Ikon (4) ‎– As Time Goes By (The Original Ikon)

Équinoxe Records ‎– EQ022
CD, Album, Compilation


1 As Time Goes By 2:53
2 Never Ending 3:27
3 Alive 3:14
4 Why 3:14
5 Reality Is Lost 4:09
6 Fear 3:51
7 Alone 3:12
8 To Turn Away 3:38
9 Suicide (Live) 3:56
10 She Smiles (Live) 4:11
11 Devotion (Live) 2:36
12 Fear (Live) 4:10

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Released in a jewel case with transparent tray includes 4-page booklet.
Tracks 3 & 4 are swapped, "Why" is printed on back tray as track 3 and "Alive" as track 4.

Tracks 1-8 recorded at Frontline Sound Melbourne January 1992.
Tracks 9-12 recorded live at The Arthouse Melbourne 1.1.1992.
All tracks mixed at Toyland Studios Melbourne.
Accept track 2 mixed at Cydonia Studios.
All recordings were not produced.
Mastered at Toyland February 2007.

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The durations are not listed on the release.

[Booklet inside]
In January 1992, IKON entered the studio to record what was supposed to be the band's debut single, 'As Time Goes By' b/w 'Never Ending'.Over three days from 17 January, a total of eight songs were recorded and the band was reasonably satisfied with the results. Shortly afterward, an accident lead to the partial erasure of the drums for 'As Time Goes By', making it impossible to finish and also wiping the plans for it to be the main single track. The remaining songs were mixed over the following weeks, but the band was not happy with the results overall, so the project was shelved.

By mid-1992, IKON decided to attempt to remix the tracks and select another single option, but this time encountered a new problem: the tape was beginning to oxidize, making it impossible to play. The band was faced with the prospect of being forced to use the initial unsatisfactory mixes, and having to choose 'Why' as the A-side and 'As Time Goes By' (Live) as the B-side. By late-1992, the <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Ikon-Why/master/31676">'Why' 7" single</a> was finally released, and was viewed by the band as a historical token gesture.

In 1995, the 16-track master reel was repaired and transferred to 24-track, and most of these tracks were featured on the <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Ikon-A-Moment-In-Time/release/536801">'A Moment In Time' CD</a>, the limited edition <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Ikon-The-Final-Experience/release/536848">'The Final Experience' CD</a> and the <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Ikon-Dawn-Of-The-Ikonoclast-1991-1997/release/536907">2-CD 'The Dawn of the Ikonoclast'</a>. All of these CDs are now long deleted. The original version of 'Never Ending' has not been released until today. Finally, fifteen years on, these recordings can be put to rest in the one place, along with four tracks from IKON's third live performance.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4042564021615
  • Matrix / Runout: REGENCY MEDIA 96351.1 EQ022 P44984
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN96
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6Z08