In some faraway post of TAP, a mention of an upcoming Steven Wilson remix of the Ultravox 1980 classic, Vienna was in a future pipeline. Well, here we are. With the arrival of Midge Ure from Visage, Vienna churned out four singles, including the beloved title track, Vienna achieved Platinum sales in the UK. Even so, Vienna charted well in other countries although the US held an arm’s length relationship with it. (Why? I don’t know.)

On October 9, Ultravox will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic album with an attention-grabbing multi-disc box that will do the album a good turn for fans.

A 5CD/1DVD Box is the shining star for Vienna. It will include the original album 1980 analog master, a collection of B-sides, the Steven Wilson Stereo remix of the album, 12″ mixes, live tracks, rehearsal recordings, a complete 1980 live show, and the album in hi-resolution Stereo and 5,1 Surround mixes. A well-stocked 20-page book finishes the package along with 12″ art prints.

For those unimpressed with the massive box, there are half-speed mastered 180g-weight LPs sets (standard black, and clear vinyl) available as 2LP and 4LP packages.

For RSD 2020, Ultravox will also be releasing an exclusive 12″ vinyl edition of “Sleepwalk”. This 12″ vinyl will contain the new 2020 Steven Wilson remixes of “Sleepwalk” on the A-side, and “Waiting” on the B-side. Both are drawn from the above set.

Vienna (40th Anniversary 5CD/DVD Box) – Ultravox

CD1 (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

CD2 (Original Album Steven Wilson Stereo Mix/ Outtakes)
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

CD3 (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 August 17, 1980]
13 All Stood Still [Soundcheck, The Lyceum August 17, 1980]
14 Vienna [Live Video Version, St Albans City Hall August 16, 1980] *
15 Sleepwalk [Live Video Version, St Albans City Hall August 16, 1980] *

CD4 (Cassette Recordings During Rehearsals 1979/1980  – Previously Unreleased)
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)

CD5 (Live in St. Albans City Hall, St. Albans, England – August 16, 1980   – Previously Unreleased)
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-Audio (Stereo/5.1 Surround/DTS Surround/Dolby AC3 5.1 Surround – 96kHz/24-bit Resolution)

Vienna (Original Album – Steven Wilson Remix)
B-sides (Steven Wilson Mix)
Vienna (1980 Original Analog Master – Stereo Only)
B-Sides (1980 Original Analog Master – Stereo Only)

*Previously Unreleased

By MARowe

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