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The Island Years [CD]

Ultravox Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Ultravox is a British New Wave rock band. They were one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the late 1970s/early 1980s. The band was particularly associated with the New Romantic and New Wave movements.

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  • Audio CD (22 Mar 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B0000255OT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,047 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Dangerous Rhythm 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. My Sex 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Want To Be A Machine 7:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Wild, The Beautiful & The Damned 5:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Life At Rainbow's End (For All The Tax Exiles On Main Street) 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Young Savage 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Slip Away 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rockwrok 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hiroshima Mon Amour 5:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Distant Smile 5:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Man Who Dies Every Day 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. While I'm Still Alive 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Slow Motion 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Quiet Men 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Cross Fade 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Just For A Moment 3:120.99  Buy MP3 

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Before they were heard of... 16 Jan 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A band that had a large cult following before they made it big with the album 'Vienna'. This is worlds apart from 'Vienna' - no Midge Ure, but the genius of John Fox instead.
The songs are somewhere between electronic music, 70's experimentation and punk. They range from the rocking 'Young Savage' through the weird 'I want to be a machine' to the chilled out 'Hiroshima mon amour'. Eclectic is an over-used word, and usually means that music has worldwide influences, but this is european eclecticism at its best.
Some of these songs hook you instantly, some make you want to listen to them again to take in what you missed the first time, and others take a few listens to get your bearings; all of them are good, original listening though, and make you want to listen again and again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Bits of the Best Bit of Ultravox! 6 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
Don't forget the exclamation mark!

Nice to have all the good Island Records/John Foxx era material on one CD, along with a couple of rare b-sides. Oh for the "Live at the Retro" EP on CD release now also!

The early material showed signs of punk, mixed with electro and tinged with influences like Roxy Music (check out RockWrok). This material was streets ahead of anything they did afterwards, with maybe only Lament coming close.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A suprise, a nice suprise 22 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Before this album, Ultravox represented elegance, mannequin-like porcelain beauty and stylistic art based productions to me. On hearing there 'Ultravox!' days, under the heavy influence of John Foxx (who's solo music is the epitome of neo-romance), Ultravox suddenly appeared heavy and feedback-drenched. A total opposite sound to what I had become accustomed to, or fundamentally liked! However, this album, a combination of 3 early Ultravox! albums is sensational. Its rough, in your face, totally disorganised and fantastic for it. A complete reversal of the sounds of 'Rage in Eden' or 'Lament'. Ultravox now seem more complete in my eyes, after hearing their early stuff. Buy it if you haven't heard this sound yet, or buy it still if you need a 3 in 1 album of Ultravox's! pre-Vienna works etc.
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