MAN OF COLOURS ALBUM
1987 Australian release
Man Of Colours was ICEHOUSE's best-selling album, which was released in September 1987 on Regular Records/Chrysalis Records. The album peaked at #1 on the Australian album charts for 11 weeks from 5 October 1987, and has sold over 1 million copies. “Electric Blue” was their only Australian #1 single. The release of the album and its singles marked the zenith of ICEHOUSE's commercial success, both locally and internationally.
Iva Davies was joined by Robert Kretschmer (guitars), Andy Qunta (keyboards, piano), Simon Lloyd (reeds, brass, keyboards, programming), Stephen Morgan (bass guitar) and Paul Wheeler (drums, percussion) in recording the album from February 1987. It was the first Australian album to supply five Top 30 hit singles:
"Crazy" (#3 in July),
"Electric Blue" (co-written by Davies and John Oates of US band Hall and Oates) (#1, October),
"My Obsession" (#5, December),
"Man of Colours" (#28, February 1988) and
"Nothing Too Serious" (#29, May 1988). With US chart success for "Crazy", which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on its Mainstream Rock chart, and "Electric Blue" (#7 Hot 100, #10 Mainstream), the album Man of Colours reached #43 on the Billboard 200.