Lament (Ultravox album)

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Lament
Ultravox - Lament.png
Studio album by Ultravox
Released 6 April 1984
Recorded 1983–1984
Studio Musicfest Studios in London
Genre Synthpop, post-punk, pop rock
Length 37:29
Label Chrysalis
Producer Ultravox
Ultravox chronology
Monument
(1983)
Lament
(1984)
The Collection
(1984)
Singles from Lament
  1. "One Small Day"
    Released: 3 February 1984
  2. "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes"
    Released: 4 May 1984
  3. "Lament"
    Released: 21 June 1984
  4. "Heart of the Country"
    Released: September 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Lament is the seventh studio album by British new wave band Ultravox, released in the UK on 6 April 1984.[3] It was the last album featuring original drummer Warren Cann until the band's reunion album Brilliant in 2012. The album peaked at #8 on the UK album chart and was certified Gold by the BPI in June 1984 for 100,000 copies sold. It also reached #25 in Germany and #115 in the United States.

The album's sound saw the band continuing to move away from the synthpop style associated with their previous albums, heading into a more mainstream pop rock direction, not entirely dissimilar to contemporaries such as Simple Minds and U2 featuring greater use of guitar and 'stadium' reverb.

The album was re-released on CD in 1999 with seven bonus tracks consisting of various B-sides and remixes from the Lament period.

The album was once again re-released in 2009 as a double CD set. The first disc consisted of the original album remastered. The second disc contained remixes, B-sides and previously unreleased "work in progress" versions of songs.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "White China" – 3.50
  2. "One Small Day" – 4.30
  3. "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" – 4.39
  4. "Lament" – 4.40
  5. "White China (Special Mix)" - 8.23
  6. "One Small Day (Extended Mix)" - 8.31
  7. "Man of Two Worlds" – 4.27 (featuring Gaelic vocals by Mae McKenna[4])
  8. "Heart of the Country" – 5.05
  9. "When the Time Comes" – 4.56
  10. "A Friend I Call Desire" – 5.09
  11. "Lament (Extended Mix)" - 8.01

1999 UK re-release[edit]

  1. "White China" – 3.52
  2. "One Small Day" – 4.33
  3. "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" – 4.40
  4. "Lament" – 4.42
  5. "Man of Two Worlds" – 4.28
  6. "Heart of the Country" – 5.07
  7. "When the Time Comes" – 4.58
  8. "A Friend I Call Desire" – 5.13
  9. "Easterly" – 3.49
  10. "Building" – 3.14
  11. "Heart of the Country (Instrumental)" – 4.25
  12. "Man of Two Worlds (Instrumental)" – 4.33
  13. "White China (Special Mix)" – 8.25
  14. "One Small Day (Extended Mix)" – 8.31
  15. "Lament (Extended Mix)" – 8.01

2009 Remastered Definitive Edition[edit]

Disc 1
  1. White China – 3:53
  2. One Small Day – 4:33
  3. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes – 4:40
  4. Lament – 4:41
  5. Man of Two Worlds – 4:28
  6. Heart of the Country – 5:06
  7. When the Time Comes – 4:57
  8. A Friend I Call Desire – 5:11
Disc 2
  1. One Small Day (Special 12" Remix) – 7:51
  2. Easterly (B-side of One Small Day) – 3:48
  3. Lament (Extended 12" version) – 8:02
  4. One Small Day (Limited Edition Remix) – 8:31
  5. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes (Special 12" Remix) – 10:02
  6. Building (B-side of Dancing with Tears in My Eyes) – 3:11
  7. White China (Special Mix, original CD version) – 8:23
  8. Heart of the Country (Instrumental) (B-side of Lament) – 4:24
  9. One Small Day (Final Mix) – 7:45
  10. A Friend I Call Desire (Work in Progress Mix) – 5:39*
  11. Lament (Work in Progress Mix) – 4:53*
  • Previously unreleased.

Singles[edit]

Four singles were released from the album.

  1. One Small Day
  2. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
  3. Lament
  4. Heart of the Country

Personnel[edit]

Ultravox

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ NME (London, England: IPC Media): 2. 24 March 1984.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Man of Two Worlds". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-12.