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Hello again!

Many apologies for EV going a little quiet this summer; it’s mostly down to Cerise getting married and swanning off on honeymoon, followed by too much work and other time-consuming events. However, we’re now back, and this mailer is a bit of a mega catch-up. DON’T MISS: the chance to win 1 of 200 hand-signed Midge Ure prints and 1 of 10 chances to ‘Meet & Greet’ the man himself on upcoming solo tour dates! See below for details…

Midge Ure remasters

We are very pleased to formally announce that the release date for the Midge Ure remastered EMI solo albums The Gift and Answers to Nothingis Monday the 4th of October, 2010. As we’ve previously stated, we have been closely involved with EMI and Midge during the process of making these albums available once again, and we can now confirm the following.

These two albums are the final two releases of the EMI ‘Remastered Definitive Editions’ project, and as with the previous six Ultravox releases in 2008 and 2009, these albums will take the following format: Disc Onewill contain the original UK album, whilst Disc Two will include all of the B-sides and extra tracks taken from accompanying singles, plus (wherever possible) a selection of previously unreleased material.

The full track listings are as follows:

Midge Ure - The Gift RemasteredTHE GIFT (Disc One)

  1. If I Was
  2. When the Winds Blow
  3. Living in the Past
  4. That Certain Smile
  5. The Gift
  6. Antilles
  7. Wastelands
  8. Edo
  9. The Chieftain
  10. She Cried
  11. The Gift (Reprise)

THE GIFT (Disc Two – Further Listening)

  1. No Regrets
    A-side of the “No Regrets” 7 & 12 inch singles.
  2. Mood Music
    B-side of the “No Regrets” 7 & 12 inch singles.
  3. If I Was (Extended Mix)
    A-side of the ‘If I Was’ 12 inch single.
  4. Piano
    B-side of the “If I Was” 7 & 12 inch singles.
  5. The Man Who Sold the World
    Extra track on the B-side of the “If I Was” 12 inch single.
  6. That Certain Smile (Extended Mix)
    Previously unreleased.
  7. The Gift (Instrumental)
    B-side of the “That Certain Smile” 7 & 12 inch singles.
  8. Fade to Grey (Recorded live in rehearsals, 27 Sep 1985)
    Extra track on the B-side of the “That Certain Smile” 12 inch single.
  9. Wastelands (Extended Mix)
    A-side of the “Wastelands” 12 inch single.
  10. When the Winds Blow (Recorded live at Wembley Arena, 23 Dec 1985)
    B-side of the “Call of the Wild” 7 & 12 inch singles.
  11. After a Fashion (Recorded live at Wembley Arena, 23 Dec 1985)
    B-side of the “Call of the Wild” 12 inch single.
  12. The Chieftain / The Dancer (Recorded live at Wembley Arena, 23 Dec 1985)
    B-side of the “Wastelands” 7 & 12 inch singles.
  13. Call of the Wild (Extended Mix)
    A-side of the “Call of the Wild” 12 inch single.
  14. That Certain Smile (Recorded live at Wembley Arena, 23 Dec 1985)
    Previously unreleased.
  15. The Gift (Recorded live at Wembley Arena, 23 Dec 1985)
    Previously unreleased.

Midge Ure - Answers to Nothing RemasteredANSWERS TO NOTHING (Disc One)

  1. Answers to Nothing
  2. Take Me Home
  3. Sister and Brother
  4. Dear God
  5. The Leaving (So Long)
  6. Just For You
  7. Hell to Heaven
  8. Lied
  9. Homeland
  10. Remembrance Day

(Disc Two – Further Listening)

  1. Answers to Nothing (Extended Version)
    A-side of the “Answers to Nothing” 12 inch single.
  2. Honorare
    B-side of the “Answers to Nothing” 7 & 12 inch singles.
  3. Oboe
    Extra track on the B-side of the “Answers to Nothing” 12 inch single.
  4. Dear God (Extended Version)
    A-side of the “Dear God” 12 inch single.
  5. Music #1
    B-side of the “Dear God” 7 & 12 inch singles.
  6. Sister and Brother (Alternate Single Edit)
    Previously unreleased.
  7. All Fall Down (Recorded live at The Venue, Edinburgh, 21 Nov 1988)
    B-side of the “Dear God” limited edition 12 inch single.
  8. Strange Brew (Recorded live at The Venue, Edinburgh, 21 Nov 1988)
    B-side of the “Dear God” limited edition 12 inch single.
  9. Dear God (Recorded live at The Venue, Edinburgh, 21 Nov 1988)
    B-side of the “Sister and Brother” promotional 12 inch single.
  10. Just For You (Recorded live at The Venue, Edinburgh, 21 Nov 1988)
    B-side of the “Sister and Brother” promotional 12 inch single.
  11. Sister and Brother (Work in progress mix #1)
    Previously unreleased.
  12. Music #2
    Previously unreleased.
  13. Answers to Nothing (Work in progress mix)
    Previously unreleased.
  14. Just For You (Work in progress mix)
    Previously unreleased.
  15. Sister and Brother (Work in progress mix #2)
    Previously unreleased.

Tracks that have previously been available were remastered between May and July 2010 by Skye Mastering, with the previously unreleased material mastered for the first time specifically for these new editions at the same time. Previously available recordings were taken from the original master tapes, while the extra tracks were taken from a combination of sources that include EMI’s tape archive and recordings provided by Midge. As with the other albums released in this series, given that the recordings are now up to twenty-five years old, the work that has been undertaken for these releases has given these albums an improved sound that has not been captured on any previous editions and we believe that everyone will be thrilled with the results.

Because of a number of contributing factors, packaging for The Gift andAnswers to Nothing will be slightly different to the other albums released in the ‘Remastered Definitive Editions’ series. These albums will not feature the protective cardboard ‘O’ slip case box, although the physical release will still contain an eight-page full-colour booklet. These booklets will mainly contain appropriate photographs and imagery, but again, sadly no lyrics. Additionally, the separate twenty-page style version of the booklet that was made available for other releases through download via this site and other sources will not be available as the required separate licensing of photographic images and lyrics has not being negotiated.

We hope you purchase and enjoy the albums when they are released. Once again, on behalf of all of us, thank you all for your continuing support.

Extreme Voice.

Midge Ure remasters – win signed prints and Meet & Greets!

If you order through Townsend Records through the link below, the first 1,000 orders will receive a FREE exclusive print, 200 of which will be hand signed by Midge and sent out with random orders! That’s a 1 in 5 chance to get an autograph. Not only that, but 10 orders will be chosen to win a ‘Meet & Greet’ with Midge himself, at one of his upcoming solo shows (please note that the Meet & Greet does not include a concert ticket).

Order The Gift and Answers to Nothing from Townsend Records here to enter:

For those who prefer to buy via Amazon (without the free print or competition entry), order here:

The Gift from Amazon

Answers to Nothing from Amazon

Vienna Presentation Disc Winner

Congratulations to Ian Richmond, winner of the no.1 Vienna Presentation Disc from Firebrand’s competition. Ultravox tour merchandise, including Return to Eden 2 tour programmes, are still available from the Firebrand Ultravox store:


Midge’s Tunited officially launched

The new music website Tunited which Midge has been developing for the past 12+ months has officially launched, and Midge recently did the rounds of Breakfast TV etc. Midge says:

“It’s great to have Tunited up and running at last. A fair, open door music site for anyone who is interested in making or listening to independent music. Music not picked by a panel of people who decide what you hear but music recommended by and for music lovers”.

On Tunited you can also find a new work in progress song – Become by Midge.


Courtesy of midgeure.com.

Mick Karn Appeal

With great sadness we regret to inform you that Mick Karn has recently been diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer. Mick is currently in a positive mood and undergoing further tests and treatment. His family and friends are close with him, supporting him in practical ways, and surrounding him with their love, friendship and care.

Mick has been struggling financially for some considerable time now and we are hoping that this appeal may help to raise funds for any necessary treatment and perhaps go some way towards providing a small degree of financial support whilst Mick’s immediate family provide the care and comfort we would all wish for him. We are hoping that his friends, fans and musical colleagues will, over the coming months, offer any support they feel capable of giving. Quite aside from the sheer brunt of daunting medically-related costs, Mick’s clear and major concern is for the security and well being of his wife and young son.

If you would like to make a donation whether as an individual or as a group, you can do so via the paypal link at http://www.mickkarn.net which has been set up for this sole and express purpose. Any support you are able to give, no matter how small, could make a difference in helping Mick cope during this difficult period. Thanks to the appeal fund, Mick and his family were able to move to London where he is currently being treated.

A digital album, …a show of love, respect & grace – a tribute to Mick Karn will be available at digital outlets beginning September 28, 2010, with all net proceeds going directly to Mick. See http://www.mickkarn.net for more details.

John Foxx – The Complete Cathedral Oceans

The Complete Cathedral Oceans is a special four disc box set which contains all three albums in the “Cathedral Oceans” series (“Cathedral Oceans” [1997], “Cathedral Oceans II” [2003] and “Cathedral Oceans III” [2005]), together with a DVD of the associated art installation of the same name. This DVD shows “Cathedral Oceans” images almost imperceptibly morphing from one to the next, accompanied by a 5.1 surround sound mix of “Cathedral Oceans III”. The accompanying hardback book contains dozens of these beautiful images along with passages from “The Quiet Man”. The full track-listing, catalogue number and release date are as follows…

Disc 01: Cathedral Oceans

  1. Cathedral Oceans
  2. City as Memory
  3. Through Summer Rooms
  4. Geometry and Coincidence
  5. If Only…
  6. Shifting Perspective
  7. Floating Islands
  8. Infinite in All Directions
  9. Avenham Collonade
  10. Sunset Rising
  11. Invisible Architecture

Disc 02: Cathedral Oceans II

  1. Revolving Birdsong
  2. Shimmer Symmetry
  3. Far and Wide 2
  4. Ad Infinitum
  5. Quiet Splendour
  6. Luminous and Gone
  7. Stillness and Wonder
  8. Return to a Place of Remembered Beauty
  9. Visible and Invisible
  10. Golden Green

Disc 03: Cathedral Oceans III

  1. Oceanic
  2. Through Gardens Overgrown
  3. Spiral Overture
  4. The Shadow of a Woman’s Hand
  5. Radial Harmonics
  6. Serene Velocity
  7. Fog Structures
  8. Eternity Sunrise
  9. Harmonia Mundi
  10. City of Endless Stairways
  11. In Rising Light
  12. Metanym

Disc 04: The Cathedral Oceans DVD

  1. Featuring “Cathedral Oceans” imagery set to a 5.1 surround sound mix of “Cathedral Oceans III”.

Label : Demon / Edsel Records
Catalogue Number : Edsel EDSJ 9001
Release Date : 25th of October, 2010
Pre-order your copy at:

John Foxx - D.N.A.John Foxx – D.N.A.

The John Foxx CD & DVD entitledD.N.A. receives a wider release via Metamatic / Cargo Records on the 11th of October 2010. Described by ‘The Wire’ journalist Mark Fisher as ‘an album of achingly melancholic electronica with some beautiful films on the DVD’, “D.N.A.” includes a brand new track from John Foxx, Harold Budd and Ruben Garcia entitled “Over the Mirage”. This is the first Foxx and Budd recording since their work together on “Translucence” and “Drift Music” back in 2003. The CD & DVD package also features collaborations with film-makers that include Japanese director Macoto Tezka and British animator Ian Emes (on the heavily electronic “Flightpath Tegel”), and a previously unreleased recording taken from last years “A Secret Life” sessions with Steve D’Agostino and ex-Japan percussionist Steve Jansen. The full track-listing and release date are as follows…

Disc 01: CD

  1. Maybe Tomorrow
  2. Kaiyagura
  3. City of Mirage
  4. Flightpath Tegel
  5. Violet Bloom
  6. Phantom Lover
  7. A Secret Life – Part 7
  8. A Secret Life – Part 2
  9. Over the Mirage

Disc 02: DVD

  1. Maybe Tomorrow [Karborn]
  2. Violet Bloom [Steve D’Agostino]
  3. Flightpath Tegel [Ian Emes]
  4. A Secret Life – Part 2 [Ian Emes]
  5. City of Mirage [Macoto Tezka]
  6. Kaiyagura [Macoto Tezka]
  7. Over the Mirage [Macoto Tezka]
  8. A Half-Remembered Sentence [Jonathan Barnbrook]
  9. Clicktrack [Jonathan Barnbrook]

Label : Metamatic / Cargo Records
Release Date : 11th of October, 2010.
Pre-order your copy at:

John Foxx – Back to the Phuture: Tomorrow is Today…

A special event featuring live sets from Gary Numan, John Foxx, Motor – together with some very special guests – will take place in London on Friday the 3rd of December, 2010.

There will also be DJ sets from Richard H Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire) and Mark Jones (BBC 6Music / Wall of Sound).

John Foxx will be joined onstage by:

  • Benge – Synthesizers, Percussion, Bass
  • Robin Simon – Guitar
  • Steve D’Agostino – Synthesizers
  • Serafina Steer – Synthesizers
  • Jean-Gabriel Becker – Bass, Synthesizers
  • Liam Hutton – Drums, Percussion

Date : Friday the 3rd of December, 2010
Time : 8pm – 2am
Venue : The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London  E1 0HX
Web : http://www.troxy.co.uk

Details are as follows…

VVIP : £147.50 (£150.25 including the £2.75 booking fee)
Includes Meet and Greet with Gary Numan and John Foxx. Front Row Seat + VIP Bar.

VIP : £47.50 (£50.25 including the £2.75 booking fee)
Includes Table Seats + VIP Bar.

Standard : £27.50 (£30.25 including the £2.75 booking fee)
Unrestricted Circle or Stalls.

For more information, please point your browser at:

There’s also a special ticket and “Quiet Man” T-Shirt bundle…

For more information, please point your browser at:

John Foxx – available albums

A number of John’s recent solo and collaboration albums are now available through Amazon:

John Foxx : “D.N.A.”…

John Foxx : “The Quiet Man”…

John Foxx : “Metatronic”…

John Foxx : “My Lost City”…

John Foxx : “A New Kind of Man”…

John Foxx : “In the Glow”…

John Foxx : “Glimmer”…

John Foxx & Louis Gordon : “Shifting City”…

John Foxx & Louis Gordon : “The Pleasures of Electricity”…

John Foxx & Louis Gordon : “Impossible”…

John Foxx & Robin Guthrie : “Mirrorball”…

D’Agostino / Foxx / Jansen : “A Secret Life”…

Helping the site through Amazon

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John Foxx Mailing List

We feature some John Foxx stories on this Ultravox list, but tend not to duplicate everything sent out by our sister site, Metamatic. If you would like to keep up to date with ALL the John Foxx news as and when it happens, send an email to subscribe@metamatic.com to be added to Metamatic’s mailing list.

Midge Ure Live

Midge Ure is currently performing a rolling set of solo live dates which are constantly updated, so to keep up to date with these, please keep checking the News page on his website.

Forum Fun!

Don’t forget that Ultravox.org.uk has a thriving Forum – so if you haven’t already, go to the Forum summary to join in the fun! If you’re in a hurry, you can also go straight to the active topics in the last 24 hours. News stories often break here first, before being sent out to the mailing list – so it’s worth checking out. See you there!

News Archive

Missed a story? Recent newsletters can be viewed in our Archive:

Ultravox News 18.05.10 – Robin Simon, RTE tour merch, RTE DVD
Ultravox News 02.04.10 – VIP Meet & Greets, Ticket competition, Midge on Twitter, Ultravox iPhone app
Ultravox News 24.03.10 – Barclaycard Unwind ULTRAVOX promotion
Ultravox News 23.03.10 – Vienna Campaign, Return to Eden, John Foxx, Midge Ure
Ultravox News 11.03.10 – Official Voxgate, Roundhouse DVD+2CD release, Vienna for no.1 Campaign

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