Ultra (Ultra album)

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Ultra
Ultra Ultra (debut album cover).jpg
Studio album by Ultra
Released January 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Label East West Records, (Warner Bros. Records)
Producer Ian Stanley
Ultra chronology
Ultra
(1999)
The Sun Shines Brighter
(2006)The Sun Shines Brighter2006
Singles from Ultra
  1. "Say You Do"
    Released: 6 April 1998
  2. "Say it Once"
    Released: 22 June 1998
  3. "The Right Time"
    Released: 28 September 1998
  4. "Rescue Me"
    Released: 4 January 1999
  5. "Blind to the Groove"
    Released: 1999

Ultra is the debut studio album by English pop band Ultra, released in January 1999 by East West Records (Warner Music Group).

The album debuted and peaked at number 37 on the UK Albums Chart and spawned several hit singles in the UK and Europe. It was mainly performed and co-written by James Hearn; vocals and piano, Michael Harwood; vocals and guitar, Nick Keynes; bass, and Jon O'Mahony; drums and percussion. It was produced by ex Tears for Fears member, Ian Stanley.

Track listing[edit]

International edition[edit]

  1. "Say You Do" (James Hearn) –3:26
  2. "Say it Once" (Michael Harwood, James Hearn) – 3:59
  3. "The Right Time" (James Hearn, Michael Harwood, Steve Robson, Pete Kearney) – 3:53
  4. "Blind to the Groove" (James Hearn, Michael Harwood, Jon O'Mahony, James Rose) – 4:17
  5. "Rescue Me" (Jon O'Mahony, James Hearn, Keri Schmidt) – 3:57
  6. "Human After All" (James Hearn) – 3:31
  7. "B.A.S.I.C." (Michael Harwood, James Hearn, Steve Robson, Ian Stanley, Andy Caine) – 3:51
  8. "Afterlife" (James Hearn, Michael Harwood) – 4:19
  9. "Up and Over" (James Hearn, Michael Harwood) – 4:36
  10. "New Dimension Medley: Way to Go/No Place Like Home" (James Hearn) – 6:36

UK edition[edit]

  1. "Say You Do"
  2. "Say It Once"
  3. "The Right Time"
  4. "Blind to the Groove"
  5. "Rescue Me"
  6. "Human After All"
  7. "B.A.S.I.C."
  8. "Shattered Dreams" (Clark Datchler)
  9. "Afterlife"
  10. "Up and Over"
  11. "New Dimension Medley: Way to Go/No Place Like Home"
  12. "Say It Once" (acoustic version)

Australasian edition (CD/CD-ROM)[edit]

  1. "Say You Do"
  2. "Say It Once"
  3. "The Right Time"
  4. "Blind to the Groove"
  5. "Rescue Me"
  6. "Human After All"
  7. "B.A.S.I.C."
  8. "Afterlife"
  9. "Up and Over"
  10. "New Dimension Medley: Way to Go/No Place Like Home"

CD-ROM tracks[edit]

  1. "Rescue Me" (video)
  2. "The Right Time" (video)
  3. "Blind to the Groove" (video)
  4. "Say You Do" (Video)
  5. "Say It Once" (video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998–99) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[1] 34
European Albums Chart[2] 89
Italian Albums Chart[3] 12
Scottish Albums Chart[4] 29
UK Albums Chart[5] 37

Personnel[edit]

  • Art direction – Paul West & Paula Benson at FORM
  • Artwork design – John Siddle at FORM®
  • Bass – Nick Keynes
  • Co-production – Steve Robson (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9)
  • Drums, percussion – Jon O'Mahony
  • Guitar – Michael Harwood
  • Mixing – Bob Kraushaar (tracks 1, 3 to 10), Andy Bradfield, Steve Robson (track 2)
  • Photography – Julian Barton
  • Production – Ian Stanley (tracks 1 to 5, 7, 9), Steve Robson (tracks 3, 6–8, 10)
  • Vocals, piano – James Hearn
  • Additional keyboards – Neil Cowley (tracks 1, 3, 4)
  • Backing vocals – Keri Schmidt (tracks 1, 2, 5, 8) and Viveen Wray (tracks 6, 7)
  • Engineering – Steve Robson (track 1)
  • Remixing, additional production – Steelworks (track 3)

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