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U-Vox

7 Sep 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Sep 2009
  • Release Date: 7 Sep 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Chrysalis UK
  • Copyright: 2009 Chrysalis Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2009 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:56:44
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  • ASIN: B002M3LY58
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,279 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By mikeandhelen.brown@thefreeinternet.co.uk on 17 Mar 2001
Format: Audio CD
After Live Aid and Midge Ure's solo success with If I Was, you sense that there wasn't much of a combined will in the construction of this album. Down from a quartet to a trio following the departure of Warren Cann, the last Ultravox album proper is an eneven mix of styles and quality. At its best it recalls former glories. All in One Day is a fine string assisted pean to Live Aid in the mould of Visions in Blue, and Dream On is as near as this album gets to the old, moody, synth driven Ultravox of the Rage in Eden period. There's the poetic and thought provoking All Fall Down, which, along with Same Old Story was one of two top 40 singles from the album. It's a collaboration with the Chieftans which is as far from trad Ultravox as it's possible to get but is the album's one real piece of inspiration. U-Vox is dragged down, though, by too many irrelevancies; too many tracks that the band would have been unlikely to use as B-sides in earlier days. Time to Kill and Moon Madness have their moments but are, ultimately, naff. The Prize is a touch dull and, even worse, the album cover is the most garish, migraine inducing piece of artwork you have ever seen. Midge Ure and Chris Cross left the band after this. Billy Currie formed a new version later, but this album marked the official end of a Ultravox.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sonik57 on 7 Mar 2005
Format: Audio CD
An all-time low and justly decried by hardcore fans everywhere.
Both Ure and Currie distanced themselves from it, Currie describing it diplomatically as 'unfocused'.
The things that made Ultravox exceptional to that point - the chances taken with technology, a genuine creativity and a feeling of going against the grain slightly - were jettisoned here as the ideas ran out along with the goodwill.
Drummer and founder member Warren Cann was booted out of the band, his place being taken in the studio by Big Country's Mark Bryzicki (often ridiculed in Smash Hits at the time as 'Mark Unpronounceablename'). He also played on The Cult's acclaimed hit 'She Sells Sanctuary'. Lead single, 'Same Old Story' was truly poor and a herald of what was to come. Brass sections? Naff backing vocals? The Chieftains? Please!!
No matter how cheaply you are able to buy this for, it can't be any cheaper and more naff than the stuff on it! The real Ultravox finished with Lament. Buy that instead. Currie is still a genius, by the way...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By max222 on 29 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
Would agree with Daniel Eaves in pretty much everything in his review. When this came out I was a massive Ultravox fan - I had loved the Lament album and Love's Great Adventure single(and for both still do). Loved the tracks, loved the artwork, loved the videos. Same Old Story came out on 12" and I bought it - thought it was OK in a poppy way - very unlike Ultravox really with female backing singer vocals very prominent in the mix for example. Thought the platic 12" cover was unusual too. Then the album - more plastic cover (the Ltd edition I think) and strange day-go colours. Thought the pinky red colour was vile and very un-Ultravox. The tracks - not good really - ranging from OK - Same Old Story, Dream On and Sweet Surrender to absolutely awful in Moon Madness and All Fall Down. I don't know what happened here in the recording process but it was a real shame that 4 superb studio albums were followed by this. It might as well be a different band almost. That said I'll probably get this at some point for completeness and the OK tracks are ....well OK. But compared to masterworks like Rage in Eden and Lament - well there is no comparison.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David J. Eaves on 28 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
After a cracking performance at Live Aid, Ultravox returned to the studio in '86 and BANG! it all went horribly wrong.
Warren Cann was crazily fired and the result was U-Vox which even Midge Ure and Billy Currie have since dismissed as a weak effort!
Not a lot can be said about this album, it really isn't the best. Some good tracks but no chemistry on it, little focus, the songs dont flow aat all plus also so damn awful tracks! Personal favourites for me are Sweet Surrender and Dream On (the only one on here that sounds like an Ultravox song), the singles Same Old Story, All Fall Down and All in One Day are in my opinion "not bad" but if listened to on the new "best of" show their weakness after all the 80-84 classics, other then that it's the album to gather dust from the Ultravox catalogue. Awful artwork too.
Shame but worth buying to complete the collection AND I admit I'm looking forward to the live recordings from Glasgow very much.
I hope they're splitting the royalties from this remaster 4 ways with Warren as an apology ;-)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Mackay on 17 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
There's nothing better than when your favourite band releases an amazing album with a great sleeve, just at the right moment. This unfortunately was the complete opposite of what happened when Ultravox released U-Vox. There's nothing worse than trying to convince yourself that an album you've waited for isn't as bad as you first thought. But nothing could save the disaster that was U-Vox. Just looking at the bright pink sleeve was enough to know that something wasn't right. Why had they stopped using Peter Saville and created a cover that looked like something from a Habitat catalogue? By 1986, the electronic bands of the early 80's either moved up the next level (Depeche Mode, New Order) or headed downhill (Ultravox, OMD, Human League). A shame that Ultravox seemed to be now influenced more by the current successes of Dire Straites and Phil Collins. A sad end. 23 years on and I still remember the disappointment. Shame.
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