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Vienna Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued


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Product details

  • Audio CD (10 April 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00004RIWF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,132 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Astradyne
2. New Europeans
3. Private Lives
4. Passing Strangers
5. Sleepwalk
6. Mr X
7. Western Promise
8. Vienna
9. All Stood Still
10. Waiting
11. Passionate Reply
12. Herr X
13. Alles Klar

Product Description

ULTRAVOX Vienna (2000 UK 14-track enhanced CD album including the classic hit Vienna with 4 bonus tracks plus enhanced section including CD-Rom Video discography and web link to Extreme Voice picture sleeve)

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By sonik57 on 7 Jan. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This was it. The album which established Ultravox
as a powerful musical force. Derided for years
by a music industry that never really comprehended
their worth or talent, this was the album which
at last brought the band - a quartet since the
departure in early 79 of former frontman John
Foxx and ace guitarist Robin Simon - to national
and international recognition. 1978 had seen
the last of their three influential but unbought
albums for Island, Systems of Romance, appear
with a blueprint for modern rock. It took a lot
a beating...
Incidentally, Systems... is Midge Ure's favourite
album and he knew the songs intimately when he
was working with keyboard genius Billy Currie
in Visage, something which definately counted in
his favour!
Midge Ure brought more than just Captain Kirk
sideburns to the band: he brought a shimmering
commercial sheen which blended with their risky,
edgy earlier sound.
The sequencing of the tracks on the album works
a treat: Astradyne, the album's instrumental
opener sets the tempo with Billy Currie's superb
violin well to the fore. No sooner has the track
concluded then we're straight into Ure's choppy,
strident guitar of New Europeans, the contrast
between the textures is awesome.
The band gigged this album extensively before
and after it was recorded in the spring of 1980
so they were as tight as a gnat's chuff when
the tapes rolled.
Private Lives is ushered in with Currie's classical piano flourishes and then all hell
breaks loose as their trademark duelling guitar
and ARP Odyssey vie with each other to pass you
their energy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 15 Dec. 2014
Format: Vinyl
This is a wonderful bit of vinyl. Whilst coloured vinyls are great to look at and are worth collecting for the novelty or rarity value, they often sound poor with distracting levels of noise & rumble that detract from the listening experience.

However, this white vinyl disc from Vinyl 180 & the accompanying 7" single, also on white vinyl, are great.

The vinyl is clean (next to no rumble or clicks), the sounds distinct & full, there is less compression than even the original vinyl release and it's clear they've used a 96khz or 192khz (or even analogue) master. I was fearing that they would just use the 16 bit/44.1khz CD masters from the 2008 release but obviously not from the frequency analysis I did and the evidence of my own ears.

This puts many of the recent coloured/fancy vinyl releases to shame - and I include Ultravox's own "Brilliant" clear vinyl in that!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
I found about Ultravox from reading an interview with Gary Numan who named them as an influence. After hearing Astradyne on a college radio I eventually bought Vienna in the summer of 1981. Even after hearing a little bit of the album I still expected the rest of the album to be robotic like Numans but it was far from it. I found it lush and Midge Ure's voice full of emotion to go along with the moody electronics. But the album also rocks out with more guitar driven songs like New Europeans, Passing Strangers and Private Lives. Even some of the synth only songs rock out, which none of Ultravox's contemporaries did with as much ferocity. Listen to Sleepwalk and Western Promise.
Most of the songs feature synth solos by Billy Currie playing an ARP Odyssey, which sounds something like a cross between a violin and a guitar. Currie also plays some amazing violin and viola on some songs, most notably Astradyne, Mr. X and the title track. And drummer Warren Cann takes electronic percussion to a whole new level on this album.
The title track Vienna is one of the best songs ever recorded in my opinion. A beauitful blend of electronic and classical instrumentation. I do believe it was a hit all over the world except the US of course. Ultravox were just too European for mainstream American ears at that time. Pity...for mainstream America that is. The only place you'd hear Ultravox at that time was on college radio, so mainstream America missed out on some amazing music.
This re-release has some b-sides to singles included all of which are good songs...Passionate Reply and Waiting are standouts to me. Herr X is an interesting version of Mr X with the vocals in German. Also included is the breakthrough video Vienna which was probably the first video to look like a mini movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris Preddy on 20 Jun. 2010
Format: Audio CD
My only negative of this package is the fact of here we go again, ive lost track of the number of formats ive bought it on.. but theres cassette, vinyl and original cd release to name but three... so did we need another, the jurys still out.. this album is a classic, a real rags to riches story, with the ironic drama of the number 1 that never was... the songs are good enough to stand out whatever there played on... the new re mastering certainly takes advantage of modern technology, which just keeps getting better..

What i really would have liked, was this remastered in surround format,, the textures of the bulk of tracks cry out for this treatment, imagine astrodyne, mr x, vienna and western promise whizzing around the sound stage.. and the other albums in the series would benefit from this approach...

So if there is to be another re release please make it in 5.1, and i for one will buy it.. just once more...

This still gets five stars from me because vienna is an unsurpassable icon..
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