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#101406 - Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:49:53 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Malpaso Man]
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#101409 - Thu, 05 Nov 2020 22:12:21 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: negative1]
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A promo set of the 5 Vienna CDs is currently on ebay here.

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#101410 - Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:25:55 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Alone With Strangers]
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Anyone who knows if the sales of these sets are at a satisfying level? If it is, it should be a better chance to get the other albums with the same treatment, at least up to Lament.

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#101411 - Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:45:11 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Björn]
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Originally Posted By Björn
Anyone who knows if the sales of these sets are at a satisfying level? If it is, it should be a better chance to get the other albums with the same treatment, at least up to Lament.


Sales have been very good.

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#101413 - Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:46:13 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Alone With Strangers]
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That's really good to hear. There is a lot to love on these discs

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#101414 - Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:57:34 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Alone With Strangers]
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Wonderful! I suspected that, because I had a rather hard time to get my CD-box.

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#101415 - Sat, 28 Nov 2020 11:31:14 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Björn]
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Midge answered my question about future releases of the other albums and his solo albums on the last Lockdown broadcast, and he said that the record company holds all the rights and he seemed to believe that the others will all be forthvcoming.

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#101416 - Sat, 28 Nov 2020 16:14:18 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Paul Smith]
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Chrysalis do own the rights to their era stuff but everything is done in consultation with all four band members.

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#101417 - Sun, 29 Nov 2020 14:55:15 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Alone With Strangers]
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Originally Posted By Alone With Strangers
Chrysalis do own the rights to their era stuff but everything is done in consultation with all four band members.


Yeah I should have said that Midge mentioned they are in consultation with them about all releases.

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#101423 - Sun, 03 Jan 2021 09:53:09 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Paul Smith]
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I was a bit young when Vienna was released and I'd never heard of Animals before. I really like it, but wondered if anyone had a better sound system than me and can work out the lyrics?

Autumn viking

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#101424 - Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:42:01 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Malpaso Man]
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It seems strange why the band did not add their BBC Radio 1 gig 14.01.81 to that impressive compilation. The CD was only released in 1992 and became an absolute rarity by now, it is a great quality live record.
That recording is generally forgotten, not a single band member ever commented on it.
Any guess why?

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#101426 - Thu, 21 Jan 2021 19:26:53 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Dmitry]
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Simple: Chrysalis don't own the rights to it / already had the St Albans gig which is new to fans / didn't want more than one live recording in the set.

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#101427 - Fri, 22 Jan 2021 11:34:32 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Alone With Strangers]
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I noticed Midge said on a BLC broadcast they had another great recording from The Lyceum, wonder if that'll ever get released?

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#101428 - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 18:38:43 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: Paul Smith]
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Oooo I hope so. An edited version of King's Lead Hat. I love that performance. Chrysalis is keen on Ultravox stuff so fingers crossed.

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#101429 - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 20:13:01 Re: Vienna 40th anniversary edition [Re: midgesmidge]
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It is very similar to St Albans & IMO not as good a performance or recording (from memory at least one track may be incomplete). AFAIK there are no plans to do any work on it since the St Albans gig was chosen for the Vienna box.

Whilst it would be great for everything to be released, things have to be prioritised and sometimes things fall by the wayside.

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