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Quartet was Ultravox's third album with Midge Ure on vocals, which followed two hugely successful albums, Vienna and Rage In Eden The previous albums were produced by German producer, Conny Plank, for this they look at George Martin to take the helm. Featuring four UK Top 40 singles, Reap The Wild Wind, We Came To Dance, Visions Inn Blue and the silver awarded Hymn. This new 2023 Stereo Mix has been undertaken by renowned musician and producer Steven Wilson, along with it an exclusive to this release, his instrumental mixes of the album. Quartet was Ultravox’s third album with Midge Ure on vocals, which followed two hugely successful albums, “Vienna” and “Rage In Eden”.
Ultravox returned to performing live with their Return to Eden II tour in Europe during 2010. In August they played four shows in Sweden together with Howard Jones and Alphaville. It was on this tour the band members decided that they should record some new material again. Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, etched. variant 4): CDL 1394 B // 3 ▽ 420 P 1 1 1 3 CDL 1394 B-3 Booklet typos: "2020 Deluxe Edition" should be "2023 Deluxe Edition" and DVD Original Mixes were published in 1982 and not in 1981Great that this is coming. Looking forward to the remix of this one, as I always found the original mix a bit thin. And a full 1982 concert at last! LP1 - Quartet: Original 1982 Analog Master: Reap The Wild Wind / Serenade / Mine For Life / Hymn / Visions In Blue / When The Scream Subsides / We Came To Dance / Cut And Run / The Song (We Go) A 7-disc box set was released in July 2023, consisting of a 1982 analog master, a new Steve Wilson remix, plus discs containing rehearsals, b-sides and a Hammersmith Odeon show from 1982. A surround mix was included on DVD. The instrumental mix was not included, but it was mentioned online that that usually follows on a separate CD.
Yeah, I have read over the years about the Japan album being heavily overdubbed, ridiculously so, it seems. LP3 - Hammersmith 1982 [Part One]: Reap The Wild Wind* / When The Scream Subsides* / The Thin Wall* / New Europeans* / We Stand Alone* / I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)* / Visions In Blue* / Mr. X* / Sleepwalk*
Ankeny, Jason. "Ultravox | Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic . Retrieved 25 December 2014. The band undertook a major world tour, the Monument Tour, which was recorded and released as a live LP and video in 1983, which also reached the UK top ten. News". Ultravox.org.uk. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009 . Retrieved 30 December 2014.