The great first album from Ultravox – recorded in the mid 70s, produced by Brian Eno, and more of a punk rock record than most of their other work! The style here is really great – often driving and very guitar-based – with short, quirky tunes that remind us a bit of Eno's own rock work of the early 70s – and like those records, this one lies in a similar space between bigger glam and emerging punk. John Foxx is certainly at the height of his powers here – and nicely without cliche – and his fluttering vocals bring a sense of drama to the tunes without going too far. Titles include "Saturday Night In The City Of The Dead", "Wide Boys", "Dangerous Rhythm", "The Lonely Hunter", "My Sex", "The Wild The Beautiful & The Damned", "Life At Rainbow's End", and "Slip Away". LP, Vinyl record album
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Phenomena ... LP AMS (Italy), 1985. New Copy ...
Around August 26, 2014 (delayed)
A seminal Italian horror soundtrack, played by the great Goblin, and created for this totally creepy film by Dario Argento! The band are using a lot of airy keyboards and electronics here – in broad washes of sound filled with evil and darkness, instead of some of the group's usual funkier rhythms. Not that the whole score's slow and moody, though, because some of the tracks have a nice early 80s electronic feel – like late Tangerine Dream, or instrumental Ultravox. Plus, a few themes have very haunting vocals, set to very creepy orchestrations! There's a total of 16 cuts on this CD, with the usual Cinevox unreleased goodies thrown in! Titles include "The Wind", "Sleepwalking", "Jennifer", "The Monster Children", and "Jennifer's Friends". Creepy! LP, Vinyl record album