The Pleasure Principle [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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.," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
  • UPC: 607618001025
  • Catalog Number: 80010
  • Sales rank: 28,544

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Airlane (3:18)
  2. 2 Metal (3:32)
  3. 3 Complex (3:12)
  4. 4 Films (4:09)
  5. 5 M.E. (5:37)
  6. 6 Tracks (2:51)
  7. 7 Observer (2:53)
  8. 8 Conversation (7:36)
  9. 9 Cars (3:58)
  10. 10 Engineers (4:01)
  11. 11 Random (3:49)
  12. 12 Oceans (3:03)
  13. 13 Asylum (2:31)
  14. 14 Me! I Disconnect From You (3:06)
  15. 15 Bombers (5:46)
  16. 16 Remember I Was Vapour (4:46)
  17. 17 On Broadway (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Numan Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Billy Currie Violin
Paul Gardiner Bass
Christopher Payne Keyboards, Viola
Garry Robson Vocals, Background Vocals
Cedric Sharpley Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Gary Numan Producer
Rikki Sylvan Engineer
Harvey Webb Engineer
Steve Malins Liner Notes
Melvyn Abrahams Mastering
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