Sunday, 1 December 2013

Chrysalis Release Ultravox Album Collection

Ultravox
On November 26, Chrysalis Records released Ultravox – ‘The Albums 1980-2012’.

Seminal electro pioneers Ultravox emerged from the new wave & new romantic scenes of the late 1970s and went on to have great commercial success in the 80s with frontman Midge Ure at the helm. Achieving four Top Ten studio albums plus a triple platinum greatest hits collection, Ultravox also delivered massive hit singles such as ‘Hymn’, ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Reap The Wild Wind’, ‘Love’s Great Adventure’, ‘We Came To Dance’ and of course their timeless classic ‘Vienna’.

The box set features the eight Midge Ure fronted Ultravox albums; studio albums Vienna (1980), Rage in Eden (1981), Quartet (1982), live album Monument (1983) - recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, London, during the band’s ‘Monument’ tour of 1982 - and studio albums Lament (1984) and U-Vox (1986), all remastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios.  

Live album Return to Eden (2009) features their first recorded gig in 24 years with the classic Ultravox line-up – Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann – who hadn’t played together since Live Aid in 1985, recorded live at the Roundhouse, London (on April 30th 2009) and finally Brilliant (2012), their latest studio album (again featuring the classic line-up), released after a hiatus of almost three decades.

This new 9 CD package is housed in a clamshell box, and is available in time for the UK tour dates which see Ultravox join Simple Minds on a major UK arena tour.

 

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