Meltdown

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All Music Guide - Kelvin Hayes
A remix album is a slightly more refreshing alternative to the cumbersome greatest-hits packages. Eight years after the remix album Full Circle, Meltdown offers various takes on Icehouse classics by the cream of Australia's DJs. Great efforts are made to update the Icehouse sound to a dance rather than art-obsessed generation and, as Iva Davies was one of the first Australian electro-pop pioneers, he is better placed than most for the treatment. However, only a few of these pieces really succeed. Most striking are the new "Lay Your Hands on Me" with Speed of Light and the reincarnation of the band's first single, "Can't Help Myself," beautifully reconstructed as a dreamy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kelvin Hayes
A remix album is a slightly more refreshing alternative to the cumbersome greatest-hits packages. Eight years after the remix album Full Circle, Meltdown offers various takes on Icehouse classics by the cream of Australia's DJs. Great efforts are made to update the Icehouse sound to a dance rather than art-obsessed generation and, as Iva Davies was one of the first Australian electro-pop pioneers, he is better placed than most for the treatment. However, only a few of these pieces really succeed. Most striking are the new "Lay Your Hands on Me" with Speed of Light and the reincarnation of the band's first single, "Can't Help Myself," beautifully reconstructed as a dreamy trance-like anthem by beXta, as is Ivan Gough and Colin Snape's "Cafe Latte" mix of "Don't Believe Anymore." "Street Cafe" and Skipraiders' take on "Electric Blue" also translate well, the latter's poppy-ness actually sounding more like Icehouse now than its shameless original '80s rock version. There are casualties, though, and the Germanic disco thump of "Hey Little Girl," "Icehouse" itself, and the normally fabulous Josh Abrahams' dark variant of "Crazy" don't bode well at all. Interesting but for diehards and dance slaves only.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • Label: Rock Up
  • UPC: 090204935161
  • Catalog Number: 72076
  • Sales rank: 55,979

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Icehouse Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Josh Abrahams Remixing
Andy J Producer, Remixing
Kathy Naunton Mastering
Sonic Animation Remixing
Peewee Ferris Remixing
Infusion Producer, Remixing
DJ Josh Producer, Remixing
Skip Raiders Remixing
Darren Glen Producer, Remixing
Endorphin Remixing
Ivan Gough Remixing
Craig Obey Producer, Remixing
Wicked Beat Sound System Remixing
Andy J. Producer, Remixing
Colin Snape Remixing
Smash N Grab Remixing
Steve Millard Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Icehouse is Awesome

    Icehouse has great songs. "Lay Your Hands on Me" was featured in the Winter Playlist at Abercrombie and Fitch in 2007. Very catchy and very entertaining.

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