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#100754 - Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:33:25 New BMG album?
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Hi everybody,

I first wish you an exciting new year. And 2017 should be great indeed, as I've just read in SFexaminer that a new Midge album was on its way: "new BMG album coming this year, featuring orchestral versions of signature Ultravox and solo-catalog songs."

Does anybody know more about that album? ;-)

Dominic

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#100755 - Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:55:47 Re: New BMG album? [Re: Dominic]
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Originally Posted By Dominic
Hi everybody,

I first wish you an exciting new year. And 2017 should be great indeed, as I've just read in SFexaminer that a new Midge album was on its way: "new BMG album coming this year, featuring orchestral versions of signature Ultravox and solo-catalog songs."

Does anybody know more about that album? ;-)

Dominic


Midge has talked about this a few times. Basically what you say above. He has been working on Orchestral versions of old Vox and solo tracks which he is hopeing to get released soon

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#100756 - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 05:12:57 Re: New BMG album? [Re: david L.]
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Hi David,

Thanks for your reply. What I wanted to mean is: will Midge release an "orchestral" album like Visage did a couple of years ago (ie tracks re-arranged with a "real "orchestra") or will he re-work these tracks himself in studio?

Dominic


Edited by Dominic (Sun, 08 Jan 2017 07:43:32)

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#100757 - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 12:09:17 Re: New BMG album? [Re: Dominic]
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He hasnt really said . Just described it as an Orchestral album.
To be honest I assumed he meant that it would be performed by an orchestra - but I can now see your alternative

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#100758 - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 15:13:29 Re: New BMG album? [Re: david L.]
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My guess on this is that it would be orchestral backing, with Midge vocals. That's just a guess though, I've heard absolutely nothing about this so far.

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#100759 - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:19:47 Re: New BMG album? [Re: Cerise]
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There is also talk of a "proper" new solo album this year , and the already released track Glorious with Rusty Egan ( picking up a few plays on Janice Long show on BBC Radio 2 - just needs to break through onto daytime ) , so 2017 is setting up to be a good year

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#100761 - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:48:47 Re: New BMG album? [Re: david L.]
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That might be good timing, as we cant be expecting any UV action, considering Billy seems resolute in hanging up his UV jacket (his latest news message confirms as such)

I do think Midge needs a banging new tune to get some ears wagging, there's only so many breakfast-time articles he can mobilize to spread his gospel smile

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#100782 - Sun, 05 Feb 2017 08:49:33 Re: New BMG album? [Re: Cerise]
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I hope you're guessing right, Cerise... A real orchestra back-up would sound definitely more "Ultravox"... wink Now, it'd be great if Billy Currie could be involved in that project too cool

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#100800 - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:22:31 Re: New BMG album? [Re: Dominic]
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This new interview ( in the last couple of paragraphs ) talks a bit more about the orchestral album - and the possibility of taking it out live.

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#100801 - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:40:34 Re: New BMG album? [Re: david L.]
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Originally Posted By david L.
This new interview ( in the last couple of paragraphs ) talks a bit more about the orchestral album - and the possibility of taking it out live.


Have you got a link please smile

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#100802 - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:31:32 Re: New BMG album? [Re: Paul Smith]
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Yes - that might have helped ! I was hoping you were all psychic

http://www.australianmusician.com.au/midge-ure-something-from-everything-tour-interview/

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#100803 - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:00:13 Re: New BMG album? [Re: david L.]
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Originally Posted By david L.
Yes - that might have helped ! I was hoping you were all psychic

http://www.australianmusician.com.au/midge-ure-something-from-everything-tour-interview/


Haha thanks for that interesting reading!

With BMG behind it and a potential for live show(s) I hope we'll see/hear something soon.

This got me thinking about what tracks we might hear on the album, which would work well with an orchestra?

This is the list I came up with and I did consider the fact that it'll probably be the more well known songs that make up the release

The Voice
Vienna
Hymn
One Small Day
Dancing..
Live
If I Was
The Gift
Wastelands
No Regrets
Cold Cold Heart
Breathe
Live Forever
Spielberg Sky
Monster
Dear God
Let It Rise
Call Of The Wild

This may be too long for a single cd, but I think we may get a single from this and maybe we'll get extra tracks on that?

Fairly safe set I think, but as I said with BMG involved I think they'll want as many recognizable songs as possible.

Anyone else got any thoughts?

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#100804 - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:45:10 Re: New BMG album? [Re: Paul Smith]
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I wouldnt have thought he would record more than was necessary for a single album. I can imagine each track being a slow expensive task
What about RTWW ?
If he wanted an instrumental I can imagine Astradyne being more suitable than Monster

A few more words in this interview - including talk of a "proper" new album, though he does say he has been concentrating more on the Orchestral stuff
http://sootmagazine.com/midge-ure-ultravox-australian-tour-2017/


Edited by david L. (Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:45:37)

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#100861 - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 16:32:59 Re: New BMG album? [Re: david L.]
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On BBC Radio Bristol today Midge said Orchestral album wil be released in November ( though we all know how bad Midge is with schedules smile ) . He described it more as a film soundtrack interpretation of tracks rather than just a straight "Vienna with strings" , so it sounds as it may be non-vocal .

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#100883 - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:35:28 Re: New BMG album? [Re: david L.]
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It is a "real orchestra" (recorded just a few weeks ago), yes it is with vocals (not an instrumental album) , and (unless someone moves the goal posts) he is pretty close with a November release....more info from the powers that be soon it seems....

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#100892 - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:21:32 Re: New BMG album? [Re: david claxton]
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Really looking forward to this one; hopefully Midge will make sure the orchestra adds the extra 'oomph' lacking from previous efforts (i.e. Mike Batt's RPO Vienna, not to say that was bad).

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#100895 - Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:17:31 Re: New BMG album? [Re: JamesB]
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There was an interview with Midge today in the internet. He said that the album will released in December. Really looking forward mexican

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