Updated 3 May 1998
Making The Old New Again
Released onto the European market was a new Icehouse single. "Hey Little Girl í97" has done very well throughout Europe, with reports of it being played in the dance clubs and selling very well in the shops. It was featured as "single of the week" in a Melbourne music mag. The single was even heard within the vicinity of the United States (gasp!) and found in local record stores. Released by Edel/Control Company (Edel 0042405CON), it features five different versions of "Hey Little Girl."
The versions are titled as follows:
The picture sleeve of this single is from a photo session held back in 1994. Those with sharp eyes will note that the lovely model on the right of the photo is none other than Tonia Davies! The picture below is also from that same photo shoot.
Another release for Icehouse fans to get their hands on is a new compilation from Massive Records. Dubbed No Promises, this new collection was created for the European market as well. The success of its predecessor, Love In Motion, had the executives in Europe clamoring for another batch of songs from Icehouseís stellar past!
The tracks featured are:
Avid dissectors of Icehouse will notice subtle differences
in most of the tracks in this collection - weíll let you find them for
Great Southern Land is a re-release that Massive
has just made available. Surprisingly, many fans out there wanted this
to be made available again despite the various other compilations. Massive
does not have any plans at this moment to re-release the Great Southern
Land video compilation. The CD has been released for a limited time
and most likely will be made unavailable again in June 1998.
There Is Love Inside The Icehouse
Icehouse memorabilia was recently featured at a charity auction, with the proceeds from the bids going to the Pathfinder Organization. Iva was pleased to help out and to hear that his contributions raised a nice piece of change for the event! Contributed to the auction were a poster from Berlin, coupled with the hat worn in the picture! The lucky person taking this haberdashing prize home bid almost AUS$1,000 for the pair! Another lucky bidder forked over pretty close to AUS$500 and took home the entire Icehouse CD catalogue! Congratulations to all who were involved with this worthy cause!
From The Offices Of...
The Icehouse has a new inmate... er... guest! Big Bite Management
is pleased to announce a new member of the team! Veronica Ozolins will
be the person in charge of promotion and marketing for Iva Davies. Veronicaís
past experience includes working for two Australian record companies,
The Massive Recording Company and Shock Records. Welcome inside, Veronica!
Oh, and bring a heater...
Just For Fun
Iva attended the Radiohead concert in Sydney. He enjoyed
the show and was impressed that they didnít "do the full Bon Jovi." The
staging and lighting were minimal and Iva felt that made the concert-goer
focus on listening to the music.
Through The Walls
Many of us still have Big Wheel and The Berlin Tapes
echoing in our ears. The question arises, what will Iva take from these
previous works to use as components for the next? He says, "Itís all there.
Itís not The Berlin Tapes. It wonít be a coffee table album. So
far, itís pretty meaty. They are fairly confronting songs." He has several
in the works, which have been heard by some of the people in the inner
circle of Ivaís realm. The reports are that the songs are good... very
good. Iva describes the songs as "rock songs with a hint of modern programming