Ice in the Sun

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"Ice in the Sun"
Single by The Status Quo
from the album Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo
B-side "When My Mind Is Not Live"
Released 1968 (1968)
Format 7"
Recorded 1968
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 2:14
Label Pye Records
Writer(s) Marty Wilde
Ronnie Scott
Producer(s) John Schroeder
The Status Quo singles chronology
"Black Veils of Melancholy"
"Ice in the Sun"
"Make Me Stay a Bit Longer"

"Ice in the Sun" is a song by the band Status Quo. The track was recorded in 1968, and appeared on Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo, an album by Status Quo that was released in August that year.[1]

"Ice in the Sun" was also released as a single in the UK in August 1968.[1] Written by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott (not the famous jazz musician), and produced by John Schroeder,[2] the song was Status Quo's second hit single.[3]

It reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart, spending twelve weeks in the listing,[3] and number 29 in the Canadian RPM Magazine charts.

The track has appeared on numerous compilation albums including XS All Areas - The Greatest Hits, Whatever You Want - The Very Best of Status Quo and From the Makers of....


  • 1968: "Ice in the Sun" / "When My Mind Is Not Live" 45 rpm 7" : Pye / 7N 17581
  • 1968: "Hielo en el sol" / "Velos negros de melancolía" 45 rpm 7" : Pye / H 387
  • 1969: "Ice in the Sun" / "Pictures of Matchstick Men" 45 rpm 7" : Pye / L-2222-Y


  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 927–929. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ "Album review by Robert Aniento". Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 526. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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