Great Southern Land (album)

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For the 1982 single Great Southern Land or later versions of the song, see Great Southern Land.
Great Southern Land
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Compilation album by Icehouse
Released 23 October 1989 (1989-10-23)
Genre Rock, new wave, synthpop
Label Regular/Chrysalis Records
Icehouse chronology
Man of Colours
(1987)
Great Southern Land
(1989)
Code Blue
(1990)
Singles from Great Southern Land
  1. "Touch the Fire"
    Released: 30 September 1989 (1989-09-30)
  2. "Jimmy Dean"
    Released: 28 December 1989 (1989-12-28)

Great Southern Land is a compilation album by Australian rock/synthpop band Icehouse, released by Chrysalis Records / Regular Records in October 1989. It peaked at #2 on the Australian albums charts, and contained two singles "Touch the Fire", which peaked at #13 on the singles charts, and "Jimmy Dean", which peaked at #47.[1] There are quite a few different versions of this album, the Regular Records release for Australian / New Zealand markets was as a 16 track double vinyl LP, twin music cassette or CD; Chrysalis Records US versions were as 10 track LP / music cassette or 11 track CD release with a different track order; Chrysalis Records UK versions had 12 tracks (some not included on original Australian release); and a video version of 15 tracks was released in VHS PAL format.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

Australian/New Zealand release[edit]

  1. "Touch the Fire"
  2. "Can't Help Myself"
  3. "Hey Little Girl"
  4. "Great Southern Land"
  5. "Paradise"
  6. "Sister"
  7. "No Promises"
  8. "Jimmy Dean"
  9. "Cross the Border"
  10. "Street Cafe"
  11. "Love in Motion"
  12. "Walls"
  13. "Baby, You're So Strange"
  14. "We Can Get Together"
  15. "Mr. Big"
  16. "Don't Believe Anymore"

American release[edit]

  1. "Touch the Fire"
  2. "Jimmy Dean"
  3. "Hey Little Girl"
  4. "Can't Help Myself"
  5. "Great Southern Land"
  6. "Sister"
  7. "Cross the Border"
  8. "We Can Get Together"
  9. "Street Cafe"
  10. "Don't Believe Anymore"
  11. "No Promises" (12" Dance Mix) (**)

(**) Only released on CD version, not Cassette.

UK release[edit]

  1. "Touch the Fire"
  2. "Jimmy Dean"
  3. "Hey Little Girl"
  4. "Great Southern Land"
  5. "Electric Blue"
  6. "Crazy"
  7. "Cross the Border"
  8. "Street Cafe"
  9. "Don't Believe Anymore"
  10. "No Promises" (12" Dance Mix)
  11. "Sister"
  12. "Icehouse"

Video release[edit]

  1. "Can't Help Myself"
  2. "We Can Get Together"
  3. "Walls"
  4. "Sister"
  5. "Love in Motion"
  6. "Great Southern Land '82"
  7. "Hey Little Girl"
  8. "Street Cafe"
  9. "Don't Believe Anymore"
  10. "No Promises"
  11. "Baby, You're So Strange"
  12. "Mr. Big"
  13. "Cross the Border"
  14. "Touch the Fire"
  15. "Great Southern Land '89"

Released in VHS/PAL format.

Singles[edit]

  • "Touch the Fire" (1989) #13 AUS; #84 US
  • "Jimmy Dean" (1989) #47 AUS

Notes[edit]

"Can't Help Myself", "Street Cafe" and "Love In Motion" are the Australian / NZ single mixes and "Great Southern Land", "Sister", "Walls" and "We Can Get Together" are new mixes. "No Promises (12" Dance Mix)" is the Club Mix from the US 12"s.

Personnel[edit]

Icehouse members

Art work

  • Cover photography — Hugh McLeod-Aitionn
  • Cover artwork — Hugh McLeod-Aitionn
  • Band photos —Jan Moxley & Tony Mott

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Peak
1989 Australian Chart 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "australian-charts.com - Icehouse". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "The Flowers / Icehouse". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Icehouse'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Retrieved 2008-06-11.