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#100636 - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 00:24:46 The Covers Comp is BACK!
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Yes, it's really back - the ongoing Ultravox covers competition is alive! Now that I have more free time - and less life-changing distractions - I can once more commit the time to do your amazing work justice in the judging, so I thought it was time to resurrect it.

As a reminder, there are five categories: Best Cover (sounds most like the Ultravox [or related] version), Best Re-Cover (your own interpretation of an original Ultravox [or related] arrangement), Didn't See THAT One Coming (Best cover in a completely unexpected style), Best Re-Mix (covers with a completely new arrangement and/or sound), and Best Original (an original piece which most sounds like something Ultravox could've/should've written and recorded - but didn't). There's usually no prize, I'm afraid - just increased exposure for your work, and of course the all-important bragging rights! Different end dates will be set, so just jump in when you can.

The current competition's end date is 11.59pm GMT May 20th 2017 (Warren's birthday). Have fun!

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#100640 - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:19:40 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: Cerise]
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Great job, Cerise!

Count me in 👍

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#100643 - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:46:50 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: Ole_DK]
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I'm in for two! How do you want them, Cerise? Posts to this part of the forum with links to SOundcloud, youtube, etc, emailed links to you or emailing mp3s?

Simon

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#100655 - Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:05:46 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: Ole_DK]
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Brilliant! grin
You can either email them to ev@ultravox.org.uk or send me a link to them if they're on soundcloud or DropBox etc, whichever is best for you. As long as I can download an mp3, that's great!


Edited by Cerise (Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:08:07)

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#100658 - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:47:20 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: Cerise]
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May I suggest a competition rule - to enter the competition all tracks should be brand new - just so we hear new material and not tracks from the previous competitions?

Best,

Ole

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#100659 - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:02:59 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: Ole_DK]
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Hi Ole. That is indeed done of the existing rules, though I haven't spelt it out - I'll add it. Has something slipped through in previous years?

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#100664 - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:06:15 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: Cerise]
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Now we have an addition album to draw covers from. I hope we will hear new interpretations of songs from Brilliant - maybe in a more classic Ultravox style.

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#100667 - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:35:01 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: Cerise]
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This is great news! I've always been really impressed by the musical talent out there in the Ultravox community.

I did a cover of Dream On for the last one, but failed to complete it on time. So, I've spruced it up and have just emailed it to you Cerise! It's for the Re-Cover category, and if anyone's interested, I've just uploaded the new version to my SoundCloud page (http://www.soundcloud.com/neildube/dream-on)

Looking forward to hearing the others.

TTFN
Neil

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#100668 - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:38:38 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: Zšta]
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I think there were a few from Brilliant, Zata (I did one for the competition of the song Brilliant as soon as it was released) but yes, it'd be great to hear some re-interpretations in the 'classic' style, perhaps with additional sections and instrumental breaks!

TTFN

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#100671 - Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:50:26 Re: The Covers Comp is BACK! [Re: GheeBhow]
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Lovely job, received safely Neil! grin

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