on 28 April 2011
Aah, fond memories of youth. Bought most of the 12" records which currently languish in my loft, so is good to hear them again. One extended version I hadn't heard before is the White China special mix. The Voice, We Came To Dance, and One Small Day are digital remasters; We Came To Dance in particular sounding really good.
on 25 November 2012
Colin..well there will be nothing new here if the title has a heading called 'So 80s Presents'.
Having recently rediscovered Ultravox's back catalogue after attending a gig during their 2012 tour, I had forgotten just how formidable and relevant they were in the early eighties. After John Foxx departed in 1979 , passing lead vocal duties to new arrival, Midge Ure, it was the turning point for the synth band who had created that unmistakeable sound that can only be Ultravox. Commercial success and subsequent worldwide acclaim came soon after the release of 'Vienna' in 1980. This album focusses on extended remixes of their better known songs but is not what I would call a concise compilation. The 'original' Ultravox dont have a massive back catalogue to enjoy however if you consider its been 25 odd years with no new material to showcase then that's not really a surprise. Midge Ure recently came back into the fold after a very long break and the original members have recently released 'Brilliant', a brand new album of electronic songs that would not sound out of place on one of their classic eighties albums. 'So 80's Presents' is great for the remixes and a must for 80's nostalgia!