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1If I Was
Bass Guitar – Mark KingWritten-By – Mitchell, Ure
Backing Vocals – Glenn GregoryWritten-By – Ure
3The Chieftain
Bass Guitar – Mark KingWritten-By – Ure
4Living In The Past
Bass Guitar – Mark KingWritten-By – Ian Anderson
5She Cried
Bass Guitar – Nigel Ross-ScottMizmar – Paul MosbyWritten-By – Mitchell, Ure
6The Gift (Reprise)
Written-By – Ure
Written-By – Ure
8That Certain Smile
Backing Vocals – Jackie Challenor, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKennaBass Guitar – Nigel Ross-ScottDrums – Lindsay ElliottWritten-By – Mitchell, Ure
9When The Winds Blow
Written-By – Mitchell, Ure
Backing Vocals – Jackie Challenor, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKennaDrums – Mark BrzezickiWritten-By – Mitchell, Ure
11The Gift
Written-By – Ure


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
610 488-222Midge Ure The Gift ‎(CD, Album)Chrysalis610 488-222Europe1985
CHR 1508Midge Ure The Gift ‎(LP, Album, Mon)ChrysalisCHR 1508UK1985
CHSC-41508Midge Ure The Gift ‎(Cass, Album, Dol)ChrysalisCHSC-41508Canada1985
VK 41508, DIDX 2956Midge Ure The Gift ‎(CD, Album)Chrysalis, ChrysalisVK 41508, DIDX 2956US1985
0946 3 21508 2 0, CCD 1508Midge Ure The Gift ‎(CD, Album)Chrysalis, Chrysalis0946 3 21508 2 0, CCD 1508UKUnknown


  • DesignPeter Saville Associates
  • Engineer [Air Studios]Brian Tench
  • Engineer [Music Fest Studio]Rik Walton
  • Instruments [Instrumentation], ProducerMidge Ure
  • Photography ByGeorge Hurrell
  • DesignPeter Saville Associates
  • Engineer [Mix]Brian Tench
  • Engineer [Recording]Rik Walton
  • Photography ByGeorge Hurrell
  • Producer, Instrumentation ByMidge Ure


Original release comes with the relief cover sealed by a monogrammed tag, with a fold-out poster inside as well as a card inner sleeve with lyrics.
A later release, The Gift, has no tag or poster but still have the card inner sleeve.Release comes with a smooth outer sleeve and thin paper poly-lined inner sleeve with printed lyrics.

Releases were also available with a sticker on the front, and included a fold-out poster of Midge Ure.

All songs published by Mood Music Limited except A3 published by Chrysalis Records Limited and B2 by Mood Music/Shaftesbury Music Limited.

© 1985 Chrysalis Records Limited. ℗ 1985 Chrysalis Records Limited.

Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH., München.

Mark King courtesy of Polydor Records.
Nigel Ross-Scott courtesy of Reflexive Communications
Glenn Gregory courtesy of Virgin Records

Recorded at Music Fest Studio, London
Mixed at Air Studios, Monterrat, West Indies

Distributed by the Ariola Group of Companies
Printed in Western Germany by TOPAC, Gesellschaft für Tonträger-Verpackung mbH, Gütersloh · Imprimé en République Fédérale d'Allemagne


  • Barcode (String): 5013136150810
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, where something has been scratched out after CHR): CHR 1508 A // 3 ∇420 H ' '
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): CHR 1508 B // 3 ∇420 H ' '
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Stamped townhouse Etched): CHR 1508 A // 4 ∇420 H 1 1 4 Townhouse
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Stamped): CHR 1508 B // 3 ∇420 H 1 1 4
  • Barcode: 4 007192 070886
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): S 207 088 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): S 207 088 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 1 (stamped, Ⅱ etched)): DM 207088 A-1/85 S II Ⅱ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side 2 (stamped, Ⅱ etched)): DM 207088 B-1/85 S II Ⅱ
  • Label Code: LC 1626
  • Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
  • Other (Inner sleeve): 207 088-8
  • Price Code: GERMANY -620
  • Price Code: FRANCE AE280


  • Record Company – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Mood Music
  • Published By – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Shaftesbury Music Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Ariola Group Of Companies
  • Recorded At – Musicfest Studio
  • Mixed At – AIR Studios, Montserrat
  • Printed By – TOPAC
  • Pressed By – Sonopress
  • Mixed At – AIR Studios, Montserrat
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Music Fest Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – The Town House
  • Mastered At – The Town House



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Midge Ure - The Gift MP3
Performer: Midge Ure
Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop
Title: The Gift
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave, Pop Rock
MP3 album: 1259 mb
FLAC album: 2767 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 097
Source: Vinyl, LP, Album, Monogrammed
№ Cat: CHR 1508
Label: Chrysalis

Something I don't see mentioned in the listings for the UK LP with a textured or 'relief' cover is that there was more than one kind of textured sleeve. My copy is textured like woodchip wallpaper but I remember there were also copies with a sort of ripple effect. There may have been one or two others too.
His "bono-esque" self-importance aside (hence the ambiguous title of the album), Ure's brilliance as an artist cannot be underestimated, especially evident shining all the way through this, a debut solo album of his. Squeezed somewhere between the experimental and the 80s' cheesiness, "The Gift" is a downright masterpiece spot-on. While the curse of Ultravox is audible in most of what it delivers - judging from the typical guitar/synth slides and the crooning wrapped up in the everlasting melancholy - "The Gift" at the same time maintains its own consistency, isolated away from the Ultravox mk-II era albums released up to that point. It may be viewed as over-expressive or over-ambitious, but as a whole the record offers a pleasant trip through the icy pastoral landscape decorated with top-notch technological licks for good measure, that are not at all far from what Peter Gabriel or Bill Nelson had done at the time. Not that Ure is a copycat - this is without doubt a signature work that will last, and according to the album's title, it truly is a rewarding listen. The gift of music in its purest sense.
Crijevo - I take issue with the notion of Ure's "bono-esque self-importance." I can't agree with that. Midge Ure is as down to earth and unaffected as any musician who has accomplished all that he has, that you could ever hope to meet. The title of the album is not ambiguous. It's is a heartfelt ode to the genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh; one of Glasgow's seminal artists of a Modernist bent.