The Collection (Ultravox album)

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The Collection
Greatest hits album by Ultravox
Released 2 November 1984
Genre Synthpop, rock
Length 56:51
Label Chrysalis
Ultravox chronology
Lament
(1984)
The Collection
(1984)
U-Vox
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Collection is a compilation album by the British band Ultravox. It was released on 2 November 1984[2] on the Chrysalis Records label, and was the band's first "greatest hits" collection (though a compilation of their earlier material had been released in 1980). It includes all fourteen of the band's hit singles on Chrysalis from 1980 to 1984, including "Love's Great Adventure", released ahead of the album as a stand-alone single.

The album peaked at number 2 on the UK Album Chart, becoming their highest charting album.[3] It also became their highest selling album, being certified triple platinum by the BPI for sales of over 900,000 copies.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" – 4:11
  2. "Hymn" – 4:27
  3. "The Thin Wall" – 4:27
  4. "The Voice" – 4:24
  5. "Vienna" – 4:39
  6. "Passing Strangers" – 3:51
  7. "Sleepwalk" – 3:12

Side two[edit]

  1. "Reap the Wild Wind" – 3:43
  2. "All Stood Still" – 3:42
  3. "Visions in Blue" – 4:16
  4. "We Came to Dance" – 4:06
  5. "One Small Day" – 4:29
  6. "Love's Great Adventure" – 3:07
  7. "Lament" – 3:20

The 12" Collection[edit]

Initial copies of the vinyl album included a limited edition bonus disc entitled The 12" Collection, consisting of three extended remixes and three 12" extended mixes:

Side one:

  1. "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" (Special Re-mix) – 10:02
  2. "Serenade" (Special Re-mix) – 6:03
  3. "One Small Day" (Final Mix) – 7:45

Side two:

  1. "Love's Great Adventure" (Extended Version) – 5:40
  2. "We Came to Dance" (Extended Version) – 7:35
  3. "Reap the Wild Wind" (Extended Version) – 4:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Collection > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 January 2010 (2010-01-09).  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Record News". NME (London, England: IPC Media): 35. 27 October 1984. 
  3. ^ Chart Stats.com - Ultravox: The Collection
  4. ^ BPI online database