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Replicas

    Replicas is the second and final album by Gary Numan + Tubeway Army and was originally released in 1979. It was the first album in what Numan referred to as the “machine” phase of his career.  “Are Friends’ Electric?” was a surprise #1 UK hit single and this album was a huge breakthrough. Replicas began as a concept album, based on a book that Numan never completed about a futuristic metropolis where androids with cloned human skin called “Machmen” team up with machines to keep citizens controlled under fear and force.

    TRACK LISTING

    Me! I Disconnect From You
    Are 'Friends' Electric?
    The Machman
    Praying To The Aliens
    Down In The Park
    You Are In My Vision
    Replicas
    It Must Have Been Years
    When The Machines Rock
    I Nearly Married A Human

    Gary Numan

    Replicas - The First Recordings

      Beggars Banquet release two special titles to commemorate the legendary albums Gary Numan/Tubeway Army issued in 1979 – these editions are titled Replicas – The First Recordings, and the debut under his own name, The Pleasure Principle – The First Recordings.

      While both of these albums have remained in print, these releases concentrate on the early recordings made prior to the completed albums and present the evolution of the albums. The tracks have been sequenced as they appeared on the original tapes and the audio has been taken from the high resolution digital transfers made by John Dent in 2007. One of the Freerange studio tapes suffered irreparable print through damage on two tracks so they were not used in the 2009 release. However an alternative source has been located so the tapes can now be presented as complete for this release.

      In late 1978, Gary Numan was booked into a small studio in London’s Chinatown with the same musicians that had played on Tubeway Army’s debut album, released a month earlier. Two stereo master tapes were compiled of eleven tracks. A month later they again went to Gooseberry Studio and recorded an additional three tracks, including “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and “Replicas”. At the same time, the band recorded a session for the BBC’s John Peel show, taping alternate versions of three songs from the December recordings. Finally Numan returned to an upgraded studio, Marthus Music, in February to overdub and remix the Gooseberry recordings into their released versions. Only one alternative out take still exists (“Down In The Park”) which is included in this release.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD
      DISC 1

      1. You Are In My Vision (Early Version)
      2. The Machmen (Early Version)
      3. Down In The Park (Early Version)
      4. Do You Need The Service? (Early Version)
      5. The Crazies
      6. When The Machines Rock (Early Version)
      7. Me! I Disconnect From You (Early Version)
      8. Praying To The Aliens (Early Version)
      9.It Must Have Been Years (Early Version)
      10. Only A Downstat
      11. I Nearly Married A Human 3 (Early Version)
      12. Replicas (Early Version)
      13. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Early Version)

      DISC 2
      1. Replicas (Early Version 2)
      2. Down In The Park (Early Version 2)
      3. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Early Version 2)
      4. We Have A Technical
      5. Replicas (Early Version 3)
      6. Me, I Disconnect From You (BBC Peel Session)
      7. Down In The Park (BBC Peel Session)
      8. I Nearly Married A Human (BBC Peel Session)

      LP
      A1. You Are In My Vision (Early Version)
      A2. The Machmen (Early Version)
      A3. Down In The Park (Early Version)
      A4. Do You Need The Service? (Early Version)
      A5. The Crazies
      A6. When The Machines Rock (Early Version)
      B1. Me! I Disconnect From You (Early Version)
      B2. Praying To The Aliens (Early Version)
      B3. It Must Have Been Years (Early Version)
      B4. Only A Downstat
      B5. I Nearly Married A Human 3 (Early Version)
      C1. Replicas (Early Version)
      C2. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Early Version)
      C3. We Have A Technical
      C4. Down In The Park (Outtake Mix)
      D1. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Early Version 2)
      D2. Replicas (Early Version 2)
      D3. Me, I Disconnect From You (BBC Peel Session)
      D4. Down In The Park (BBC Peel Session)
      D5. I Nearly Married A Human (BBC Peel Session)

      Debut single from this Leeds via Manchester via London duo on the fledgling O Genesis Recordings label.

      Replicas, Helena Gee (vocals/ guitar) and Ashiya Eastwood (vocals/ guitar/ keyboard), formed at the end of last year and have been quietly building a growing fan base around the country with their enchanting slant on moody, yet melodic pop.

      Produced by Tim Burgess, the new single is a three track EP featuring ‘Hearts Beat’, ‘In The City’ and Disappear’.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1: Hearts Beat (33 Rpm)
      A2: The City (33 Rpm)
      AA: You Disappear (45 Rpm)


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