Midge Ure: If I Was - An Enhanced Updated Autobiography
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First Published: 30/09/2013
‘If you wrote my life story as a film-script or soap opera no one would believe it, and as the most amazing things continue to happen to me I have decided to share all these moments in an updated enhanced version of my book.’
Midge Ure is one of the most successful and innovative musicians of a generation. This updated and candid biography covers more than four decades’ worth of life at the cutting edge of the music business, as well as providing a new and very personal insight into Midge as a family man, his battles with alcoholism and his ability to survive in a notoriously fickle industry.
Few musicians have had a career of such variety: he has sold more than twenty million albums and been on a roller-coaster ride through the rock and roll business. From Number 1 hits with the pop band Slik, via Ultravox – one of the most influential bands to come out of the age of electronica and leaders of the New Romantic movement – to sell-out solo world tours, Midge has a unique perspective on the world of pop music. he played a key role in the phenomenon that was Live Aid and the making of the classic charity record Do They Know It's Christmas, which sold in excess of twelve million copies.
This updated book covers the reforming of the classic eighties Ultravox line-up and the subsequent Brilliant album generated from the reunion, as well as the ongoing battles with the record labels, and even Midge’s involvement with 'reality' TV.
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