All Stood Still

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"All Stood Still"
Single by Ultravox
from the album Vienna
B-side "Alles Klar"
"Keep Torque-ing"
Released 26 May 1981
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded February 1980 at RAK Studios
Genre Post-punk, electronic, new wave
Length 3:40
Label Chrysalis Records
Writer(s) Midge Ure, Chris Cross, Warren Cann, Billy Currie
Producer(s) Ultravox and Conny Plank
Ultravox singles chronology
"Vienna"
(1981)
"All Stood Still"
(1981)
"The Thin Wall"
(1981)

"All Stood Still" is Ultravox's fourth and final single from Vienna, the band's first album with Midge Ure, released on Chrysalis Records on 26 May 1981.

The single, on the back of "Vienna"'s success, hit #8 on the UK charts, giving Ultravox their second top-ten hit. There is currently no known music video available for the song, although the song was used to infectious effect in the first skateboarding video, Powell Peralta's promotional "Skateboarding in the '80's", featuring future legends Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen.

"All Stood Still" is the first Ultravox single to have an extended 12" version of the a-side. The b-sides are two original instrumentals. "Keep Torque-ing" is listed on the Rare, Vol. 1 compilation as "Keep Talking"; it is generally accepted that the latter is the correct name for the track.

Track listing[edit]

7" version[edit]

  1. "All Stood Still" – 3:40
  2. "Alles Klar" – 4:53

12" version[edit]

  1. "All Stood Still" (12" Version) – 5:05
  2. "Alles Klar" – 4:53
  3. "Keep Torque-ing" – 6:21

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