Ultravox ‎– Vienna

Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1296
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Sleepwalk 3:09
A2 Passing Strangers 3:48
A3 New Europeans 4:00
A4 Private Lives 4:05
A5 Astradyne 7:10
B1 Mr. X 6:33
B2 Western Promise 5:19
B3 Vienna 4:53
B4 All Stood Still 4:22

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Recorded at RAK (London)
Mixed at Conny's Studio (near Köln)
Published by Island Music/Copyright Control
℗ & © 1980
Made in U.S.A.

Chrysalis Records Inc.
This is the US release on Chrysalis, there is also a UK release that has the same Cat# however the two releases are different. The front covers only vary on the size of the border, whereas the rear covers whilst using the same images are laid out on opposite sides to each other. The US release shows the images on the LHS.
The major difference though is with the track listing on the A-side of both releases, the UK release starts with "Astradyne" and ends with "Sleepwalk".
Both releases share the same track listing on the B-side.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7558-51296-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075585129613
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One label): CHR-1296-AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two label): CHR-1296-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One runout etched): CHR-1296-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two runout etched): CHR-1296-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One and Side Two runout stamped): MASTERED AT ALLEN ZENTZ L.A.,CALIF.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHR 1296 Ultravox Vienna(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1296 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CHR 1296 Ultravox Vienna(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1296 Israel 1980 Sell This Version
402 701 Ultravox Vienna(Cass, Album) Chrysalis 402 701 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
S 1664A Ultravox Vienna(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Hang Ten S 1664A United Arab Emirates 1980 Sell This Version
826727-4 Ultravox Vienna(Cass, Album) Chrysalis 826727-4 Greece 1980 Sell This Version


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February 17, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Obviously Cybotron's "Alleys of your Mind" sounds really similar to Mr.X, but the fact are these:

1) this kind of electronic drumming is typical of these years, neither Juan Atkins nor Ultravox invented anything.

2) The ultravox song has just one component of the famous equation buy Derrick May about Techno. This song doesn't show any influence from Afro-American Funk, one of the two components of Detroit Techno.

This song (Mr.X) is a beautiful example of New Wave Electro, beautifully crafted, melancholic, but it's like a Kraftwerk+Vangelis sum, instead of a futuristic Kraftwerk+GeorgeClinton sum, like Cybotron's track is....

So Ultravox didn't invent anything, imho.



June 1, 2003
It is very interesting to listen to 'Mr X' on this album and contrast it with Cybotron's later 'Alleys of Your Mind'. Midge Ure clearly invented Detroit techno.