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Ultravox / Vienna 40th anniversary

Ultravox / Vienna 40th anniversary reissue

5CD+DVD box with 5. 1 Steven Wilson mix • 2LP vinyl

Ultravox‘s 1980 album, Vienna, is to be reissued for its 40th anniversary as an extensive 5CD+DVD box set that includes a plethora of unreleased material and Steven Wilson stereo and 5.1 mixes. Vinyl formats also available.

Produced by Conny Plank, the album was the band’s first for Chrysalis and the first to feature Midge Ure on lead vocals. It originally peaked at number three in the UK album chart, with its title track famously thwarted from reaching the top of the singles chart by that song by Joe Dolce. ‘All Stood Still’, the final of four singles followed ‘Vienna’ into the top ten in June 1981.


Vienna 40th anniversary 5CD+DVD box set (click image to enlarge)

The six-disc box set features 66 tracks, 44 of which are previously unreleased recordings or mixes. It comprises the following

  • CD 1 – Original 1980 album (newly mastered from production tapes)
  • CD 2 – New Steven Wilson stereo mix of album and B-sides
  • CD 3 – A-sides, B-sides, 12-inch mixes and live tracks
  • CD 4 – Cassette rehearsals
  • CD 5 – Live from St. Albans 1980 (newly mixed)
  • DVD – 5.1 Steven Wilson mix (+ 24/96 hi-res stereo of new mixes) + B-sides. Also hi-res stereo of original album and original mixes of B-sides!

This 5CD+DVD comes packaged in a 12″ x 12″ rigid slipcase and includes a 20-page large format booklet featuring notes from the band, unseen photos from Midge Ure’s and Chris Cross’ personal collection, four A4 art prints.

There is also a half-speed mastered 2LP vinyl set that features the original album on the first LP and a bonus LP that includes a pick ‘n’ mix selection of single versions, B-sides and live cuts. It also features a US promo edit of ‘Vienna’, never commercially released, which is exclusive to this vinyl (i.e. not on the CD box).

The official Ultravox store also features an exclusive 4LP clear vinyl box set, which is the 2LP package plus ‘Live from St. Albans’ across two further LPs.

Vienna is reissued across all formats on 9 October 2020. The 5CD+DVD box and the 2LP are available via the SDE shop using this link.

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CD One: Vienna [Original 1980 Analog Master]

01. Astradyne
02. New Europeans
03. Private Lives
04. Passing Strangers
05. Sleepwalk
06. Mr. X
07. Western Promise
08. Vienna
09. All Stood Still

CD Two: Vienna [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix] *

01. Astradyne
02. New Europeans
03. Private Lives
04. Passing Strangers
05. Sleepwalk
06. Mr. X
07. Western Promise
08. Vienna
09. All Stood Still
10. Waiting
11. Passionate Reply
12. Alles Klar
13. Herr X

CD Three: Rarities: Singles/B-Sides/Live

01. Sleepwalk [Early Version]
02. Waiting
03. Face To Face [Live in St Albans 16/8/1980]
04. King’s Lead Hat [Live at The Lyceum 17/8/1980]
05. Vienna [Single Version]
06. Passionate Reply
07. Herr X
08. All Stood Still [Single Version]
09. Alles Klar
10. Keep Talking [Cassette Recording During Rehearsals]
11. All Stood Still [12” Mix]
12. Sleepwalk [Soundcheck, The Lyceum 17/8/1980]
13. All Stood Still [Soundcheck, The Lyceum 17/8/1980]
14. Vienna [Live Video Version, St Albans City Hall 16/8/80] *
15. Sleepwalk [Live Video Version, St Albans City Hall 16/8/80] *

CD Four: Cassette Recordings During Rehearsals 1979/80 *

01. Astradyne
02. New Europeans (Instrumental)
03. Private Lives (Instrumental)
04. Passing Strangers (Instrumental 1)
05. Sleepwalk (Version 1)
06. Mr. X
07. Western Promise
08. Vienna
09. All Stood Still (Instrumental 1)
10. Sound On Sound
11. Animal
12. Sleepwalk (Version 2)
13. Sound On Sound (Instrumental)
14. Passing Strangers (Instrumental 2)
15. All Stood Still (Instrumental 2)

CD Five: Live in St. Albans 1980 (2020 Mix) *

01. Astradyne
02. New Europeans
03. Passing Strangers
04. Quiet Men
05. Face To Face
06. Mr. X
07. Western Promise
08. Vienna
09. Slow Motion
10. Hiroshima Mon Amour
11. All Stood Still
12. Sleepwalk
13. Private Lives
14. King’s Lead Hat

DVD: Vienna
Vienna album – Steven Wilson Mix *
– 96/24 5.1 Surround Sound Mix
– DTS 96/24 5.1 Surround Mix
– DOLBY AC3 5.1 Surround Mix
– 96/24 LPCM Stereo Mix

B-sides – Steven Wilson Mix *
– 96/24 5.1 Surround Sound Mix
– DTS 96/24 5.1 Surround Mix
– DOLBY AC3 5.1 Surround Mix
– 96/24 LPCM Stereo Mix

Vienna album – 1980 Original Analog Master
– 96/24 LPCM Stereo Mix

B-sides – 1980 Original Analog Master
– 96/24 LPCM Stereo Mix

*Previously Unreleased.

Vienna 40th anniversary 2LP vinyl (half-speed mastered)

LP 1

Side A

1. Astradyne
2. New Europeans
3. Private Lives
4. Passing Strangers
5. Sleepwalk

Side B

1. Mr X
2. Western Promise
3. Vienna
4. All Stood Still

LP  2

Side A

1. Waiting
2. Face To Face  (Live in St Albans 16/8/80)
3. King’s Lead Hat  (Live at The Lyceum 17/8/80)
4. Vienna (US Promotional Edit)
5. Passionate Reply

LP 2

Side B

1. Herr X
2. All Stood Still (Single Version)
3. Alles Klar
4. Keep Talking (Cassette Recording During Rehearsals)

Vienna 40th anniversary 4LP clear vinyl box (official store exclusive)

Side A

01. Astradyne
02. New Europeans
03. Private Lives
04. Passing Strangers
05. Sleepwalk

Side B

01. Mr. X
02. Western Promise
03. Vienna
04. All Stood Still

Side C

01. Waiting
02. Face To Face [Live in St Albans 16/8/1980]
03. King’s Lead Hat [Live at The Lyceum 17/8/1980]
04. Vienna [US Promotional Edit] *
05. Passionate Reply

Side D

01. Herr X
02. All Stood Still [Single Version]
03. Alles Klar
04. Keep Talking [Cassette Recording During Rehearsals]

LP 2: Live in St. Albans 1980 

Side A

01. Astradyne
02. New Europeans
03. Passing Strangers
04. Quiet Men

Side B

01. Face To Face
02. Mr. X
03. Western Promise
04. Vienna

Side C

01. Slow Motion
02. Hiroshima Mon Amour

Side D

01. All Stood Still
02. Sleepwalk
03. Private Lives
04. King’s Lead Hat

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