Ultravox extended 2018

Posted by: negative1

Ultravox extended 2018 - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:51:36

As noted in the above banner currently, the new 2cd, 4lp re-release of the
extended version collection is expanded to include some of the blank
and jones remixes of brilliant on cd.

It also collects all the other digital and cd remixes in one place, but is
still called the 12 inch collection.

lots of options and bundles of t-shirts, etc, along with an exclusive 7 inch?
why not a 12 inch..

Extended: 2CD edition

CD 1:

1. All Stood Still (Extended Version) [05:04]
2. I Never Wanted To Begin (Extended Version) [06:19]
3. Reap The Wild Wind (Extended Version) [04:45]
4. We Came To Dance (Extended Version) [07:58]
5. One Small Day (Special Re-Mix) [07:50]
6. One Small Day (Special Re-Mix Extra) [08:31]
7. White China (Special Re-Mix) [08:24]
8. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Special Re-Mix) [10:02]
9. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (US Extended Re-Mix)* [07:44]
10. One Small Day (US Club Version)* [07:48]

CD 2:

11. Lament (Extended Version) [08:02]
12. Heart of The Country (Special Re-Mix) [11:03]
13. Love’s Great Adventure (Extended Version) [05:40]
14. One Small Day (Final Mix) [07:45]
15. Serenade (Special Re-Mix) [06:03]
16. Same Old Story (Extended Version) [06:58]
17. All Fall Down (Extended Version) [07:40]
18. Brilliant (Blank & Jones Extended Remix)** [07:02]
19. Brilliant (Blank & Jones Club Mix)** [06:33]
20. Brilliant (Blank & Jones US Club Mix)** [06:49]

* = First time being released outside North America.
** = First time being released on vinyl.

Limited numbered ‘White Label’ 7” featuring edit versions of ‘Brilliant (Blank & Jones Extended Remix Edit)’ and ‘Brilliant (Blank & Jones Club Mix Edit)’ available only with the vinyl box set.

ok, some of these are really exclusive, some have been released before.

other's, like 'white china' have never been on vinyl before.

so there's a little something for everyone.

later
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Posted by: Unique designs in crome

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:41:46

Saw the email newsletter come through yesterday, ill be gunning for a CD & T-shirt combo (the t-shirt with the single covers on)
Posted by: Poyns

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:47:11

Idiot question here:

What (CD) were the Brilliant mixes available on, please?
Posted by: negative1

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:18:13

Originally Posted By Poyns
Idiot question here:

What (CD) were the Brilliant mixes available on, please?


they weren't, they were digital only. [in germany].

the 2 edits are going to be on the exclusive vinyl 7 inch with
the bundle.

also, i wonder if the 12 inch version of the 'all in day (unedited)',
was any different from the album, as it's not included here either.

later
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Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:06:28

No, the 12" of All In One Day is the same as the album version and there is no extended mix. Ditto Hymn, Visions, Thin Wall, Passing Strangers, Sleepwalk, New Europeans (if you're in Japan). I so wish an extended version of The Thin Wall existed.

The brief for the set was purely extended versions and so instrumental versions of tracks, 7" edits & mixes were not included: the Lament era 7" cuts & mixes were made available on the limited double LP released through Pledge last year FYI. Also, this isn't meant as a re-release or expansion of the 'Ultravox Extended' CD: it is intended to be a completely new release.

Also, because it isn't clear, the versions of We Came To Dance included is the 7:58 version originally available on the clear vinyl 12", limited Collection 12" and Japanese Hymn 12". This is almost certainly the first time the track has appeared on legit CD anywhere in the world and is a welcome return to vinyl.

All the tracks are a new 2018 remaster that has been done in a very sympathetic style to ensure that the mixes remain true to the original sound with no clipping, over-compression or 'brick-walling'. However the level of detail revealed is superb with some tracks such as All Stood Still a true revelation. Even the Brilliant mixes sound much better than the over-compressed original digital versions.

As for why are the webstore only extra Brilliant mixes only on 7 inch? Well they are edits and fit nicely on a 7 inch. The format also gives a nice feel of an old white label. They are also a free extra so cost would be a factor.
Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:11:01

Oh - forgot one thing. The comment "* = First time being released outside North America" applies to the vinyl release. The two US promo mixes were previously released on Blank & Jones CDs but the new versions are new transfers with a greater dynamic range (which is a good thing: loud things are loud/quiet things are quiet as they should be).
Posted by: Poyns

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:49:32

Thanks, negative1.
Posted by: Tor Arne

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:39:54

Anybody know if there will be a digital release of this one or a Download code included in the bundle...?
Posted by: negative1

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Tue, 04 Sep 2018 05:18:13

i wonder if this version of 'we came to dance' extended,
will have that weird speed up at 6:57 on the other version.

it always sounded like the tape master slipped and sped up.

of course, it could have been intentional, but it always sounded
wrong to me, and i tried to fix it on my own versions.

later
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Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Tue, 04 Sep 2018 19:47:21

Yes & no.

It's at about 7:08 because it's the 7:58 version, not the 7:38 version. It was almost certainly was on purpose because there are other tempo changes in both mixes.
Posted by: negative1

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:42:02

really enjoying the megamix part 1:



some of the transitions could use some work,
but other than that, its pretty great.

later
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Posted by: Unique designs in crome

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:10:33

Got my 2 CD & t-shirt set yesterday laugh

Haven't listened to the CD yet but the t-shirt is cool
Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sun, 18 Nov 2018 22:07:35

Originally Posted By Unique designs in crome
Got my 2 CD & t-shirt set yesterday laugh

Haven't listened to the CD yet but the t-shirt is cool


Which t-shirt did you go for? The album cover one or the inside sleeve version?
Posted by: negative1

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:53:19

Originally Posted By Alone With Strangers
Yes & no.

It's at about 7:08 because it's the 7:58 version, not the 7:38 version. It was almost certainly was on purpose because there are other tempo changes in both mixes.


the weird speed up at the end of 'we came to dance' is still there,
i guess it was meant to be that way.

still never liked it.

later
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Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:21:23

Yes - that was my point: it's still there albeit in a different place & the conclusion is that it was included (or left in, depending on your point of view) on purpose.

Also, if you listen carefully you can hear other, smaller, tempo changes throughout the song though not as big as this one, I grant you.
Posted by: Unique designs in crome

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:52:43

I got the sleeve version with the singles covers - its great to get another Ultravox t-shirt after the last tour 6 years ago
Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Thu, 22 Nov 2018 22:12:14

Ah - I actually prefer the other one with the 'Extended' cover.
Posted by: Unique designs in crome

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Fri, 23 Nov 2018 20:43:22

I thought the extended logo looked a bit too plain, still tempted to get it though grin
Posted by: stufarq

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sun, 25 Nov 2018 18:05:08

Nice to have all these in one place, and the box set is cool, but I won't ever want to listen to the two club mixes again.
Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:22:00

Originally Posted By stufarq
Nice to have all these in one place, and the box set is cool, but I won't ever want to listen to the two club mixes again.


I'm guessing you mean the B&J mixes of Brilliant rather than One Small Day?
Posted by: stufarq

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 23:35:12

Originally Posted By Alone With Strangers
Originally Posted By stufarq
Nice to have all these in one place, and the box set is cool, but I won't ever want to listen to the two club mixes again.


I'm guessing you mean the B&J mixes of Brilliant rather than One Small Day?

Yes. Sorry, I'd forgotten there was a Club Mix of One Small Day.
Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox extended 2018 - Mon, 03 Dec 2018 18:40:14

Understandable in that case!