Ultravox ‎– Systems Of Romance

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, Blu) Island Records ILPS 9555 UK 1978 Sell This Version
C 36761 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(Cass, Album) Island Records C 36761 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
58 236 GT Ultravox Systems Of Romance(Cass, Album) Island Records 58 236 GT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ZCI 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(Cass, Album) Island Records ZCI 9555 UK 1978 Sell This Version
C 36761 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(Cass, Album, Dol) Island Records C 36761 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
26 453 XOT Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records 26 453 XOT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
9123 034, 9123.034 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 9123 034, 9123.034 France 1978 Sell This Version
AN-7069 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Antilles AN-7069 US 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS-9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS-9555 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
AN-7069 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Antilles AN-7069 US 1978 Sell This Version
L36761, ILPS 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records L36761, ILPS 9555 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 19555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 19555 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9555 Philippines 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9555 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 9555, 26 453 XOT Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9555, 26 453 XOT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
AN 7069 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records, Antilles AN 7069 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, Blu) Island Records ILPS 9555 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, Blu) Island Records ILPS 9555 UK 1978 Sell This Version
26 453-270, 26 453 XOT Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, RP) Island Records, Island Records 26 453-270, 26 453 XOT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
AN-7069 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, RP) Antilles AN-7069 US 1978 Sell This Version
38292 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Not On Label 38292 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
UV-1-1 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, S/Sided, Promo) Island Records UV-1-1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
D-58236, D 58236 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records D-58236, D 58236 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
26.453-I, 26453-I Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 26.453-I, 26453-I Spain 1979 Sell This Version
ICT 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(Cass, S/Sided, Album, RE, 1+1) Island Records ICT 9555 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9555, 20S-63 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Island Records, Polystar ILPS 9555, 20S-63 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
26.453-I Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 26.453-I Spain 1981 Sell This Version
20S-63, ILPS 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Polystar, Island Records 20S-63, ILPS 9555 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9555 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, RE, Col) Island Records ILPS 9555 UK 1981 Sell This Version
74321 11293 2 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album) Island Records 74321 11293 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
PHCR-18748 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album) Island Records PHCR-18748 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PHCR-12526 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, Ltd, S/Edition) Island Records PHCR-12526 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PHCR-4860 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album) Island Records PHCR-4860 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
UICY-3387 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records UICY-3387 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
MTL-073 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-073 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
UICY-93075 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Island Records UICY-93075 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
IMCD 326, 983 795-0 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records, Universal Music Catalogue, Island Records, Universal Music Catalogue IMCD 326, 983 795-0 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-77083 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Island Records UICY-77083 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
ILPSX 9555 Ultravox Systems of Romance(LP, Album, RE, RM, Whi) Island Records ILPSX 9555 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MMTCD 1806 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album) Island Records MMTCD 1806 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 148, 846 158-2 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 148, 846 158-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 148, 846 158-2 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 148, 846 158-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 148, 846 158-2 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 148, 846 158-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 148, 846 158-2 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, PDO) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 148, 846 158-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Ultravox Systems Of Romance(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Island Masters, Island Records none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
26.453-I, 26453-I Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 26.453-I, 26453-I Spain Unknown Sell This Version
202 440 Ultravox Systems Of Romance(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 202 440 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

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MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

January 10, 2019
edited 6 months ago
referencing Systems of Romance, LP, Album, RE, RM, Whi, ILPSX 9555
I think this is an excellent remaster. Deep, hard rocking bass. Punchy drums. Great midrange with superb synth and guitar detail. Open soundstage, atmospheric imaging, clean vocals, crisp treble, balanced well. For a remaster, I find it extremely enjoyable. Optimal also did an above par job pressing this; flat centered and not a lick of surface noise. A very respectable reissue imo. And for $20! Granted you could probably get a near mint original for around the same price...but this one's white!
zevulon

zevulon

November 5, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Systems of Romance, LP, Album, RE, RM, Whi, ILPSX 9555

/ Strange. I posted a review about this a couple of months ago, but Discogs has deleted it?! I guess you never can trust Americans and Russians when it comes to freedom of speech. /
This is the first Ultravox album that I ever heard and it grew upon me even more when I rediscovered them with the Rage In Eden album later on. It's different than the Ure era but a remarkable album that failed commercially back in 1978.
In short - the music has been compromised as on most of recent years re-issues / "re-masters". I'd go with an original vinyl copy from UK / Scandinavia or maybe the early 80's Japan edition. The novelty w white vinyl is nice, but that's it. Artwork is a bit blurry as well.
zevulon

zevulon

November 5, 2017
referencing Systems Of Romance, CD, Album, RE, RM, IMCD 326, 983 795-0

A horrible remaster. The hi-hat is turned disturbingly loud throughout. I suggest that it better be avoided, alongside the white vinyl version Ultravox - Systems of Romance from 2016 that sounds like it has had the same "treatment".
jdewdney

jdewdney

March 2, 2017
referencing Systems Of Romance, LP, Album, AN-7069
good pressing but have not compared to the euro versions. Based on past experience it's comparable... sometimes the US does well...
matucana

matucana

September 2, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Systems Of Romance, LP, Album, RE, Col, ILPS 9555

An album with a glimpse on what could have been, had not John Foxx left the band. So there are the gems of "Slow motion" with its majesty and deep bass, "Quiet men" with a sparsely and perfectly supported melody, the dark but still very original "Dislocation" with its synthesizers, and the eerily disrupted ballad "Just for a moment".

The rest are songs like from the first, much more punky album ("Some of them", "Maximum acceleration", "When you walk through me") and those who lie between punk and dark electronica.

I still wish they had followed the path they opened with this album and not the path that started with "Vienna" to more commercial success.