Ultravox - VIENNA Vinyl


This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. The 2001 edition of VIENNA also includes 4 bonus tracks.
Ultravox: Midge Ure (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Chris Cross (vocals, synthesizer, bass); Warren Cann (vocals, synthesizer, drums); Billy Currie (violin, piano, synthesizer).
VIENNA is one of those rare albums that defines an era. In their first
incarnation, with singer John Foxx, Ultravox merged post-punk and
art-rock in a prescient, highly influential manner. After Foxx's
departure, the band's future seemed in question. Against all odds, they
gained a new lease on life with former Rich Kids singer/guitarist/songwriter Midge Ure, who led them towards a more
stylized, elegant sound full of both accessible melodicism and grand,
sophisticated electronic textures. Consequently, VIENNA did much to
jumpstart both the synth-pop scene and the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s.Even the band's Bowie-influenced, modernist image on the front cover spawned a thousand imitators. Image aside, though, such durable singles as "Sleepwalk" and the title track show the band at its peak, turning out a uniquely European brand of futuristic pop-rock
bearing both shiny surfaces and deeper satisfactions.

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Pop