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GARY NUMAN

The Pleasure Principle – The First Recordings

Beggars Banquet



2cd in die cut sleeve

Released: 11th Oct 2019

£11.99


limited orange 2lp in die cut sleeve

Released: 11th Oct 2019

£24.99


A heady assembly of alternate versions of classic Numan cuts.

Following the hectic schedule of promoting “Are Friends Electric?”, Numan recorded a new session for John Peel the day after the single hit #1 on the UK charts. Rather than record as Tubeway Army, the session was credited to Gary Numan and the group name abandoned at the peak of its success. As before, rather than promote the current album, Numan chose to record four new songs. From the surviving tapes there are six mixes marked as out-takes and the discs have been sequenced with the stronger, second Freerange demo preceding the first session.

The Pleasure Principle – The First Recordings

Tracklist

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 1)*
  8. Cars (Demo Version 1)*
  9. Metal (Demo Version)
  10. Airlane (Demo Version)
  11. Trois Gymnopédies No.1 (Demo)
  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)

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)*
  7. M.E. (Outtake mix)
  8. Engineers (Outtake mix)*
  9. Airlane (Outtake mix)*
  10. Cars (Outtake mix)*

* previously unreleased

LP

  1. Cars (Demo Version)
  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 1)*
  8. Cars (Demo Version 1)*
  9. Metal (Demo Version)
  10. Airlane (Demo Version)
  11. Trois Gymnopédies No.1 (Remastered 2009)
  12. Observer (Demo Version)
  13. Conversation (Demo Version1)
  14. Engineers (Demo Version)
  15. Asylum (Remastered 2009)
  16. Oceans (Remastered 2009)
  17. Photograph (Remastered 2009)
  18. Airlane (BBC Peel Session)
  19. Cars (BBC Peel Session)
  20. Films (BBC Peel Session)
  21. Conversation (BBC Peel Session)

* previously unreleased