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Visage AUS-Import

4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 1 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: AUS-Import
  • Label: Polydor - Universal Special Imports
  • ASIN: B0000075WF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,580 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Mid-price reissue of 1980 new wave classic. Ten tracks including the classic, 'Fade To Grey'.

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Combining members of Ultravox (Midge Ure, Billy Currie,Dave Formula)and other musicians as well as fashion model Steve Strange, Visage's debut release was one of the New Romantic Era's best albums. The electronic song "Fade To Grey" was an instant hit as was it's follow up "Mind Of A Toy". But this album had many other great songs such as "Malpaso Man","Moon Over Moscow" and "Tar". Visage along with other New Romantic groups such as Duran Duran, Classic Nouveau, Spandau Ballet, Heaven 17, The Human League, and Ultravox were part of the ever so popular New Wave movement that began in the late seventies and continued until the late 80's. If you enjoy listening to New Wave music then this album is a must in any collection. Highly Recommended!
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Format: Audio CD
Combining members of Ultravox (Midge Ure, Billy Currie,Dave Formula)and other musicians and fashion model Steve Strange, Visage's debut release was one of the New Romantic Era's best albums. The electronic song "Fade To Grey" was an instant hit as was it's follow up "Mind Of A Toy". But this album had many other great songs such as "Malpaso Man","Moon Over Moscow" and "Tar". Visage along with other New Romantic groups such as Duran Duran, Classic Nouveau, Spandau Ballet, Heaven 17, The Human League, and Ultravox were part of the ever so popular New Wave movement that began in the late seventies and continued until the late 80's. If you enjoy listening to New Wave music then this album is a must in any collection. Highly Recommended!
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By TDN on Aug. 7 2015
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This to me just not seem to hold up well as I may remember. It is just OK.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa3ff8f18) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4234e64) out of 5 stars excellent, but the pressing presented here is outdate Aug. 20 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Visage's self-titled album is a real masterpiece. Te instrumentation is great, Steve Strange's vocals is good, in short, this album is a perfect example of the New Romantic music of the 80's. However, this particular UK Polydor pressing is outdated since One Way Records rereleased the album in remastered form with the dance mix of "Fade to Grey" as bonus track. So, go to the previous page and select the "Visage + bonus tracks" title, it is also chaper than this one
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa44e6b28) out of 5 stars Certainly different March 17 2006
By Strange Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have listened to this album many times and it always strikes me as being unique. Certainly it is very pretensious, but so was all of the posing and imagery of the time. The tracks are an eclectic mix of synth music with Strange's vocals over the top, and instrumentals such as "The Dancer" with a beat that could almost pass for some of the glam rock tunes of the decade before. It is not music you can dance to; but as I recall from visits to Strange's clubs of the time (Club Blitz, Club for Heroes etc) that wasn't the point. You listened and posed and checked-out everyone else. The album really evokes the era well.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4014f9c) out of 5 stars Iconic, A Product Of The Time July 23 2013
By Stephen Mann - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The tracks on this disc, which represents the same track mix as was on the original UK vinyl pressing (at least, the one I have when the recording was contemporary), are a mixed bunch and run the gamut from brilliant to (it has to be admitted) twee.

Fortunately, there's acres of brilliance and only the tiniest sprinkling of twee.

The vocals are sometimes drowned in the synth bombarment and vocal processing, which is a shame. If you feel you have something to say, not letting me hear it is a waste of time for both of us.

However, I'm not deleting any stars, because the reason is in the original mix, not in a "hot" remaster.

The era this recording was made in was one in which punks had shown that it was OK to be only semi-literate in one's instrument of choice and a revolution in the electronics industry that put professional-grade synths in reach of any halfway serious musician. Visage were streets ahead of many who decided to have a go and their talent shines through this recording clearly. What we have here is nightclub dance music with a slathering of clever - music you could dance the night away to and still want to play on your stereo of an evening for entertainment. Not many of that sort of animal about, even then.

I'm enjoying the oportunity to look back, and to realize just how far above the pack Fade to Grey was. Lyrically similar in technique to "It's No Game" but very different in approach.

Personal second favorite on the disc is, of course, the wonderfully composed "Mind of a Toy", and third, the instrumental "The Dancer" - which now conjours the image of a guy who attended a friend's wedding years after I first heard the track - but that's another story.

Devenir en Gris.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By SlimyboyDave - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is a VERY IMPORTANT early 80's (1980) Synthpop masterpiece! responsible for the New Romantic Movement of the decade, this record is very unique and stands as a strong nostalgic album today. Steve Strange's vocals along with Dave, Midge Ure and Currie's Synth hooks are like no other! Strange, Rusty Egan and John McGeoch are legends and the Blitz Kids have been a huge influence in my work. Brigitte Arens backup vocals in "Fade To Grey" are epic and totally give the song the edge!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa41772a0) out of 5 stars Classic New Romantic Album May 9 2013
By Ireneusz J. Wojcik - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A classic example of the beginning of the New Romantic period. I have this album made into one long MP3, and this is how I always listen to it. A fabulous ride, with "Fade To Grey" in the middle all the way to the end with the melancholy "The Steps." If you are looking for another example of the classic New Romantic period then get Ultravox - Vienna.



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