Today I was getting back to this thread and in parallel revisted an interview on electricityclub.co.uk.
Mr. Lipson was quoted in regards to why "Brilliant" did not do so well:
"Not a clue. Maybe it was a lack of money to promote it? Maybe a lack of interest in the band? It’s hard to say."
While I am usually trying not to say negative things, my take on this is simple: If Ultravox had produced the album by themselves they would have sounded much better.
Mr. Lipson produced "Man On The Rocks" with Mike Oldfield and that´s one of the albums which received various bad ratings. The next album (produced by Oldfield himself) was much better received. It is a simple fact that not every producer is made for every genre and with the utmost respect, Mr. Lipson was not the ideal choice for producing our beloved Ultravox.
Edited by Tom27 (Sat, 06 Apr 2019 22:02:07)