The Berlin Tapes (album)

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The Berlin Tapes
Soundtrack album by Iva Davies & Icehouse
Released AUS: October 1995
JAP: 1996
Recorded dIVA Studios, Whale Beach, Australia
Genre Rock
Length 46:09 Original single CD release
Label dIVA/Massive/For Life
Producer Iva Davies
Iva Davies & Icehouse chronology
Full Circle
(1994)
The Berlin Tapes
(1995)
The Singles
(1996)
Singles from The Berlin Tapes
  1. "Heaven"
    Released: September 1995
  2. "Complicated Game"
    Released: February 1996
Heroes
Soundtrack album by Icehouse
Released 16 August 2004
Genre Rock
Label Diva / Warner
Producer Iva Davies
Icehouse chronology
Meltdown
(2002)
Heroes
(2004)
White Heat: 30 Hits
(2011)
Singles from Heroes
  1. "Heroes"
    Released: 16 August 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (2002) 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Berlin Tapes is a covers / soundtrack album by Australian rock musician Iva Davies and his band Icehouse. The record was a collaboration between Davies and classical music composer Max Lambert to accompany the Sydney Dance Company's production of the ballet "Berlin", for which Icehouse performed live on stage. The covers are mostly acoustic, with piano, strings and subtle electronica incorporated into most tracks. The record was initially released as a single or double disc set, with the second disc consisting of instrumental Icehouse tracks performed with the ballet. A 1996 Japanese re-release included three bonus tracks; a 2002 digitally remastered version with five bonus tracks was released in Australia – this time credited simply to Icehouse.[2] It was re-released in Australia in August 2004 and re-titled as Heroes (see second infobox at below right),[3] coinciding with Seven Network's TV broadcast of the Athens Olympic Games, which had two tracks removed and a second mix of "Heroes" added. "Heroes" (The Athens Mix), a cover of David Bowie's original hit, was released in August 2004 and peaked at #93 on the Australian singles charts.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Australian 1995 release[edit]

  1. "Loving the Alien" (David Bowie) – 5:34
  2. "Sister Europe" (The Psychedelic Furs) – 3:59
  3. "Heaven" (Talking Heads) – 4:27
  4. "Complicated Game" (XTC) – 5:27
  5. "Berlin" (Lou Reed) – 0:49
  6. "All the Way" (Frank Sinatra) – 3:16
  7. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (The Velvet Underground) – 4:35
  8. "Let There Be Love" (Simple Minds) – 4:33
  9. "Disappointed" (Public Image Ltd) – 5:26
  10. "A Really Good Time" (Roxy Music) – 3:23
  11. "At Night" (The Cure) – 3:57
  12. "Love Like Blood" (Killing Joke) – 5:47
  13. "Heroes" (David Bowie) – 4:29

Australian 2CD release #1[edit]

Disc One – The Berlin Tapes

  1. "Loving the Alien" (David Bowie) – 5:34
  2. "Sister Europe" (The Psychedelic Furs) – 3:59
  3. "Heaven" (Talking Heads) – 4:27
  4. "Complicated Game" (XTC) – 5:27
  5. "Berlin" (Lou Reed) – 0:49
  6. "All the Way" (Frank Sinatra) – 3:16
  7. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (The Velvet Underground) – 4:35
  8. "Let There Be Love" (Simple Minds) – 4:33
  9. "Disappointed" (Public Image Ltd) – 5:26
  10. "A Really Good Time" (Roxy Music) – 3:23
  11. "At Night" (The Cure) – 3:57
  12. "Love Like Blood" (Killing Joke) – 5:47
  13. "Heroes" (David Bowie) – 4:29

Disc Two – Boxes

  1. "Early Images" – 3:48
  2. "Terra Incognita" – 1:47
  3. "Solitaire" – 4:22
  4. "A Break In The Clouds" – 4:14
  5. "Love Dance" – 2:57
  6. "No Promises" – 6:02
  7. "The Tempest – Part One" – 2:20
  8. "The Tempest – Part Two" – 2:27
  9. "Gravity" – 1:40
  10. "Indian Summer" – 3:45
  11. "Russian Dolls" – 5:13
  12. "Regular Boys" – 2:37
  13. "Familiar Winds" – 2:01
  14. "The Walker" – 1:25
  15. "No Promises (Reprise)" – 1:21
  16. "Surgery" – 2:36
  17. "Regular Boys (Reprise)" – 3:17
  18. "Labyrinth – Part One" – 1:20
  19. "Labyrinth – Part Two" – 1:00
  20. "Liberation – Part One" – 1:23
  21. "Liberation – Part Two" – 1:55

[Liner Notes: Music by Iva Davies and Bob Kretschmer. Boxes is a commission for the Sydney Dance Company. It was conceived by its composers, in collaboration with choreographer Graeme Murphy as a dance work. The first live performance of 'Boxes' was given by the Sydney Dance Company together with Iva Davies, Bob Kretschmer, Masaki Tanazawa in the Opera Theatre of the Sydney Opera House on 7 November 1985.]

Australian 2CD release #2[edit]

Disc One

  1. "Loving the Alien" (David Bowie) – 5:34
  2. "Sister Europe" (The Psychedelic Furs) – 3:59
  3. "Heaven" (Talking Heads) – 4:27
  4. "Complicated Game" (XTC) – 5:27
  5. "Berlin" (Lou Reed) – 0:49
  6. "All the Way" (Frank Sinatra) – 3:16
  7. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (The Velvet Underground) – 4:35
  8. "Let There Be Love" (Simple Minds) – 4:33
  9. "Disappointed" (Public Image Ltd) – 5:26
  10. "A Really Good Time" (Roxy Music) – 3:23
  11. "At Night" (The Cure) – 3:57
  12. "Love Like Blood" (Killing Joke) – 5:47
  13. "Heroes" (David Bowie) – 4:29

Disc Two

  1. "Dedicated to Glam"
  2. "Melt Steel Part 1"
  3. "Orbital Line"
  4. "Melt Steel Part 2"
  5. "Pas de Trois" – 4:46
  6. "Giant and Child Fugue" – 2:15
  7. "Melt Steel Part 3"
  8. "Crazy (Midnight Mix)"

[Note: Disc Two tracks are not covers but originally by Icehouse]

Japanese 1996 release[edit]

  1. "Loving the Alien" (David Bowie) – 5:34
  2. "Sister Europe" (The Psychedelic Furs) – 3:59
  3. "Heaven" (Talking Heads) – 4:27
  4. "Complicated Game" (XTC) – 5:27
  5. "Berlin" (Lou Reed) – 0:49
  6. "All the Way" (Frank Sinatra) – 3:16
  7. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (The Velvet Underground) – 4:35
  8. "Let There Be Love" (Simple Minds) – 4:33
  9. "Disappointed" (Public Image Ltd) – 5:26
  10. "A Really Good Time" (Roxy Music) – 3:23
  11. "At Night" (The Cure) – 3:57
  12. "Love Like Blood" (Killing Joke) – 5:47
  13. "Heroes" (David Bowie) – 4:29
  14. "Be My Friend" (Free) – 4:04
  15. "Being Boiled" (The Human League) – 4:24
  16. "Blank Frank" (Brian Eno) – 3:37
  17. "How Do You Sleep?" (John Lennon) – 8:02

Australian 2002 reissue[edit]

  1. "Loving the Alien" (David Bowie) – 5:34
  2. "Sister Europe" (The Psychedelic Furs) – 3:59
  3. "Heaven" (Talking Heads) – 4:27
  4. "Complicated Game" (XTC) – 5:27
  5. "Berlin" (Lou Reed) – 0:49
  6. "All the Way" (Frank Sinatra) – 3:16
  7. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (The Velvet Underground) – 4:35
  8. "Let There Be Love" (Simple Minds) – 4:33
  9. "Disappointed" (Public Image Ltd) – 5:26
  10. "A Really Good Time" (Roxy Music) – 3:23
  11. "At Night" (The Cure) – 3:57
  12. "Love Like Blood" (Killing Joke) – 5:47
  13. "Heroes" (David Bowie) – 4:29
  14. "Be My Friend" (Free) – 4:04
  15. "Being Boiled" (The Human League) – 4:24
  16. "How Do You Sleep?" (John Lennon) – 8:02
  17. "Giant and Child Fugue" – 2:15 (^)
  18. "Pas de Trois" – 4:46 (^)

(^) These tracks are not covers but originally by Icehouse.

Australian 2004 release as Heroes[edit]

  1. "Heroes" (The Berlin Mix) (David Bowie)
  2. "Loving the Alien" (David Bowie)
  3. "Sister Europe" (The Psychedelic Furs)
  4. "Heaven" (Talking Heads)
  5. "Complicated Game" (XTC)
  6. "Berlin" (Lou Reed)
  7. "All the Way" (Frank Sinatra)
  8. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (The Velvet Underground)
  9. "Let There Be Love" (Simple Minds)
  10. "Really Good Time" (Roxy Music)
  11. "Love Like Blood" (Killing Joke)
  12. "Heroes" (The Athens Mix) (David Bowie)

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[5][6]

  • Greg Barrett — photography
  • Cover photo of Katherine Griffiths, Sydney Dance Company
  • Don Bartley — mastering
  • Steve Bull — bass guitar
  • David Chapman — arranger, programming, engineer
  • Iva Davies — guitar (acoustic), bass, keyboards, programming, vocals, engineer, digital remastering (2002),
  • Bruce Elder — liner notes
  • Simon Leadley — engineer
  • Ryan Scott — digital remastering (2002 version)
  • Adrian Wallis — cello
  • Paul Wheeler — drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r622669
  2. ^ "The Berlin Tapes (2002) Review". allmusic guide. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Heroes (2004) Review". allmusic guide. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  4. ^ "australian-charts.com – Icehouse". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  5. ^ "The Berlin Tapes (bonus tracks) credits". allmusic guide. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  6. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "The Flowers / Icehouse". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014.