Ultravox – Rage in Eden 6CD/DVD box (Wilson rework)

We found this news on Prog. Steven Wilson teams up with Ultravox to boost Rage In Eden’s high points. Bumper package contains rare and unreleased material. The 6CD/DVD box is available through most retailers.

Ultravox’s Rage In Eden gets the deluxe treatment this autumn with the release of a six-CD/DVD box set via Chrysalis on September 23. The collection includes 52 tracks, 34 of which are previously unreleased, and a new stereo mix by Steven Wilson. 

Rage In Eden was originally released in October 1981 and was the group’s second album with vocalist Midge Ure. As with Vienna and Systems Of Romance, it was produced by krautrock supremo Conny Plank and found them moving in a more experimental and complex direction. Ure himself has described it as “a more interesting album” than Vienna and, although it didn’t reach the same commercial heights the record did yield two Top 20 singles in the UK: The Thin Wall and The Voice.

The new deluxe box set pulls together rare and exclusive material from the period including rehearsal/work in progress versions of tracks, B-sides and a newly mixed recording of Ultravox’s October 1981 concert at Hammersmith Odeon. It also comes with a 20-page booklet containing new notes by Warren Cann, unseen photos and lyrics, as well as a reproduction of their 1981 tour programme. 

CD One: Rage In Eden [Original 1981 Analogue Master]
01. The Voice
02. We Stand Alone
03. Rage In Eden
04. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
05. The Thin Wall
06. Stranger Within
07. Accent On Youth
08. The Ascent
09. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again)

CD Two:  Rage In Eden [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix] – Previously Unreleased
01. We Stand Alone
02. Rage In Eden
03. The Thin Wall
04. Stranger Within (Full Length Version)
05. Accent On Youth
06. The Ascent
07. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind).
08. I Never Wanted To Begin
09. Paths And Angles
10. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) [Steven Wilson Work In Progress Mix]
11. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind) [Steven Wilson Work In Progress Mix]     

CD Three:  Rarities: Singles/B-Sides/Rehearsals
01. The Thin Wall [Single Version]
02. I Never Wanted To Begin [7” Version]
03. I Never Wanted To Begin [Extended Version]
04. The Voice [Single Version]
05. Paths & Angles
06. Private Lives [Live at Crystal Palace 13/6/81]
07. All Stood Still [Live at Crystal Palace 13/6/81]
08. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) [Instrumental Cassette Rehearsal] – Previously Unreleased
09. Accent On Youth [Instrumental Cassette Rehearsal] – Previously Unreleased
10. Paths & Angles/The Thin Wall [Instrumental Cassette Rehearsal] – Previously Unreleased
11. Untitled I [Cassette Rehearsal] – Previously Unreleased
12. Untitled II [Cassette Rehearsal] – Previously Unreleased
13. The Thin Wall [Work In Progress Mix]
14. Stranger Within [Work In Progress Mix]
15. The Voice [Work In Progress Mix] – Previously Unreleased
16. We Stand Alone [Work In Progress Mix] – Previously Unreleased

CD Four:  Live at Hammersmith Odeon 16/10/1981 [Part I] – Previously Unreleased
01. The Thin Wall
02. New Europeans
03. Sleepwalk
04. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
05. Stranger Within
06. Mr. X
07. Rage In Eden

CD Five:  Live at Hammersmith Odeon 16/10/1981 [Part II] – Previously Unreleased
01. Accent On Youth
02. The Ascent
03. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again)
04. Vienna
05. Passionate Reply
06. Passing Strangers
07. We Stand Alone
08. All Stood Still
09. The Voice

DVD [Audio Only]
‘Rage In Eden’ Album and B-Sides– Steven Wilson Mixes [24/96 5.1 Surround Mix / DTS  – Previously Unreleased