Complete List Of Ultravox Albums And Discography

Ultravox Albums

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This Complete List Of Ultravox Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Ultravox studio albums. The band Ultravox was first formed in 1974.  The group hails from the area of  London, England.  All these engaging ahead of their time Ultravox albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Ultravox album as well as all original album covers. Every Ultravox album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

ULTRAVOX STUDIO ALBUMS

Ultravox!

Released: 1977

Ultravox’s debut album, Ultravox!, was recorded at Island Studios in London and produced by Steve Lillywhite with input from Brian Eno and the band itself. The lineup featured John Foxx on vocals, Billy Currie on keyboards and violin, Stevie Shears on guitar, Chris Cross on bass, and Warren Cann on drums. This album showcases the band’s early punk influences blended with electronic elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sat’day Night in the City of the Dead” – 2:35
  2. “Life at Rainbow’s End (For All the Tax Exiles on Main Street)” – 3:44
  3. “Slip Away” – 4:19
  4. “I Want to Be a Machine” – 7:23
  5. “Wide Boys” – 3:17
  6. “Dangerous Rhythm” – 4:18
  7. “The Lonely Hunter” – 3:44
  8. “The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned” – 5:51
  9. “My Sex” – 3:02

Ha!-Ha!-Ha!

Released: 1977

Ha!-Ha!-Ha! was recorded just months after their debut and continued to feature the aggressive, punk-influenced sound. It was also produced by Steve Lillywhite and recorded at Island Studios, London. The same lineup from their debut album participated, with the addition of synthesizers playing a more prominent role.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “ROckWrok” – 3:36
  2. “The Frozen Ones” – 4:08
  3. “Fear in the Western World” – 4:00
  4. “Distant Smile” – 5:22
  5. “The Man Who Dies Every Day” – 4:12
  6. “Artificial Life” – 5:00
  7. “While I’m Still Alive” – 3:16
  8. “Hiroshima Mon Amour” – 5:14

Systems of Romance

Released: 1978

Systems of Romance, recorded at Conny’s Studio in Cologne, Germany, marked a significant shift towards a more electronic sound. Produced by Conny Plank and the band, this album features John Foxx on vocals, Billy Currie on keyboards and violin, Robin Simon on guitar, Chris Cross on bass, and Warren Cann on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Slow Motion” – 3:26
  2. “I Can’t Stay Long” – 4:18
  3. “Someone Else’s Clothes” – 4:26
  4. “Blue Light” – 3:09
  5. “Some of Them” – 2:29
  6. “Quiet Men” – 4:11
  7. “Dislocation” – 2:55
  8. “Maximum Acceleration” – 3:54
  9. “When You Walk Through Me” – 4:18
  10. “Just for a Moment” – 3:09

Vienna

Released: 1980

Vienna was a breakthrough album for Ultravox, recorded at RAK Studios in London and produced by Conny Plank. This album featured Midge Ure as the new lead vocalist and guitarist, joining Billy Currie, Chris Cross, and Warren Cann. The title track, “Vienna,” became a major hit and defined the band’s new synth-oriented direction.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Astradyne” – 7:07
  2. “New Europeans” – 4:00
  3. “Private Lives” – 4:06
  4. “Passing Strangers” – 3:48
  5. “Sleepwalk” – 3:12
  6. “Mr. X” – 6:33
  7. “Western Promise” – 5:18
  8. “Vienna” – 4:53
  9. “All Stood Still” – 4:21

Rage in Eden

Released: 1981

Recorded at Conny’s Studio in Cologne, Rage in Eden features a darker, more complex production, again under the guidance of Conny Plank. The lineup remains consistent with the Vienna album, emphasizing layered synths and complex arrangements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Voice” – 6:01
  2. “We Stand Alone” – 5:39
  3. “Rage in Eden” – 4:12
  4. “I Remember (Death in the Afternoon)” – 4:57
  5. “The Thin Wall” – 5:39
  6. “Stranger Within” – 7:26
  7. “Accent on Youth” – 4:45
  8. “The Ascent” – 2:19
  9. “Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again)” – 4:29

Quartet

Released: 1982

Quartet was recorded at Air Studios in London and produced by George Martin, famously known for his work with The Beatles. This album features Midge Ure on vocals and guitar, Billy Currie on keyboards and violin, Chris Cross on bass, and Warren Cann on drums. The album’s sound was polished and more mainstream, aiming for wider commercial appeal.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Reap the Wild Wind” – 3:49
  2. “Serenade” – 5:05
  3. “Mine for Life” – 4:44
  4. “Hymn” – 5:46
  5. “Visions in Blue” – 4:38
  6. “When the Scream Subsides” – 4:17
  7. “We Came to Dance” – 4:14
  8. “Cut and Run” – 4:18
  9. “The Song (We Go)” – 3:57

Lament

Released: 1984

Lament was recorded at Musicfest Studio and produced by the band along with engineer Rik Walton. This album continued the band’s successful formula from the early ’80s, featuring Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross, and Warren Cann. The sound was a sophisticated blend of pop and synth elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “White China” – 3:52
  2. “One Small Day” – 4:33
  3. “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” – 4:40
  4. “Lament” – 4:40
  5. “Man of Two Worlds” – 4:28
  6. “Heart of the Country” – 5:06
  7. “When the Time Comes” – 4:56
  8. “A Friend I Call Desire” – 5:10

U-Vox

Released: 1986

U-Vox was recorded at Musicfest Studio and Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands. The album was produced by Conny Plank and the band. This release saw the addition of Mark Brzezicki on drums, replacing Warren Cann. The album diverged from previous efforts, incorporating more brass and orchestral elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Same Old Story” – 4:38
  2. “Sweet Surrender” – 4:34
  3. “Dream On” – 4:02
  4. “The Prize” – 5:34
  5. “All Fall Down” – 5:09
  6. “Time to Kill” – 4:27
  7. “Moon Madness” – 3:37
  8. “Follow Your Heart” – 4:52
  9. “All in One Day” – 4:19

Revelation

Released: 1993

Revelation marked Ultravox’s return after a hiatus, with a recording location at Rockfield Studios in Wales and production by Rod Gammons. This album featured Tony Fenelle and Sam Blue sharing vocal duties, alongside Billy Currie and new members Vinny Burns on guitar and Gary Williams on bass.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Am Alive” – 4:56
  2. “Revelation” – 4:06
  3. “Systems of Love” – 4:33
  4. “Perfecting the Art of Common Ground” – 5:43
  5. “The Great Outdoors” – 4:38
  6. “The Closer I Get to You” – 4:15
  7. “No Turning Back” – 4:22
  8. “True Believer” – 4:08
  9. “Unified” – 4:51
  10. “The New Frontier” – 4:46

Ingenuity

Released: 1994

Ingenuity was also recorded at Rockfield Studios and produced by Billy Currie with Rod Gammons. The lineup featured Currie, alongside Sam Blue on vocals, Vinny Burns on guitar, and Tony Holmes on drums. The album continued the band’s exploration of electronic and rock fusion.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “There Goes a Beautiful World” – 4:10
  2. “Give It All Back” – 4:21
  3. “Future Picture Forever” – 3:56
  4. “The Silent Cries” – 4:14
  5. “Distance” – 3:51
  6. “Ideals” – 4:09
  7. “Who’ll Save You” – 6:31
  8. “A Way Out, A Way Through” – 4:06
  9. “Majestic” – 4:16

Read More: Top 10 Midge Ure Songs

Brill!ant

Released: 2012

Brill!ant was recorded at various studios across the UK and produced by Stephen Lipson. This album marked a significant return to the band’s earlier, classic synthpop sound. The lineup for this album included Midge Ure, Billy Currie, and Chris Cross.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Live” – 4:10
  2. “Flow” – 4:25
  3. “Brilliant” – 4:22
  4. “Change” – 4:31
  5. “Rise” – 4:04
  6. “Remembering” – 3:46
  7. “Hello” – 3:45
  8. “This One” – 4:44
  9. “Fall” – 3:58
  10. “Let It Lie” – 4:33
  11. “Satellite” – 3:58
  12. “Contact” – 4:31

Read More: Top 10 Ultravox Songs

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