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Ultra Vivid Scene - Special One download album

  • Performer: Ultra Vivid Scene
  • Title: Special One
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: MP2 TTA MP3 MPC XM TTA RA
  • Released: 1990
  • Style: Alternative Rock
  • MP3 album: 1527 mb
  • FLAC album: 1885 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 912
Ultra Vivid Scene - Special One download album

Ultra Vivid Scene was an American alternative rock band, started by Kurt Ralske. Former Nothing But Happiness and Crash guitarist Ralske started Ultra Vivid Scene in 1987, was signed to 4AD Records in 1988, and released his first UVS EP, She Screamed, in 1988. The debut album Ultra Vivid Scene released October 1988, was written, produced and performed entirely by Ralske, whose influences include The Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

The Special One EP features the title track (taken directly from the Joy 1967-1990 full-length), alongside two re-workings of "Lightning" that depart quite a bit from the original album version. The first, "Lightning (72 . 4 am)," is a slower, groovier take on the tune, while "A Smile and a Death Wish" is a completely minimalist deconstruction of it. Both versions are interesting enough, providing plenty of Ralske's brilliantly calculated guitar work, but the real hidden gem on the EP is, undoubtedly, "Kind of a Drag".

Complete your Ultra Vivid Scene collection.

Ultra Vivid Scene is Kurt Ralske like Nine Inch Nails is Trent Reznor. In the late '90s, Kurt Ralske returned under the band name Cathars, releasing the ambient electronica work Amorphous in 1999.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Special One
Backing Vocals [Second] – Kim DealProducer – Hugh Jones
2 Lightning (72 B.P.M. / 4 A.M.) 5:55
3 Kind Of A Drag 5:47
4 A Smile And A Death Wish
Featuring [Squeefs] – Guy Fixsen

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – 4AD
  • Recorded At – Protocol Studios


  • Artwork [Sleeve] – Vaughan Oliver
  • Engineer – Guy Fixsen
  • Performer – U.V.S.*
  • Producer – Kurt Ralske (tracks: 2 to 4)
  • Written-By – Kurt Ralske


© 1990 4AD
℗ 1990 CBS Records Inc.

Thanks to Kevin, Coln and Gillian.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9870-73534-2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 098707353420
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDP-073050 1
  • Other (Sony Internal Code): DIDP 073050
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
bad 0016 cd Ultra Vivid Scene Special One ‎(CD, Single) 4AD bad 0016 cd UK 1990
AD 0016 Ultra Vivid Scene Special One ‎(7") 4AD AD 0016 UK 1990
UVS-SO-S-080990, #153047DS Ultra Vivid Scene Special One ‎(VHS) Columbia, Columbia UVS-SO-S-080990, #153047DS US 1990
none Ultra Vivid Scene Special One ‎(7", TP) 4AD none UK 1990
BAD 0016, bad 0016 Ultra Vivid Scene Special One ‎(12", Single) 4AD, 4AD BAD 0016, bad 0016 UK 1990

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