Though there has yet been no official announcement, the tracklists for both the upcoming John Lennon “ICON” and Ringo Starr “ICON” CDs have now been revealed now that the covers are posted on Barnes & Noble.com. Both CDs have a low list price, which translates to an even lower shelf price, where they're priced at less than $9. Both of the CDs will have mostly pre-released songs since "ICON" is a greatest hits series.
The track list for the Lennon disc is pretty familiar stuff on his albums. The songs are “Imagine,” “Just Like Starting Over,” “Instant Karma (We All Shine On),” “Stand By Me,” “Mind Games,” “Jealous Guy,” “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy),” “Love,” “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and “Give Peace a Chance.”
The Ringo Starr "ICON" disc has one live song, and also has a couple of "deep" tracks. It will include “Photograph,” “It Don't Come Easy,” “You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine),” “Oh My My,” “Only You (And You Alone),” “King of Broken Hearts,” “No-No Song,” “Back Off Boogaloo,” “Walk With You,” “It's All Down to (Goodnight Vienna)” and “Yellow Submarine” (live version). Because there are no details, there is no word yet on where the live version comes from. As we've previously reported, both discs will be released on Sept. 9. That's the same day, incidentally, as the Beatles' mono vinyl set.
The ICON series is described as a “greatest hits series at a great low price.” Others being released Sept. 9 according to Amazon listings are the Carpenters, Iggy Pop, Meatloaf, the Ohio Players and Slaughter. Other volumes already in the series include the Allman Brothers Band, Dean Martin, Chuck Berry, Deep Purple, the Beach Boys, ABBA, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Badfinger (“Timeless”), Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, John Lee Hooker, James Brown, The Jackson 5, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, the Rat Pack, The Statler Brothers, Uriah Heep, Rod Stewart and Rush.
In other Beatles CD news, the prices on the upcoming McCartney “Venus and Mars” and “Wings at the Speed of Sound” reissues have settled down. They're now listed as $76.99 for the deluxe editions after much higher early prices.