1991 Midge Ure – Pure

Pure is the third solo album from Midge Ure, released in 1991

James “Midge” Ure, OBE (born 10 October 1953) is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name.

Midge Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and ’80s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. In 1984 Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. The song is the second highest selling single in UK chart history. Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. Ure acts as trustee for the charity, and serves as ambassador for Save the Children.

Ure is known for being the producer and writer of several other synthpop/new wave hit singles of the 1980s, including “Fade To Grey” (1980) by Visage and the Ultravox signature songs “Vienna” (1980) and “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” (1984), for which he was also on lead vocals. Ure achieved his first UK top 10 solo hit in 1982 with “No Regrets”. In 1985, his solo debut album The Gift reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and yielded the UK number one single, “If I Was”. Ure also co-wrote Phil Lynott’s “Yellow Pearl”, which served as the theme of Top of the Pops for much of the 1980s.

Tracks

1 I See Hope In The Morning Light (Daniel Mitchell, Midge Ure) 5:42
2 Cold, Cold Heart (Midge Ure) 4:31
3 Pure Love (Midge Ure) 3:44
4 Sweet ‘N’ Sensitive Thing (Midge Ure) 3:58
5 Let It Go? (Midge Ure) 6:24
6 Rising (Kate Stephenson, Midge Ure) 5:26
7 Light In Your Eyes (Midge Ure) 3:32
8 Little One (Daniel Mitchell, Midge Ure) 4:59
9 Hands Around My Heart (Midge Ure) 4:31
10 Waiting Days (Daniel Mitchell, Kate Stephenson, Midge Ure) 4:32
11 Tumbling Down (Midge Ure) 2:48

Media

Musicians

1 I See Hope In The Morning Light

Bass Jeremy Meehan
Drums Mark Brzezicki
Keyboards Robbie Kilgore
Whistle Paddy Molony
Background Vocals Chris Ballin
Background Vocals Gwen Dupree
Background Vocals Michael McCloud
Background Vocals Phil Gannon
Background Vocals Ricci Washington
Background Vocals Sheilah Cuffy
Background Vocals Sylvia Mason-James
Background Vocals Vicki St James
Vocals Midge Ure


2 Cold, Cold Heart

Bass Steve Brzezicki
Vocals Midge Ure


3 Pure Love

Bass Jeremy Meehan
Drums Mark Brzezicki
Keyboards Robbie Kilgore
Percussion Steve Williams
Vocals Midge Ure


4 Sweet ‘N’ Sensitive Thing

Bass Jeremy Meehan
Percussion Steve Williams
Vocals Midge Ure


5 Let It Go?

Bass Steve Brzezicki
Drums Simon Phillips
Background Vocals Angie Brown
Background Vocals Jackie Sheridan
Background Vocals Kate Stephenson
Background Vocals Sheilah Cuffy
Vocals Midge Ure


6 Rising

Bass Jeremy Meehan
Drums Simon Phillips
Keyboards Robbie Kilgore
Keyboards Josh Phillips
Vocals Midge Ure


7 Light In Your Eyes

Bass Jeremy Meehan
Drums Mark Brzezicki
Keyboards Robbie Kilgore
Percussion Steve Williams
Vocals Midge Ure


8 Little One

Bass Jeremy Meehan
Drums Mark Brzezicki
Keyboards Robbie Kilgore
Percussion Steve Williams
Vocals Midge Ure


9 Hands Around My Heart

Bass Jeremy Meehan
Drums Mark Brzezicki
Keyboards Robbie Kilgore
Vocals Midge Ure


10 Waiting Days

Bass Steve Brzezicki
Drums Simon Phillips
Keyboards Robbie Kilgore
Background Vocals Jackie Sheridan
Background Vocals Kate Stephenson
Vocals Midge Ure


11 Tumbling Down

Bass Steve Brzezicki
Drums Mark Brzezicki
Keyboards Robbie Kilgore
Vocals Midge Ure

Liner Notes

Producer – Midge Ure
Co-producer – Rik Walton
Engineer – Rik Walton
Mixed By – Paul McKenna (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 10)
Mixed By – Rik Walton (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 9)

Manufactured By – BMG Victor Inc.
Record Company – BMG Victor Inc.