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LABEL: EPILOGUE ENTERTAINMENT
Produced by: Dan Wexler
ICON came and went before their time.|
Their music & style was always a little different than what anyone else was doing.
In fact the band's classic Night Of The Crime album was voted amongst the top releases ever in a Kerrang poll (When the magazine counted for something, at least).
A cult following still surrounds the band and that following is primarily why this live album exists.
The guys never recorded an official live album, but the shear demand for a new Icon release saw the band and management shift through archive bootleg's for material good enough to release.
And 1984: Live Bootleg is the result.
A VHS recording was found of one classic era gig - December 30th, 1984. This is that show, remastered and mixed for it's audio source and released finally this month.
So with that in mind you have to consider the quality of the sound recording and also consider how much of a die hard fan you are!
The album is tagged official bootleg for a reason. The sound is not much better than a good audience recording of any live gig. This is no soundboard master tape!
|PRODUCTION: 25%||SONGS: 80%||VIBE: 50%||ATTITUDE: 65%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Die hard fans and collectors only|
DISCOGRAPHY:Icon . Night Of The Crime . An Even More Perfect Union . 1984: Live Bootleg