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MacKenzie Sings Orbidöig – Ice Cream Factory (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 18th, 2015


A. Front

“Ice Cream Factory” was the debut solo single by Billy Mackenzie (Credited to MacKenzie Sings Orbidöig) released in October 1982. Written by fellow Dundonian, multi instrumentalist and, new collaborator Stevie Reid. Billy Mackenzie stated that “Ice Cream Factory” was a hilarious swirl of semi-surrealist fantasy that blended, in the tradition of Associates masterpieces like “A Girl Named Property”, elements of classic pop with an eccentric modernity. It was shiny, white and superb and it flopped.

Ice Cream Factory 4:02

Cream Of Ice Cream Factory 4:50

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: WEA International Inc. ‎– MAK 1T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Artwork By [Sleeve] – Alan Macdonald, Baillie Walsh, Billy Mackenzie
Composed By – Mr. S. Reid*
Producer – Billy Mackenzie, Mark Arthurworrey

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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10 Responses to “MacKenzie Sings Orbidöig – Ice Cream Factory (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    This looks as it will sound delicious Paul!! I am really intrigued by this single, based on description and that way-cool cover art work. I do love this spotlight on The Associates and now vocalist Billy Mackenzie. You’ve pulled out all-the-stops in this showcase of incredible singles. Thanks again for doing pristine work with the fidelity and the preservation of sound Paul. Have a splendid weekend.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Think you will really enjoy this one Jeff very fun for the last tis bit of summer. Have a great weekend 🙂


  2. omar Says:

    Love this single. Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. VanceMan Says:

    Oh I just adored this single when it came out. But like many of my possessions, I lost my copy along the way. It’s so nice to see and hear it all over again in excellent quality. Thank you so much, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan happy to be able to replace some of your memories 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    You know Paul, you really are sort of a memory machine. All the memories I have of so many lost 12-inches you’ve come to the rescue with. You are a blessed miracle with what you do. I love how we all are humbly grateful for the service you provide. I can’t thank you enough for how you’ve touched my life with favorites that I can’t either play no more, or have lost, or mostly, can’t find on compact disc. You preserve the art work, the full credits (which sadly and criminally get left off of CD reissues)and the gorgeous fidelity too. Not just getting rid of the snaps, crackles and pops, but you restore the sound to beautiful EQ and better than the way we first heard them and EVEN BETTER than when they do get released. It’s an accurate version to the original artists/producers vision. Oh boy, I love you so much. There’s not enough Champagne to toast your greatness.

    I mean every word!!



  4. David Gerard Says:

    Note that Reid was later the co-writer of large chunks of the “Perhaps” album.


  5. Junior Says:

    This looks interesting. Thanks Paul 🙂


  6. Jermajesty Says:

    This does sound very 1982, and yet also nothing like other bands around at the time. Billy was certainly on his own trip from the start, it seems.

    Thanks Paul. Long may your exploration continue. 🙂 I notice the 7″ had a different (or at least differently titled) b-side, “Excursion Écosse En Route Köblenz Via Hawkhill”, which sounds intriguing!


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