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Sidewalk Import


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  • Audio CD (17 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B008KEODQU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,052 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By james havers on 3 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
Icehouse was/is basically a vehicle for the products of the Australian musician Iva Davies. SIDEWALK was in my opinion Icehouse's best album (apart from the superb MEASURE FOR MEASURE). It was originally released in 1984 and resembles, to a fair degree, other popular artists of the time such as Bryan Ferry (eg Stay Close Tonight)and Simple Minds (eg Sidewalk) due to Iva Davies' astonishing vocal skill which changes dramatically from track to track! Probably the best song is 'Don't Believe Anymore' which features some great sax playing by Joe Camulleri. Another highlight is the rather Roxy-sounding 'Dance On' which presumably was a single not featured on the original LP.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. L. Young on 24 Mar 2009
Format: Audio CD
Icehouse were an incredibly accomplished pop group who quite simply produced a number of great songs that were largely greeted with indifference in the uk. This is their best album. If it has failing, it is that it wears it's influences a little too heavily on it's sleeve ;please skip the first track Taking This Town in which Iva Davies does a toe curling David Bowie impression. But it deserves five stars on the strength of the rest of it's songs alone. 'Stay Close Tonight' is just a wonderfully evocative piece of music conjuring up images of hot summer evenings with a love interest. Indeed Icehouse are very much worth 'getting to know' as you may find a romantic attachment develops. Yes Iva Davies sounds like Bryan Ferry fronting a Roxy Music song; but the point is that this simply sounds as good as anything Roxy ever did. Check also 'Don't Believe Anymore'. This is a song that once heard is simply never forgotten. If you like stylish and classy popular music this album really is worth hunting down.
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By yngvegronseth on 28 Dec 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album is very good, it grooves, and if you dont know it, you must try it. The vocal performance is great. buy it.
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By AK on 5 Jan 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
An excellent follow up to Primitive Man - great 80's synth pop album. After this albums went a bit downhill
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Dark, Mature=Best Icehouse Cd! 3 Mar 2000
By "jukeboxbaby96" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
what a dark and also dreamy sound to "sidewalk", this one will take some listening to get use to! "Don't belive anymore" Imo is the best underated single of the 80's!, "dusty pages" is a perfect ditty. taking the town...uhhh well i think its just good, only. great 80's sounding songs like "shotdown" ,"this time", only weak song is the filler "the mountain" which has a nice closing, dreamy affect.A very serious album by iva davies!, guy pratt does a great job too! although this is a true 5 star album, new icehouse fans should seek "man of colors" first or "masterfile".
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Forgotten album 31 Dec 2008
By Pastor of Disaster - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Even amongst Icehouse fans, this remains a forgotten album, and perhaps tune for tune, it isnt as strong as Measure for Measure, but the 2 could almost be a double album in the Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call mode, becasue the songs and production are similar. Really well worth adding to the collection if you can find it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Probably the most balanced Icehouse album 8 Sep 2005
By B. D. Bush - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I always thought Icehouse was probably the most appropriately-named band ever. (OK, I don't think there ever was a question that Icehouse never really was a band. Icehouse was Iva Davies, period. And that's clear just looking at the cover. You don't see a band anywhere do ya? But I digress..........)

There was always a trademark coldness about Icehouse albums, with a lot of synth-heavy, moody songs about alienation and disillusionment. Although those were offset by the occassional "We Can Get Together" or such, this is probably the most balanced offering of the Icehouse catalog.

This album balances out that trademark....well, iciness, with warmer songs like "This Time", "Dusty Pages" and "Stay Close Tonight", while Iva still evokes a heavy chill with songs like the title track, "Don't Believe Anymore" and "Shot Down".

There's nothing on here as immediately memorable as "We Can Get Together", or some of the later minor hits like "Electric Blue"; this is an album with it's own unique, cohesive feel, one of those that gets you after repeated listenings. It's a fine one to dim the lights and chill out with (pun completely intentional).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
another great one 1 Oct 2010
By Fred Flame - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When i first bought this one upon its release,i wasn't too excited about it.Most likely because it took some getting used to & it was still overshadowed by 'Primitive Man',but nowadays i Got the cd and gave it another try.And it is after all a great album.It was released when their popularity vaned.Icehouse was all along mistaken for just another pop group.And that is exactly what they were not.Even thogh they were well known,they never received the acknoledgement of their effort,which is actually Iva Davies' skills.Now is the perfect time to discover or rediscover all their outings.After all this time their albums have stood the test of time,can be played at any time and still sound fresh.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good 25 Aug 2008
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Standard Icehouse tunes, but still not as good as Man of Colours. Oh, well, can't live in the past.
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