Ultravox! (album)

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Ultravox!
Studio album by Ultravox!
Released 25 February 1977
Recorded Autumn 1976, Island Studios, Hammersmith, London
Genre New wave, art rock, glam rock, synthpop
Label Island
Producer Brian Eno, Ultravox!, Steve Lillywhite
Ultravox! chronology
Ultravox!
(1977)
Ha!-Ha!-Ha!
(1977)
Singles from Ultravox!
  1. "Dangerous Rhythm"
    Released: 4 February 1977 (4 February 1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Ultravox! is the first studio album from the band Ultravox!, which at the time was properly eponymous before the band dropped the Neu!-inspired exclamation mark from their name. It was released on Island Records on 25 February 1977,[2] recorded at Island Studios in Hammersmith in the autumn of 1976[3] and produced by Ultravox! and Steve Lillywhite, with studio assistance from Brian Eno.

Songs like "Sat'day Night in the City of the Dead" and "Dangerous Rhythm" were written while the band were named as Tiger Lily and were performed, alongside other songs from the album, during 1976, before its release.[4] Videos of a gig in Germany in that year can be seen on YouTube.

It's believed three of the songs of the album have promo videos, "The Wild, The Beautiful And The Damned", "Dangerous Rhythm" and "Wide Boys" and also can be seen on YouTube, but it is also suggested the three were only live performances with playback.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sat'day Night in the City of the Dead" – 2:35
  2. "Life at Rainbow's End (For All the Tax Exiles on Main Street)" – 3:44
  3. "Slip Away" – 4:19
  4. "I Want to Be a Machine" – 7:21
  5. "Wide Boys" – 3:16
  6. "Dangerous Rhythm" – 4:16
  7. "The Lonely Hunter" – 3:42
  8. "The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned" – 5:50
  9. "My Sex" – 3:01

Bonus tracks on 2006 CD re-release

  1. "Slip Away (Live)" – 4:12
  2. "Modern Love (Live)" – 2:31
  3. "The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned (Live)" – 5:18
  4. "My Sex (Live)" – 3:05
  • Tracks 1, 2, 5, and 7 written by Foxx.
  • Tracks 3, 4, and 10 written by Currie/Foxx.
  • Tracks 6 and 11 written by Cann/Cross/Currie/Foxx/Shears.
  • Tracks 8, 9, 12, and 13 written by Cross/Currie/Foxx.

Singles[edit]

  • "Dangerous Rhythm" (4 February 1977)

Personnel[edit]

Ultravox!
Additional personnel
  • Terry Barham – assistant engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Thompson. "Ultravox! - Ultravox | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  2. ^ "ULTRAVOX!". Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. 
  3. ^ Ultravox! album reissue booklet. Island, 2006
  4. ^ Ultravox! album reissue booklet. Island, 2006
  5. ^ "Promo/official videos of the John Foxx era". Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. 

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