Midge Ure Set to Release 'Fragile' 8/18
Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure, OBE (Officer of the British Empire - awarded in 2005) is set to release his first new album in over a decade entitled Fragile, via eOne Music. The album, containing ten tracks takes from the various influences spanning Midge's vast career from his accomplished guitar work (Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy) to the synth sounds and technology he has utilized since the late 70's to today (Visage, Ultravox.) The album was recorded almost in its entiretly in Midge's studio in Bath, England with Midge at the helm, playing, arranging, producing and engineering, a true 'solo album.'
An album of beautifully crafted, atmospheric music from a skilled songwriter, 'Become' (which is presently in heavy rotation on BBC Radio) and 'Dark, Dark Night' (a collaboration with Moby), shows more than a passing nod to his electronic roots, all the way to the heady, cinematic soundscape of 'Fragile' or 'Star Crossed', which could almost be called contemporary prog-rock all blend comfortably on this collection of songs.
Midge Ure has an impressive back catalogue fronting the groundbreaking electrorock band Ultravox as well as being a member of such noteable bands as Visage and Thin Lizzy in addition to Band Aid where he produced and co wrote the smash charity single 'Do They Know Its Christmas'. He was also one of the principle creators of Live Aid and Live 8 along with Bob Geldof. Ure has spent most of his career touring the globe most recently with Ultravox who reformed in 2009 as well as some solo shows and the notable role of MD for the Princes Trust at the Royal Albert Hall with a cast of the usual suspects including Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Mark King.