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Ultravox The Very Best Of Ultravox [album+DVD]

Ultravox: The Very Best Of UltravoxA very welcome reunion sees Ultravox
  play live after a lengthy twenty years —
  The Very Best Of Ultravox Special
  Edition CD/DVD features the original
  80’s line-up and a weighty tracklisting
  that includes all the band
s greats...”

WONDERFULLY NOSTALGIC and a terrific echo from the 80s is The Very Best Of Ultravox Special Edition CD/DVD that sees the band in it's original incarnation of Midge Ure, Chris Cross, Warren Cann and Billy Currie.

From the rousing Sleepwalk and the evocative Passing Strangers, this Special Edition CD/DVD package contains eighteen magnificent digitally remastered tracks on the CD and seventeen videos on the DVD.

One of the primary exponents of British electronic pop in the early 1980s, Ultravox treats fans to this very special piece of the band's splendid work the first time all Ultravox's hits have been available together as one collection and released to coincide with the band's UK tour in April.

Remember the catchy, brilliant and fun All Stood Still? Or The Voice, which is a beautiful, interesting and breath-taking track with enchanting harmonies. Reap The Wild Wind is noteworthy and poignant; Hymn is just fantastically creative and well developed; Visions In Blue is emotionally infused and sentimental; One Small Day is more restrained, and Dancing With Tears In My Eyes ventures out into fuller pop with collective, resounding beats.

It comes as no surprise that this CD and DVD package is as ultra-special as you would expect from The Very Best Of Ultravox and a fabulous and heart-stirring trip down Memory Lane. Who could forget the simply gorgeous White China, the great musical verve of Love's Great Adventure and All Fall Down with its poetic, intriguing and folkish charm?

Says Midge Ure: "Over the years we have all been caught up with a number of individual projects. When Billy and me were approached by Absolute Radio to perform an acoustic set at their inaugural launch in October at Abbey Road Studios, we took up the offer." He adds: "We were overwhelmed by the response of our fans, which confirmed within the band that perhaps the time was right to re-form."

The DVD is a fantastic addition to any Ultravox fan's collection and is terrifically evocative, wonderfully visual and totally awesome. Ultravox has talent aplenty and is not afraid to prove it. The videos are compelling and dramatic and the boys look like they were enjoying themselves. What a voice; what showmen. Vienna still makes my toes curl!

Chrysalis Records release The Very Best Of Ultravox Special Edition 2-disc CD/DVD, which is out now (released 6 April, 2009), EMI Marketing Catalogue No: CHRTV20091.

CD Tracklisting

1 Sleepwalk (2008 Digital Remaster) | 2 Passing Strangers (2008 Digital Remaster) |
3 Vienna (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 4 All Stood Still (Album Version) (2008 Digital Remaster) | 5 The Thin Wall (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 6 The Voice (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 7 Reap The Wild Wind (2009 Digital Remaster) |
8 Hymn (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 9 Visions In Blue (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 10 We Came To Dance (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) |
11 One Small Day (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 12 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 13 Lament (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 14 White China (2009 Digital Remaster) | 15 Loves Great Adventure (2009 Digital Remaster) | 16 Same Old Story (Single Mix) (2009 Digital Remaster) | 17 All Fall Down (2009 Digital Remaster) | 18 All In One Day (Single Version) (2009 Digital Remaster)

DVD Tracklisting

1 Sleepwalk (Live St Albans 8/80) | 2 Vienna (Live St Albans 8/80) | 3 Passing Strangers | 4 Vienna (Uncut) | 5 All Stood Still (Top Of The Pops, June 11 1981) |
6 The Thin Wall | 7 The Voice | 8 Reap The Wild Wind | 9 Hymn | 10 Visions In Blue (Uncensored) | 11 We Came To Dance | 12 One Small Day | 13 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes | 14 Lament | 15 Love's Great Adventure | 16 Same Old Story | 17 All Fall Down

Having arranged a 15-date tour starting at the Edinburgh Playhouse and including sell-out concerts at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and London's Hammersmith Apollo, an extra date was added and Ultravox will now also be playing the Roundhouse, London on Thursday, 30 April. Please visit livenation.co.uk for full ticket details. At the time of publishing, the remaining list of concerts includes Monday 27 April at Plymouth Pavillions and Tuesday 28 April at Portsmouth Guildhall.

"It comes as no surprise that this CD and DVD package is as ultra-special as you would expect from The Very Best Of Ultravox and a fabulous and heart-stirring trip down Memory Lane… What a voice; what showmen. Vienna still makes my toes curl!" Maggie Woods, MotorBar


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