Icon (Wetton and Downes album)

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Icon
Studio album by Wetton/Downes
Released 2 August 2005
Recorded Aubitt Studios, Southampton, UK
Genre Progressive rock
Length 57:05
Label Frontiers
UMe Digital (US online only)
Producer John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes
Wetton/Downes chronology
Wetton Downes
(2002)
Icon
(2005)
Rubicon
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 6/10 stars[2]

Icon is a studio album recorded and released by Asia band members John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes in 2005. It is the first in the Icon franchise (though they previously recorded in 2002 the album Wetton Downes, a precursor to the Icon series).

See also Icon II: Rubicon(2006). The third Icon album is Icon 3 (2009).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Overture/Paradox"
  2. "Let Me Go"
  3. "God Walks with Us" – 4:40
  4. "I Stand Alone" – 6:08
  5. "Meet Me at Midnight" – 2:34
  6. "Hey Josephine" – 4:52
  7. "Far Away" – 4:04
  8. "Please Change Your Mind" – 4:46
  9. "Sleep Angel" – 4:12
  10. "Spread Your Wings" – 3:46
  11. "In the End" (featuring Annie Haslam) – 4:47
Bonus tracks
  1. "There in Your Bed" – 2:24
  2. "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes '05" – 3:42
  3. "Heat of the Moment '05" – 4:38

An Icon EP was also released (on Frontiers Records), featuring selected tracks from the album, with some being remixes with orchestrations by Mike Stobbie (indicated by * below) EP Tracklist:

  1. "Heat of the Moment '05" – 4:38
  2. "Overture/Paradox"*
  3. "Let Me Go"*
  4. "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes '05" – 3:42
  5. "In the End" (featuring Annie Haslam) – 4:47*
  6. "There in Your Bed" – 2:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Rob Aubrey - engineer, mixing, mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Bret. "Geoffrey Downes / John Wetton Icon review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  2. ^ Elliott, Paul (January 2011). "Wetton Downes - Icon". Classic Rock 153. London, UK: Future plc. pp. 112–113. 

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