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In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Polydor” label released “The Anvil”, the second Visage studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Midge Ure, Steve Strange, Dave Formula, Billy Currie and Rusty Egan. The album’s front cover photograph was taken by Helmut Newton.

Personnel:

  • Steve Strange– lead vocals
  • Midge Ure– guitars, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Dave Formula– synthesizer
  • Billy Currie– electric violin, synthesizer
  • Rusty Egan– drums, backing vocals, electronic drums
  • Barry Adamson– bass
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Perri Lister– backing vocals
  • Lorraine Whitmarsh – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Currie, Rusty Egan, Dave Formula, Steve Strange and Midge Ure.

  1. The Damned Don’t Cry
  2. Anvil (Night Club School)
  3. Move Up
  4. Night Train
  5. The Horseman
  6. Look What They’ve Done
  7. Again We Love
  8. Wild Life
  9. Whispers

 

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On October 15, 1982.

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On October 15, 1982, “Chrysalis” label released “Quartet”, the sixth Ultravox studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel:

  • Warren Cann– drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Cross– bass, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Billy Currie– keyboards, violin
  • Midge Ure– guitar, lead vocals
  • Geoff Emerick– engineering
  • Jon Jacobs – assistance
  • Peter Saville– cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie and Midge Ure.

  1. Reap the Wild Wind
  2. Serenade
  3. Mine for Life
  4. Hymn
  5. Visions in Blue
  6. When the Scream Subsides
  7. We Came to Dance
  8. Cut and Run
  9. The Song” (We Go)

 

On October 14, 1997.

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On October 14, 1997, “Island” label released “Ha!-Ha!-Ha!”, the second Ultravox album. It was recorded May – June 1997, and was produced by Ultravox and Steve Lillywhite.

Personnel:

  • John Foxx– vocals, guitar
  • Warren Cann– drums, vocals, rhythm machine
  • Chris Cross– bass, vocals
  • Billy Currie– violins, keyboards, synthesiser
  • Stevie Shears– guitar
  • C. (from Gloria Mundi) – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. ROckWrok – John Foxx
  2. The Frozen Ones – John Foxx
  3. Fear in the Western World – Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx, Stevie Shears
  4. Distant Smile – Billy Currie, John Foxx
  5. The Man Who Dies Every Day – Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx, Stevie Shears
  6. Artificial Life – Billy Currie, John Foxx
  7. While I’m Still Alive – John Foxx
  8. Hiroshima Mon Amour – Warren Cann, Billy Currie, John Foxx

On September 8, 1978.

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On September 8, 1978, “island” label released “Systems of Romance”, the third Ultravox studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Conny’s Studio” in Cologne, Germany, and was produced by Conny Plank, Ultravox and Dave Hutchins.

It was band’s final recording with original lead singer, lyricist and co-composer John Foxx, and first album without guitarist Stevie Shears.

Personnel:

  • Warren Cann– drums, rhythm machine, vocals
  • Chris Cross– bass, synthesizer, vocals
  • Billy Currie– keyboards, violin
  • John Foxx– vocals
  • Robin Simon– guitar, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Slow Motion – Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx, Robin Simon
  2. I Can’t Stay Long – Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx, Robin Simon
  3. Someone Else’s Clothes – Billy Currie, John Foxx
  4. Blue Light – Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx, Robin Simon
  5. Some of Them – Billy Currie, John Foxx
  6. Quiet Men – Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx
  7. Dislocation – Billy Currie, John Foxx
  8. Maximum Acceleration – John Foxx
  9. When You Walk Through Me – Billy Currie, John Foxx, Robin Simon
  10. Just for a Moment – Billy Currie, John Foxx

On April 6, 1984.

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On April 6, 1984, “Chrysalis” label released “Lament”, the seventh Ultravox studio album. It was recorded in 1983 – 1984, at “Musicfest Studios” in London, and was produced by Ultravox.

Personnel:

  • Warren Cann– drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Cross– bass, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Billy Currie– keyboards, violin
  • Midge Ure– guitar, lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, and Midge Ure.

  1. White China
  2. One Small Day
  3. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
  4. Lament
  5. White China (Special Mix)
  6. One Small Day (Extended Mix)
  7. Man of Two Worlds
  8. Heart of the Country
  9. When the Time Comes
  10. A Friend I Call Desire
  11. Lament (Extended Mix)

On February 25, 1977.

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On February 25, 1977, “Island” label released “Ultravox!”, the debut studio album by Ultravox!. It was recorded in 1976, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Ultravox!, Steve Lillywhite and Brian Eno.

Personnel:

  • Warren Cann– drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Cross– bass, backing vocals
  • Billy Currie– keyboards, violin
  • John Foxx– lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Stevie Shears– guitars
  • Phil Collins- drums (sampled from “Sky Saw”) on “My Sex

Track listing:

  1. Sat’day Night in the City of the Dead – John Foxx
  2. Life at Rainbow’s End (For All the Tax Exiles on Main Street) – John Foxx
  3. Slip Away – Billy Curie and John Foxx
  4. I Want to Be a Machine – Billy Currie and John Foxx
  5. Wide Boys – John Foxx
  6. Dangerous Rhythm – Warren Cann,Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx and Stevie Shears
  7. The Lonely Hunter – John Foxx
  8. The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned – Chris Cross, Billy Currie and John Foxx
  9. My Sex – Chris Cross, Billy Currie and John Foxx

On Septemeber 7, 1979.

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On September 7, 1979, “Beggars Banquet” label released “The Pleasure principle”, the debut solo album by Gary Numan. The album material was recorded in the first half of 1979 at the “Marcus Music AB”, London, and was produced by Gary Numan.

Personnel:

  • Gary Numan– vocals, keyboards (Minimoog, Polymoog, ARP Odyssey), synthetic percussion
  • Paul Gardiner– bass
  • Chris Payne– keyboards (Minimoog, Polymoog, piano), viola
  • Cedric Sharpley– drums, percussion
  • Billy Currie– fadeout violin
  • Garry Robson– backing vocals

All compositions by Gary Numan.

  1. Airlane
  2. Metal
  3. Complex
  4. Films
  5. E.
  6. Tracks
  7. Observer
  8. Conversation
  9. Cars
  10. Engineers