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Musique 365: Day 253: Rage In Eden - Ultravox

Predecessor to ‘Quartet’ and probably a more rounded end product, IMO. Songs are given time to develop. ‘Stranger Within’ is something of a bleak, chug-along 7-minuter, with ‘Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again)’ doing little to raise our spirits either. 46 more words

Musique 365: Day 251: Quartet - Ultravox

This was my first encounter with Ultravox (circa 1983 if memory serves, cassette version borrowed from a friend) and it was to be the first of many. 26 more words

Perspex White Out

After last year’s brash and audacious noise-fest of a record Here Come the Catastrophe Machines, it would take something downright amazing to to top that single. 150 more words


Retro Futura Tour 2014

These are concert captures from the Retro Futura Tour 2014. North America’s premier 80’s tour according to their Facebook page.
2014 lineup is as follows: Katrina of Katrina & The Waves, China Crisis, Ultravox’s Midge Ure, Howard Jones and Thompson Twin’s Tom Bailey. 91 more words

Concert Photography

In concert: Retro Futura 2014, featuring Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina (Various locations; August 21-23, 2014)

“Sometimes there’s a song in my brain
And I feel that my heart knows the refrain
I guess it’s just the music that brings on nostalgia… 3,359 more words

Concert Reviews

Retro Futura Brought Back the '80s to NYC

by David Chiu

We’re already two-thirds into the year 2014, but for a brief moment Thursday night at the Best Buy Theater it was 1984 all over again when the Retro Futura tour made a stop in the Big Apple. 791 more words

Live Reviews

Ultravox’s Midge Ure Hopes for Full-Band U.S. Tour After 25 Years Away

This month, Ultravox singer Midge Ure released a new solo record, Fragile; currently, he is part of the RetroFutura tour along with the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey and Howard Jones. 816 more words