Ultravox Vienna [Bonus Disc] (2-CD)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: September 29, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Emd Int'l
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 2.New Europeans
- 3.Private Lives
- 4.Passing Strangers
- 6.Mr. X
- 7.Western Promise
- 9.All Stood Still
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Sleepwalk [Early Version]
- 3.Fact to Face - (live)
- 4.King's Lead Hat - (live)
- 5.Passionate Replay
- 6.Herr X
- 7.All Stood Still [12 Inch Version]
- 8.Alles Klar
- 9.Keep Talking
- 10.Sleepwalk - (previously unreleased, live)
- 11.All Stood Still - (previously unreleased, live)
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. The 2001 edition of VIENNA also includes 4 bonus tracks.
Ultravox: Midge Ure (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Chris Cross (vocals, synthesizer, bass); Warren Cann (vocals, synthesizer, drums); Billy Currie (violin, piano, synthesizer).
Adapters: Extreme Voice; Robin Harris.
Personnel: Midge Ure (vocals, guitar).
Audio Remasterer: Steve Rooke.
Recording information: RAK, London, England (08/16/1980/08/17/1980); St. Albans (08/16/1980/08/17/1980); The Lyceum (08/16/1980/08/17/1980).
Photographers: Brian Aris; Robin Harris; Brian Griffin .
VIENNA is one of those rare albums that defines an era. In their first
incarnation, with singer John Foxx, Ultravox merged post-punk and
art-rock in a prescient, highly influential manner. After Foxx's
departure, the band's future seemed in question. Against all odds, they
gained a new lease on life with former Rich Kids singer/guitarist/songwriter Midge Ure, who led them towards a more
stylized, elegant sound full of both accessible melodicism and grand,
sophisticated electronic textures. Consequently, VIENNA did much to
jumpstart both the synth-pop scene and the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s.Even the band's Bowie-influenced, modernist image on the front cover spawned a thousand imitators. Image aside, though, such durable singles as "Sleepwalk" and the title track show the band at its peak, turning out a uniquely European brand of futuristic pop-rock
bearing both shiny surfaces and deeper satisfactions.
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