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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly brilliant & better than anyone could have expected, 26 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Brilliant (Audio CD)
to a die hard ultravox fan this seemed a fantasy 3 or 4 years ago. Now following the reunion tours we have a new album.
Cutting edge it isn't - but I am not looking for Ultravox to sound cutting edge - I want Ultravox sounding like Ultravox with great tunes. For the most part it delivers - songs like Fall and Contact are genuinely brilliant, whilst the title track, Live and Flow are classic Ultravox.

Five months on from it's release I still listen to it regularly and enjoy it immensely.

Thank you guys for giving your fans a new Ultravox album, that is true to your style and of great quality.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not classic Midge, 8 Oct 2008
This review is from: 10 (Audio CD)
An album of gentle interpretations of songs that mean a lot to Midge, and after eight years wait for a new studio album there was a lot of expectation.

Sadly a couple of the songs are poor, most disappointing are his versions of Goodbye to Love and Alfie.

Others are a pleasant listening experience but not classics.

Highlights for me are Man of the World, Day after Day, Song for While I'm Away and Nevermore - all classic Midge.

This album needed some more upbeat moments to give it a much needed injection of energy and vigour to make it better than average. Sadly average is what it is overall, inspite of a few gems.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but wonderful, 11 Aug 2006
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This review is from: Outernational (Audio CD)
The best singer to emerge from the 1980's, this album was an attempt at a comeback.

The songs Outernational, Baby, Sacrifice & be sacrificed, What made me turn on the lights and In Windows All are brilliant.

The rest of the album has typical early 90's production values, however the vocal on each song is excellent.

Analogue [CD + DVD]
Analogue [CD + DVD]

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4.0 out of 5 stars a flawed masterpiece, 20 Jan 2006
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This review is from: Analogue [CD + DVD] (Audio CD)
This album features some of the best work by A-Ha including amazing songs like Celice, Cosy Prisons, Analogue and A Fine Blue Line. The new producer has given them a great sound that reflects the quality of the songwriting. Some of their past work did not have the quality of production they deserved.
The only flaw of the album is the presence of a couple of fillers, specifically - White Dwarf and the overlong Halfway through the tour.
However A-Ha are at last getting the acclaim they deserve. They were amazing at the NEC in December 2005. The excellently reworked "Stay on these Roads" proving the band is not resting on its laurels and are at a creative peak.

Move Me
Move Me
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5.0 out of 5 stars A SECRET MASTERPIECE, 11 Mar 2001
This review is from: Move Me (Audio CD)
1996 Midge Ure produced the album Breathe an album heavily influenced by celtic and acoustic music. A very wonderful album ignored in this country - too obsessed by the new Spice Girls craze.
2000 Midge returns with an album which sees the return of electronic innovation and electric guitar. A more human emotive version of an Ultravox album. The wonderful soundscape that Midge creates so well with some very human personal vocals. The catchy pop of Move Me and Words leap out at you. Whilst the atmospheric pop rock of Strong, Alone and Somebody are superb. The instrumental Monster shows an artist keen to experiment and demands to be played LOUD.
This album should not go ignored - buy it love it and spread the word on this SECRET MASTERPIECE.

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