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Systems of Romance (Remastered)


Download links and information about Systems of Romance (Remastered) by Ultravox. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 43:08 minutes.

Artist: Ultravox
Release date: 1978
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 43:08
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No. Title Length
1. Slow Motion 3:27
2. I Can't Stay Long 4:16
3. Someone Else's Clothes 4:26
4. Blue Light 3:09
5. Some of Them 2:28
6. Quiet Men 4:11
7. Dislocation 2:55
8. Maximum Acceleration 3:53
9. When You Walk Through Me 4:18
10. Just for a Moment 3:11
11. Cross Fade 2:56
12. Quiet Men (Full Version) 3:58



Here, the band all but ditched the Clockwork Orange–style themes (life vs. art vs. aggression) of their two previous albums in favor of introspection and future-gazing optimism. Indeed, the cosmopolitan cityscapes still abound, as do the low-life romances involving machine-like emotions. But the hooks are honed and the ambient tones blend in beautifully (listen to the lovely, soaring “When You Walk Through Me” with its Beatle cops and key changes, or the dream-state detachment of “Slow Motion”). Rock ballast (“I Can’t Stay Long”) balances the pop wonder-all (“Someone Else’s Clothes”), while “Just for a Moment” sounds like singer/lyricist John Foxx believed in the loving grace of machines enough to pull true heartstrings. Coproduced by electronic music patriarch Conny Plank (Kraftwerk)—and with gifted rock violinist Billy Currie and unheralded guitarist Robin Simon (on his first and last album with the group) both shining—Systems of Romance had tentacles that reached far. It touched everyone from PiL, Gary Numan, and Duran Duran to Carl Craig, The Killers, and Skrillex. Midge Ure (from Rich Kids) replaced Foxx after this album's release.