Exile

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Instead of returning to his groundbreaking, retro by today's standards synth work of the early '80s, Gary Numan tackles twitching electro-rock reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails on 1998's Exile. A comeback album of sorts, Exile does the job of proving that Numan still has what it takes to remain relevant in the '90s alternative scene, but it's not exactly the magnificent return to form that Numan fanatics were expecting prior to its release. Since he is an originator listen to 1979's Replicas and 1980s The Pleasure Principle for the proof, it's hard to accept that Exile is so familiar-sounding to his technoid contemporaries of the '90s. Still, it seems like ages since Numan has ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Instead of returning to his groundbreaking, retro by today's standards synth work of the early '80s, Gary Numan tackles twitching electro-rock reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails on 1998's Exile. A comeback album of sorts, Exile does the job of proving that Numan still has what it takes to remain relevant in the '90s alternative scene, but it's not exactly the magnificent return to form that Numan fanatics were expecting prior to its release. Since he is an originator listen to 1979's Replicas and 1980s The Pleasure Principle for the proof, it's hard to accept that Exile is so familiar-sounding to his technoid contemporaries of the '90s. Still, it seems like ages since Numan has sounded so committed on record, as heard on the single "Dominion Day," plus the tracks "Dead Heaven" and "Dark." Also included on the U.S. CD version as a bonus track is a recent live reading of his 1979 classic "Down in the Park," which showed that Numan can still nail his signature sound. Exile confirms that the great Gary Numan is close to being back on the right musical track.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992012728
  • Catalog Number: 20127
  • Sales rank: 379,176

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dominion Day (4:52)
  2. 2 Prophecy (5:05)
  3. 3 Dead Heaven (5:22)
  4. 4 Dark (4:29)
  5. 5 Innocence Bleeding (4:26)
  6. 6 The Angel Wars (5:04)
  7. 7 Absolution (5:00)
  8. 8 An Alien Cure (6:09)
  9. 9 Exile (6:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Numan Primary Artist, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Track Performer
Mike Smith Keyboards
Rob Harris Guitar
Technical Credits
Gary Numan Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
John Burns Remastering
Joseph Cultice Cover Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent return

    Exile is the follow up to the brilliant Sacrifice album and does not disappoint. This album is almost a concept album, but Numan manages to avoid this. The main lyrics are about a man who starts to believe that God and the Devil are the same and starts to question his own believe. Very dark at times and very worrying, but by the end he still hangs on to his believes and all is well (sort of). Highlight of the CD are Dark, Dominion Day and Angel Wars. The follow up album Pure takes the God/Devil thing a step further so be warned!

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