Category Archives: 5.1

Ultravox’s “Rage In Eden” Boxed Set Is Two Of A Perfect Pair [part 2]

[…continued from last post] 1981 ALBUM The classic 1981 album was perhaps the acme of Ure-era Ultravox. Chest-deep in angst-ridden melodrama and European angst. We’ve waxed eloquent about the album itself during the Ultravox Rock G.P.A. so those thoughts were … Continue reading

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Ultravox’s “Rage In Eden” Boxed Set Is Two Of A Perfect Pair [part 1]

It shipped to me inexpensively from a US dealer once it went on sale in America in December, 2022; over two months following the late September UK/European release of this ultrabox. It follows in the formats established by the “Vienna” … Continue reading

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Another Ultravox Artifact From A Parallel Universe Fell Through A Wormhole Last Friday And It’s For Sale, But Not For Long

We all know that “Rage In Eden” was [magnificently] produced by Conny Plank, who capped a three album arc of producing Ultravox with the climactic “Rage In Eden.” But nothing is black and white anymore in the 21st century. And … Continue reading

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Record Review: xPropaganda’s “The Heart Is Strange” Charms The Savage Breast UK BR [pt 2]

[…continued from last post] The pre-release single from the album was the other pure pop number here. The delightfully defiant “Don’t [You Mess With Me].” Right there as the lead song on side two, if you’re of an LP persuasion. … Continue reading

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Record Review: xPropaganda’s “The Heart Is Strange” Charms The Savage Breast UK BR [pt 1]

It’s been tricky listening to this album even though I’ve had the Blu-Ray disc for over three months! Many of those weeks saw all of the music and things to play it on out of our home and in storage. … Continue reading

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Want List: Ultravox “Rage In Eden” Ultrabox Coming for Album’s 41st Anniversary

In the biggest open secret for some months, Ultravox’s much-mooted “Rage In Eden” ultrabox was finally announced today in an official capacity. Rogue retailers in Europe had played their hands early last year which must have vexed the minds at … Continue reading

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Want List: Red Noise Boxed Set Posits The Unimaginable Overstimulation Of “Sound On Sound” In Surround Sound

Gloryoski! When It rains, it pours! So many new releases to desire …and so little money to buy them. Here we are in the midst of re-flooring our modest home, and far more work than that as there are many … Continue reading

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