Ultravox - Vienna
(Chrysalis Records 1980 CHR1296)
Matrix No's: A2/B2 - UK Pressing
Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
- some wear to edges/corners
Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)
Ultravox (formerly known as Ultravox!) are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 as Tiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit "Vienna".
The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, singer John Foxx was frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career and, following his departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage. Ure revitalised the band and steered it to commercial success lasting until the mid-1980s. Ure left the band in 1987 after establishing his own solo career and the group disbanded for a while. A new line-up, led by Currie, was formed in 1992, but achieved limited success.
The band's best-known line-up of Currie, Ure, bassist Chris Cross and drummer Warren Cann reformed in 2008 and performed a series of reunion shows in 2009 and 2010 before releasing a new studio album, Brill!ant, in May 2012. In November 2013, Ultravox performed as special guests on a four date UK arena tour with Simple Minds.
Vienna is the fourth studio album by British new wave band Ultravox, first released on 11 July 1980. The album peaked at No. 3 in the UK charts and was the first Ultravox release to enter the UK top ten. It was certified Platinum in the United Kingdom in July 1981 for 300,000 copies sold. The album reached No. 22 in Germany, and No. 164 in the United States.
All songs written by Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, Midge Ure except as mentioned.
Original release: CHR 1296
- "Astradyne" – 7:07
- "New Europeans" – 4:01
- "Private Lives" – 4:06
- "Passing Strangers" – 3:48
- "Sleepwalk" – 3:10
- "Mr. X" – 6:33
- "Western Promise" – 5:18
- "Vienna" – 4:53
- "All Stood Still" – 4:21
- Warren Cann – drums, electronic percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Mr. X" and "Herr X"
- Chris Cross – bass, synthesizers, backing vocals
- Billy Currie – piano, synthesizers (ARP Odyssey), viola, violin
- Midge Ure – guitars, synthesizers, lead vocals (except "Mr. X" and "Herr X")
- Additional personnel
- Conny Plank – co-production
- Brian Griffin & Brian Aris – band photography
ULTRAVOX - VIENNA LP - Nr MINT A2/B2 UK NEW WAVE ELECTRONICA
- Product Code: CHR1296
- Availability: In Stock
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