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''U-Vox'', released in 1986, is the eighth album by British band Music/{{Ultravox}}. The first to be produced by longtime collaborator Conny Plank since ''Music/RageInEden'', it finalizes the band's shift away from the electronic NewWaveMusic that had defined their output since ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' six years prior; instead, ''U-Vox'' dives fully into mainstream pop-rock, with the occasional foray into the unusual on the Celtic "All Fall Down" and orchestral "All in One Day". Conny Plank returned to produce, his role having previously been filled in by [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] producer George Martin on ''Music/{{Quartet}}''; Martin did however maintain involvement with the band on this album by arranging and conducting orchestra parts for "All in One Day".

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''U-Vox'', released in 1986, is the eighth album by British band Music/{{Ultravox}}. The first to be produced by longtime collaborator Conny Plank since ''Music/RageInEden'', it finalizes the band's shift away from the electronic NewWaveMusic that had defined their output since ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' six years prior; instead, ''U-Vox'' dives fully into mainstream pop-rock, with the occasional foray into the unusual on the Celtic "All Fall Down" and orchestral "All in One Day". Day".

Conny Plank returned to produce, his role having previously been filled in by [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] producer George Martin on ''Music/{{Quartet}}''; ''Music/{{Quartet}}'' and by the band themselves on ''Music/{{Lament}}''; Martin did however maintain involvement with the band on this album by arranging and conducting orchestra parts for "All in One Day".


The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann being unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. Frontman Music/Midge Ure and bassist Chris Cross would also exit the band after the album's release, with Ultravox dissolving two years later. Violinist Billy Currie would briefly revive the band under a different lineup in 1992, but the 80's configuration wouldn't reunite until 2008.

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The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann being unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. Frontman Music/Midge Ure Music/MidgeUre and bassist Chris Cross would also exit the band after the album's release, with Ultravox dissolving two years later. Violinist Billy Currie would briefly revive the band under a different lineup in 1992, but the 80's configuration wouldn't reunite until 2008.


The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann being unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. Frontman Midge Ure and bassist Chris Cross would also exit the band after the album's release, with Ultravox dissolving two years later. Violinist Billy Currie would briefly revive the band under a different lineup in 1992, but the 80's configuration wouldn't reunite until 2008.

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The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann being unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. Frontman Midge Music/Midge Ure and bassist Chris Cross would also exit the band after the album's release, with Ultravox dissolving two years later. Violinist Billy Currie would briefly revive the band under a different lineup in 1992, but the 80's configuration wouldn't reunite until 2008.


[[caption-width-right:350:''"When I was a boy there's a dream that I had/That a war if it's fought was for good against bad/And I woke up to find that the world had gone mad/And we'd all fall down."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"When I was a boy there's a dream that I had/That a war if it's fought was for good against bad/And I [[caption-width-right:350:''"I woke up to find that the world had gone mad/And we'd all fall down.mad."'']]


The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann being unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. The album's release wasn't entirely pleasant either; despite it continuing Ultravox's streak of commercial success (peaking at No. 9 on the UK Albums chart), it was savaged by critics, who had long been disillusioned with the band since their GenreShift from PostPunk on ''Vienna''.

Fans additionally met ''U-Vox'' with indifference at best, and even the band had nary a kind word to say about it, feeling that the record had become directionless. Frontman Midge Ure and bassist Chris Cross became dissatisfied with staying in Ultravox, and as a result left the band shortly after the album's release. Brzezicki and keyboardist/violinist Billy Currie would attempt to keep the band afloat for a little while longer, before eventually calling it quits in 1988. Ultravox wouldn't see the light of day again until 1992, when Currie organized an entirely new lineup to revive the band's brand, and the Ure-led incarnation wouldn't fully regroup until 2008.

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The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann being unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. The album's release wasn't entirely pleasant either; despite it continuing Ultravox's streak of commercial success (peaking at No. 9 on the UK Albums chart), it was savaged by critics, who had long been disillusioned with the band since their GenreShift from PostPunk on ''Vienna''.

Fans additionally met ''U-Vox'' with indifference at best, and even the band had nary a kind word to say about it, feeling that the record had become directionless.
Frontman Midge Ure and bassist Chris Cross became dissatisfied with staying in Ultravox, and as a result left would also exit the band shortly after the album's release. Brzezicki and keyboardist/violinist release, with Ultravox dissolving two years later. Violinist Billy Currie would attempt to keep briefly revive the band afloat for under a little while longer, before eventually calling it quits different lineup in 1988. Ultravox 1992, but the 80's configuration wouldn't see the light of day again until 1992, when Currie organized an entirely new lineup to revive the band's brand, and the Ure-led incarnation wouldn't fully regroup reunite until 2008.


* RecordProducer: Conny Plank, returning to work with the band after briefly being replaced by [[Music/TheBeatles George Martin]] on ''Music/{{Quartet}}''.

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* RecordProducer: Conny Plank, returning to work with the band after briefly being replaced by [[Music/TheBeatles George Martin]] on ''Music/{{Quartet}}''.''Music/{{Quartet}}'' and the band themselves on ''Music/{{Lament}}''.


''U-Vox'', released in 1986, is the eighth album by British band Music/{{Ultravox}}. The first to be produced by longtime collaborator Conny Plank since ''Music/RageInEden'', it finalizes the band's shift away from the electronic NewWaveMusic that had defined their output since ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' six years prior; instead, ''U-Vox'' dives fully into mainstream pop-rock, with the occasional foray into the unusual on the Celtic "All Fall Down" and orchestral "All in One Day".

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''U-Vox'', released in 1986, is the eighth album by British band Music/{{Ultravox}}. The first to be produced by longtime collaborator Conny Plank since ''Music/RageInEden'', it finalizes the band's shift away from the electronic NewWaveMusic that had defined their output since ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' six years prior; instead, ''U-Vox'' dives fully into mainstream pop-rock, with the occasional foray into the unusual on the Celtic "All Fall Down" and orchestral "All in One Day". Conny Plank returned to produce, his role having previously been filled in by [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] producer George Martin on ''Music/{{Quartet}}''; Martin did however maintain involvement with the band on this album by arranging and conducting orchestra parts for "All in One Day".



* RecordProducer: Conny Plank.

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* RecordProducer: Conny Plank.Plank, returning to work with the band after briefly being replaced by [[Music/TheBeatles George Martin]] on ''Music/{{Quartet}}''.


Fans additionally met ''U-Vox'' with indifference at best, and even the band had nary a kind word to say about it, feeling that the record had become directionless. Frontman Midge Ure and bassist Chris Cross became dissatisfied with staying in Ultravox, and as a result left the band shortly after the album's release. Brzezicki and keyboardist/violinist Billy Currie would attempt to keep the band afloat for a little while longer, before eventually calling it quits in 1988. Ultravox wouldn't see the light of day again until 1992, when Currie organized an entirely new lineup to revive the band's brand.

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Fans additionally met ''U-Vox'' with indifference at best, and even the band had nary a kind word to say about it, feeling that the record had become directionless. Frontman Midge Ure and bassist Chris Cross became dissatisfied with staying in Ultravox, and as a result left the band shortly after the album's release. Brzezicki and keyboardist/violinist Billy Currie would attempt to keep the band afloat for a little while longer, before eventually calling it quits in 1988. Ultravox wouldn't see the light of day again until 1992, when Currie organized an entirely new lineup to revive the band's brand.
brand, and the Ure-led incarnation wouldn't fully regroup until 2008.


* ShoutOut: The title logo on the album cover is a noticeable riff on the IBM logo.

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* ShoutOut: The title logo on the album cover is a noticeable riff on [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/IBM_logo.svg/800px-IBM_logo.svg.png the IBM logo.]]

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* ShoutOut: The title logo on the album cover is a noticeable riff on the IBM logo.

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* LighterAndSofter: ''U-Vox'' is quite possibly the lightest album Ultravox had ever put out up to that point, lacking much of the gloom and artsy leanings of previous Ure-led albums and bearing a greater resemblance to the mainstream pop rock that was common throughout the 1980's.


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* RecordProducer: Conny Plank.


* OutOfGenreExperience: "All Fall Down" and "All in One Day", which respectively make use of Celtic arrangements by the Chieftains and orchestral arrangements by George Martin (who had previously produced ''Music/{{Quartet}}''.

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* OutOfGenreExperience: "All Fall Down" and "All in One Day", which respectively make use of Celtic arrangements by the Chieftains and orchestral arrangements by George Martin (who had previously produced ''Music/{{Quartet}}''.''Music/{{Quartet}}'').


The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann was unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. The album's release wasn't entirely pleasant either; despite it continuing Ultravox's streak of commercial success (peaking at No. 9 on the UK Albums chart), it was savaged by critics, who had long been disillusioned with the band since their GenreShift from PostPunk on ''Vienna''.

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The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann was being unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. The album's release wasn't entirely pleasant either; despite it continuing Ultravox's streak of commercial success (peaking at No. 9 on the UK Albums chart), it was savaged by critics, who had long been disillusioned with the band since their GenreShift from PostPunk on ''Vienna''.

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"When I was a boy there's a dream that I had/That a war if it's fought was for good against bad/And I woke up to find that the world had gone mad/And we'd all fall down."'']]

''U-Vox'', released in 1986, is the eighth album by British band Music/{{Ultravox}}. The first to be produced by longtime collaborator Conny Plank since ''Music/RageInEden'', it finalizes the band's shift away from the electronic NewWaveMusic that had defined their output since ''Music/{{Vienna}}'' six years prior; instead, ''U-Vox'' dives fully into mainstream pop-rock, with the occasional foray into the unusual on the Celtic "All Fall Down" and orchestral "All in One Day".

The album's recording wasn't an entirely smooth process, with drummer Warren Cann was unceremoniously fired from the band prior to recording. In his stead, he was replaced by Music/BigCountry guitarist Mark Brzezicki. The album's release wasn't entirely pleasant either; despite it continuing Ultravox's streak of commercial success (peaking at No. 9 on the UK Albums chart), it was savaged by critics, who had long been disillusioned with the band since their GenreShift from PostPunk on ''Vienna''.

Fans additionally met ''U-Vox'' with indifference at best, and even the band had nary a kind word to say about it, feeling that the record had become directionless. Frontman Midge Ure and bassist Chris Cross became dissatisfied with staying in Ultravox, and as a result left the band shortly after the album's release. Brzezicki and keyboardist/violinist Billy Currie would attempt to keep the band afloat for a little while longer, before eventually calling it quits in 1988. Ultravox wouldn't see the light of day again until 1992, when Currie organized an entirely new lineup to revive the band's brand.

''U-Vox'' produced three singles: "Same Old Story", "All Fall Down", and "All in One Day".

!!Tracklist:
[[AC:Side One]]
# "Same Old Story" (4:38)
# "Sweet Surrender" (4:34)
# "Dream On" (4:37)
# "The Prize" (5:37)
# "All Fall Down" (5:09)

[[AC:Side Two]]
# "Time to Kill" (4:26)
# "Moon Madness" (3:28)
# "Follow Your Heart" (4:53)
# "All in One Day" (5:09)

!!''I can hear you crying out behind your paper trope'':

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: "All Fall Down" harshly criticizes it.
* FollowYourHeart: "Follow Your Heart", natch.
* MindScrew: As per the norm with the Ure-led Ultravox, though not to as much of an extent as before; while the lyricism is still fairly obtuse, "Same Old Story", "All Fall Down", and "All in One Day" make use of much more direct lyrics than what Ultravox became known for by that point.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: A magenta background with a large pink "U-VOX" logo atop.
* NewSoundAlbum: While ''Music/{{Lament}}'' had already dabbled in pop rock elements, ''U-Vox'' jumps into it whole-hog, to the point where Ultravox hardly resembles the band that recorded songs like "Vienna" and "The Voice".
* OutOfGenreExperience: "All Fall Down" and "All in One Day", which respectively make use of Celtic arrangements by the Chieftains and orchestral arrangements by George Martin (who had previously produced ''Music/{{Quartet}}''.
* RasterVision: The album cover simulates this on the title logo; some LP copies include a magenta-and-transparent outer sleeve with ''vertical'' raster lines, which when placed atop the main sleeve provide a grid effect on the logo.
* TitleOnlyChorus: Much of the songs on this album.
* WarIsHell: The general point of "All Fall Down".
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