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* AlternateAlbumCover: The original LP release depicts a grid of black squares against a gray background, with the album title and tracklist displayed in the upper-right quadrant. Releases on other formats and in most regions outside the UK replace the tracklist with a photograph of the Callanish Stones in Scotland. The 2009 Definitive Edition CD would split the difference, featuring the photo cover on the outer slipcase and the tracklist cover on the front of the jewel case's booklet. The 2017 reissue of the Definitive Edition, meanwhile, features a third modification that's mostly similar to the original cover, but moves the tracklist to the back.

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* WhileRomeBurns: "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" is about a man driving home from work and hearing that a catastrophe (presumably a nuclear war) is on its way. He then goes home to his wife, they get drunk, make love to their favorite music and the last verse ends with "it's time, and I don't think we really care." [[LyricsVideoMismatch In the video]], the catastrophe turns out to be a nuclear power plant GoingCritical.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: The video for "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", during the line "we love to the sound of our favorite song", depicts a boombox that plays vinyl records. Several models of vertical turntables were in fact made by Sharp at the time.

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* MeltingFilmEffect: The music video for "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" ends with the family's HappierHomeMovie film melting, presumably due to radiation from the nuclear reactor meltdown.

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* DeathBySex: Implied in the video for "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes". The video's protagonist is a worker at a nuclear power plant who, when the reactor goes into meltdown with no hope of stopping the explosion, hurries home to spend one last romantic evening with his wife. The video ends with the couple in bed; the last thing we see is a shot of their television (bearing an onscreen message warning of the impending disaster) which then goes blank as a blinding light floods the room.


''Lament'' was also one of the first albums to take advantage of the technological advancements of the then-nascent UsefulNotes/CompactDisc format, interspersing several remixes with the album's songs to prolong its length and offer consumers with an incentive to try out those shiny plastic discs. This expanded tracklist was also included on the cassette release, as the Compact Cassette format at the time had already started to become known as an outlet for extended versions of albums.

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''Lament'' was also one of the first albums to take advantage of the technological advancements of the then-nascent UsefulNotes/CompactDisc format, interspersing several remixes with the album's songs to prolong its length and offer consumers with an incentive to try out those shiny plastic discs. This expanded tracklist was also included on the cassette release, release (minus the Special Mix of "White China"), as the Compact Cassette format at the time had already started to become known as an outlet for extended versions of albums.



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* EpicRocking: The remixes of "White China", "One Small Day", and "Lament" included on the CD and cassette release.

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* EpicRocking: The remixes of "White China", "One Small Day", and "Lament" included on the CD and cassette release.release all surpass eight minutes in length.



* WorldWarIII: "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" describes the narrator coping with the onset of it.

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* WorldWarIII: "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" describes the narrator coping with the onset of it.it.
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* MindScrew: As per usual with Ure-era Ultravox.

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* MindScrew: As per usual with Ure-era Music/MidgeUre-era Ultravox.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: The video for "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", during the line "We love to the sound of our favorite song", depicts a boombox that plays vinyl records. Several models of vertical turntables were in fact made by Sharp at the time.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The video for "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", during the line "We "we love to the sound of our favorite song", depicts a boombox that plays vinyl records. Several models of vertical turntables were in fact made by Sharp at the time.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The video for "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", during the line "We love to the sound of our favorite song", depicts a boombox that plays vinyl records. Several models of vertical turntables were in fact made by Sharp at the time.


''Lament'' was also one of the first albums to take advantage of the then-nascent UsefulNotes/CompactDisc format, interspersing several remixes with the album's songs to prolong its length and offer consumers with an incentive to try out those shiny plastic discs. This expanded tracklist was also included on the cassette release, as the Compact Cassette format at the time had already started to become known as an outlet for extended versions of albums.

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''Lament'' was also one of the first albums to take advantage of the technological advancements of the then-nascent UsefulNotes/CompactDisc format, interspersing several remixes with the album's songs to prolong its length and offer consumers with an incentive to try out those shiny plastic discs. This expanded tracklist was also included on the cassette release, as the Compact Cassette format at the time had already started to become known as an outlet for extended versions of albums.



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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Lament'' features greater dabblings in pop rock than previous efforts, foreshadowing the full-on pop rock direction of the band's next three albums.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Lament'' features greater dabblings in pop rock than previous efforts, foreshadowing the full-on pop rock direction of ''Music/UVox'' and the band's next three albums.Billy Currie era.

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* EpicRocking: The remixes of "White China", "One Small Day", and "Lament" included on the CD and cassette release.


''Lament'', released in 1984, is the seventh album by British NewWaveMusic band Music/{{Ultravox}}. Their last with drummer Warren Cann, who would be replaced with Music/BigCountry member Mark Brzezicki two years later, it continues the shift away from the more complex brand of new wave that ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' and ''Music/RageInEden'' championed. Rather than upping the SynthPop elements of ''Music/{{Quartet}}'', however, the album instead added in elements of ArenaRock such as heavier use of guitar and stadium-esque reverb. This shift would end up foretelling the overtly pop rock direction of both ''Music/UVox'' and the band's '90s output.

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''Lament'', released in 1984, is the seventh album by British NewWaveMusic band Music/{{Ultravox}}. Their last with drummer Warren Cann, who would be replaced with Music/BigCountry member Mark Brzezicki two years later, it continues the shift away from the more complex brand of new wave that ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' and ''Music/RageInEden'' championed. Rather than upping the SynthPop elements of ''Music/{{Quartet}}'', however, the album instead added in elements of ArenaRock such as heavier use of guitar and stadium-esque reverb. This shift would end up foretelling the overtly pop rock direction of both ''Music/UVox'' ''[[Music/UVox U-Vox]]'' and the band's '90s 90's output.


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* CallBack: Within the album; "Heart of the Country" reuses much of its percussion from "White China".


''Lament'' was also one of the first albums to feature an extended tracklist for the then-nascent UsefulNotes/CompactDisc format, interspersing several remixes with the album's songs to prolong its length and offer consumers with an incentive to try out those shiny plastic discs. This expanded tracklist was also included on the cassette release, as the Compact Cassette format at the time had already started to become known as an outlet for extended versions of albums.

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''Lament'' was also one of the first albums to feature an extended tracklist for take advantage of the then-nascent UsefulNotes/CompactDisc format, interspersing several remixes with the album's songs to prolong its length and offer consumers with an incentive to try out those shiny plastic discs. This expanded tracklist was also included on the cassette release, as the Compact Cassette format at the time had already started to become known as an outlet for extended versions of albums.


''Lament'', released in 1984, is the seventh album by British NewWaveMusic band Music/{{Ultravox}}. Their last with drummer Warren Cann, who would be replaced with Music/BigCountry member Mark Brzezicki two years later, it continues the shift away from the more complex brand of new wave that ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' and ''Music/RageInEden'' championed. Rather than upping the SynthPop elements of ''Music/{{Quartet}}'', however, the album instead added in elements of ArenaRock such as heavier use of guitar and stadium-esque reverb. This shift would end up foretelling the overtly pop rock direction of both ''Music/{{U-Vox}}'' and the band's 90's output.

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''Lament'', released in 1984, is the seventh album by British NewWaveMusic band Music/{{Ultravox}}. Their last with drummer Warren Cann, who would be replaced with Music/BigCountry member Mark Brzezicki two years later, it continues the shift away from the more complex brand of new wave that ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' and ''Music/RageInEden'' championed. Rather than upping the SynthPop elements of ''Music/{{Quartet}}'', however, the album instead added in elements of ArenaRock such as heavier use of guitar and stadium-esque reverb. This shift would end up foretelling the overtly pop rock direction of both ''Music/{{U-Vox}}'' ''Music/UVox'' and the band's 90's '90s output.

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* TitleOnlyChorus: "White China", "Lament".

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