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Tracklist

Swimming3:52
Women Around The World At Work3:47
Casualties Of Glass5:09
Boy Without Filters4:58
Jets Seem Slower In London Skies2:34
This Is The Ice Age7:25
One Day In Paris4:15
You Sold The Cottage3:55
Three Hundred Years / Chemistry7:00

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    Cover of This Is The Ice Age, 1981, VinylThis Is The Ice Age
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    Dindisc – DID 10UK1981UK1981
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    Dindisc – DIDC 10UK1981UK1981
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    Dindisc – 204181France1981France1981
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    Dindisc – DID 10Italy1981Italy1981
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    Dindisc – VL 2228, Virgin – VL 2228Canada1981Canada1981
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    Dindisc – 204 181-320Germany1981Germany1981
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    Dindisc – 602405Portugal1981Portugal1981
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    Dindisc – DID 10Finland1981Finland1981
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    Dindisc – 204 181, Dindisc – 204 181-320Netherlands1981Netherlands1981
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    Cover of This Is The Ice Age, 1981, CassetteThis Is The Ice Age
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    Dindisc – VL4-2228Canada1981Canada1981
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    Dindisc – 404181France1981France1981
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    Dindisc – DID(L) 10South Africa1981South Africa1981
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    Dindisc – VL 2228, Virgin – VL-2228Canada1981Canada1981
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    Beta Record C.A. – LPBS-1063Venezuela1982Venezuela1982
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    Cover of This Is The Ice Age, 1988, VinylThis Is The Ice Age
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    Virgin – OVED 79, Dindisc – DID 10UK1988UK1988
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    Virgin – OVED 79UK1988UK1988
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    Cover of This Is The Ice Age, 2005, CDThis Is The Ice Age
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    EMI – 072438-60739-2-1, Virgin – 072438-60739-2-1Canada2005Canada2005
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    Cover of This Is The Ice Age, 2005, CDThis Is The Ice Age
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    Cover of This Is The Ice Age, 2005, CDThis Is The Ice Age
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    • rev_cocacola's avatar
      rev_cocacola
      Why is this great album so tough to find on CD - was it withdrawn soon after release in 2005 ? I mean come on - what's the story ?
      • 1cispas's avatar
        1cispas
        Edited 3 years ago
        This is the same release as Martha And The Muffins - This Is The Ice Age. The bottom of the back cover with the barcode is missing in the uploaded picture... That doesn't make it a release without a barcode...
        • airbagabe's avatar
          airbagabe
          Price of this is criminally low. Easily one of the best albums of this year and the entire post-punk/new-wave era. For $4 you might as well buy a few copies.
          • Multiverser's avatar
            Multiverser
            One of my favorite albums from the early eighties. Every track is wonderful. As they say, all killer, no filler. The cover photos always struck me as perfect for this album. It's exactly the same view photographed at two different times of day. The creative songwriting, vocals and musicianship are first class. I would go so far as to say this is a classic album that would easily rate in my top 10 best albums in this genre (whatever that genre is --early eighties new wave?).
            • djools121's avatar
              djools121
              my copy has a b-side in salmon (same color as the dindisc/virgin version from Canada with same cat. number).
              • BESTBASS42's avatar
                BESTBASS42
                Edited 5 years ago
                You will of probably heard their breakthrough track & worldwide hit from 1979 'Echo Beach'. Well forget about that. This album recorded two years later is on another level. From the bleak yet mesmerizing front & rear cover of Toronto's 'First Canada Place' photographed by Mark Gane from his bedsit, to the ambient, moody funked up new wave tracks on the album this is a pure masterpiece. I Am not going to go into a full in depth review of every track except to say there are a few surprises (especially if all you know is Echo Beach). The album plays better when the bonus track from the CD is added 'Twenty Two In Cincinnati' recorded at the same time as this album but was the b-side to 'Women Around The World At Work' the albums single. Marthas voice is as always silky smooth & lets be honest if she was as good looking as Debbie Harry of Blondie the group would of been massive. Jocelyne Lanois provides some superb bass-lines as well as backing vocals & the production by her brother Daniel is crystal clear & pin sharp. Theres so much going on on this album, best listened to in the dark while wearing a pair of headphones. And again, if you do buy it set your running order to include 'Twenty-Two In Cincinnati' as the last track. 10/10, 5 stars...
                • Risingson's avatar
                  Risingson
                  Edited 10 years ago
                  The first album that Martha & The Muffins recorded with Daniel Lanois, then an unknown producer, is different from their breakthrough and their sophomore effort, and funny enough, very similar to Brian Eno produced albums (though it will be the later "Danseparc" the album that could be part of the Talking Heads discography). More than that: it's a masterpiece of mostly ambient pop, with a couple of uplifting singles ("Women around the world at work" and "You sold the cottage") and lots of studio trickery that came from the minds of the entire group and Lanois himself: noise from the instruments, layers and layers of melody, the wonderful baritone voice of Mark in "Swimming", a certain lack of structure that makes it loose and refreshing... and the most powerful ballad they have recorded, "One day in Paris". A fan's favourite, reissued a couple of times and sadly dissapeared after one month of the reissue, and one of the new wave best ones.

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