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Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 14th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” is the second single from Lament, Ultravox’s seventh studio album, released in 1984. The single effectively put Ultravox back on the map, peaking at #3 in the UK single charts, and reaching the top 10 in many European countries.  The “Extended” version which is featured on this 12″ is unique to this release.

The video is about a nuclear power plant meltdown. The music video depicts Midge Ure running home after discovering that a nuclear explosion is imminent. The video ends with the power plant exploding, and the image of a home movie of Ure, his wife and their child, with the visual effect of a melting film.

The US 12″ includes “One Small Day” which had previously been released as the first single from Lament. It peaked at #27 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is unusual for Ultravox in that it is mainly guitar rather than synth driven.

SIDE A:
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Extended) 7:44
Remix – Steve Thompson

SIDE B:
One Small Day (Club Version) 7:48
Remix – Francois Kevorkian*, John Potoker

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #108

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis – 4V9 42783
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Ultravox
Written-By – B. Currie*, C.C.*, M. Ure*, W. Cann*

NOTES:
Cover states both titles as being “Special Re-Mix”. These mixes do exist, but not on this US release.
B-side remixed at Right Track, New York.
Made in U.S.A.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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24 Responses to “Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (US 12″)”

  1. Jermajesty Says:

    YES!

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  2. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! With smile from me 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring. A big smile back to you 🙂

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  3. Christian Says:

    You’re the best! Big thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Christian!

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  4. 80spornstar Says:

    Really unique post.
    Thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 80spornstar!1

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  5. Guss Says:

    THANK YOU PAUL, YOU ARE THE ONE!!! 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Guss 🙂

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  6. Conner Says:

    Love these guys. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome buddy 🙂

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  7. ric Says:

    Quite an underrated New Wave band, and Vienna was cruelly robbed of a UK #1 for the group. Thankfully, Midge Ure scored a solo #1 in 1985 with the excellent If I Was.
    Glad for this New Wave post, Paul! And what’s more, it’s the US 12″ Remix!!!Yes!
    Their star was fading by 1984, so I was mighty surprised, but mighty glad that this peaked at #3, only behind Deniece Williams at #2 and Wham! at #1.
    Speaking of which, George Michael’s B-day is 10 days away, would you be doing his music special, both Wham! and solo?
    TGIF, Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric TGIF! I hadn’t really thought about GM’s b-day but now I will be giving it some thought. I have a couple of interesting things in mind 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    If so Paul, to enhance the sound quality, please re-rip the older posts with your new stylus too. Would be great!

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  8. dirk Says:

    Great post Paul. Searching this one for years in a digital format, but all 80s 12 inch CD compilations and the remastered deluxe Version of the “Lament” album includes the European 10 minutes long version. The U.S. Mix is much better, more vocals and a really good extended mix of the song by Steve Thompson.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I like the US mix better to Dirk. Cheers!

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    This is a rare treat! Thank you! I’ve been waiting to hear this U.S. Steve Thompson mix in high quality for years (like many people). As mentioned above, it’s never been made available on CD. I’m very familiar with the European 12″ Mix (I have it a number of compilations in my own collection), but this U.S. mix is a gem. I like it better, too. Excellent sound, too — clean and pop-free! Great song! Thanks again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Bellenger1981 🙂

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  9. David Says:

    Thank you Paul! Great to finally have a good rip of this rare mix!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome David 🙂 Glad you like it!

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  10. MJB Says:

    Great stuff. Thx.

    Anyone who likes this should listen to the brand new Ultravox album, Brillant.

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  11. Alexorder Says:

    Another favorite, thank you! Paul … finally again with net 🙂

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  12. Analogue Says:

    Thanks so much Paul for these particular mixes. These two gems have been somehow overlooked on all the remasters and the ubiquitous ten-minute ‘Special Re-mix’ of DWTIME shows up on endless compilations. Definitely my favourite mixes, thanks again!

    Cheers!

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  13. Matt Says:

    I’m new to Ultravox but I remember this when it came out, I have to get their albyms now. Thanks for sharing this.

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