Chrysalis Records together with Midge Ure have curated a collection of songs documenting the breadth of his career. Spanning 41 years of Midge’s sound, ‘Soundtrack 1978-2019′ is available on vinyl and CD/DVD with limited edition T-shirts, all available on Chrysalis’ store. Purchase your copy here.Listen here
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An artist who has received Ivor Novello, Grammy, BASCAP awards along with a flotilla of gold and platinum records, really needs very little introduction. Musical success is seldom measured in time spans of more than a few years, so the fact that by the time Ure’s single ‘If I Was’ went to No.1 in 1985 he had already crammed several musical lifetimes into a 10-year professional career speaks volumes. Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and of course the most famous one off group in musical history Band Aid had by then all had the guiding hand of his musical navigation.
In 1985, Ultravox was put on hiatus and Ure began to pursue a full-time solo career. Recorded entirely by Ure, his 1985 solo debut, The Gift, launched the No.1 single ‘If I Was’, as well as hits ‘That Certain Smile’and ‘Call of the Wild’. The following year, Ure recorded the final Ultravox album in 1987. Following this Ure began recording his second solo album. The resulting record, 1988’s Answers to Nothing, charted in the US. Three years later, Ure released his third album, Pure; which featured the Top 20 British hit ‘Cold, Cold Heart’.
A few years later, he published an autobiography, ‘If I Was’, and then, with Bob Geldof, arranged the Live 8 concerts, after which he was recognized with an OBE. Following the release of the covers oriented 10, Ure participated in an Ultravox reunion and continued to record as a solo artist. Fragile was issued in 2014.
Midge Ure ‘Soundtrack 1978-2019’ Out Now
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Chrysalis Auction White Labels For Charity
In celebration of National Album …
In celebration of National Album Day a white-label LP auction is to be held. Raising funds for music industry charity The Brit Trust, the auction is a first of its kind covering the breadth of British music. The full catalogue features around 300 presses, with Chrysalis Records donating test presses from the likes of The Specials (signed), Ultravox, Midge Ure, Sinead O’Connor, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Generation X, UFO, Michael Schenker, Blodwyn Pig and Ten Years After. The full collection of vinyls available is live here, with the auction taking place on the 5th October.
Midge Ure ‘Soundtrack: 1978-2019’ Coming Soon
Chrysalis Records are releasing a …
Chrysalis Records are releasing a 32 track collection showcasing Midge Ure’s illustrious career entitled ‘Soundtrack: 1978-2019’. Best known for his work with Ultravox and as a co-founder plus co-writer of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’, He also had a rich and varied career prior to Ultravox with the Rich Kids, Visage and throughout his career as solo artist.
Presented in double-gatefold card sleeves, a 20 page booklet with track notes by midge and housed in a clamshell box, this 2cd/1dvd boxset is available to pre order here.