Answers to Nothing

Answers to Nothing

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by Midge Ure
     
 

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The second full-fledged solo outing for former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure is pretty much what one would expect. One difference is the more organic feel of the music, which might be attributable to the impressive array of players. Guests include Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki,

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The second full-fledged solo outing for former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure is pretty much what one would expect. One difference is the more organic feel of the music, which might be attributable to the impressive array of players. Guests include Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki, Level 42 bassist/lead singer Mark King, Craig Armstrong, and members of UB40. There's a slight world music influence on songs like the title track and "Take Me Home," but it's all presented with polish and gloss. Kate Bush duets with Ure on "Sister and Brother." Lyrically, there seems to be a greater emphasis on the state of the world (perhaps as a result of his work with Band Aid), with the swirling plea "Dear God," a minor hit, being the most overt and successful result. Answers to Nothing is a pleasant, if not exactly memorable, slice of adult pop
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Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/1999
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724349682429
catalogNumber:
96824

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Midge Ure   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Kate Bush   Vocals
Mick Karn   Bass Guitar
Mark King   Bass Guitar
Craig Armstrong   Piano
Mark Brzezicki   Drums
Steve Brzezicki   Bass Guitar
Robin Campbell   Background Vocals
Carol Douet   Background Vocals
Yona Dunsford   Background Vocals
Robbie Kilgore   Keyboards
Ali Campbell   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Midge Ure   Producer
Del Palmer   Engineer
Rick Walton   Producer,Engineer
Peter Saville   Art Direction

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Answers to Nothing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
This album had several songs that got radio play but the album itself was hard to find for a long while (even at the time of its release). This is an intelligent masterpiece of questioning and longing, a very emotional album for the listener even as Midge presents his songs in a rather straightforward manner. The songs of so powerful in themselves that there is little need for acoustic fireworks. This is one of the few albums I have bought for friends just to make sure they hear it. I am so happy to see this version of the album being made available again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago