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Midge Ure

One of the key members of the new wave band Ultravox, guitarist/vocalist Midge Ure began his professional music career with Salvation, a Glasgow-based group that became the bubblegum band Slik in 1974. Upset in the change of direction, Ure left the band to join the Rich Kids, a punk-pop group led by former Sex Pistol bassist Glen Matlock. The Rich Kids only released one album, 1978's Ghosts of Princes in Towers, before breaking up later that year. Ure spent a brief time with the Misfits (not the American band) before forming Visage with drummer Rusty Egan and vocalist Steve Strange; he left the group to replace Gary Moore in Thin Lizzy, who had left in the middle of an American tour. After the tour was finished, Ure fulfilled an agreement to join Ultravox as the replacement for John Foxx.

Once he joined the band in 1980, Ure helped make Ultravox a mainstream success; during this time he also worked as a producer, making records with Steve Harley and Modern Man. In 1982, Ure released a solo single, a cover of the Walker Brothers' hit "No Regrets"; it climbed into the U.K. Top Ten. Ure and Bob Geldof formed Band Aid, a special project to aid famine relief efforts in Ethiopia, in 1984. The two wrote the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and assembled an all-star band of British musicians to record the single; it sold millions of copies over the 1984 holiday season and prompted Geldof to organize the benefit concert Live Aid in 1985.

In 1985, Ultravox was put on hiatus and Ure began to pursue a full-time solo career. Recorded entirely by Ure, his 1985 solo debut, The Gift, launched the number one single "If I Was," as well as the minor hits "That Certain Smile" and "Call of the Wild." The following year, he recorded the final Ultravox album; in 1987, the band broke up and he began recording his second solo album. The resulting record, 1988's Answers to Nothing, was less successful than The Gift in the U.K., yet it charted in the U.S., which is something Ure's previous album failed to do. Three years later, Ure released his third album, Pure; while it didn't do any business in America, the album featured the Top 20 British hit "Cold, Cold Heart." He attempted a comeback in 1996 with Breathe, which went ignored by both the American and British markets. Four years later, his score for the Jon Cryer drama-comedy Went to Coney Island was issued by the Evenmore label.

Ure's recording activity during the 2000s began with Move Me (2001), which featured some surprisingly hard rocking material. A few years later, he published an autobiography, If I Was, and then, with Geldof, arranged the Live 8 concerts, after which he was recognized as an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire). Following the release of the covers-oriented 10 (2008), Ure participated in an Ultravox reunion and continued to record as a solo artist. Fragile was issued in 2014. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Answers To Nothing

1. Answers To Nothing

2. Take Me Home

3. Sister And Brother

4. Dear God

5. The Leaving (So Long)

6. Just For You

7. Hell To Heaven

8. Lied

9. Homeland

10. Remembrance Day

11. Honorare

12. Oboe

13. Music #1

14. Sister And Brother (Single Edit)

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Track List: Pure

1. Sex Hope In The Morning Light

2. Cold, Cold Heart

3. Pure Love

4. Sweet 'N' Sensitive Thing

5. Let It Go?

6. Rising

7. Light In Your Eyes

8. Little One

9. Hands Around My Heart

10. Waiting Days

11. Tumbling Down

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I got to see him in Boulder 25 years ago, I followed him for years before that. He's simply the best of the best. Words can't describe the effect of his music on my soul. Once in a life time...
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Saw his acoustic show in NYC last year....abso l u t e l y amazing ! Going to see him again next month...cann o t wait !
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I've idolized this man for decades. Truly a musical genius!!!
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nadineb0604
I just saw him with the Retro Futura Tour; very impressed with this man.
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I think the german version Herr X is one of his best!! (Mr X.)
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I have to agree with you both. One of the best male voices of the 80's. Growing up in the north of England it was great to be able to see the bands perform. Would love it if he was out touring Arizona (just don't ask why I'm here :( ).
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I echo the comments below. Was amazed to come upon an online article that he is touring small venues in the states and is in my town of Cleveland(wh o comes to Cleveland of his stature?) and have bought tix for tonight. Can't wait to see him as not seeing ultravox in their heyday is one of my regrets. Have not listened to breathe. Will do so
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wensm10
Midge Ure is the most underrated artist of his time. He has an amazing, incomparable voice, and he writes songs filled with deep meaning and haunting lyrics. He has been my favorite singer since the arly 80's and still is today. Give "Breathe" a listen - it's a beautiful cd!
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Midge and Ultravox finally reunited after 23 years. Have live CD and DVD out in Europe. They never sounded better!! His voice still sounds absolutely fantastic after all this time. Hope they tour U.S. soon.
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crowe.tek
I stole an Ultravox tape out of my brother's car in 1987. There is something about Midge's voice I have always liked. Now that I read his Bio above, he also seems to be a gent of character and substance. Nice to know.

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