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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:56 pm    Ultravox' Astradyne Reply with quoteBack to top

Another typical example of an Electronic intro/intermezzo/outro : Astradyne

What a marvellous piece of music by this great UK band

Used it as end tune for my radioshow early eighties (looks like I am on my sentimental journey today Wink)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:16 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

That is a fantastic piece, always have liked it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:51 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Astounding track from a great album. I can still remember hearing this way back.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:21 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Was played Well live as well. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:45 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

great track, great album
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:56 pm    Re: Ultravox' Astradyne Reply with quoteBack to top

« Vignoble @ Co. » wrote:
Used it as end tune for my radioshow early eighties (looks like I am on my sentimental journey today Wink)

Just listened to this track... and guess what? Thoughts of me as a young boy listening to "someone" having this weekly late night radioshow full of unknown electronic music!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:40 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

It's a superb piece of music, containing one of the best synth solos I've ever heard.

I always wondered how closely the guys had been listening to Wolfgang Riechmann's Wunderbar album before recording this though..?

And yes, the rest of the Vienna album is wonderful too, but what an opener Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:34 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I saw them in concert in Germany back in the mid eighties they played Astradyne, incredible piece in concert. Vienna is a kick azz cd, probably my fave Ultravox. Glad to see others interested and liking this piece as i.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:41 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

The piece is playing, but no music comes out
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« Tropylium » wrote:
The piece is playing, but no music comes out
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and is that real violin?


most likely yes, as I'm pretty sure Billy Currie played Violin & Viola

I think that's mentioned in the credits in the Vienna booklet

there was also violin on the old Ultravox! albums too (with singer John Foxx (Dennis Leigh), before Midge Ure was in the group)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:00 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Click here for the YouTube 'Astradyne' video
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:53 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« SequenceC » wrote:
« Tropylium » wrote:
and is that real violin?


most likely yes, as I'm pretty sure Billy Currie played Violin & Viola

I think that's mentioned in the credits in the Vienna booklet

there was also violin on the old Ultravox! albums too (with singer John Foxx (Dennis Leigh), before Midge Ure was in the group)


You are quite correct Billy Currie did play Violin & Viola, even live, but I can't remember from the Four times I saw them in the early Eighties whether this was a Violin 'live' or one of those 'Oscar' keyboards he was also very fond of.
Warren Cann was also an incredible drummer to watch, mixing electronic percusion awith acoutic drums.

Those were the days ! Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:35 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

The version on the BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert CD is better than the version on Vienna IMO. Can't find a video version though.
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