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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 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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Want List: The 40th Anniversary Boxed Set of God Of Ultravox’s “Vienna” Is Nearing Launch

Well after much ado, and chatter outside this blog, the mooted 40th Anniversary BSOG of Ultravox’s seminal “Vienna” album is getting ready for launch on the 25th of September, 2020. Approximately 40 years on from its initial release, which was … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 9]

[…continued from last post] We are halfway into disc three and we’ve finally hit a track that was less than compelling. “Colleen” was an scanty instrumental vamp [the middle name of his engineer, Peggy McCreary, by the way…] that was … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 8]

[…continued from last post] When I bought the “Purple Rain” DLX RM I found that the tracks from the legendary Vault were pretty darned hot. Then came the “Originals” album of Vault tracks written for other artists. That nearly topped … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 7]

[…continued from last post] Prince : 1999 SDLX box disc 2 –Promo Mixes + B-sides – US – CD  [2019] 1999 [7″ stereo edit] 3:36 1999 [mono promo-only edit] 3:35 Free [ promo-only edit] 4:35 How Come U Don’t Call … Continue reading

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