was a teenager in the 80's, and have many favorite bands from that era, but the Icicle Works is one of the few that I still listen to all the time. It's a shame this gorgeous music was never more widely appreciated - it's brilliant! My favorites are "Love is a Wonderful Color," "Out of Season," "Chop the Tree" and "Waterline," which unfortunately is not included in this CD release. Amazingly I still have a cassette of the original US release which still plays, so for the time being I still have a copy of "Waterline"! All in all, this is a great album, and what good news to see that it's available on CD.
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By A Customer on February 13, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Icicle Works, brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Ian McNabb, had the blessing of a hugely successful single with which no doubt everyone is familiar ("Bird's Fly (Whisper To A Scream)"), and the curse of being lumped in with countless other bands during the early/mid-80's and dismissed as ultimately irrelevent. Either these groups were wrongly hailed the brilliant future (ask yourself, "Who but the most ardent 80's fan still listens to X, The Clash, Husker Du, the Violent Femmes, or any other band critics flipped over back then?"), or they were rightly relegated to the ash heap of sounding like "80's music" (again, pick your band, i.e. Culture Club, Ultravox, Echo & The Bunnymen) or being a "one hit wonder" (i.e. Men Without Hats). Of course, a few fulfilled their promise, at least commercially (i.e. R.E.M., INXS) if not critically, but most fit the 2 categories.
Neither of these apply to the Icicle Works, and particularly this their debut album. True, they were hailed for their powerful rhythms and McNabb's rich lyrical stories but after "Bird's Fly," they were forgotten...heck their second album wasn't even officially released in the US.
This album, however, still has it's place in my (and should have in your) CD player. It has stood the test of time because ultimately it is a very listenable album. How many albums have you purchased only to find out 1, maybe 2 or 3, songs were worth listening to repeatedly? Well, top to bottom, this album is made for repeated listening. Virtually every track has the intense rhythmic power of "Bird's Fly" without being repetitive, with "Chop the Tree," "As the Dragonfly Flies," and "Factory in the Desert" among the standouts.
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