Code Blue (album)

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Code Blue
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Studio album by Icehouse
Released 11 November 1990
Recorded Trackdown and Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, Australia
Genre Rock, new wave
Length 51:38
Label Regular
Producer Nick Launay
Icehouse chronology
Great Southern Land
(1989)
Code Blue
(1990)
Masterfile
(1992)
Singles from Code Blue
  1. "Big Fun"
    Released: 23 July 1990
  2. "Miss Divine"
    Released: 28 August 1990
  3. "Anything Is Possible"
    Released: 9 December 1990
  4. "Where the River Meets the Sea"
    Released: April 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Code Blue is a studio album by the Australian rock/synthpop band Icehouse and was released in November 1990 by Regular Records. Although less commercially successful than their previous studio album, 1987's Man of Colours, Code Blue peaked at #5 on the Australian album charts. Singles from the album were "Big Fun", "Miss Divine", "Anything Is Possible" and "Where the River Meets the Sea" - best performed single "Miss Divine" peaked at #16 on the Australian singles chart and became their last Top 40 hit.[2] The album was digitally remastered by Icehouse founder Iva Davies and Ryan Scott with three bonus tracks added for the 2002 re-release by Warner Music Australia.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Songwriters according to Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).[4]

  1. "Mercy on the Boy" (Iva Davies, Robert Kretschmer) - 3:46
  2. "Harbour Town" (Davies) - 3:38
  3. "The Great Divide" (Davies) - 4:39
  4. "Wind and Sail" (Davies, Kretschmer) - 5:08
  5. "Big Fun" (Davies, Kretschmer) - 4:00
  6. "Miss Divine" (Davies, Kretschmer) - 4:20
  7. "Knockin' 'Em Down" (Davies) - 3:46
  8. "Miracle Mile" (Davies, Kretschmer) - 4:40
  9. "Anything is Possible" (Davies, Kretschmer) - 4:21
  10. "Where the River Meets the Sea" (Davies, Kretschmer) - 4:08
  11. "Jericho Bay" (Davies, Simon Lloyd) - 4:06
  12. "Charlie's Sky" (Davies) - 5:00
  13. "Big Fun" (The Riddler Mix) (Davies, Kretschmer) - 6:21 (**)
  14. "Miss Divine" (Spellbound Mix) (Davies, Kretschmer) - 6:39 (**)
  15. "Where the River Meets the Sea" (Original Demo) (Davies, Kretschmer) - 4:04 (**)

(**) Only available on the Australian 2002 remastered version.

Singles[edit]

  • "Big Fun" #47 AUS
  • "Miss Divine" #16 AUS
  • "Anything Is Possible" #49 AUS

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Peak
1990 Australian Chart 5

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[3][5]

Icehouse members

  • Iva Davies – vocals, guitars, keyboards, oboe, bagpipes
  • Simon Lloyd – saxophone, keyboards, programming
  • Stephen Morgan – bass
  • Paul Wheeler – drums

Additional musicians

  • Mark Azzopardi – backing vocals
  • Mary Azzopardi – backing vocals
  • Kevin Bennett – backing vocals
  • Robert Burke – saxophone
  • The Cove Chamber Orchestra — strings
  • Sandy Evans – saxophone
  • Sean Kelly – backing vocals
  • Wendy Matthews – backing vocals
  • James Morrison – trumpet
  • Mark Punch – backing vocals
  • James Valentine – saxophone

Recording details

  • Studio/s: Trackdown and Rhinoceros Studios, Rich and E.M.I. Studio 301 Sydney
  • Arranger (brass, strings) – Iva Davies
  • Engineer – Nick Launay
    • Assistants – James Cadsky, Nich Hartley, Peter Lees, Adrian Webb, Kristen Wolek
  • Mastered – Tony Cousins @ The Town House, London, England.
  • Mixed – Nick Launay, Iva Davies (bonus tracks)
  • Producer – Nick Launay, Iva Davies (bonus tracks)
  • Digital remastering (2002) – Iva Davies, Ryan Scott

Art work

  • Cover Concept – Iva Davies
  • Art Director – David Barnes
  • Photography – Hugh Stewart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Search results for:Icehouse". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Man of Colours (bonus tracks) credits". allmusic guide. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Archived from the original on 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-07-05.  Note: requires user to input song title e.g. MERCY ON THE BOY
  5. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "The Flowers / Icehouse". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014.