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.
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Formed originally in 1974 and first led by vocalist John Foxx as Ultravox!, the band released three albums for Island Records before Foxx’s departure in 1979. Replaced by Midge Ure following a successful collaboration with keyboardist Billy Currie for Steve Strange’s Visage in early 1980, writing their hit single ‘Fade To Grey’. Ure revitalised the band, steering it towards commercial success whilst pioneering the New Wave, New Romantic and Synthpop movements.
Signing to Chrysalis Records at the start of the 80s, Ultravox went from strength to strength securing five Top 10 LPs and 16 Top 40 singles in the UK. Hits include ‘Vienna’, ‘Hymn’, ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’ and ‘Love’s Great Adventure’.
In 2008 Chrysalis Records overhauled the band’s catalogue releasing digitally remastered editions of all their albums, with a second CD featuring B-Sides, live and previously unreleased material. The group reformed and a sold-out UK tour soon followed, reaffirming Ultravox’s status as leading artists of their generation. Once the tour had concluded a live film and CD entitled ‘Return To Eden’ was released with the band undertaking more dates across Europe.
In 2012 the band released ‘Brilliant’ their 11th album and first batch of new material since 1986. A full European tour came after, running from 2012 to 2013 and culminating in a special guest performance alongside Simple Minds on their 2013 arena tour.
Chrysalis Auction White Labels For Charity
In celebration of National Album …
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.
Ultravox Release Lament Singles
Four of the great singles …
Ultravox Reissues Now Available To Preorder On Pledge Music
We will reissue Ultravox’s ‘Lament’ …
We will reissue Ultravox’s ‘Lament’ and ‘Return To Eden’ on audiophile ready 180g vinyl in both limited and standard formats. CD versions of the definitive editions are also available in new expanded deluxe packaging. Single editions, vinyl bundles & test pressings are now available to pre-order through Pledge Music.