Visions in Blue

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"Visions in Blue"
Ultravox Visions in Blue single cover.jpg
Single by Ultravox
from the album Quartet
B-side "Break Your Back"
"Reap the Wild Wind" (Live)
Released 11 March 1983
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1982 at AIR Studios in London
Length 4:13 (single edit)
4:38 (album version)
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, Midge Ure
Producer(s) George Martin
Ultravox singles chronology
"Visions in Blue"
"We Came to Dance"

"Visions in Blue" is Ultravox's third single from the Quartet album, recorded in Air Studios, London and released on Chrysalis Records on 11 March 1983. The single peaked at #15 in the UK charts on 26 March.[1][2][3] A video was produced, but was banned by the BBC and MTV due to brief nudity; an edited version was later provided for broadcast on Top of the Pops.[3]

The track also appears in live form on the CD version of Ultravox's 1983 in-concert album, Monument. The 12" version of "Visions in Blue" also contains an edited version of the same Monument performance of "Reap the Wild Wind".[3]

Track listing[edit]

7" version[edit]

  1. "Visions in Blue" [single edit] – 4:13
  2. "Break Your Back" – 3:31

12" version[edit]

  1. "Visions in Blue" - 4:38
  2. "Reap the Wild Wind (Live)" – 3:53
  3. "Break Your Back" – 3:31


The track has been covered by UK ebm/synthpop act Stok:holm and appears on their 2013 album City Lights.


  1. ^ Betts, Graham (2006). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2006, HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-720077-3
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Ultravox - Visions in Blue". Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ultravox discography, Vladimir Kruglov". Retrieved 18 March 2009. 

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