More Perfect Union (album)

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More Perfect Union
Icon An Even More Perfect Union.jpg
Cover of the 1995 CD re-issue
Studio album by
Released1987
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock
Length36:44
70:16 (re-issue)
LabelIndependently released,
Epilogue Entertainment (re-issue)
ProducerDan Wexler, Steve Escallier
Icon chronology
Night of the Crime
(1985)
More Perfect Union
(1987)
Right Between the Eyes
(1989)

More Perfect Union is a 1987 release by Arizona glam metal band Icon. The album, initially released on cassette only, featured a Capitol Records logo like their previous two major label albums, but was in essence an independent release as guitarist Dan Wexler states that "We lost the deal from Capitol in October/November 1985".[1] After losing the deal, and frontman Stephen Clifford, the band played a few shows with new singer Steven Young, but before starting work on this album he was replaced by Jerry Harrison, and guitarist John Aquilino by keyboardist Kevin Stoller, known for his work with Stevie Nicks among others. The cassette originally contained ten tracks, sold out quickly and became a sought-after collectible due to the band's worldwide cult status. Due to fan demand, the album was re-released in 1995 on CD with the title An Even More Perfect Union and included seven bonus tracks, initially as a limited numbered edition autographed by Dan Wexler. The later printings are easily identified as they have the logo and title in a different color.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In Your Eyes" - 3:56
  2. "Local Heroes" - 4:47
  3. "One Step Behind" - 3:42
  4. "Walk Away" - 3:42
  5. "Forever Young" - 3:49
  6. "Lost Love" - 2:50
  7. "Eyes of a Prisoner" - 4:31
  8. "Better Left Unsaid" - 4:29
  9. "Left to Be Alone" - 4:58
  10. "Hold On" - 4:35
1995 CD reissue additional tracks
  1. "Way Back to My Heart" - 4:08
  2. "Stranger Things" - 4:02
  3. "Strong Love" - 3:58
  4. "Second Hand People" - 4:44
  5. "Sweet Young Sinner" - 4:29
  6. "Gold Bullets" - 3:51
  7. "Little Drummer Boy" - 3:45

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • Jerry Harrison - vocals
  • Dan Wexler - guitars
  • Kevin Stoller - keyboards
  • Tracy Wallach - bass, backing vocals
  • Pat Dixon - drums
Additional musicians
  • Mark Prentice - keyboards
  • Mark Seagraves - keyboard programming
  • John Aquilino - guitars

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Dan Wexler and Steve Escallier
  • Arranged by: Pat Dixon, Dan Wexler, Jerry Harrison & Tracy Wallach
  • Additional engineering: Andy Seagle, Bob Frasier

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edström, Stefan (31 May 1997). "Icon". AOR.nu. Retrieved 2012-07-08.