Ultravox! fans fall neatly into two groups; aficionados of the John Foxx-led band's first two albums, and those that prefer the Midge Ure-fronted group. However, before Foxx left and Ultravox! lost its exclamation point, the group released a third disc, SYSTEMS OF ROMANCE, which sign-posted the way to the New Romantic sound that would take the Ure-era band to international stardom. Many tracks off that set are included on THE ISLAND YEARS, a round-up of Ultravox!'s early, pre-Midge Ure recordings.