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Pleasure Principle [30th Anniversary Edition]

The Pleasure Principle [30th Anniversary Edition]

by Gary Numan
     
 

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The most popular of all the Gary Numan albums is undeniably 1979's The Pleasure Principle. The reasons are simple -- there is not a single weak moment on the disc, it contains his sole U.S. (number one worldwide) hit, "Cars," and new drummer Cedric Sharpley adds a whole new dimension with his powerful percussion work. The

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The most popular of all the Gary Numan albums is undeniably 1979's The Pleasure Principle. The reasons are simple -- there is not a single weak moment on the disc, it contains his sole U.S. (number one worldwide) hit, "Cars," and new drummer Cedric Sharpley adds a whole new dimension with his powerful percussion work. The Pleasure Principle is also one of the first Gary Numan albums to feature true ensemble playing, especially heard within the airtight, killer groove of "Metal" (one of Numan's all-time best tracks). Starting things off with the atmospheric instrumental "Airlane," the quality of the songs gets stronger and stronger as the album progresses -- "Films," "M.E.," "Observer," "Conversation," the aforementioned "Cars," and the U.K. Top Ten hit "Complex" all show Numan in top form. If you had to own just one Gary Numan album, The Pleasure Principle would be it. [This 30th Anniversary Edition of The Pleasure Principle adds a bonus disc filled with demos and B-sides plus a booklet with classic photographs and informative liner notes by Numan biographer Steve Malins.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/2009
Label:
Beggars Banquet Us
UPC:
0607618206321
catalogNumber:
82063
Rank:
45505

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