Ultramarine ‎– Every Man And Woman Is A Star

Dali Records ‎– 61443-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Discovery 4:27
2 Weird Gear
Vocals – Brendan Staunton
3 Pansy 5:17
4 Honey 5:09
5 Stella 4:25
6 British Summertime 6:45
7 Saratoga 5:03
8 Geezer 6:32
9 Nova Scotia 5:07
10 Panther 4:46
11 Lights In My Brain 5:34
12 Gravity 4:36
13 Canoe Trip 2:41
14 Skyclad 5:28



Recorded at Boundary Row, Matrix and Elephant Studios, London.
Mixed at Studio Square, Brussels, March-July 1991.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 3704-61443-2 9
  • Matrix / Runout: 2 61443-2 SRC=03

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRAINKCD 21 Ultramarine Every Man And Woman Is A Star(CD, Album) Brainiak Records BRAINKCD 21 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BRAINKLP 21, Braink 21LP Ultramarine Every Man And Woman Is A Star(LP, Album) Brainiak Records, Brainiak Records BRAINKLP 21, Braink 21LP UK 1991 Sell This Version
RTRADLP715, RTRADST715 Ultramarine Every Man And Woman Is A Star(2xLP, Album, RE, RM + 12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade RTRADLP715, RTRADST715 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Ultramarine Every Man And Woman Is A Star(18xFile, AAC, Album, RE, RM, 256) Rough Trade none 2014
R2892 Ultramarine Every Man And Woman Is A Star(CD, Album) Rough Trade R2892 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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April 29, 2012

Almost 20 years on, Ultramarine's EVERY MAN AND WOMAN IS A STAR still manages to shine. Downtempo tinged with techno, the album still hums with a quiet beauty from the opener, "Discovery," to the flute funk of "Panther." There's a folksiness to the proceedings, like on the punctuating cascades of guitar and piano chords on "Pansy," years ahead of what would later be dubbed 'folktronica.' The warmth that infuses "Honey" oozes into the joyous "Saratoga." But they can conjure other moods as well: "British Summertime," with its thick layers of sound, evokes a hazy moor, while "Geezer" falls into a comfortable dub line. The mellow moodiness of "Nova Scotia" is buoyed by its heavy beat and a quivering clarinet, while the kick drums of "Lights In My Brain" and "Gravity" keep things bouncy. If there's a weakness on the album, it might be the vocals on "Weird Gear," but that tracks sense of funk still manages to overcome the wan lyrics. Finally, the ambiance of "Canoe Trip" gives way to the groovy "Skyclad." An all-time classic.


June 5, 2011

Sunshine on wax. Still evokes hazy summer days and positive feelings, twenty years on. Despite some sounds that are now a bit dated in retrospect (the limitations of the medium...oh, electronic music, how you subtly evolve), this album is phenomenal. Instantly evocative of specific times and places. They say time machines will never be invented, but I suggest that music like "Every Man And Woman Is A Star" is the closest we'll ever get to time travel. If you listened to this back in the early '90s, put it on right now, soak it in, and then: tell me, how do you feel? Let it wash over you.


August 27, 2002

Oh the heady days of 1991/92 working in a record shop in Sheffield UK and putting this peice of musical genius on the system after selling Hardcore for 3 hours solid on a Saturday morning.....Oh why did'nt I buy this LP on CD back then??
Can't get this LP for love or money these days!!

Pure tripped out class....