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 New Ultravox Album
Author: breno 
Date:   03-29-12 08:16

The new Ultravox album featuring the classic Ure/Currie/Cross/Cann line-up is due out May 28th (in Europe, anyhow) and is very optimistically titled Brilliant.

Here's the press release:

New Album & Tour Press Release
OK, here's the Press Release you've all been waiting for! The 13 tour dates mentioned below are UK only, but European dates will be announced in due course. The album cover design is not yet complete, but when it is, will be getting a new Theme. Watch out for it! ;o)

the brand new studio album from
Midge Ure / Billy Currie / Chris Cross / Warren Cann
Release: May 28th on EMI Records
EMI are proud to announce the return of Ultravox with their first studio album in 28 years. Following on from the sold-out Return To Eden reformation shows in 2009, the classic Ultravox line-up has recorded a 12-track collection of brand new songs which will be released on May 28th ahead of a full UK tour in September and October.

Dramatic, passionate and truly epic in scale and sound, ‘Brilliant’ is not only a prescient reminder of how great this reborn band are, but an exciting and vital addition to an extraordinary catalogue of music which today sounds more current and influential than ever.

Emerging from the new wave and electro scenes of the late 70’s, Ultravox fashioned a form of electronic rock music that was uniquely powerful and delivered massive hits through the 1980’s such as ‘Hymn’, ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Reap The Wild Wind’, ‘Love’s Great Adventure’, ‘We Came To Dance’ and of course the timeless and atmospheric ‘Vienna’.

‘Brilliant’ sees Ultravox expanding their classic sonic template and reminding us of their strength as songwriters of the highest calibre. Full details of the album will be revealed soon along with the thirteen-date tour they will be embarking on later this year.

The tracklisting for ‘Brilliant’ is as follows:
Live Again
The Change
This One
Let It Lie

PRESS: For further information please contact William Luff at EMI Artist Publicity on / 0207 752 5289

EDIT: I can't believe I spelled Billy Currie's name like the food.

Post Edited (03-29-12 12:19)

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 Re: New Ultravox Album
Author: zoo 
Date:   03-29-12 08:32

Honestly, this is the only new release that I know about for this year that I 'm really excited about.

Maybe writing w/ the guys again (or a legit songwriter in Billy Currie) will spark some creativity from 'ol Midge. It's not like he's been cranking out a bunch of new solo material for the past 15 years. But w/ Currie and the others in tow, I'm crossing my fingers they can pull magic out of a hat.

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 Re: New Ultravox Album
Author: MrFab 
Date:   03-29-12 12:44

I love "Ha! Ha! Ha!" and "Vienna" but the in-between one, "Systems of Romance," never did it for me - seemed too slick and kinda bland. I take it I'm in the minority here? But this news might get me to give it another chance, since I never listened to it much.

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 Re: New Ultravox Album
Author: Delvin 
Date:   03-29-12 13:33

The Ultravox albums with John Foxx serve as a trilogy to me. The ones with Ure, although excellent, don't cohere in quite the same way. Still, this is terrific news ... especially if a U.S. tour follows.

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 Re: New Ultravox Album
Author: zoo 
Date:   03-30-12 15:21

The John Foxx-Robin Simon trilogy:

Systems of Romance (Uvox)
The Garden (Foxx solo)
The Golden Section (Foxx solo)

The latter two continue in a similar vein as the last Foxx Uvox album, and with the same guitarist.

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