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Easily The Worst Ultravox Album,
This review is from: U-VOX: Remastered Definitive Edition (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.