Category Archives: New Romantic

A personal favorite Post-Punk subculture. The bastard sons of Roxy Music and David Bowie.

“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 6]

[…continued from last post] LIVE @ ST. ALBANS [Aug. 16, 1980] The fifth disc was the primary reason why I was hot to hear this boxed set. It represented a second best chance for me to finally hear the band … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 5]

[…continued from last post] 79/80 CASSETTE REHEARSALS Disc four were all from the rehearsal cassettes that Ultravox would record during the early days of the lineup to work out new material. These dated back to the  late 79 period where … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 4]

[…continued from last post] RARITIES + B-SIDES Disc three was an update to the disc number two from the 2008 DLX RM. The earlier collected a few unissued tracks along with B-sides, 12″ single only tracks, and a few rehearsal … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 3]

[…continued from last post] STEVEN WILSON 2.0 MIX As a stepping stone to the 5.1 surround mix by Steven Wilson, first he had to make a 2.0 mix in his process to work from. Over time, these have been released … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Let’s continue our examination by delving into disc one of the set; the 2020 remastering of “Vienna” from the original Conny Plank 2-track mixdown. We have already discussed what we think of the music. It’s a … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 1]

This summer word spread that the fourth album by Ultravox; the one that made their fortune after years of being out of step with the commercial zeitgeist in their first incarnation with John Foxx leading the band, was reaching us … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ultravox – “Herr X” UK 7″

¡Mamacita! Last night I made my way home, pausing to get the mail in the expansive mailbox, when I saw a thin, flat package that I was not expecting. I saw it had been sent with tracking from the UK, … Continue reading

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