Visage ‎– Visage

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1 Visage 3:52
2 Blocks On Blocks 3:41
3 The Dancer
Composed By [Compositions By] – Ure*, Egan*
4 Tar 3:31
5 Fade To Grey
Composed By [Compositions By] – Currie*, Payne*, Ure*Voice [Woman's] – Brigitte
6 Malpaso Man 4:04
7 Mind Of A Toy 4:36
8 Moon Over Moscow 3:44
9 Visa-age 4:32
10 The Steps 3:14
Bonus Tracks:
11 We Move 4:00
12 Fade To Grey (Dance Mix) 6:43
13 Mind Of A Toy (Dance Mix) 5:15
14 Visage (Dance Mix) 6:03
15 We Move (Dance Mix) 6:29
16 Frequency 7 (Dance Mix) 5:03
17 Second Steps 5:27

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2018 CD reissue (CD text: Expanded Edition) with seven bonus tracks and 8-page booklet with sleeve notes.
Remastered from original tapes.
Original 'Frequency 7' was not included since it is not owned by Universal.
Packaging: jewel case with clear tray

[Booklet inside]
Recorded at Genetic Sound, Reading, England
Mixed at Mayfair Sound, London

Special thanks:
Martin Rushent (For the helping hand)
Richard Burgess (Computer programming)
Brigitte: Woman's voice on "Fade to Grey"

Audio restoration and remastering by [...] @ Rubellan Remasters, August 2018
Master tape transfers by [...] @ Iron Mountain Digital Studios

The reissue is dedicated with love and appreciation to my dear friend Jay Adams

[Back tray]
Tracks 1-10: Originally released on the 'Visage' album, 1980
Track 11: B side from the 'Mind of a Toy' 7" single, 1981
Track 12: From the 'Visage' U.S. Dance Mix EP, 1981
Tracks 13, 15 and 16: From the 'Mind of a Toy' 12" single, 1981
Tracks 14 and 17: From the 'Visage' 12" single, 1981

A Republic Records release; ℗ & © 2018 UMG Recordings, Inc.
Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
2220 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

"DISC MADE IN MEXICO" printed on shrinkwrap

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 93588 76564 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 793588765644
  • Matrix / Runout: (1055102) B0029018-02 04 0001
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L247
  • Mould SID Code: none

Other Versions (5 of 67) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2490 157, 2490-157 Visage Visage(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 2490 157, 2490-157 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CT-1-6304, 3177 494 Visage Visage(LP, Album, TP) Polydor, Polydor CT-1-6304, 3177 494 US 1980 Sell This Version
2490 157, 2490157 Visage Visage(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 2490 157, 2490157 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
800 029-2 Visage Visage(CD, Album) Polydor 800 029-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
POLY 5529 Visage Visage(LP, Album) Polydor POLY 5529 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version


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May 16, 2019

Another +1 for this amazing remaster.

Just the word "Remaster" itself is enough to strike dread into anyone who cares about sound quality these days, but rest assured that this classic album has been treated with utmost respect.

No brickwalling here, no harsh compression. Hell, just compare the extended bonus tracks here to the same songs featured on the 2010 The Face (The Very Best Of Visage) compilation.

Not only are they easier to listen to (they don't burst your eardrums) but there is an absolute clarity in the sound. Beautiful dynamic range, you've simply never heard Visage this good before.

I'd go as far as to say that you can resign your original UK CD copies of the album to storage. This is your reference CD from now on.

Rubellan should actually consider a vinyl repress of this remaster. I've got the original UK LP and I would buy one, for sure.

The only fly in the ointment (and it's not even a fly, more of a microbe) is that sadly the original vocal version of Frequency 7 is not included. Something to do with Universal not owning the rights, it seems. Kinda ironic when all Visage fans have the Dance Mix of Frequency 7 multiple times!!!

The next step is surely for Rubellan to do the same treatment with The Anvil. It's a must!

Visage are showing no signs of fading away. Steve would be proud of this release.


December 14, 2018
foobar2000 1.3.17 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-12-15 17:32:48

Analyzed: Visage / Visage [US 2018 Expanded Edition]

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.09 dB -13.08 dB 3:52 01-Visage
DR13 -0.10 dB -13.81 dB 3:41 02-Blocks On Blocks
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.08 dB 3:57 03-The Dancer
DR13 -0.09 dB -14.00 dB 3:31 04-Tar
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.03 dB 4:00 05-Fade To Grey
DR12 -0.09 dB -13.31 dB 4:04 06-Malpaso Man
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.24 dB 4:36 07-Mind Of A Toy
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.69 dB 3:44 08-Moon Over Moscow
DR12 -0.10 dB -13.69 dB 4:32 09-Visa-Age
DR11 -0.11 dB -15.43 dB 3:16 10-The Steps
DR12 0.00 dB -13.80 dB 4:02 11-We Move [B-Side]
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.27 dB 6:45 12-Fade To Grey [Dance Mix]
DR12 -0.02 dB -13.63 dB 5:17 13-Mind Of A Toy [ Dance Mix]
DR10 -0.39 dB -12.32 dB 6:05 14-Visage [Dance Mix]
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.44 dB 6:31 15-We Move [Dance Mix]
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.09 dB 5:06 16-Frequency 7 [Dance Mix]
DR13 0.00 dB -14.56 dB 5:28 17-Second Steps

Number of tracks: 17
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 866 kbps
Codec: ALAC


November 23, 2018
Broadly agree with the comments on the remastering: in general it is excellent & makes a refreshing change to not have something clipped & limited to within an inch of it life. There are a few instances where the snare is difficult to pick out in the track 'Visage' compared to previous versions but it's really a minor quibble: I wouldn't have noticed it if I wasn't actively listening to the mastering quality.


October 15, 2018
edited 10 months ago

fantastic cd edition of Rubellan Remaster.l'album we all know is a masterpiece.I would therefore pause on this edition just released: wonderful remastering from the old original masters, really unsurpassed with a very soft warm wrapping editing really in line with the years 80.excellent also the extra tracks! At this point I would say that THIS 2018 edition is THE DEFINITIVE EDITION! absolutely to have!


October 10, 2018
edited 10 months ago

This is a fantastic remastered and expanded edition of 'Visage' by Rubellan Remasters. What a clear and dynamic sound ! Let's hope 'The Anvil' will get the same excellent treatment and will be reissued very soon. Recommended !!


October 6, 2018
This 2018 remaster should be a blueprint for all future remasters (Cherry Red & others take note). Top quality clean sound without distortion or compression. At last, the great "Second Steps" finally makes an appearance! Hoping for the same treatment on the Anvil & Beat Boy if ever they are remastered :)


October 5, 2018
And now another excellent Rubellan remaster. truly appreciated by new wave aficionados!


October 2, 2018
An excellent reissue for 2018. Sound quality is very good.