Classic Gary Numan albums re-released

25 August, 2019 in Music, News

Gary Numan

Gary Numan performing in 2007. Photo: Ed Fielding/Wikimedia Commons

Beggars Arkive will release two special collections of rarities to mark the 40th anniversary of ‘Replicas’ and ‘The Pleasure Principle’

The career of Gary Numan [the cover star of our Autumn 2017 issue] has spanned over 40 years and he has released 20 solo studio albums. In 1979, the electro pioneer recorded and released two albums, one with his band Tubeway Army and what would become his first No 1 album, The Pleasure Principle. Replicas was Tubeway Army’s second and final album, predating Numan’s debut solo effort by six months.

Although both records remain in print, these special releases from Beggars Arkive feature early versions of the recordings, giving some insight into how the music evolved into hits like Cars and Metal. Both albums will be available in October on double CD and vinyl, with Replicas featuring on sage vinyl and The Pleasure Principle available on orange.

Full track listings:

Replicas

CD DISC 1
1. You Are In My Vision (early version)
2. The Machmen (early version)
3. Down In The Park (early version)
4. Do You Need The Service? (early version)
5. The Crazies
6. When The Machines Rock (early version)
7. Me! I Disconnect From You
(early version)
8. Praying To The Aliens (early version)
9. It Must Have Been Years (early version)
10. Only A Downstat
11. I Nearly Married A Human 3 (early version)
12. Replicas (early version)
13. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (early version)

CD DISC 2
1. Replicas (early version 2)
2. Down In The Park (early version 2)
3. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (early version 2)
4. We Have A Technical
5. Replicas (early version 3)
6. Me! I Disconnect From You (BBC Peel session)
7. Down In The Park (BBC Peel session)
8. I Nearly Married a Human (BBC Peel session)

LP
A1. You Are In My Vision (early version)
A2. The Machmen (early version)
A3. Down In The Park (early version)
A4. Do You Need The Service? (early version)
A5. The Crazies
A6. When The Machines Rock (early version)
B1. Me! I Disconnect From You (early version)
B2. Praying To The Aliens (early version)
B3. It Must Have Been Years (early version)
B4. Only A Downstat
B5. I Nearly Married A Human 3 (early version)
C1. Replicas (early version)
C2. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (early version)
C3. We Have A Technical
C4. Down In The Park (outtake mix)
D1. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (early version 2)
D2. Replicas (early version 2)
D3. Me! I Disconnect From You (BBC Peel session)
D4. Down In The Park (BBC Peel session)
D5. I Nearly Married a Human (BBC Peel session)

The Pleasure Principle:

CD DISC 1
1. Cars (demo version 2)
2. Films (demo version)
3. Complex (demo version)
4. Random (remastered 2009)
5. M.E. (demo version)
6. Conversation (demo version 2)
7. Tracks (demo version) *previously unreleased
8. Cars (demo version 1) *previously unreleased
9. Metal (demo version)
10. Airlane (demo version)
11. Trois Gymnopédies No.1 (demo version)
12. Observer (demo version)
13. Conversation (demo version 1)
14. Engineers (demo version)
15. Asylum (remastered 2009
16. Oceans (remastered 2009)
17. Photograph (remastered 2009)

CD DISC 2
1. Airlane (BBC Peel session)
2. Cars (BBC Peel session)
3. Films (BBC Peel session)
4. Conversation (BBC Peel session)
5. Tracks (outtake mix)
6. Complex (outtake mix) *previously unreleased
7. M.E. (outtake mix)
8. Engineers (outtake mix) *previously unreleased
9. Airlane (outtake mix) *previously unreleased
10.Cars (outtake mix) *previously unreleased

LP
A1. Cars (demo version 2)
A2. Films (demo version)
A3. Complex (demo version)
A4. Random (remastered 2009)
A5. M.E. (demo version)
B1. Conversation (demo version 2)
B2. Tracks (demo version) *previously unreleased
B3. Cars (demo version 1) *previously unreleased
B4. Metal (demo version)
B5. Airlane (demo version)
C1. Gymnopédie No.1 (remastered 2009)
C2. Observer (demo version)
C3. Conversation (demo version 1)
C4. Engineers (demo version)
C5. Asylum (remastered 2009
C6. Oceans (remastered 2009)
C7. Photograph (remastered 2009)
D1. Airlane (BBC Peel session)
D2. Cars (BBC Peel session)
D3. Films (BBC Peel session)
D4. Conversation (BBC Peel session)



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