The bad new first. It is digital only for here, meaning no CD or even vinyl in the US. We don’t like that part either. But it IS Ultravox, the band that made the awesome Vienna album among others. And now we have the return of Ultravox with their first studio album in 28 years (!). Following on from the sold-out “Return To Eden” reformation shows in 2009, the classic Ultravox line-up (Midge Ure / Billy Currie / Chris Cross / Warren Cann) has recorded a 12-track album of brand new songs which was released digitally in the U.S. on May 29th, available for download purchase from all major digital service providers.
From the press release:
Dramatic, passionate, and truly epic in scale and sound, ‘Brilliant’ is not only a prescient reminder of how great this reborn band is, but an exciting and vital addition to an extraordinary catalogue of music which today sounds more current and influential than ever.
Emerging from the new wave and electro scenes of the late ‘70s, Ultravox fashioned a form of electronic rock music that was uniquely powerful and delivered massive hits through the 1980s such as “Hymn,” “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes,” “The Voice,” “Reap The Wild Wind,” “Love’s Great Adventure,” “We Came To Dance,” and of course the timeless, atmospheric “Vienna.”
- Live Again
- The Change
- This One
- Let It Lie