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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive 18 track CD / 17 track DVD set, 3 April 2009
This review is from: The Very Best Of Ultravox (Audio CD)
Ahead of their upcoming reunion live dates comes the most definitive Midge Ure-era Ultravox collection to date. It combines an 18 track CD with a 72 minute 17 track DVD - all at a value for money price.

The CD chronologically covers the band's single releases from 1980's debut 'Sleepwalk' through to 1986's non-charting 'All In One Day'. All their UK chart entries are present, including the Top 10 hits 'Vienna', 'All Stood Still' and 'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes' - the underrated 'White China' from 1984's Lament is also here. 11 of the 18 cuts appear in "single version" form.

The DVD immediately renders the previously released Ultravox - The Collection [DVD] [1984]obsolete. The videos here have a very sharp picture and the sound is fully remastered. The 11 promo videos from "The Collection" are joined by the videos for the two U-Vox album singles - 'Same Old Story' and 'All Fall Down'. The other additions are superb live recordings of 'Sleepwalk' and 'Vienna' from St Albans in August 1980 (the uncut version of the classic 'Vienna' promo video is also here), the uncensored 'Visions In Blue' video, and a Top Of The Pops performance of 'All Stood Still' (a promo was not made for this track).

Packaging is fairly minimal with an 8 page booklet including full credits and a photo of the band. Overall this is a very impressive release - the best entry point for any newcomers and the DVD makes it an essential buy for fans.
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Initial post: 4 Apr 2009 22:50:26 BDT
DaimonQ says:
How have you managed to review this before it's general release and despatch to the public?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2009 18:33:33 BDT
The picture is very grainy so not sure where the idea that the picture is sharp comes from. It's nowhere near but didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying it.

Posted on 23 Jun 2012 22:56:55 BDT
P. Barr says:
A very useful review thanks
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