Ultravox ‎– Vienna

EMI Gold ‎– 7243 5 25523 0 6, EMI Gold ‎– 525 5230
CD, Album, Enhanced, Reissue


1 Astradyne 7:07
2 New Europeans 4:04
3 Private Lives 4:07
4 Passing Strangers 3:50
5 Sleepwalk 3:12
6 Mr. X 6:31
7 Western Promise 5:21
8 Vienna 4:54
9 All Stood Still 4:31
Bonus Tracks:
10 Waiting 3:52
11 Passionate Reply 4:17
12 Herr X 5:50
13 Alles Klar 4:54
Video Vienna

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Recorded at RAK [London].
Mixed at Conny's Studio [near Köln].

Special thanks to Will, Thelma and Suzanne.

In Booklet / On Rear:
℗ 1980 The copyright in this recording is owned by Chrysalis Records Ltd., except tracks 11 to 13 ℗ 1981
℗ 2000 The copyright in this recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
© 2000 EMI Records Ltd.

On CD:
℗ 2000 The copyright in this recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
© 2000 EMI Records Ltd.

Printed in the EU.
Made In E.U.

Catalogue numbers: 7243 5 25523 0 6 ('5 25523 0' appears in bold), UK: 525 5230

Issued in a jewel case with eight page booklet.
Enhancement contains a multimedia section including a discography, video to 'Vienna' in Quicktime format and weblink to 'Extreme Voice'.

CD enhanced by Abbey Road Interactive.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24352 55230 6
  • Barcode (String): 724352552306
  • Matrix / Runout (1st Variant): 5255230 . 2 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (2nd Variant): 2100003447616 5255230
  • Matrix / Runout (5th Variant 1:7 stamped on matrix ring): 5255230 . 2:1:7 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (1st Variant, 5th Variant): IFPI L042
  • Mastering SID Code (2nd Variant): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (1st Variant): ifpi AAHF2
  • Mould SID Code (2nd Variant): IFPI AAHY6
  • Mould SID Code (3rd Variant): IFPI 1583
  • Mould SID Code (4th Variant): IFPI .9R17
  • Mould SID Code (5th Variant): ifpi 1477
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Other (Distribution Code France): PM

Other Versions (5 of 105) View All

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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September 2, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
Having listened to this album for the first time in god knows how long I can happily say it has stood the test of time well. I had it on cassette in my youth and wore it out, bought all the singles too, then moved on to pastures new. This album stands at a meeting point of new wave, new romantic, synth pop, and melodic rock. The album was a commercial success but a critical semi-failure, Ultravox were as despised as poor old Gary Numan from here on. The only criticisms I have are that 'New Europeans' and 'Private Lives' sound too similar, the lyrics to 'Western Promise' now sound crass and the production has way too much treble emphasis. Other than that the tracks kick hard, synths wail, Billie Currie's agitated Violin swoops, Warren Cann belts the Drums hard and it all comes together in a crisp way. 'Mr. X' sounds spookily similar to 'Touch and Go' from John Foxx's LP 'Metamatic' (maybe John was humming it near the rest of the lads just before he quit!). The track 'Passionate Reply' (B side to 'Vienna') is far better than the A side. Now that's quality!