Ultravox! ’12” Mini-Album’ Australian Mini-LP (Island/Festival, L 20003 / IEL-8)

On first sight you’d be forgiven for thinking that you are just looking at the regular UK 7″ of Ultravox!’s ‘Retro’ live EP from 1978…

Front cover of the Australian 12" mini-LP from 1981

^ Front cover of the Australian 12" mini-LP from 1981

But look closer though and you’ll then notice that only the ‘Ultravox!’ text is included (no Live / Retro text) and there is also a ‘Mini LP’ logo.

Front cover and A side label of the Australian 12" mini-LP from 1981

^ Front cover and A side label of the Australian 12" mini-LP from 1981

This little number is from 1981, an Australian only release, obviously timed by Island records to capitalise on the success of the ‘Vienna’ period. It features the four tracks from the ‘Retro’ EP plus the two tracks form the 7″ single that came free with initial copies of the ‘Ha!-Ha!-Ha!’ vinyl LP in 1977, namely ‘Quirks’ and ‘Modern Love’.

Back cover of the Australian 12" mini-LP from 1981

^ Back cover of the Australian 12" mini-LP from 1981

Tracklisting:
Side One:

  1. The Wild, The Beautiful And The Damned (Live at the Rainbow, London)
  2. My Sex (Live at Huddersfield Poly)
  3. Quirks

Side Two:

  1. Young Savage (Live at the Marquee, London)
  2. The Man Who Dies Every Day (Live at Huddersfield Poly)
  3. Modern Love (Live)

As well as appearing on 12″ vinyl, there was also a cassette edition with the same selection of tracks.

^ Back cover and B side label of the Australian 12" mini-LP from 1981

^ Back cover and B side label of the Australian 12\

3 Responses to “Ultravox! ’12” Mini-Album’ Australian Mini-LP (Island/Festival, L 20003 / IEL-8)”

  1. Jim Donato says:

    Oh how happy I was to buy this when I thought I’d never get my hands on the original “Quirks” 7″! And until the recent CD remasters, this sounded whole realms better than the 7″ pressings of same. Of course, I got multiple copies of “Quirks,” eventually, making this one the real prize in retrospect (no pun intended).

  2. Ladislav Olsina says:

    Dear,this Lp I am looking. Where can I get this vinyl,who can hell me with this problem?
    Brg. Ladislav

  3. admin says:

    I came by my copy on eBay – best to keep an eye out there. You could also try discogs.com – a couple for sale there at the moment [http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?master_id=365149&ev=mb] – just depends how badly you need a copy and how much to pay. Good luck with obtaining a copy.

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