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Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

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Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 8 37695 2 0 | Time: 01:15:57
New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk

Ultravox are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 as Tiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit "Vienna". The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, singer John Foxx was frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career and, following his departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage.

Rejecting the abrasive guitars of their punk-era contemporaries in favor of lushly romantic synthesizers, Ultravox emerged as one of the primary influences on the British electro-pop movement of the early '80s. Formed in London in 1974, the group – originally dubbed Ultravox! – was led by vocalist and keyboardist John Foxx (born Dennis Leigh), whose interest in synths and cutting-edge technology began during his school years. With an initial lineup consisting of bassist Chris Cross, keyboardist/violinist Billy Currie, guitarist Steve Shears, and drummer Warren Cann, their obvious affection for the glam rock sound of David Bowie and Roxy Music brought them little respect from audiences caught up in the growing fervor of punk, but in 1977 Island Records signed the quintet anyway, with Brian Eno agreeing to produce the band's self-titled debut LP.

After scoring a minor U.K. hit with the single "My Sex," Ultravox returned later that year with Ha! Ha! Ha!; sales were minimal, however, and Shears soon exited, replaced by guitarist Robin Simon. A third LP, 1978's Systems of Romance, was recorded in Germany with renowned producer Conrad Plank, but it too failed commercially. Island soon dropped the band, at which time both Foxx and Simon quit, the former mounting a solo career and the latter joining Magazine. At that point the remaining members of Ultravox tapped singer/guitarist Midge Ure, an alumnus of Slik as well as Glen Matlock's Rich Kids; upon signing to Chrysalis, the new lineup recorded Vienna, scoring a surprise smash hit with the single "Sleepwalk," which reached the number two spot on the U.K. pop charts in 1981 and pushed the LP into the Top Five. The album's title track also fared well, peaking at number two on the charts and remaining there for several weeks.

After 1981's Rage in Eden, Ultravox teamed with legendary producer George Martin for 1983's Quartet; their most successful LP in the otherwise impenetrable American market, it launched the minor hit "Reap the Wild Wind." Upon completing 1984's Lament, Warren Cann left Ultravox to forge a solo career. The remaining members, after adding Big Country's Mark Brzezicki, resurfaced with U-Vox in 1986 before going their separate ways. Currie and Simon re-formed the band in 1993, adding vocalist Marcus O'Higgins; three years later, they released the lackluster Ingenuity with Sam Blue on lead vocals. The album marked the group's final studio release.

Review by Jason Ankeny, Allmusic.com

Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]



Tracklist:

01. Same Old Story (04:39)
02. Hymn (04:26)
03. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (04:10)
04. Sleepwalk (03:12)
05. We Came To Dance (04:05)
06. Vienna (04:38)
07. Passing Strangers (03:50)
08. Love's Great Adventure (03:07)
09. Lament (04:18)
10. Reap The Wild Wind (03:42)
11. Sweet Surrender (04:34)
12. Mine For Life (04:45)
13. The Thin Wall (04:25)
14. The Voice (04:24)
15. Visions In Blue (04:14)
16. All Stood Still (03:41)
17. One Small Day (04:28)
18. All Fall Down (05:08)


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 28. January 2015, 22:21

Ultravox / Premium Gold Collection

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Additional command line options : -V -8 -T "Date=%year%" -T "Genre=%genre%" %source%


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18 | 70:48.57 | 5:08.33 | 318657 | 341789


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Peak level 98.8 %
Extraction speed 2.0 X
Range quality 99.9 %
Test CRC 2D0BE483
Copy CRC 2D0BE483
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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2015-04-26 15:32:01

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Analyzed: Ultravox / Premium Gold Collection
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.10 dB -14.22 dB 4:40 01-Same Old Story
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.67 dB 4:26 02-Hymn
DR12 -0.10 dB -13.96 dB 4:10 03-Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
DR15 -0.10 dB -16.00 dB 3:12 04-Sleepwalk
DR11 -0.89 dB -14.67 dB 4:06 05-We Came To Dance
DR12 -0.51 dB -16.45 dB 4:39 06-Vienna
DR14 -0.19 dB -15.84 dB 3:51 07-Passing Strangers
DR11 -0.48 dB -14.53 dB 3:07 08-Love's Great Adventure
DR13 -0.10 dB -16.36 dB 4:19 09-Lament
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.27 dB 3:43 10-Reap The Wild Wind
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.19 dB 4:35 11-Sweet Surrender
DR14 -0.17 dB -16.07 dB 4:46 12-Mine For Life
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DR11 -1.46 dB -13.68 dB 4:25 14-The Voice
DR13 -0.41 dB -17.71 dB 4:15 15-Visions In Blue
DR12 -0.78 dB -14.93 dB 3:42 16-All Stood Still
DR11 -0.81 dB -14.11 dB 4:29 17-One Small Day
DR13 -0.98 dB -17.32 dB 5:08 18-All Fall Down
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Number of tracks: 18
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 864 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]