Ice in the Sun

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"Ice in the Sun"
Single by Status Quo
from the album Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo
B-side "When My Mind Is Not Live"
Released1968 (1968)
Recorded1968
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length2:14
Label Pye Records
Songwriter(s) Marty Wilde
Ronnie Scott
Producer(s) John Schroeder
Status Quo singles chronology
"Black Veils of Melancholy"
(1968)
"Ice in the Sun"
(1968)
"Make Me Stay a Bit Longer"
(1969)

"Ice in the Sun" is a song by the band Status Quo. The track was recorded in 1968, and appeared on Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo , an album by Status Quo that was released in August that year. [1]

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"Ice in the Sun" was also released as a single in the UK in August 1968. [1] Written by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott (not the famous jazz musician), and produced by John Schroeder, [2] the song was Status Quo's second hit single. [3]

It reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart, spending twelve weeks in the listing, [3] and number 29 in the Canadian RPM charts. In the U.S., the song peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 [4] and it was to be their last appearance in the U.S. charts.

The track has appeared on numerous compilation albums including XS All Areas - The Greatest Hits , Whatever You Want - The Very Best of Status Quo and From the Makers of... .

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References

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  2. "Album review by Robert Aniento". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
  3. 1 2 Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 526. ISBN   1-904994-10-5.
  4. "Status Quo Ice In The Sun Chart History".