Tuesday, June 16, 2020

"Sleepwalk" introduces a new Ultravox sound that sells

Ultravox : Sleepwalk

On June 16, 1980 Ultravox released the UK#29 hit "Sleepwalk". When John Foxx left the band a year earlier to pursue a solo career, Ultravox had dissolved. Then keyboardist Billy Curie met journeyman Midge Ure while working on the Visage album with Steve Strange. They decided to regroup and "Sleepwalk" is the first song Ulktravox ever recorded to feature Ure. Produced by Krautrock pioneer Conny Plank, the song helped Ultravox Mach II land a record deal with Chrysalis. It is also our first peek at the band's new sound which would propel the forthcoming album Vienna to UK#3.

-Smash Hits

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