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  • The Icicle Works - The Best Of The Icicle Works - Expanded
  • Tracklist
    · Chop the Tree
    · Love Is a Wonderful Colour
    · Reaping the Rich Harvest
    · As the Dragonfly Flies
    · Lover's Day
    · In the Cauldron of Love
    · Out of Season
    · A Factory in the Desert
    · Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)
    · Nirvana
    · All Is Right
    · When Winter Lasted Forever
    · Love Hunt
    · Reverie Girl
    · Gun Boys
    · Love is a Wonderful Colour (Long Version)
    · Waterline (USA Version)
    · In the Dance the Shaman Led
    · The Devil On Horseback
    · Mountain Comes to Mohammed
    · Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream) (Frantic Mix)
    · Scarecrow
    · Ragweed Campaign
    · The Atheist
    · Nirvana (Live)

The Icicle Works

The Best Of The Icicle Works - Expanded

Beggars Banquet
Released 1 August 1992

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. They are best known in the UK for their only top 20 UK hit "Love Is a Wonderful Colour" (1983). In the US and Canada, they also had only one top 40 hit, the 1984 single "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)".

Led by singer/songwriter Ian McNabb, the band released five albums from 1984 to 1990 before breaking up in 1991. McNabb later convened a revised line-up of the band in 2006 to play live shows; this revised Icicle Works line-up still plays sporadic live dates.