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Part of a compilation series released that began in 2010 by Universal Music Enterprises, Icon is a title given to each compilation focusing on a single artist. In 2014, they released a compilation focusing on Liz Phair, since Universal Music Group (UMG) absorbed Capitol Records in 2013.

There’s nothing particularly noteworthy about this set other than serving as sort of a “greatest hits” for Phair, as it focused mostly on her single releases.

Still, as far as compilations go, it does serve as a nice collection of Phair’s career through 2005, as it features selections from three tracks from Exile in Guyville, two from Whip-Smart, a single track from whitechocolatespaceegg, her two singles from Liz Phair, and three from Somebody’s Miracle.

The compilation was originally only available in Best Buy retail locations in the US. It’s now out of print and only available through third-party outlets.


Retrospective (2003)

Released: 2014
Label: Capitol Records, UMe
Format: CD
Country: US
Availability: Somewhat Rare

All songs written by Liz Phair except
Tracks 7 and 8 written by Liz Phair, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham Edwards
Tracks 10 and 11 written by Liz Phair and John Shanks

Tracks 1-5 produced by Liz Phair and Brad Wood
Track 6 produced by Brad Wood
Tracks 7 and 8 produced by Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, and Graham Edwards
Track 9 produced by John Alagia
Tracks 10 and 11 produced by John Shanks

01.F**ck And Run3:08
02.Never Said3:15
03.Divorce Song3:19
06.Polyester Bride4:06
07.Why Can’t I?3:28
09.Somebody’s Miracle4:23
10.Count On My Love3:40
11.Everything to Me3:18

Compilation produced by Frank Collura
Mastered by Mike Jones at Universal Mastering Studio

Art Direction: Susan Lavoie
Design: Ryan Rogers / Oddopolis
Photos: Cover © Eric Johnson/Corbis; Back © Stephanie Pfriender/Corbis Outline

Production Manager: Alexa Brugger

Exile in Guyville (2003)
Whip-Smart (1994)
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