Issue 69 & Vinyl Bundle
We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of ULTRAVOXs classic Vienna album in the new Electronic Sound. We have a limited edition Ultravox seven-inch on clear vinyl featuring two non-album tracks from the Vienna sessions to accompany this months magazine too.
Weve interviewed all four members of the group Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann to get the full inside story on Vienna. From the split with original singer John Foxx (We were at each others throats for a long time) to working with the legendary producer Conny Plank at his remote studio in Germany (There was nothing around us except cows) to becoming one of the most successful electronic pop outfits of all time, this really is a great read. The many highlights include Midge Ure describing Kraftwerk as a corduroy band and talking about his brief spell in Thin Lizzy.
There are lots of other fascinating interviews in this months issue, including Belbury Poly, Max Richter, Yello, Kevin Saunderson from Inner City and Barry Ashworth from Dub Pistols, plus photographer Brian Griffin, the man responsible for iconic shots of Ultravox, Depeche Mode, Iggy Pop, Echo & The Bunnymen, and oodles more. We also enjoy a quick catch-up with Hannah Peel, while Thomas Leer tells us all about his first, last and favourite record purchases. We need to mention our Hans Edler piece too. If you dont know who he is and we have to confess that some of us here had never heard of this early 1970s Swedish electronic music pioneer until a couple of months ago youre in for a treat.
We have a superb Ultravox seven-inch to accompany this months issue as well, a limited edition clear vinyl release that brings together Herr X and Alles Klar, two non-album tracks from the Vienna sessions. Herr X, the German version of Mr X, first appeared on the Vienna 12-inch, while Alles Klar was the B-side of the All Stood Still single.