September 13, 2020

Ultravox - Rage In Eden (1981) - €10,00



Rage in Eden is the fifth album by the British new wave band Ultravox. It was released in 1981 on Chrysalis.
Like the band's previous two albums, Rage in Eden was co-produced by Conny Plank. It was recorded at his studio in Cologne, West Germany.
Following on from the success of Vienna, Ultravox cemented their position as a New Romantic phenomenon with their follow-up, 1981's Rage in Eden. The martial beats and political undertones of "The Thin Wall" single acted as a potent taster for the album, to be joined in the U.K. Top 20 by the even more powerful message of "The Voice."
The latter song opened the album, but nothing that followed equaled its strength, its sequencing a flaw in an otherwise excellent set.
That said, propulsive numbers like "We Stand Alone" and "I Remember (Death in the Afternoon)," the rebellious angst of "Accent on Youth," the exotic strains of "Stranger Within," and the haunting "Your Name Has Slipped My Mind Again" all contained their own power. And even if the instrumental "The Ascent" harkened back to "Vienna," it was obvious that with Eden, Ultravox was climbing to grand new heights.
The abstract album artwork was designed by Peter Saville, known for his collaborations with New Order. All re-issues of the album since 1981, however, have different artwork, due to licensing problems concerning the original cover.


Side A
A1.  The Voice - 6:00
A2.  We Stand Alone - 5:37
A3.  Rage In Eden - 4:11
A4.  I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) - 4:56

Side B
B1.  The Thin Wall - 5:38
B2.  Stranger Within - 7:26
B3.  Accent On Youth - 5:57
B4.  The Ascent - 1:10
B5.  Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again) - 4:28


Notes
Release: 1981
Format:  LP
Genre:  New Wave, Synthpop
Label:  Chrysalis Records
Catalog#  203958

Vinyl:  VG+
Cover:  VG+

Prijs: €10,00

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