Take Away the Colour

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"Take Away the Colour"
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Single by ICE MC
from the album Ice'n'Green
B-side "Remix"
Released 18 September 1993
Format CD single, CD maxi
12" maxi single
Genre Euro-electronica
Length 3:25
Label Polydor (Germany)
Ariplay Records (France)
Dance World Attack (Italy)
Blanco Y Negro (Spain)
Dance Pool (Australia)
12INC (Sweden)
Songwriter(s) Roberto Zanetti
Producer(s) Roberto Zanetti
ICE MC singles chronology
"Rainy Days"
(1992)
"Take Away the Colour"
(1993)
"Think about the Way"
(1994)
"Rainy Days"
(1992)
"Take Away the Colour"
(1993)
"Think about the Way"
(1994)
Music video
"Take Away the Colour" on YouTube

"It's a Rainy Day"
(1994)

"Take Away the Colour (95' Reconstruction)"
(1995)

"Ice'n'Mix"
(1995)

"Take Away the Colour" is a 1993 song by British born, Italy based Eurodance artist ICE MC. It was his first single from his album Ice'n'Green on which it appears as third track, and his ninth single overall. It was written and produced by Robyx, while the female vocals were performed by Simone Jay. The song was reissued a year later, in 1995, in a new version entitled "Take Away the Colour ('95 Reconstruction), however, this version is performed by Alexia. The first version was more successful, reaching the top 20 in Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Austria and Sweden. The B-side featuring on the various formats of the 1995 release is a megamix composed by ICE MC's hit single "Think about the Way", "It's a Rainy Day" and "Take Away the Colour". This megamix was the next single in France and was only released in this country.

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Take Away the Colour".[1][2]

1994 release[edit]

CD maxi - Europe
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (radio mix) — 3:29
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (HF mix) — 6:45
  3. "Take Away the Colour" (VCF mix) — 5:08
CD maxi - Australia
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (radio mix) — 3:25
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (HF mix) — 6:41
  3. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14
  4. "Take Away the Colour" (to be sampled) — 3:27
CD single
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (radio mix) — 3:28
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (HF mix) — 6:44
12" maxi - Europe
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (HF mix) — 6:41
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (VCF mix) — 5:06
  3. "Take Away the Colour" (radio mix) — 3:25
CD maxi - Remixes - Germany
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (uannanatu remix) — 7:10
  3. "Take Away the Colour" (trance dub) — 6:23
CD maxi - Remixes - Italy
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (radio 7" version) — 3:25
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14
  3. "Take Away the Colour" (FOS vocal dub) — 7:17
  4. "Take Away the Colour" (uannanatu remix) — 7:10
  5. "Take Away the Colour" (trance dub) — 6:33
  6. "Take Away the Colour" (VCF mix) — 5:06
  7. "Take Away the Colour" (to be sampled) — 3:27
12" maxi - Remixes
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (FOS vocal dub) — 7:18
  3. "Take Away the Colour" (uannanatu remix) — 7:10
  4. "Take Away the Colour" (trance dub) — 6:33
  5. "Take Away the Colour" (to be sampled) — 3:27

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1995 release[edit]

CD maxi - Sweden
  1. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction short radio edit) — 3:59
  2. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction) — 5:27
  3. "Megamix (extended version) — 8:44
  4. "Take Away the Colour" (original LP version) — 3:25
  5. "Megamix (short radio version) — 4:14
  6. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14
CD maxi - Belgium
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (original LP version) — 3:25
  2. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction short) — 3:59
  3. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction long) — 5:27
  4. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14
  5. "Megamix Short" — 4:14
  6. "Megamix Long" — 8:44
CD maxi - Germany
  1. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction) — 3:59
  2. "Megamix" (short version) — 4:14
  3. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction) — 5:27
  4. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14
CD single - France, Belgium
  1. "Take Away the Colour" (original LP version) — 3:25 (Belgium only)
  2. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction short) — 3:59
  3. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction long version) — 5:27 (France only)
12" maxi - Belgium
  1. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction short) — 3:59
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14
  3. "Take Away the Colour" (original LP version) — 3:25
  4. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction long) — 5:27
  5. "Megamix Short" — 4:14
12" maxi - Germany, Spain, Italy
  1. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction) — 5:27
  2. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction short) — 3:59
  3. "Megamix" (extended version) — 8:44
  4. "Megamix" (short version) — 4:14
12" maxi - France
  1. "Take Away the Colour" ('95 Reconstruction) — 5:27
  2. "Take Away the Colour" (Rob X remix) — 6:14

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