Website Update

Posted by: Havocman

Website Update - Wed, 09 Nov 2005 23:05:00

Billy has updated his website over at www.billycurrie.com with news of the Humania album. Looks like it could be good...... laugh
Posted by: Chris C

Re: Website Update - Thu, 10 Nov 2005 00:55:00

Oooh! Us Ultravox fans are having a time to remember. excited

First there was Electrofear unleashed to the hungry foxxes and now Sinews of The Soul is unearthed!

Spies now remains the only one lost in time (BTW It's remastered and waiting for its masters to decide what next. Could be a dangerous animal indeed!

Billy we salute you!!! laugh

Chris C
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Website Update - Thu, 10 Nov 2005 03:24:00

What a very unbiased and neutral account of the creation of Humania, the songs and the band's demise. Very refreshing. confused2

I will however, look forward to the album coming out. smile
Posted by: Havocman

Re: Website Update - Thu, 10 Nov 2005 19:43:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Flip Martian:
What a very unbiased and neutral account of the creation of Humania, the songs and the band's demise. Very refreshing. confused2
Did you expect anything else? laugh
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Website Update - Thu, 10 Nov 2005 19:58:00

I've twice logged on to young William's site and, though it says "Updated 9th November", the only news I can get is that regarding Tai-Chi from 6th October. Even pressing my refresh button doesn't work (nor does pressing the computer's). Is this item hidden in some other section, or is my computer just Internet Sub-Normal?
Posted by: Havocman

Re: Website Update - Thu, 10 Nov 2005 21:18:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
I've twice logged on to young William's site and, though it says "Updated 9th November", the only news I can get is that regarding Tai-Chi from 6th October. Even pressing my refresh button doesn't work (nor does pressing the computer's). Is this item hidden in some other section, or is my computer just Internet Sub-Normal?
For the technologically challenged..... laugh

Hi Everyone!!!
I have finished the Mastering of the Humania Album.
The title and track listing is :-

SINEWS OF THE SOUL

1. Undertow
2. This Day Forever
3. Suffering Cease
4. The Key
5. To Love Again
6. Can't Stay Long
7. There is Know They
8. Perfect World
9. Lament
10. This Could Be Heaven

Humania Line-up:-
Billy Currie - Keyboards
Robin Simon - Guitar
Marcus O'Higgins - Vocals
Sue Rachel - Bass (Backing Vocals)
Ray Weston - Drums, Electronic Percussion

Produced by Billy Currie
All tracks mixed by Billy Currie, except Undertow, mixed by Billy Currie and Peter Dudley.

Synopsis:-

Billy Currie was a founding member of Ultravox, and whilst with the band in the 70's and 80's recorded eight albums with the last five entering the top ten album chart in Britain.
The 80's line-up split in 1987, after the Uvox tour, but did not announce it till November 1988 after the band members had completed various solo projects.
Billy did his first instrumental solo album in that time called “Transportation”.
The putting together of the band Humania came about in November 1988. Billy wanted to work within a band again, after the solo album experience, and with new musicians. He brought with him Ray Weston, the drummer who performed on his solo album, and Robin Simon, who Billy briefly recruited into Ultravox back in 1977. Robin and Billy were old friends from Huddersfield and worked very well together on the infamous ”Systems of Romance” album. The vocalist, Marcus O'Higgins, was introduced to Billy by his acupuncturist and Sue Rachel (bass and baking vocals) came into the band after the suggestion from the group “Dead or Alive” who were recording an album in Billy's studio at the time.
There is a great feeling of energized freedom on this album, with Billy, at times, taking complete control of the form and writing of the music with the band clearly enjoying being swept along. The song “Suffering Cease” is a staggering seven and a half minutes long. “New Age Progressive” as his band mate Robin called it. There is also, as in the track “Undertow”, a continuing experimentation of the Electronic vibe that Billy had a big part in creating from his Visage, Ultravox and Gary Numan days. Billy disbanded Humania after one year to start his second solo album “Stand Up and Walk”.

Never before released, this album is a fascinating, vibrant, melting pot of creative forces. It ****ing rocks!!!!!!!  

I will have a release date very soon.

Best,
Billy
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Website Update - Thu, 10 Nov 2005 23:16:00

Thanks for that, Havocman! I'm sure one day my computer will catch up with things!
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Website Update - Thu, 10 Nov 2005 23:20:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Havocman:
For the technologically challenged..... laugh

I am not technologically challenged: the challenge was issued, I fail with miserable joy. I am technologically totally defeated. My white flag is my badge of simple pride. Now to go out and smash a threshing machine . . .
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Website Update - Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:25:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Havocman:
Quote:
Originally posted by Flip Martian:
[b]What a very unbiased and neutral account of the creation of Humania, the songs and the band's demise. Very refreshing. confused2
Did you expect anything else? laugh [/b]
I refuse to answer that on the grounds that I might get more hate mail... biglaugh
Posted by: Havocman

Re: Website Update - Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:59:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Flip Martian:
I refuse to answer that on the grounds that I might get more hate mail... biglaugh
Sorry Flip, I'll stop sending it.
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Website Update - Fri, 11 Nov 2005 01:36:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Havocman:
Sorry Flip, I'll stop sending it.
You are Billy Currie and I claim my 5 pounds... nutjob
Posted by: Havocman

Re: Website Update - Fri, 11 Nov 2005 16:56:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Flip Martian:
Quote:
Originally posted by Havocman:
[b]Sorry Flip, I'll stop sending it.
You are Billy Currie and I claim my 5 pounds... nutjob [/b]
No I'm fickin' not. Oh, what a giveaway.... laugh
Posted by: Cerise

Re: Website Update - Fri, 11 Nov 2005 17:12:00

lmao
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Website Update - Fri, 11 Nov 2005 21:38:00

lmao
Posted by: Steve Roby

Re: Website Update - Thu, 17 Nov 2005 05:13:00

So what did Humania actually sound like? Are we talking something that sounds like Systems of Romance, or Lament, or Transportation, or Revelation? Just wondering how excited I should be about this CD.
Posted by: DougG

Re: Website Update - Thu, 17 Nov 2005 07:35:00

Glad you asked -- I've been wondering myself as well...
Posted by: BlueVision

Re: Website Update - Wed, 14 Dec 2005 04:32:00

Today it was such a frustrating morning here in the south of Berlin, foggy and wet outside, the streets never dry up in early december. Driving in a car in the town is a pain with all that sparkeling lights you can see through the watersprayed windshield...
I hate this.
Some weeks ago the HUMANIA-album was released by Billy and I am really not a friend of online music. Feeling like a "junkie" somehow, I looked for some new music this morning to play on my cars stereo. So why not supporting Billy with a few bucks and download the album? Said and done.
Downloading was really fast and burning to disc too. So I jumped into the car for going to work and I was full of expectation when I started the disc...
After the first drumbeats I was wondering extremely. This sounds like "INGENUITY"! But some seconds later there is a listenable difference. I don't want to say to much about this album. But for somebody like me, who is also into "BillyVox", this album is a must. Describing it is really hard. Sometimes (the male vocals!!) referring to TEARS FOR FEARS, sometimes it is "ultravoxy BillyVox"-Sound, on some rare places it sounds like HUMAN LEAGUE...
If you missed it until now, if you like REVELATION and INGENUITY too, then give it a try.
You will like it, I am sure.
UNDERTOW and THERE IS KNOW THEY are earcatchers, CAN'T STAY LONG still got its charme in this version, LAMENT....I think I like the original more then this. It is a tasty thing which will grow, I am sure.

Thank you Billy, today you made my day with this!
Posted by: Si_W

Re: Website Update - Wed, 14 Dec 2005 05:56:00

I finally succumbed after my good friend Blue Vision's post. History is made, my first on-line download purchase. Transferring to my iPod as we speak...
Posted by: BlueVision

Re: Website Update - Wed, 14 Dec 2005 06:28:00

Si, thanks for the flowers.
But now you lost, we got you... wink

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