Living Ornaments '81, Pt. 1/Living Ornaments '81, Pt. 2/Dance/I, Assassin/Warriors

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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
British synth/sci-fi pop artist Gary Numan was little more than a cult footnote to the early MTV era in the States, but in his home country he was a full-fledged superstar, charting regularly and achieving a status near that of national treasure with his always odd, often catchy compositions. This five-album box set collects Numan's work in the early '80s, following his stint under the name Tubeway Army and critically acclaimed early albums Pleasure Principle and Telekon. Albums included are both volumes of Living Ornaments, a concert album documenting a farewell performance of what ended up being a short-lived retirement from live gigging, 1981's bleak and atmospheric ...
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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
British synth/sci-fi pop artist Gary Numan was little more than a cult footnote to the early MTV era in the States, but in his home country he was a full-fledged superstar, charting regularly and achieving a status near that of national treasure with his always odd, often catchy compositions. This five-album box set collects Numan's work in the early '80s, following his stint under the name Tubeway Army and critically acclaimed early albums Pleasure Principle and Telekon. Albums included are both volumes of Living Ornaments, a concert album documenting a farewell performance of what ended up being a short-lived retirement from live gigging, 1981's bleak and atmospheric Dance, the funked-up electro-pop of 1982's I, Assassin, and 1983's similarly minded Warriors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • Label: Beggars Banquet Intl
  • UPC: 607618210427
  • Catalog Number: 1821042

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro/This Wreckage (7:40)
  2. 2 Remind Me To Smile (3:22)
  3. 3 Metal (3:14)
  4. 4 Me, I Disconnect From You (3:03)
  5. 5 Complex (3:10)
  6. 6 The Aircrash Bureau (5:23)
  7. 7 Airplane (3:24)
  8. 8 M.E. (4:32)
  9. 9 Everyday I Die (4:38)
  10. 10 Films (5:47)
  11. 11 Remember I Was Vapour (4:34)
  12. 12 Trois Gymnopedies (First Movement) (3:04)
  13. 13 Conversation (7:39)
Disc 2
  1. 1 She's Got Claws (4:51)
  2. 2 Cars (3:39)
  3. 3 I Dream of Wires (4:37)
  4. 4 I'm an Agent (3:57)
  5. 5 The Joy Circuit (5:56)
  6. 6 I Die: You Die (3:43)
  7. 7 Cry the Clock Said (5:26)
  8. 8 Tracks (2:19)
  9. 9 Down In the Park (5:59)
  10. 10 My Shadow In Vain (2:38)
  11. 11 Please Push No More (5:29)
  12. 12 Are "Friends" Electric? (5:40)
  13. 13 We Are Glass/Outro (7:43)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Slowcar To China (9:05)
  2. 2 Night Talk (4:26)
  3. 3 A Subway Called "You" (4:38)
  4. 4 Cry the Clock Said (9:56)
  5. 5 She's Got Claws (4:58)
  6. 6 Crash (3:39)
  7. 7 Boys Like Me (4:16)
  8. 8 Stories (3:11)
  9. 9 My Brother's Time (4:38)
  10. 10 You Are, You Are (4:03)
  11. 11 Moral (4:33)
  12. 12 Stormtrooper In Drag (4:59)
  13. 13 Face To Face (3:46)
  14. 14 Dance (2:45)
  15. 15 Exhibition (4:24)
  16. 16 I Sing Rain (2:29)
Disc 4
  1. 1 White Boys and Heroes (6:22)
  2. 2 War Songs (5:05)
  3. 3 A Dream of Siam (6:13)
  4. 4 Music For Chameleons (6:06)
  5. 5 This is My House (4:52)
  6. 6 I, Assassin (5:26)
  7. 7 The 1930's Rust (3:55)
  8. 8 We Take Mystery (To Bed) (6:10)
  9. 9 War Games (3:55)
  10. 10 Glitter and Ash (4:42)
  11. 11 The Image Is (5:55)
  12. 12 This House is Cold (5:26)
  13. 13 Noise Noise (3:49)
  14. 14 We Take Mystery (To Bed) (5:58)
  15. 15 Bridge? What Bridge? (4:22)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Warriors (5:53)
  2. 2 I Am Render (5:03)
  3. 3 The Iceman Comes (4:25)
  4. 4 This Prison Moon (3:16)
  5. 5 My Centurion (5:22)
  6. 6 Sister Surprise (8:31)
  7. 7 The Tick Tock Man (4:24)
  8. 8 Love is Like Clock Law (4:05)
  9. 9 The Rhythm of the Evening (5:57)
  10. 10 Poetry and Power (4:31)
  11. 11 My Car Slides, Pt. 1 (3:01)
  12. 12 My Car Slides, Pt. 2 (4:43)
  13. 13 Nameless and Forgotten (Gangster Strut) (4:54)
  14. 14 Sister Surprise (5:03)
  15. 15 Warriors (7:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Numan Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Mick Karn Bass
Thereza Bazar Vocals
Nash the Slash Violin
Russell Bell Guitar
Rob Dean Guitar
Paul Gardiner Guitar, Bass Guitar
Jess Lidyard Drums
Roger Mason Synthesizer, Keyboards
Dick Morrissey Saxophone
Pino Palladino Fretless Bass Guitar
Mick Prague Bass
Cedric Sharpley Percussion, Drums
Chris Slade Percussion, Drums
Terry Martin Keyboards
Connie Filapello Vocals
Tim Steggles Percussion
Joe Hubbard Bass
John Webb Percussion, Keyboards
Roger Taylor Drums
Tracey Ackerman Vocals
Ced Sharpley Drums
Chris Payne Keyboards, Viola
Dennis Haines Keyboards
Bill Nelson Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Erik Satie Composer
Gary Numan Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Nick Smith Engineer
Tim Summerhayes Engineer
John Dent Remastering
Ray Staff Mastering
Sean Lynch Programming
Geoff Howes Cover Photo
Peter Gilbert Cover Photo
John Webb Composer
Pete Buhlmann Engineer
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