Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

ICARUS

Jazz Rock/Fusion • United Kingdom


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Icarus picture
Icarus biography
UK outfit Icarus was formed in 1968, with a line-up consisting of Richard Hudson (drums), John Ford (bass), Norrie Devine (sax, flute, clarinet), David Plotel (guitar), Steve Hart (vocals), Iain Hines (keyboards). Ford soon left though, replaced by Glyn Havard (bass) - or vice versa. History is a bit unclear on that point.

Anyhow, both bass-players are credited on the first output of the band, the single "The Devil Rides Out" issued on the Sparks label i 1969.

Later the band was signed to Pye Records. A few more line-up changes were in store for the band as well, with Hudson and Ford (or Hudson and Havard, depending on sources) leaving, replaced by Peter Curtain (drums) and John Plotel (bass) respectively, the latter in turn replaced by Jimmy Wiley (bass). This line-up recorded the sole album to be released by the band. David Plotel (guitar) left the band prior to the album release though, replaced by John Etheridge (guitar).

The Marvel World of Icarus was issued in 1972, and according to legend quickly pulled from the market due to a dispute between Pye Records and Marvel Comics. Without an album to promote the band didn't last for much longer, and by the end of 1972 Icarus disbanded.

In 2007 "The Marvel World Of Icarus" was reissued for the first time, with their single, an unreleased single and another previously unreleased track as bonus features.

ICARUS forum topics / tours, shows & news


ICARUS forum topics Create a topic now
ICARUS tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "icarus"
Post an entries now

ICARUS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to ICARUS

Buy ICARUS Music


Marvel World of IcarusMarvel World of Icarus
Wooden Hill Uk 2007
$10.47
$14.97 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
IN FLAMES - Colony - Reloaded/Icarus CD NEW & SEALED Argentina USD $19.92 Buy It Now 2h 18m
Icarus Line : Penance Soiree CD USD $5.47 Buy It Now 4h 43m
The icarus line-On the lash-2004 cd single USD $2.33 Buy It Now 8h 13m
PAUL WINTER '' ICARUS '' KE-31643 1972 1ST PRESS USD $14.95 Buy It Now 8h 19m
Fijaka by Icarus (CD, Oct-1999, Shadow) USD $6.38 Buy It Now 9h
PAUL WINTER, WINTER CONSORT ICARUS USD $7.50 Buy It Now 11h 52m
MICHAEL NYMAN (PIANO) - THE COMMISSAR VANISHES: THE FALL OF ICARUS CD 1999 USD $6.99 Buy It Now 13h 18m
Songs for the Lost by Icarus Witch USD $16.60 Buy It Now 13h 38m
ICARUS WITCH - SONGS FOR THE LOST CD LIKE NEW  USD $6.95 [0 bids]
13h 53m
ICARUS WITCH - CAPTURE THE MAGIC CD NEAR MINT  USD $9.95 [0 bids]
13h 55m
Icarus Line - All Things Under Heaven [CD New] USD $13.99 Buy It Now 14h 30m
IRON MAIDEN "PIECE OF MIND" XDR CASSETTE FLIGHT OF ICARUS WHERE EAGLES DARE USD $10.39 Buy It Now 14h 47m
Icarus - In Zaire/Stone Fox Chase (CD Used Like New) USD $4.85 Buy It Now 18h 54m
Mono by The Icarus Line (CD, Jan-2001, Crank! A Record Company) USD $1.00 Buy It Now 19h 47m
MICHAEL NYMAN THE COMMISSAR VANISHES THE FALL OF ICARUS USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Iron Maiden ?- Flight Of Icarus / I've Got The Fire 7" Vinyl Single BRAND NEW USD $8.95 Buy It Now 1 day
SERGEI SLONIMSKY Icarus Ballet Suite GAMALEY MELODIYA C07201 MINT USD $35.00 Buy It Now 1 day
In Flames - Colony (Enhanced) ICARUS509 CD - New (Not Sealed) USD $13.42 Buy It Now 1 day
Icarus - Fijaka UK 2LP 1999 + Insert /4* USD $16.95 Buy It Now 1 day
IRON MAIDEN "FLIGHT OF ICARUS" / "I'VE GOT THE FIRE" 7" 45 FACTORY SEALED MONTRO USD $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Icarus USD $15.29 Buy It Now 1 day
Icarus Line - Wildlife [Vinyl New] USD $26.66 Buy It Now 1 day
Paul Winter Consort - Icarus (Cassette, Tape) Working Great Tested USD $2.27 Buy It Now 1 day
ICARUS LANDING DEBUT EP PROLOGUE Cleveland Heavy Metal Hard Rock NEW Sealed USD $25.00 Buy It Now 1 day
THE ICARUS LINE MONO Indie Rock Music CD Album USD $1.71 Buy It Now 1 day
TIM ALLHOFF - KID ICARUS USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $20.16 Buy It Now 1 day
IRON MAIDEN Flight Icarus LTD TOP QUALITY CD FRAMED DISPLAY+EXPRESS GLOBAL SHIP USD $66.37 Buy It Now 1 day
IRON MAIDEN Piece Of Mind CD Classic 1983 Album Flight of Icarus, The Trooper USD $2.49 [1 bids]
1 day
Flight Of Icarus - Inj - EX Iron Maiden UK 7" vinyl single record EMI5378 EMI USD $17.21 Buy It Now 1 day
Paul Winter / Winter Consort " Icarus " 1972 Lp Record USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Krisiun Works Of Carnage Argentinean CD album (CDLP) ICARUS619 ICARUS 2010 USD $20.58 Buy It Now 1 day
TIM ALLHOFF - KID ICARUS NEW CD USD $23.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Wheel Icarus CD Digipak CD USD $15.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Iron Maiden flight of icarus - 45 Record Vinyl Album 7" USD $21.25 Buy It Now 1 day
7" Single Iron Maiden "Flight Of Icarus" 1983, EMI-963, EMI Australia USD $29.83 Buy It Now 1 day
UNLUCKY MORPHEUS LIVE 2017 JAPAN CD LIGHT BRINGER DRAGON GUARDIAN ICARUS 'CRY USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE CHEAP SEATS - FLY LOW ICARUS - CD, 2005 USD $6.24 Buy It Now 1 day
KANSAS MASQUE~VG++ ORIG 1975 LP~INNER~KIRSHNER PZ 33806~ICARUS~THE PINNACLE USD $6.99 [0 bids]
USD $9.99 Buy It Now
1 day
I Tweet the Birdy Electric Icarus MUSIC CD USD $5.48 Buy It Now 2 days
Capture The Magic by Icarus Witch (AN CD Album 2005) USD $4.16 Buy It Now 2 days
WHEEL - Icarus, CD Ltd A5 Digipak Eyes Like Snow 2013 Doom Brand NEW Sealed USD $19.00 Buy It Now 2 days
WHEN ICARUS FALLS-RESILIENCE CD NEW USD $20.80 Buy It Now 2 days
ZEROIN - THE DEATH OF A MAN CALLED ICARUS CD ALBUM 2007 SSR003 SUBSOUND RECORDS USD $1.46 [0 bids]
2 days
Gothsicles - Squid Icarus (CD Used Like New) USD $10.58 Buy It Now 2 days
The Icarus Line - All Things Under Heaven [CD] USD $15.31 Buy It Now 2 days
CAPTAIN BEYOND - LOST & FOUND 1972-1973 LP Red Icarus Astral Lady Stoner Rock USD $21.99 Buy It Now 2 days
DEW SCENTED ICARUS SEALED CD NEW 2013 USD $4.82 Buy It Now 2 days
IRON MAIDEN - Flight of Icarus 12" PICTURE DISC RELEASE USD $26.56 [0 bids]
2 days
THE ICARUS LINE-All Things Under Heaven (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $25.66 Buy It Now 2 days
ICARUS LINE-AVOWED SLAVERY (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW USD $16.60 Buy It Now 2 days
THE ICARUS LINE-Slave Vows (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $19.31 Buy It Now 2 days
Icarus Himself - Career Culture [New CD] USD $13.88 Buy It Now 2 days
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus [New Vinyl] Ltd Ed USD $29.21 Buy It Now 2 days
IRON MAIDEN FLIGHT OF ICARUS 12" MAXI SINGLE SUPER SOUND VERSION RARE OOP USD $17.00 [0 bids]
2 days
(BL54) The Icarus Line, Up Against The Wall - 2004 CD USD $3.39 Buy It Now 2 days
ICARUS CD - THE MARVEL WORLD OF icarus in MINT USD $15.06 Buy It Now 2 days
KID ICARUS-BE MY ECHO CD NEW USD $14.63 Buy It Now 2 days
Icarus Himself - Career Culture [New CD] USD $33.32 Buy It Now 2 days
(GL150) Icarus, Don't Cry Wolf EP - 2015 DJ CD USD $3.97 Buy It Now 2 days
(GL184) Icarus, Don't Cry Wolf EP - 2015 DJ CD USD $2.64 Buy It Now 2 days
1975 Kansas NEAR MINT Masque VINYL record PZ 33806 Icarus STEVE WALSH NM LP USD $30.58 Buy It Now 2 days
Vanell, Sarah : Icarus CD USD $5.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Igor Markevitch: L'Envol d'Icare / The Flight of the Icarus; 1993 CD, Classical, USD $3.12 Buy It Now 2 days
LP: THE ICARUS LINE - All Things Under Heaven NEW UNPLAYED 2xLP USD $29.95 Buy It Now 2 days
PROMO The Icarus Line CD EP Black Presents AMAZING BABY INK & DAGGER 06 Dim Mak USD $5.00 Buy It Now 2 days
IRON MAIDEN 'FLIGHT OF ICARUS' UK 7" SINGLE USD $3.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Kid Icarus Uprising Original Soundtrack Music CD w/ AR Card Nintendo Japan NEW USD $120.00 Buy It Now 3 days
DEW SCENTED LP Icarus 300 Made ! 180 Gram + 2 BONUS TRACKS + POSTER USD $22.52 Buy It Now 3 days
WHEN ICARUS FALLS - RESILIENCE USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $12.71 Buy It Now 3 days
WHEN ICARUS FALLS - RESILIENCE NEW CD USD $13.56 Buy It Now 3 days
"Gothsicles, The"-Squid Icarus CD NEW USD $12.93 Buy It Now 3 days
Paul Winter/Winter Consort Icarus LP USD $2.92 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus - The Trooper - Limited Edition - GENUINE CD EP USD $30.55 Buy It Now 3 days
Icarus Line : Black Lives at the Golden Coast CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Paul Winter Consort Icarus 1975 EPIC KE 31643 90%+ plays MINT- VPI CLEAN 2A/1C USD $10.40 Buy It Now 3 days
Paul Winter / Winter Consort - Icarus - Epic Records - 1972 - Vinyl USD $5.25 Buy It Now 3 days
ICARUS: Love Is A Thing 2:34- Things Thing 1:55-U.S. 7" Grit Records G- 102,ILL. USD $98.98 Buy It Now 3 days
33 RPM LP Record Paul Winter Winter Consort Icarus 1972 Epic Records KE 31643 USD $6.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Rock Sound MWA: 18 Tracks: In Flames, The Icarus Line, Killswitch Engage USD $1.32 Buy It Now 3 days
Paul Winter Consort Icarus Jazz 1972 LP vinyl record USD $3.00 Buy It Now 3 days
FREE UK SHIP BARGIN Kid Icarus The Green Chair UK CD Single USD $3.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Geoff Cripps & Louisa Rugg ?- Icarus Vinyl LP Album Record and USD $6.64 Buy It Now 3 days
Icarus-Six Soviet Misfits CD NEW USD $20.25 Buy It Now 3 days
KINANE,KYLE-WHISKEY ICARUS VINYL LP NEW USD $24.44 Buy It Now 3 days
PAUL WINTER: Icarus LP Sealed (reissue) New Age USD $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Icarus, Marvel World - Marvel World of Icarus [New CD] England - Import USD $15.86 Buy It Now 3 days
Icarus Line-Black Presents CD EP New USD $3.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Icarus, Marvel World - Marvel World of Icarus [New CD] England - Import USD $33.57 Buy It Now 3 days
Iron Maiden Flight Of Icarus , I've Got The Fire German 12" USD $44.99 Buy It Now 3 days
CHANGES Fire of Life Icarus R.N Taylor Nicholas Tesluk 45rpm 7" Gold Vinyl Storm USD $30.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Carl Sagan Glorious Dawn 12" Icarus launch gold disc Third Man Records USD $37.30 [0 bids]
4 days
NEW Icarus (Vinyl) USD $35.77 Buy It Now 4 days
THE ICARUS LINE - AVOWED SLAVERY [DIGIPAK] USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $17.82 Buy It Now 4 days
Iron Maiden ?- Flight Of Icarus - EMI 5378 - 7" - VG+/VG+ USD $6.63 [0 bids]
4 days
ELECTRIC LEMONADE ACID TEST 3 - ICARUS / ELMER GANTRY USD $21.25 Buy It Now 4 days
ELECTRIC LEMONADE ACID TEST 4 - JASPER / EGGY / ICARUS USD $21.25 Buy It Now 4 days
Paul Winter, Icarus ~ A&M promo 45 +sleeve USD $2.77 Buy It Now 4 days
ICARUS WITCH | "Capture The Magic" slipcase CD | power metal [email protected]@K! USD $5.30 [0 bids]
4 days
Dew-Scented - Icarus [New CD] USD $14.29 Buy It Now 4 days
The Icarus Line - Penance Soiree CD (2004) USD $3.12 [0 bids]
4 days

More places to buy ICARUS music online Buy ICARUS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

ICARUS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

ICARUS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.42 | 19 ratings
The Marvel World Of Icarus
1972

ICARUS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

ICARUS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

ICARUS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

ICARUS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

ICARUS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 The Marvel World Of Icarus by ICARUS album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.42 | 19 ratings

BUY
The Marvel World Of Icarus
Icarus Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Gatot
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars a very unique and excellent prog music ..

Well, yeah ... the first time I heard the music I kept laughing at it as the music turned out to be unique and it's something that was very hard for me to describe. It's my bad habit tend to categorize music into genre or subgenre that sometimes make me difficult to classify and at the end, especially with this release, I gave up categorizing it ....as music is played to enjoy and not to categorize or cataloguing them into certain type of genre or subgenre. As this was originally recorded in 1972, the concept work by the British progressive rock group only available one year due to the dispute with Marvel Comics. The Marvel World Of Icarus was a concept work based around the Marvel Comics stable of superheroes. Taken from the original master tapes, this first-ever official reissue (2007) - includes comprehensive liner notes, band quotes and previously unpublished photos - tells the fascinating story behind the album as well as documenting the wider adventures of Icarus during their 1968-72 existence.

Let's talk about the music. You might classify the music under regular classic rock type of thing similar to Captain Beyond even though it's not really similar. Yes, the music is quite raw and not clearly rock in nature but for sure it's a progressive one as I can find many time signature changes as well as style changes. In my case, the music really astonishes me as it blends various kind of music with sort of jazz, rock, pop as well as afro american style as well. The recording style is raw as it was i think intended to be like this - it sounds really great to my ears. The music moves nicely in relatively fast tempo with mostly upbeat style blending stunning guitar, dynamic flutework as well as saxophone solo along many tracks featured. The flute work I really love and it can be found many segments in the album. The basslines are also very dynamic combined with excellent drumming. In terms of style changes the band demonstrates it in various songs for example in Thor (8th track) where the music suddenly changes its style into slow tempo one. I do not read the Marvel Comics but I am very sure that the songs provided here were intended to represent the superheroes characters as described in the comics.

Overall, this is a highly recommended album with full four-star rating as the music is unique, rich in composition and textures, and most importantly it is cohesive as whole concept album from the opening track into the concluding one. As this is based on comics, the musical style heavily based on story-telling with powerful vocal work. This albu has become my regular playlist for months as I really like the style. Do not think of any symphonic or eclectic or any kind of neo prog music .....just enjoy listening the music - and I am sure you will find joy with it. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

 The Marvel World Of Icarus by ICARUS album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.42 | 19 ratings

BUY
The Marvel World Of Icarus
Icarus Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by GruvanDahlman
Prog Reviewer

3 stars The late 1960īs produced some of the most groovy and interesting pieces of jazz-rock. The melting and fusion of jazz and rock results in a blend of extremely delicious chops and music. Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chase, Chicago and several other bands really took the development of rock music several steps further. This was, of course, before the jazz- rock/fusion side of music turned into the severely slick fusion of the later 1970's. The slick side of things is not my cup of tea. The grittier, dirtier and harder rocking sort is more in line with my taste.

So, having established my love of jazz-rock, I now proclaim the immense impact the world of Marvel had on my childhood. Batman and the Hulk was always my favorites among the superheroes but the all filled up my imagination, back then. I guess that is why I have always had a soft spot for this, the only album, by the british jazz-rock outfit Icarus.

Jazz-rock and the superheroes of Marvel. Now that's a great way to start off the day. It must be. The cover suggests a whole lot, as does the mythical status of this album. Severely affected by Marvel wanting 50% of the sales and the record company's (Pye, that is) decision to withdraw the whole thing because of that, crippled the band and left them without an album to promote. The reviews of the time were not raving either, so in hindsight the band struggled.

The musical content, apart from the great cover and mythical mumbo jumbo surrounding the album, is, however, not all that it is cracked up to be. There are great moments and there's good ones but the album is really not that brilliant or fantastic. The musicianship is nigh on perfect but the material is in itself mostly alright. The lyrical content is entertaining and fun, which makes this listenable.

Though the songs have slightly differing styles, the overall feeling is one of more or less similar tracks. There are really no fantastic stand-outs. The ballad "Madame Masque" is really on of the more recognisable ones, due to it's mellowness. Most of the tracks are harsh jazz-rock, performed with great intensity. "Conan - The barbarian", "The Hulk" and "Black Panther" are among the best tracks of the lot.

When listening to this album I dig the music. It is groovy and great but it is not among the greater albums of the genre. It is sort of a novelty act. Fun and entertaining, not bad at all but not brilliant either. The only album Icarus made is primarily, I think, known for it's obscure nature and lyrical themes, rather than the music on the vinyl. I would not really recommend this album if approached with the oppurtunity to promote the jazz-rock record of all time. It would not even end up in the Top 10. That does not mean you shouldn't give this album a go. It is fun, entertaining, groovy and certainly an interesting piece of a time and musical landscape long gone. I cherish my CD edition and play it every once in a while. It is, like I have said often enough in this review, great fun and full of good though not outstanding music.

 The Marvel World Of Icarus by ICARUS album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.42 | 19 ratings

BUY
The Marvel World Of Icarus
Icarus Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

3 stars Step into the world of Superhero lunacy

Being a huge Marvel fan I had to check out this oddity from the early 70s by Icarus. It certainly did not disappoint and gets better as it goes along. It begins with strange chanting and chaotic jazzy time sigs and then progresses onto some inspired flute work especially notable on 'Fantastic Four' and 'Conan The Barbarian'. I love the psychedelic flavours on Thor that even becomes a blues rendition towards the end.

The lyrics are downright cheesy but non compromising as to the content. This could easily work as a soundtrack to Marvel comics, and of course it was a lawsuit waiting to happen, the band being slapped on the wrist for using the coveted superheroes. The album is a fun romp and never takes itself seriously but has some seriously brilliant musicianship. The saxophone solo in Thor is dynamic for instance.

'Black Panther' is rather a slinky thing like the super hero herself, and there is a great flute solo and jazzy vibe with lyrics such as, "watch out for the panther now!" and it carries on about the white man and the black man, in true 70s style.

'The Man Without Fear' features a cool rocking beat, and crazy lyrics, "he's the one they call the man without fear, when all the fight is over he's thinking of his lover only, wishing that he could see her, wanting to be just near her only, but he must hide his sorrow for he knows that tomorrow, lonely, for he must hide his sadness and fight the human madness." The flute solo follows again and it is as good as Ian Anderson. This is groovy and worth a listen.

'Silver Surfer' is a sheer psychedelic composition with phased vocals and a rather melancholy atmosphere. The musical swirls are real freak out. Lyrics are very cool, "Nothing can stop your cosmic power, even the super humans cower, Oh Silver Surfer, ride, ride, ride the sky." You have to admire the approach of this band who have decided to pay homage to Marvel without flinching in their tenacity.

'Things Thing' is a short thing. It kind of boogies along steadily like 12 bar blues with some raspy vocals, and the scorching sax solo is backed by wonderful tom toms. Some lyrics, "Deceiving so unbelieving" is all I can make out.

'Captain America' is a rocking loud blaster with some quirky lyrics, "who's the saviour of the nation?" and the flute solo once again similar to Jethro Tull style.

I have to say this is a real blast from the past that deserves recognition with a fresh approach and fun content. Perhaps it should be played in the background at comic conventions. Marvel should have looked at this as a wonderful advertisement for their product rather than demanding 50% of profits. The record was withdrawn and hardly saw the light of day, but hopefully now it will have some impact.

 The Marvel World Of Icarus by ICARUS album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.42 | 19 ratings

BUY
The Marvel World Of Icarus
Icarus Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by kingdhansak

4 stars A great addition to the Prog Archives and a real pleasure to be giving it it's debut review here. I must say though, where they got the jazz/fusion tag from is anyone's guess. The LP is actually pretty commercial sounding - more of that in moment, a bit of brief history first.

All members of Icarus were huge fans of Marvel Comics, hence the basic concept of this LP. As you can see from the track list, each title is based on a marvel character. Sadly at the time, the head of Marvel found out about this shortly before release and demanded a 50% share of the royalties. Instead of giving in, the record company simply withdrew the LP. Several copies of the originals slipped out of course. I'm glad to say one of these slipped and found it's way into my record collection, where it will be staying. Like most rarities of this nature, it has been re-issued. Not sure if Marvel are getting their cut this time round though. I'm sure they're making enough from the recent spate of films.

Anyway the music: As said before, pretty commercial sounding. No lengthy or wild instrumental passages at all here. What makes this one stand out is the sheer variety of compositions and brilliant songwriting. Tracks like 'Fantastic Four' and 'Thor' are pretty bluesy, 'Iron Man' veers into a Psych territory and 'Madam Masque' is a beautiful ballad. Due to the nature of the concept, it is simply great fun to listen to. All musicians are competant and the singer has a great voice.

As a result of the withdrawn LP, the band split. Yet another of these one album wonders. As usual leaving me thinking, imagine if they'd made more, we'll never know. Well worth a purchase!

PS - Fact - As read a few years ago in a reputable music mag, this band were the first to play in Romania. Apparently they went down a storm!

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to windhawk for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives