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ULTRAVOX

Discography 1975-1978


14 March 1975 7" Tiger Lily: Ain't Misbehavin'

    Ain't Misbehavin' 3.12 / Monkey Jive 3.36 (7": Gull Records/Decca GULS12; reissue 7" 1977: GULS54)

    Monkey Jive 3.36 / Ain't Misbehavin' 3.12 (7" Aug 1980: Dead Good Records, DEAD 11)

Tiger Lily were: Dennis Leigh (John Foxx) on vocals. Billy Currie: piano and violin. Warren Cann: drums. Chris St. John (Chris Cross) on bass. Stevie Shears: guitar. "Ain't Misbehavin" was released on a various artists CD GLITTERBEST (RPM Records RPM265) 15 March 2004.


early Oct 1976 various artists LP ROCK & REGGAE & DEREK & CLIVE

4 Feb 1977 7" Dangerous Rhythm
    Dangerous Rhythm 4.14 / My Sex 3.01 (Island, WIP 6375)
25 Feb 1977 LP (+ CD) ULTRAVOX!
  1. Sat'day Night in the City of the Dead 2.34 (Foxx)
  2. Life at Rainbow's End (For All the Tax Exiles on Main Street) 3.43 (Foxx/Cross/Currie)
  3. Slip Away 4.15 (Foxx)
  4. I Want to Be a Machine 7.23 (Foxx)

  5. Wide Boys 3.15 (Foxx)
  6. Dangerous Rhythm 4.14 (Foxx)
  7. The Lonely Hunter 3.43 (Foxx)
  8. The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned 5.50 (Foxx/Cross/Currie)
  9. My Sex 3.01 (Foxx/Cross) (LP: ILPS 9449; CD: IMCD 146)

    2006 CD bonus tracks:

  10. Slip Away (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 4.09 [B-side Young Savage, May 1977]
  11. Modern Love (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 2.31 [B-side to free 7" "Quirks" with 2nd LP, Oct 1977]
  12. The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 5.18 [from Retro EP, March 1978]
  13. My Sex (Live 6 Oct 1977 at Huddersfield Polytechnic) 3.05 [from Retro EP, March 1978] (CD 10 July 2006: IMCD 324)
Original LP recorded autumn 1976 at Island Music Studios, Hammersmith.


28 May 1977 non-LP 7" Young Savage

    Young Savage 2.56 (Foxx/Shears/Currie) / Slip Away (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 4.09 (WIP 6392)


14 Oct 1977 LP/MC (+ CD) HA! HA! HA!

  1. ROckWrok 3.33
  2. The Frozen Ones 4.06
  3. Fear in the Western World 4.00
  4. Distant Smile 5.20

  5. The Man Who Dies Every Day 4.09
  6. Artifical Life 4.57
  7. While I'm Still Alive 3.13
  8. Hiroshima Mon Amour 5.13 (LP/MC: ILPS/ZCI 9505; CD: IMCD 147)

    2006 CD bonus tracks:

  9. Young Savage 2.56 [single May 1977]
  10. The Man Who Dies Every Day (Remix) 4.15 [B-side German 7" "The Frozen Ones"]
  11. Hiroshima Mon Amour [Alternate version] 4.54 [B-side ROckWrok]
  12. Quirks 1.38 [free 7" with initial copies of the LP]
  13. The Man Who Dies Every Day (Live 6 Oct 1977 at Huddersfield Polytechnic) 3.54 [from Retro EP, 1978]
  14. Young Savage (Live at The Marquee) 3.23 [from Retro EP, March 1978] (CD 10 July 2006: IMCD 325)
Original LP recorded during summer 1977. All songs written by Ultravox.

14 Oct 1977 free 7" Quirks

    Quirks 1.38 / Modern Love (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 2.31 (WIP 6417)
This 7" was included free with initial copies of the LP.

14 Oct 1977 7" ROckWrok

    ROckWrok 3.21 [Single Edit] / Hiroshima Mon Amour [Alternate version] 4.54 (WIP 6404)


(1988) 12" (+ US CDM) The Peel Sessions [21 Nov 1977]

    My Sex 2.50 / Artificial Life 4.55 // Young Savage 2.55 (UK 12" April 1988: Strange Fruit, SFPS 047; US CD-maxi 1991: DEI 8309-2)
Recorded for the John Peel show on Radio 1 on 21 Nov 1977.


1 March 1978 live EP Retro EP

    The Man Who Dies Every Day (Live 6 Oct 1977 at Huddersfield Polytechnic) 3.42 / Young Savage (Live at The Marquee, London) 3.13 //
    The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 4.33 / My Sex (Live 6 Oct 1977 at Huddersfield Polytechnic) 2.53 (Island, IEP 8)
"The standard version of this record plays at 33.33 r.p.m., however the pre- release DJ version plays at 45 r.p.m. and features a spoken introduction by John Foxx. The original picture sleeve bears the Helga Press logo on the back of the sleeve, whereas the re-issue does not.  This single was reissued in July 1981 - the same catalogue number and artwork were used." Thanks to Cerise Reed for this information.


4 Aug 1978 7"/12" Slow Motion

    Slow Motion 3.27 / Dislocation 2.55 (WIP/12WIP 6454)
11 Sep 1978 LP/MC (+ CD) SYSTEMS OF ROMANCE
  1. Slow Motion 3.27
  2. I Can't Stay Long 4.16
  3. Someone Else's Clothes 4.25
  4. Blue Light 3.09
  5. Some of Them 2.29

  6. Quiet Men 4.08
  7. Dislocation 2.55
  8. Maximum Acceleration 3.53
  9. When You Walk Through Me 4.15
  10. Just for a Moment 3.10 (LP/MC: ILPS/ZCI 9555; CD: IMCD 148)

    2006 CD bonus tracks:

  11. Cross Fade 2.53 [B-side Quiet Men]
  12. Quiet Men (Remix - Full Version) 3.54 (CD 10 July 2006: IMCD 326)
All songs written by Ultravox.

20 Oct 1978 7"/12" Quiet Men (Remix)

    Quiet Men (Remix - Edit) 3.16 / Cross Fade 2.53 (WIP 6459)

    Quiet Men (Remix - Full Version) 3.54 / Cross Fade 2.56 (12WIP 6459)

Rodney Meiklejohn informed me: "The edit has a shortened introduction and the ending is a fade, rather than running the track's full course, which ends in an abrupt cut off, almost as if the tape was suddenly stopped."


6 June 1980 coll-LP/MC (+ CD) THREE INTO ONE

  1. Young Savage 2.58
  2. ROckwrok 3.34
  3. Dangerous Rhythm 4.14
  4. The Man Who Dies Everyday 4.10
  5. The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned 5.51

  6. Slow Motion 3.27
  7. Just for a Moment 3.10
  8. Quiet Men (Remix - Full Version) 3.54 [CD has the 4.08 album version]
  9. My Sex 3.01
  10. Hiroshima mon amour 5.11 (LP/MC: Island, ILPS/ICM 9614; CD: CID 9614/IMCD 30)
3 March 1981 reissue 7"/2x7"/cassette Slow Motion
    Slow Motion 3.27 / Quiet Men (Remix - Edit) 3.16 // Hiroshima Mon Amour [Alternate mix] 4.40 (7": WIP 6691)
    Slow Motion 3.27 / Dislocation 2.55
    Quiet Men (Remix - Edit) 3.16 / Hiroshima Mon Amour [Alternate version] 4.54 ["ROckWrok" B-side version] (2x7": DWIP 6691)
    Slow Motion 3.27 / Hiroshima Mon Amour [Alternate mix] 4.40 / Quiet Men 4.08 / Dislocation 2.55 (cassette: CDWIP 6691)
Chris Eckersley gave me this info on the cassette: "This was one of Island's experimental '1+1' cassette series that had all the tracks on one side, the other side was blank so you could record your own music on it. It came in a black cardboard box similar to a cigarette packet."

"Hiroshima Mon Amour [Alternate mix]" was researched by Rodney Meiklejohn and confirmed by producer Steve Lillywhite, who stated: "The cassette [and 3-track 7-inch] single sounds like a slightly different mix to me. The echo levels on the sax solo was something I would do manually so each mix would have a different feel. Maybe when the cassette [and 3-track 7-inch] single was mastered they [Island Records] just used the wrong mix. We would have about 8 mixes every reel of tape and we never wiped over another one.” Rodney Meiklejohn also informed me: "The ‘alternate mix’ starts at the equivalent 0:26? point of the ‘Ha! Ha! Ha!’ album mix and fades out at the equivalent 5:06? point (hence the shortened 4':40 duration), but appears to include the unedited recording of the saxophone track (as played by guest musician C.C. of Gloria Mundi), although with different treatments within the mix, compared to that of the album mix."

March 1999 coll-CD THE ISLAND YEARS

  1. Dangerous Rhythm 4.14
  2. My Sex 3.01
  3. I Want to Be a Machine 7.23
  4. The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned 5.51
  5. Life at Rainbow's End (For All the Tax Exiles on Main Street) 3.43
  6. Young Savage 2.58
  7. Slipaway 4.15
  8. ROckwrok 3.34
  9. Hiroshima mon amour 5.11
  10. Distant Smile 5.20
  11. The Man Who Dies Everyday 4.10
  12. While I'm Still Alive 3.13
  13. Slow Motion 3.27
  14. Quiet Men 4.12
  15. Cross Fade 2.56 [B-side Quiet Men]
  16. Just for a Moment 3.10 (Spectrum 554 898 2)
3 June 2016 4-CD THE ISLAND YEARS
    CD 1: ULTRAVOX (1977)
    CD 2: HA! HA! HA! (1977)
    CD 3: SYSTEMS OF ROMANCE (1978)
    CD 4: RARE RETRO
  1. Young Savage 2.56 [single May 1977]
  2. Slip Away (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 4.09 [B-side Young Savage, May 1977]
  3. The Man Who Dies Every Day (Live 6 Oct 1977 at Huddersfield Polytechnic) 3.54 [from Retro EP, 1978]
  4. Young Savage (live at The Marquee) 3.23 [from Retro EP, 1978]
  5. The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 5.18 [from Retro EP, March 1978]
  6. My Sex (Live 6 Oct 1977 at Huddersfield Polytechnic) 3.05 [from Retro EP, March 1978]
  7. Young Savage (John Peel Session 21 Nov 1977) 2.53
  8. The Man Who Dies Every Day (John Peel Session 21 Nov 1977) 4.13
  9. My Sex (John Peel Session 21 Nov 1977) 2.48
  10. Artificial Life (John Peel Session 21 Nov 1977) 4.53
  11. ROckWrok (Single Edit) 3.19
  12. Hiroshima Mon Amour [Alternate version] 4.54 [B-side ROckWrok]
  13. Quirks 1.38 [free 7" with initial copies of the LP]
  14. Modern Love (Live 19 Feb 1977 at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London) 2.31 [B-side to free 7" "Quirks" with 2nd LP, Oct 1977]
  15. The Man Who Dies Every Day (Remix) 4.15 [B-side German 7" "The Frozen Ones"]
  16. Slow Motion (Old Grey Whistle Test 5 Dec 1978) 3.22
  17. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Old Grey Whistle Test 5 Dec 1978)
  18. Quiet Men (Remix - Edit) 3.16
  19. Cross Fade 2.53 [B-side Quiet Men]
  20. Quiet Men (Remix - Full Version) 3.54 (Caroline International/Island Records, CAROLR037CD)


Copyright (c) 1996-12-30 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2016-06-03.

Thanks to Richard Peat, Al Crawford, Warren Cann and Rodney Meiklejohn.


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