The Voice (Ultravox song)

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"The Voice"
Ultravox The Voice single cover.jpg
Single by Ultravox
from the album Rage in Eden
B-side Paths and Angles"
"Private Lives (Live)"
"All Stood Still (Live)
Released 29 October 1981
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1981 at Conny’s Studio in Cologne, West Germany
Genre Synthpop, new romantic, new wave
Length 4:23
Label Chrysalis
Songwriter(s) Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, Midge Ure
Producer(s) Ultravox and Conny Plank
Ultravox singles chronology
"The Thin Wall"
(1981)
"The Voice"
(1981)
"Reap the Wild Wind"
(1982)
"The Thin Wall"
(1981)
"The Voice"
(1981)
"Reap the Wild Wind"
(1982)

"The Voice" is Ultravox's second single from the Rage in Eden album, recorded in Conny Plank's Studio in Cologne, Germany and released on 29 October 1981. It peaked at #16 in the UK singles chart,[1] #27 in the Irish Singles Chart[2] and #29 in the New Zealand Singles Chart.[3]

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Voice" (single edit) 4:23
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Paths and Angles" 4:19

12" vinyl[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Voice" 5:59
2. "Paths and Angles" 4:19
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Private Lives" (recorded live at Crystal Palace) 4:51
2. "All Stood Still" (recorded live at Crystal Palace) 4:19

Videos[edit]

A screenshot of the rare music video of the song which shows the band members appearing to stand at an unnatural angle as the camera is tilted to meet the same angle as the slanted room.

There were two different videos made for the single. One has the band miming a performance in a slanted room; the band members appear to be standing at an unnatural angle. The other video is more elaborate, contains war imagery, single-word slogans in knock-out text, features Billy Currie appearing as a radio announcer, and Midge Ure as a soldier.

Live Performances[edit]

Live versions of The Voice appear on the live albums Monument and Return to Eden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Stats - Ultravox - The Voice". Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results for Ultravox". Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  3. ^ ULTRAVOX - THE VOICE (SONG) Retrieved November 2016

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