Answers to Nothing

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For the 2011 film, see Answers to Nothing (film).
Answers To Nothing
Answers to Nothing cover.jpeg
Studio album by Midge Ure
Released August 1988 (1988-08)
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop
Label Chrysalis
Producer Midge Ure, Rik Walton
Midge Ure chronology
The Gift
Answers to Nothing
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Answers to Nothing, released in 1988, is the second solo album by former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure. It was the first release by Ure following the demise of Ultravox. The first single 'Dear God' reached number 6 on the UK Billboard Rock charts in 1988, his second highest solo success after 'If I Was' in 1985. The track "Sister and Brother" was a duet with Kate Bush.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Midge Ure.

No. Title Length
1. "Answers to Nothing" 4:34
2. "Take Me Home" 3:05
3. "Sister and Brother" 5:55
4. "Dear God" 5:00
5. "The Leaving (So Long)" 4:16
6. "Just for You" 4:39
7. "Hell to Heaven" 4:04
8. "Lied" 4:52
9. "Homeland" 4:41
10. "Remembrance Day" 4:38
Bonus tracks for 1998 UK re-release
No. Title Length
11. "Honorare" 3:14
12. "Oboe" 4:02
13. "Music # 1" 4:39
14. "Sister and Brother" (Unreleased Single Edit) 4:12


  • Midge Ure - guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Mark King - bass on "Answers To Nothing", "Sister And Brother" and "Just For You"
  • Steve Brzezicki - bass on "Take Me Home", "Dear God" and "Lied"
  • Mark Brzezicki - drums on "Answers To Nothing", "Dear God", "Just For You"and "Remembrance Day"
  • Mick Karn - bass on "Remembrance Day"
  • Kate Bush - vocals on "Sister and Brother"
  • Robbie Kilgore - additional keyboards
  • Craig Armstrong - piano on "Sister and Brother"
  • Ali Campbell, Carol Douet, Robin Campbell, Yona Dunsford - background vocals on "Sister and Brother"
  • Peter Saville Associates - design