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#100762 - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:23:50 Fade to Grey Question?
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So been watching Sky's new "Now 80's" music channel which has had the odd Vox track and "fade to grey" has been played quite a bit. However it sounds very different and the video looks different with no French lyrics being sung. Just a totally different sound and feel to the one I remember growing up listening. Were there two versions done, like they did with "Reap The Wild Wind" because the version being shown on Sky is far inferior to the one I remember?


Edited by zico (Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:24:34)

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#100767 - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:56:23 Re: Fade to Grey Question? [Re: zico]
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Just seen Fade To Grey on this channel for the first time. Standard version as I remember it complete with all lyrics - So cannot think of what you saw.
Can you enlighten me to the two different videos of RTWW - I wasnt aware of this ?

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#100768 - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:46:11 Re: Fade to Grey Question? [Re: david L.]
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Fade to Grey - The one I remember

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMPC8QJF6sI


Fade to Grey - Canít find the video online but this is pretty much the version I saw/heard on the Now Music Chanel. No French lyrics and musically it sounds a little different.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tRciPbGXEM

So not sure which is the original?!?!


Re Reap the Wild Wind sorry I meant that were two versions of the song not the video. The video version was different.

Video version.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10k6z_ultravox-reap-the-wild-wind_music

Album version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm_oYUADJI4

Iím confusing myself now!!

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#100769 - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:24:30 Re: Fade to Grey Question? [Re: zico]
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Originally Posted By zico

Fade to Grey - Canít find the video online but this is pretty much the version I saw/heard on the Now Music Chanel. No French lyrics and musically it sounds a little different.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tRciPbGXEM




Dodnt know what you are listening to - but there are French lyrics throughout this ?

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#100770 - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:25:21 Re: Fade to Grey Question? [Re: david L.]
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The girl and lyrics in French aren't in that one, you only hear Steve Strange sing.

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#100771 - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:19:59 Re: Fade to Grey Question? [Re: zico]
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No idea what you are hearing - The link you posted ( playback of a spinning record uploaded up "ReelRecordTape" ) has French lyrics sung by a female voice throughout it


Edited by david L. (Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:21:37)

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#100772 - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:35:52 Re: Fade to Grey Question? [Re: david L.]
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Ha ha, I seem to have solved the mystery!! I thought I was going mad but after your last reply I thought well I can't hear it Then it struck me. I am deaf in one ear so I turned my headphones around and voila the French lyrics sung by the girl could be heard so I obviously have problems with some versions in stereo because the girls singing only is heard through my right headphone!! Same goes with that version on the TV.

I probably have been listening to different versions of songs to the rest of the population for the last 40 odd years!!

Sorry David, thanks for helping me solve it. I'll now go away and listen to my entire back catalogue of Ultravox with my headphones on back to front and see what I have been missing for decades!!

What a plonker I am!!! banghead


Edited by zico (Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:55:16)

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