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The derivative is again positive.
on 29 March 2015
Having followed Ultravox since they had an exclamation mark in their name and a quite different personnel and style means I have endured a lot over the years. While the last two albums with Mr Foxx and the first with Mr Ure are the two best overall in my opinion, it has been sad to hear their decline - their last very good album was Rage in Eden, and that is more than 30 years back. As many others I took the opportunity to see them when they returned to Eden, in fact I saw them in 2010 in the very small Swedish village where I grew up. That was quite emotional, and back then - if my memory serves me right - Mr Ure had a rather steady voice still, although perhaps a bit weaker in the high notes. But they did a very good job of it, basically blowing the competition (including fat remnants of Alphaville) into the water. Having followed them on and off since then while never wanting to buy anything - they really were in deep decline! - I do feel, like I am sure several others do, that they perhaps are on their way back. If it wasn't for Mr. Ure's voice, which does not seem to be as steady as before. Not surprising though - his singing style does his throat some harm, I'm sure. I do hope they can take the good reviews on this, and the good sales on this disc, and turn their continued career upwards further still. I will be awaiting when the next release comes, with a critical ear.