Dancing With Tears In My Eyes was Ultravox's second most
successful single of the 80s (Vienna was the band's biggest hit in 1980)
reaching #3 in the UK in 1984. It was the second song to be released
from the band's seventh studio album Lament.
Of course, that
video is just as relevant today as it was back in the 1980's and is
about a possible nuclear reactor meltdown. The B-side was a piano ballad
Lament is a pretty solid album from the band, full of arty electronic landscapes, eighties sampling and tight guitar work. Midge Ure's vocals are on top form here, and this is an album full of imagination. Some might argue that some of the tracks haven't aged too well, but who really cares? Lament was released at a time when a synth revolution was taking place, and this album represents this era very well.
On 25th May 2012,Ultravox released their first new studio album in 18 years. Entitled Brilliant, it received mixed reviews and was produced by the legendary procucer Stephen Lipson who has worked with many other big eighties acts including Simple Minds, Annie Lennox, Pet Shop Boys and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. The lead single and title track from the album was released in April 2012 and was first played on BBC Radio 2.
You can listen to a free snippet of each track from the album Brilliant at Amazon.
Midge Ure - If I Was