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Top Of The Pops Extra: Ultravox Live In Glasgow, April 11 2009

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To round off Ultravox Week on the Choob, here, hot off the digital press, is a selection of songs from the band’s gig at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on Saturday night, the second night of their Return To Eden reunion tour.

This tour marks the first time since Live Aid in 1985 that all four members of the classic 1980s line-up (Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann) have performed together. It was like they’d never been away.

Here are a few videos shot at the Glasgow gig. The sound quality is a bit variable but all in all, not so bad.

First up, Vienna:

Next, Visions In Blue:

Here is Hymn (with some, uh, astonishing backing vocals…), which is one of my favourite Ultravox songs:

This is One Small Day, another of my favourites:

Next, The Voice, the final song of the night:

The haunting sound of Lament:

And finally, Sleepwalk:

Hope you enjoyed Ultravox Week on The Cathode Ray Choob. We now return you to your regularly scheduled viewing.



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Video Killed The Radio Star: Ultravox

Ultravox Week on The Cathode Ray Choob continues with a couple of my favourite songs/videos from the band.

First up, from the 1982 album Quartet, we have the excellent Hymn, in which the band members (Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann) sell their souls to a demonic Sam Neill-lookalike:

And here is the awesome One Small Day, from the 1984 album Lament. By Ultravox standards, the video is a little restrained and unadventurous – but as far as “band-playing” videos go, it’s a good ‘un.

Both vids are viewable in HD versions.

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