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MEASURE FOR MEASURE TRACKS

  • No Promises - 4:39
  • Cross The Border - 4:22
  • Spanish Gold - 4:15
  • Paradise - 4:44
  • The Flame - 4:45

  • Regular Boys - 3:31
  • Mr Big - 3:32
  • Angel Street - 4:44
  • Lucky Me - 4:37
  • Baby Your So Strange - 3:58


  • MEASURE FOR MEASURE ALBUM

    1986 International release

    Measure for Measure is the April 1986 studio album by ICEHOUSE and was just the third album in the world to be recorded entirely digitally. The album, which peaked at #8 on the National album charts, features the singles "No Promises", "Baby You're So Strange", "Mr Big", "Cross the Border" and "Paradise". was used in the ballet Boxes, created by Iva Davies and Robert Kretschmer together with Sydney Dance Company's choreographer Graeme Murphy. Davies and Kretschmer performed the score live with guest percussonist Masaki Tanazawa.

    Both “No Promises” and “Cross the Border” were remixed and released as 12" singles, and while a major US pop hit would elude the band until the following year, “No Promises” went Top 10 on both the Billboard Rock tracks and Dance/Club charts. “Cross the Border” did not see as much club play in the US, but was a Top 20 rock hit there. In Australia, two further singles lifted from the album, “Baby You're So Strange” and “Mr Big”, both reached the pop Top 20, interestingly higher than the Australian chartings of the singles which achieved international success. “Paradise” was released as a late 1986 US/UK single but achieved no notable chart success in either market.


    Released: 21-April-1986

    Iva Davies - Lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, Fairlight Music Computer
    Robert Kretschmer - Lead guitars, guitar treatments
    Guy Pratt - Bass guitar, fretless bass
    Simon Lloyd - Reeds and brass, solo trumpet, keyboard programmes, Fairlight
    Andy Qunta - Keyboards, Backing vocals
    Steve Jansen - Drums and percussion
    Masaki Tanazawa - Drums and percussion
    Brian Eno - Backing vocals, treated piano and keyboards

    Label: Regular Records
    Producer - David Lord, Rhett Davies
    Norman Moore - Design
    Simon Fowler - Photography