Ultravox! – ‘Frozen Ones’ West German 7″ single (Island, 11 815 AT), 1977

One to sate the sweet tooth of any fan of all things 7″ and collectable in the world of Ultravox, this was a West German only release that paired a fairly raucous LP cut, ‘Frozen Ones’, along with an exclusive remix of one of Ultravox’s finest moments on the flip side, in the shape of ‘Man Who Dies Everyday’ – and all finished off nicely in a unique picture sleeve design – manna from heaven for scratching that collector’s itch – if you can find a copy, as it’s not too easy to come by.

Ultravox! 'Frozen Ones' West German 7 inch single front sleeve design

^ Ultravox! 'Frozen Ones' West German 7 inch single front sleeve design

The remix of ‘Man Who Dies Everyday’ is excellent – not radically different, but enough streamlining and tinkering to be noticeable and to add some some oomph – fortunately, it was released digitally with the CD re-issue of ‘Ha!-Ha!-Ha!’ in 2008 (Japanese mini-LP edition covered previously), so this became less of a rarity no doubt. Nevertheless, a nice little artefact of the time for all that. More Ultravox! 7″ goodness coming soon…

Ultravox! 'Frozen Ones' West German 7 inch single front sleeve design

^ Ultravox! Frozen Ones West German 7 inch single - rear sleeve design

Ultravox! Frozen Ones West German 7 inch single - label side A

^ Ultravox! Frozen Ones West German 7 inch single - label side A

Ultravox! Frozen Ones West German 7 inch single - label side B

^ Ultravox! Frozen Ones West German 7 inch single - label side B

One Response to “Ultravox! – ‘Frozen Ones’ West German 7″ single (Island, 11 815 AT), 1977”

  1. I paid a pretty penny for my mint copy around 1997 and it was money well spent. It doesn’t get any better than a unique German-only version of my favorite Ultravox! song for a unique German only release of “The Frozen Ones” with a unique picture sleeve! And for the record, I always thought of this as an alternate version, not a remix. I’d swear that the vocal is a completely different take; though the backing track could be a remix.

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