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Ultravox: Brilliant

On May 25, 2012, “Chrysalis” label released “Brilliant”, the eleventh and final Ultravox studio album. It was recorded September 2010 – December 2011, at “The Lakehouse” in Montreal, Canada, “Environment” in Bath, England, “Sarm” and “Battery” in London, “Studio City Sound” in California, and was produced by Stephen Lipson, Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie and Midge Ure.

Personnel:

  • Midge Ure – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, mixing
  • Billy Currie – piano, synthesizer, violin, mixing
  • Chris Cross – bass, synthesizer, mixing
  • Warren Cann – drums, mixing
  • Stephen Lipson – mixing
  • Tom Weir – drum engineering
  • Mazen Murad – mastering
  • Darren Evans – design

Track listing:

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

  1. Live
  2. Flow
  3. Brilliant
  4. Change
  5. Rise
  6. Remembering
  7. Hello
  8. One
  9. Fall
  10. Lie
  11. Satellite
  12. Contact
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Geoffrey Emerick

On October 2, 2018, Geoffrey Emerick died aged 72. He was recording studio audio engineer and producer, worked with America, Elvis Costello, Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ultravox, Matthew Fisher, Kate Bush, Nellie McKay and Robin Trower, but he was best known for his work with The Beatles, on their albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road. For his work in the music recording field, Emerick won “European Edison Award” and four “Grammy Awards”.

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, Dave Hutchins, John Foxx, Robin Simon, Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann.

Personnel:

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

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 the self-titled, debut Ultravox studio album.. It was recorded in 1976, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by John Foxx, Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, Stevie Shears, Steve Lillywhite and Brian Eno.

Personnel:

  • John Foxx– lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Stevie Shears– guitars
  • Billy Currie– keyboards, violin
  • Chris Cross– bass, backing vocals
  • Warren Cann– drums, backing vocals
  • Phil Collins- drums

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, John Foxx
  4. I Want to Be a Machine – Billy Currie, John Foxx
  5. Wide Boys – John Foxx
  6. Dangerous Rhythm – Warren Cann,Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx, Stevie Shears
  7. The Lonely Hunter – John Foxx
  8. The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned – Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx
  9. My Sex – Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx

On January 18, 1980.

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On January 18, 1980, “Virgin” label released “Metamatic”, the debut John Foxx album. It was recorded in 1979, at the “Pathway Studios” in London and was produced by John Foxx. The album name  “Metamatic” is taken from a painting machine by kinetic artist Jean Tinguely.

Personnel:

  • John Foxx– vocals, rhythm machines (mainly Roland CR-78, synthesizers
  • John Wesley Barker – additional synthesizers
  • Jake Durant – additional bass
  • Gareth Jones– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Foxx.

  1. Plaza
  2. He’s a Liquid
  3. Underpass
  4. Metal Beat
  5. No-One Driving
  6. A New Kind of Man
  7. Blurred Girl
  8. 030
  9. Tidal Wave
  10. Touch and Go