Quartet (Ultravox album)

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Quartet
Studio album by Ultravox
Released 15 October 1982
Recorded 1982, AIR Studios, London
Genre Synthpop, post-punk
Length 40:54
Label Chrysalis
Producer George Martin
Ultravox chronology
Rage in Eden
(1981)
Quartet
(1982)
Monument
(1983)
Singles from Quartet
  1. "Reap the Wild Wind"
    Released: 16 September 1982
  2. "Hymn"
    Released: 19 November 1982
  3. "Visions in Blue"
    Released: 11 March 1983
  4. "We Came to Dance"
    Released: 18 April 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]
Smash Hits 8/10 stars[4]

Quartet is the sixth studio album by the British new wave band Ultravox. The album peaked at no.6 on the UK album chart and was certified Gold by the BPI in December 1982 for 100,000 copies sold. It also peaked at #13 in Germany, and at #61 in the United States.

The album was produced by George Martin, most notable for his work with The Beatles.

Four singles were released from the album, all of which reached the UK Top 20. The band promoted the album with their "Monument Tour" in late 1982, one of the shows from which was recorded and released as an album and video in 1983.

Quartet was remastered and re-released on CD by EMI in 1998 with the B-sides to each of the album's singles as bonus tracks. Another remastered version, a 2-disc set with previously unreleased material, was released in February 2009.

Track listing[edit]

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

Original release (CDL 1394)[edit]

Side A
  1. "Reap the Wild Wind" – 3:49
  2. "Serenade" – 5:05
  3. "Mine for Life" – 4:44
  4. "Hymn" – 5:46

Side B

  1. "Visions in Blue" – 4:38
  2. "When the Scream Subsides" – 4:17
  3. "We Came to Dance" – 4:14
  4. "Cut and Run" – 4:18
  5. "The Song" (We Go) – 3:56

1998 CD re-release (7243 4 96823 2 0)[edit]

  1. "Reap the Wild Wind" – 3:49
  2. "Serenade" – 5:05
  3. "Mine for Life" – 4:44
  4. "Hymn" – 5:46
  5. "Visions in Blue" – 4:38
  6. "When the Scream Subsides" – 4:17
  7. "We Came to Dance" – 4:14
  8. "Cut and Run" – 4:18
  9. "The Song" (We Go) – 3:56
  10. "Hosanna (In Excelsis Deo)" – 4:21 (bonus track)
  11. "Monument" – 3:16 (bonus track)
  12. "Break Your Back" – 3:27 (bonus track)
  13. "Overlook" – 4:04 (bonus track)

2009 Remastered Definitive Edition (B001OD6HFO)[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "Reap the Wild Wind" – 3:49
  2. "Serenade" – 5:05
  3. "Mine for Life" – 4:46
  4. "Hymn" – 5:49
  5. "Visions in Blue" – 4:40
  6. "When the Scream Subsides" – 4:16
  7. "We Came to Dance" – 4:13
  8. "Cut and Run" – 4:17
  9. "The Song (We Go)" – 3:59
Disc 2
  1. "Reap the Wild Wind" (Extended 12" Version) – 4:45
  2. "Hosanna (In Excelsis Deo)" (B-side of Reap the Wild Wind) – 4:21
  3. "Monument" (B-side of Hymn) – 3:14
  4. "The Thin Wall (Live)" (B-side of Hymn 12") – 5:54
  5. "Break Your Back" (B-side of Visions in Blue) – 3:25
  6. "Reap the Wild Wind" (Live) – 4:04
  7. "We Came to Dance" (Extended 12" Version) – 7:35
  8. "Overlook" (B-side of We Came to Dance) – 4:03
  9. "The Voice" (Fanclub Flexi-disc Version) (Live) – 4:36
  10. "Serenade" (Special Remix) – 6:03
  11. "New Europeans" (Live) – 4:18
  12. "We Stand Alone" (Live) – 5:35
  13. "I Remember (Death in the Afternoon)" (Live) – 6:25
  • Track 4 recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, 17 October 1981.
  • Tracks 6, 9, 11-13 recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, 5 December 1982.

Personnel[edit]

Ultravox
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Ultravox: Quartet". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Steels, Deborah (28 October 1982). "Album Reviews (Ultravox - "Quartet")". Smash Hits (EMAP Metro) 4 (22): p23.