Ultravox

Ultravox

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The first three LP releases feature the vocals of John Foxx (Dennis Leigh), while the rest of the line up of Billy Currie, Warren Cann and Chris Cross were joined by Stevie Shears on guitar for the first two and Robin Simon replacing Shears for the third album, Systems of Romance, by which the group had dropped the exclamation mark from the band name. In 1979, John Foxx left after an American tour to pursue solo projects, with Simon also departing. Currie, Cross and Cann were subsequently joined by Midge Ure on vocals and guitar who had been working with their mutual friend Rusty Egan, as part of the group Visage.

This became the most successful and well-known, 'classic' 80s line-up. They recorded 10 (UK) Top Twenty singles and 7 (UK) Top Twenty Albums, among them single hits such as 'Vienna', 'Hymn' or 'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes'.

After the album U-VOX and an accompanying tour Midge Ure left the group to focus on his already established solo career (Warren Cann, the drummer, having left prior to that album).

Billy Currie gained the rights to the Ultravox name and recorded an album with new singer / guitarist and Tony Fenelle. Fenelle, however soon quit and Currie established an all-new line-up for the hitherto final Ultravox album, 'Ingenuity' (1994). The 90s editions of Ultravox did not match the commercial success the group had enjoyed in the 80s, and Currie disbanded Ultravox soon afterwards to concentrate on his solo work.

In late 2008, it was announced that the classic 80s line-up would reunite for a UK tour in 2009 entitled 'Return To Eden, which was repeated in 2010. Due in part to the popularity of these tours, Ultravox have recently begun work on a new studio album.
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Ultravox Discography

Albums

ILPS 9449 Ultravox!* Ultravox! (Album) Island Records ILPS 9449 US 1977 Sell This Version
L 36456, ILPS 9505 Ultravox!* Ha!-Ha!-Ha! (Single, Album) Island Records, Island Records L 36456, ILPS 9505 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
58 236 GT Ultravox Systems Of Romance (Album) Island Records 58 236 GT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ML 4457 Ultravox Vienna (Album, Comp) Chrysalis ML 4457 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
203 958, 203 958-270 Ultravox Rage In Eden (Album, Comp, Single) Chrysalis 203 958, 203 958-270 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
CDL 1394 Ultravox Quartet (Album, Single) Chrysalis CDL 1394 Iceland 1982 Sell This Version
818124-1 Ultravox Monument The Soundtrack (Album, MiniAlbum) Chrysalis 818124-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
#413 Thomas Dolby / Ultravox Thomas Dolby / Ultravox - B.B.C. Rock Hour Version B(LP) London Wavelength #413 US 1983 Sell This Version
FVT 41459 Ultravox Lament (Album) Chrysalis FVT 41459 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
INT 1 Ultravox An Interview With Ultravox - Lament(LP) Chrysalis INT 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ML 4866 Ultravox U-VOX (Album) Chrysalis ML 4866 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
WINCD 028 Ultravox BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert(CD, Album) Windsong International WINCD 028 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Ultravox Revelation (Album) Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin none Germany 1992 Sell This Version
RES109CD Ultravox Ingenuity (Album) Intercord, Intercord RES109CD Europe 1994 Sell This Version
RRCD 199 Ultravox Future Picture - 'Live' (Album) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 199 UK 1995 Sell This Version
631 5102, 50999 6 31510 2 2 Ultravox Return To Eden (Album) Chrysalis 631 5102, 50999 6 31510 2 2 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
5099962425513, 6242551 Ultravox Brilliant (Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 5099962425513, 6242551 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
5099968286620, CDLHN103 Ultravox 2012 Tour(2xCDr) Chrysalis, Abbey Road Live Here Now 5099968286620, CDLHN103 Europe 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WIP 6392 Ultravox!* Young Savage (Single) Island Records WIP 6392 UK 1977 Sell This Version
WIP 6375 Ultravox!* Dangerous Rhythm (Single) Island Records WIP 6375 UK 1977 Sell This Version
11 655 AT Ultravox!* ROckwrok (Single) Island Records 11 655 AT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
IDJ .18 Ultravox!* Wide Boys(12", S/Sided, Promo) Island Records IDJ .18 UK 1977 Sell This Version
11 815 AT Ultravox!* Frozen Ones(7", Single) Island Records 11 815 AT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
J.B. 126 Ultravox !* / Rods* Ultravox !* / Rods* - Rockwrok / Do Anything You Wanna Do(7", Jukebox) Island Records J.B. 126 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
WIP 6459, WIP6459 Ultravox Quiet Men (Single) Island Records, Island Records WIP 6459, WIP6459 UK 1978 Sell This Version