Telekon

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Gary Numan's follow-up to the flawless The Pleasure Principle was 1980's Telekon. Although it was another mega-hit back home in England his third consecutive number one album, Numan could not follow up his massive new wave hit "Cars" in the United States, where he was unjustly slapped with the one-hit-wonder tag. Telekon would also turn out to be the last true classic Numan album, as monetary problems and an unfocused attempt to try different musical forms as well as a short-lived retirement would steer him away from his original vision. Although Telekon was indeed a strong album, it could have been even stronger if it included the U.K. Top Ten singles "I Die: You Die" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Gary Numan's follow-up to the flawless The Pleasure Principle was 1980's Telekon. Although it was another mega-hit back home in England his third consecutive number one album, Numan could not follow up his massive new wave hit "Cars" in the United States, where he was unjustly slapped with the one-hit-wonder tag. Telekon would also turn out to be the last true classic Numan album, as monetary problems and an unfocused attempt to try different musical forms as well as a short-lived retirement would steer him away from his original vision. Although Telekon was indeed a strong album, it could have been even stronger if it included the U.K. Top Ten singles "I Die: You Die" and "We Are Glass" both were recorded during the Telekon sessions. Numan experimented with funk for the first time in his career "Remind Me to Smile", but there were still plenty of chilling synth excursions to keep the Numan faithful satisfied -- "This Wreckage," "The Aircrash Bureau," "I'm an Agent," and "I Dream of Wires" are all choice cuts. The 1998 Beggars Banquet re-release eventually did include both the U.K. singles, as well as several other rarities, including a bare "piano version" of "Down in the Park." [Note: In addition to bonus tracks, all of the Gary Numan/Beggars Banquet re-releases contain classic photographs and informative liner notes by Numan biographer Steve Malins.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
  • UPC: 607618001926
  • Catalog Number: 80019
  • Sales rank: 29,149

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Wreckage (5:26)
  2. 2 The Aircrash Bureau (5:41)
  3. 3 Telekon (4:29)
  4. 4 Remind Me to Smile (4:03)
  5. 5 Sleep by Windows (4:58)
  6. 6 We Are Glass (4:47)
  7. 7 I'm an Agent (4:19)
  8. 8 I Dream of Wires (5:10)
  9. 9 Remember I Was Vapour (5:11)
  10. 10 Please Push No More (5:39)
  11. 11 The Joy Circuit (5:12)
  12. 12 I Die: You Die (3:47)
  13. 13 A Game Called Echo (5:06)
  14. 14 Photograph (2:43)
  15. 15 Down in the Park (2:27)
  16. 16 Trois Gymnopedies (4:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Numan Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Snare Drums, Polymoog, Mini Moog
Denis Haines Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Human Whistle
Russell Bell Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Background Vocals
Paul Gardiner Bass, Background Vocals
Christopher Payne Piano, Keyboards, Viola, Background Vocals, Polymoog
Cedric Sharpley Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Snare Drums
Technical Credits
Erik Satie Composer
Gary Numan Arranger, Producer
Steve Smith Engineer
James Freud Contributor
Nick Smith Engineer
Jess Sutcliffe Engineer
John Dent Remastering
Graeme Myhre Engineer
Steve Malins Liner Notes
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