This is the first and likely only review I will submit, but liking all the other reviews of this album, just wanted to post my comments, due to the travesty that is the CD entitled "The Very Best of Ultravox", and contains not one song from their first three albums.
In the late 70's, as a drummer in a new-wave band that modelled itself on music that formed the roots of the music movement that was slowly forming - we had about 80 songs in our repertoire, with some covers of Iggy, Bowie, The Stranglers, Sex Pistols, Television, 801, MC5, the bass player at the time said that Ultravox! would be the next big thing - I saw them 5 times in 3 years starting with about 100 people in Hitchin (North Herts College).
I went out the next day and bought the gatefold sleeved version of this album, purely based on the live versions of "I Want to be a Machine", "The Wild, The Beautiful and The Damned" and "My Sex", which I still think are the highlights of this album.
Incidently I bought Ha! Ha! Ha! the day it came out, the first 500 being numbered and came with a limited edition single "Young Savage/Quirks". I lost both of these to the lead guitarist of another band I played in but that is another story. I went out and re-bought them on Vinyl and subsequently CD formats anyway. Ha! (3x) is still my favourite album, but "I Want to be a Machine" is still my favourite track.
To this day the best gig I have ever been to was Ultravox! at the Marquee in London Soho district on Boxing Day 1978 (John Cooper Clarke supported), where they were just touring with Systems of Romance. I liked the fact that the band were just mingling with the crowd in the bar, and the atmosphere was just buzzing.
I have lent out the first three albums to countless people, who have subsequently gone on to buy them themselves, so as others have suggested go out and treat yourselves, you won't regret it.