Ultravox ‎– Passing Strangers

Chrysalis ‎– CHS 122457
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Test Pressing

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A Passing Strangers
Producer – Conny Plank, UltravoxWritten-By – B. Currie*, C. Cross*, M. Ure*, W. Cann*
B1 Face To Face (Recorded Live! St. Albans 16.8.80)
Producer – UltravoxWritten-By – B. Currie*, C. Cross*, M. Ure*, W. Cann*
B2 The Kings Lead Hat (Recorded Live! Lyceum 17.8.80)
Producer – UltravoxWritten-By – B. Eno*


Rare Test Pressing for the 1980 UK 3-track 12" single, including Face To Face and a cover of Brian Eno's The King's Lead Hat. The labels are numbered '1' & '2' in custom black on white & the matrix detail is machine stamped in the run-outs "CHR122457 A/1 & B/2". The record belonged to a private collection of an ex-industry exec for many years. The release were pressed in a miniscule run purely to test the sonics and were never intended for sale to the general public.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A ): 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A): CHS 122457 A/1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B): CHS 122457 B/2

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHS 2457 Ultravox Passing Strangers(7", Single, Cle) Chrysalis CHS 2457 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CHS 12 2457 Ultravox Passing Strangers(12", Single) Chrysalis CHS 12 2457 UK 1980 Sell This Version
102.491 Ultravox Passing Strangers(7", Single) Chrysalis, Ariola Benelux B.V. 102.491 Benelux 1980 Sell This Version
WWS-17077 Ultravox Passing Strangers(7", Single, Promo) Chrysalis WWS-17077 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
K 8386, CHS-2457 Ultravox Passing Strangers(7", Single) Festival Records, Chrysalis K 8386, CHS-2457 Australia 1980 Sell This Version