Savage (Songs from a Broken World)
Savage is the eighteenth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan, released on 15 September 2017 by BMG and The End. The album was first announced to be a part of a fan-backed Pledge Music Campaign on 12 November 2015. On 9 November 2018, a followup EP titled; the EP features similar artwork to Savage, it was intended to complement the album. Savage is a concept album centred around the blending of Western and Eastern cultures in a post-apocalyptic world that has become desertified as a result of global warming. "The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment," Numan stated in an interview. "It's about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, some are haunted by what they've done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book encourages religion to resurface, it goes downhill from there." Per Numan's website. Standard CD Deluxe hardback book CD featuring the bonus track "If I Said" Double LP featuring two bonus tracks "If I Said" and "Cold" Exclusive vinyl picture disc, limited to only 500 copies and features two bonus tracks "If I Said" and "Cold" Cassette featuring the same tracks as the standard CD.
In order of appearance, working demo song titles included: "Song 1" "Dome" "Kontakt 7" "Nameless" "March" "I Heard a Voice" "Save Me" "Where Will You Be""When the world comes apart" is a line from the 1994 Sacrifice song "Magic", "Mercy" was an early demo title during the 2006 Jagged sessions, which would become "We Are the Lost" from Dead Son Rising. A'pre-Ade Fenton' mp3 of "Bed of Thorns" was made available to download on 3 September 2016; this demo version appears on the soundtrack to the 2017 film Ghost in the Shell. To quote Numan: "I have a new song'Bed of Thorns' on the released Ghost in the Shell album. To be exact it's my early demo version of the song; the version that will come out on my Savage album in a few months is different." "Bed of Thorns" debuted live on 2 October 2016. On 13 May 2016, Numan added a video and the following text to Facebook regarding the ballad "If I Said", wherein his daughters and Echo, sing the song in unison: Please forgive the proud Dad in me but this is a clip of Persia and Echo singing the "If I Said" piano demo.
I'd just finished the lyric and they had just that minute come home from school. They didn't know the tune at all so it's a little wayward in places, they are both dyslexic, so them reading it at all was enough to make me watery-eyed, but having your own children sing one of your new songs is about as special as it gets. Following the album's release, it was revealed that, in spite of it being predominantly recorded with electronic instruments, it had been excluded from Billboard's dance/electronic music chart, with an executive from Billboard advising BMG that “Sonically, the Numan album just does not fit in" with Billboard's perception of electronic dance music; the Billboard dance/electronic chart's number one position for September 15 was held by Calvin Harris, whose album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, sold 600 fewer copies than Savage. Savage garnered positive reviews; the album received an average score of 74/100 from 11 reviews on Metacritic, indicating "generally favourable reviews". AllMusic's James Christopher Monger said that Numan "can still juggle melodrama and musicality with such effortlessness is impressive, to say the least, but that he can make it so compelling is what sets him apart from his old guard new wave contemporaries."
David Simpson of The Guardian had a mixed impression, saying that despite Numan sounding tired and like a faded star, his music still has a beating heart. The Quietus' Josh Gray criticised Savage's cover art and presentation as culturally and aesthetically offensive and in "poor taste," but he praised the album's songs and themes. Chris Ingalls of PopMatters called the album "a compelling cautionary tale of what may happen if we’re too complacent to give a damn about future generations. It’s a stunningly sharp and diverse collection of songs from a living legend." All tracks written by Gary Numan, except "What God Intended" written by Gary Numan/Ade Fenton. Gary Numan – vocals, keyboards Ade Fenton – keyboards, mixing, production Steve Harris – guitars Tim Slade – bass Persia Numan – backing vocals Nathan Boddy – mixing Paul Carr – mixing assistant Matt Colton – mastering
Hope Bleeds is a live album by English musician Gary Numan. The album was released in November 2004 by Mortal Records and is a recording of Numan's 20 September 2003 Manchester Academy concert. All tracks written by Gary Numan except. "Hybrid" – 5:43 "Pure" – 5:05 "Films" – 3:37 "Rip" – 5:05 "Metal" – 5:15 "The Aircrash Bureau" – 5:47 "Dark" – 4:19 "Crazier" – 3:58 "Jagged" – 4:49 "My Jesus" – 5:52 "Down in the Park" – 5:28 "Complex" – 3:31 "Bleed" – 5:48 "I Can't Breathe" – 5:44 "A Prayer for the Unborn" – 5:22 "My Breathing" – 9:43 "Ancients" – 6:15 "Absolution" – 4:59 "My Shadow in Vain" – 3:18 "Are'Friends' Electric?" – 7:02 Gary Numan – vocals, producer, mixing Ade Orange – keyboards David Brooks – keyboards, bass Richard Beasley – drums Steve Harris – guitar Rob Holliday – bass, guitar Tim Summerhayes – recording Nick Watson – mastering Tom Grimshaw – artwork
Berserker (Gary Numan album)
Berserker is the sixth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan, released in 1984. It was his first album to be released under Numa Records. Numan's contract with his previous record label Beggars Banquet had ended with the release of Warriors, disillusioned with record companies, Numan decided to create his own record label, Numa Records, in order to give himself full control over his recordings, production work and marketing. Freed from demands of an outside record company, Numan could take the music on his new album into a new and harder direction; the album was named after a series of science-fiction novels by Fred Saberhagen, which Numan had read at school. For the album itself, Numan was concerned with creating a distinct atmosphere: Berserker was far removed from the electro-funk stylings of Warriors, instead presenting a more hard rock-like sound, combined with an abundant use of sampling. Heavy-metal-like riffs and guitar sounds were a lot more aggressive than on the preceding albums, the electric bass contrasted with the heavy guitar sound.
Numan decided to use sound as a percussion, in lieu of conventional percussive instruments. The distinctive sound of the PPG Wave synthesiser was introduced on this album, developing memorable heavy synth riffs. Saxophones were infrequently used on the album, along with the viola that had last been featured on Telekon. Lyrically, the album has a haunting, oppressive theme with several references to God throughout; the poignant track "A Child with the Ghost" was Numan's tribute to his friend and former bassist Paul Gardiner, who died in February 1984 from a deliberate heroin overdose. The track was covered by the duo Tik and Tok on their Intolerance album the same year; the Industrial undertones of the Berserker album would be more explored on Numan's next album, The Fury. For the visual look of the new album, Numan wanted something different from the black jumpsuits, grey coats, black leather that had formed his visual look up until that point. Instead he appeared on the cover of the new album as a white-skinned, white-clad "Iceman" with blue makeup and hair.
The title track was released as a single in October 1984, a month ahead of the album, but it only made it to #32 on the UK charts, making it his worst-charting single yet alongside "Sister Surprise" from the preceding album Warriors. The album itself was released in November 1984, but only managed a lowly #45 in the UK charts, making it both Numan's lowest-charting album by that point and his first album to miss the UK top 30. In chart terms, Berserker was outperformed by The Plan, an album of early Numan material released by his former record label Beggars Banquet in September 1984 that reached #29. "My Dying Machine" was released as the second and final single off Berserker in December of the same year and peaked at #66. The album was released in two different-length versions in the UK; the CD and cassette releases featured longer versions of all tracks, while the LP features shorter mixes. The album was not released in the United States until 1998 when Cleopatra Records issued all Numa Records-era Numan albums with altered artworks and additional bonus tracks.
The Berserker reissue featured four bonus tracks, including extended mixes of the title track and "My Dying Machine". The artwork used a different typeface from the original and the colours were more purple-tinted than on the original; the rear artwork uses a unique composite from the original Numa CD. The booklet contains the lyrics together with live photos taken in the Edinburgh Playhouse in 1984. In 1999 the album was reissued in the UK by Eagle Records; this version maintained the original artwork but added five B-sides and outtakes as bonus tracks, unlike the U. S. reissue, it included liner notes. Numan's 19-date UK Berserker Tour of November–December 1984 featured a stylized "high-tech Roman temple" stage set to complement Numan's white leather jacket/white make-up/blue-hair look; the tour spawned a double-album, White Noise, recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in December 1984. The same concert was captured on the video The Berserker Tour. In early 2008, the video of the entire concert was released for the first time, on the DVD Cold Warning.
The DVD contains, as an extra feature, a 2007 interview in which Numan discusses his recollections of the Berserker album and tour. Numan mentions that Berserker was influenced by Trevor Horn's production work with Frankie Goes to Hollywood, claims that distribution problems and a lack of media airplay contributed to its disappointing sales. All songs written by Gary Numan. All timings are approximate and will vary with different equipment. "Berserker" - 5:52 "This Is New Love" - 6:19 "The Secret" – 5:55 "My Dying Machine" - 5:37 "Cold Warning" - 6:01 "Pump It Up" - 4:45 "The God Film" - 4:42 "A Child with the Ghost" - 3:04 "The Hunter" - 4:32 "Berserker" - 6:46 "This Is New Love" - 8.48 "The Secret" - 6:45 "My Dying Machine" - 9:23 "Cold Warning" - 7:03 "Pump It Up" - 4:51 "The God Film" - 4:44 "A Child With The Ghost" - 4:04 "The Hunter" - 6:48 Original copies have no barcode and the CD printing is in blue. The second NUMA reissue is barcoded, has a different rear picture sleeve and the CD printing is in black.
The catalogue numbers are identical. "Berserker" - 5:52 "This Is New Love" - 6:19 "The Secret" - 5:55 "My Dying Machine" - 5:37 "Cold Warning" - 6:01 "Pump It Up" - 4:45 "The God Film" - 4:42 "A Child With The Ghost" - 4:04 "Th
Living Ornaments '79 and '80
Living Ornaments'79 and'80 is a box set by English musician Gary Numan, released in April 1981. The box-set contains the two live albums Living Ornaments'79 and Living Ornaments'80 which were released separately in April 1981. Although Living Ornaments'79 and Living Ornaments'80 only reached numbers 47 and 39 on the UK Albums Chart the box set reached number two. All track written by Gary Numan. "Airlane" – 3:12 "Cars" – 3:20 "We Are So Fragile" – 2:33 "Films" – 3:45 "Something's in the House" – 4:08 "My Shadow in Vain" – 2:50 "Conversation" – 7:45 "The Dream Police" – 4:12 "Metal" – 3:25 "This Wreckage" – 5:20 "I Die: You Die" – 3:38 "M. E." – 4:27 "Everyday I Die" – 4:22 "Down in the Park" – 5:55 Remind Me to Smile – 3:40 The Joy Circuit – 5:47 Tracks – 2:43 Are'Friends' Electric? – 5:30 We Are Glass – 4:32 Gary Numan – vocals, synthesizer, mixer Rrussell Bell – guitar Billy Currie – keyboards Robert Ellis – photographer Paul Gardiner – bass Peter Gilbert – photographer Will Gosling – assistant mixer Roger Mason – keyboards Chris Payne – keyboards, viola Cedric Sharpley – drums Tim Summerhayes – engineer Phil Thornalley – assistant engineer Living Ornaments'79 And'80 at Discogs LIVING ORNAMENTS 79 AND 80 LP numanme.co.uk
Hybrid (Gary Numan album)
Hybrid is a remix/cover album, consisting of songs by Gary Numan remixed by other artists, covers of Numan's early songs from his first three albums, plus three new tracks created for the album. Hybrid was recorded in autumn of 2002 and released in March 2003 with a collaboration from various industrial rock/heavy rock musicians such as Rico and Alan Moulder; the album includes tracks found on the albums Tubeway Army, The Pleasure Principle, Sacrifice and Pure. The album was released in two different editions, a standard two-CD version and a special edition that included an extra DVD containing additional remixes as well as a video section; the album reached number 99 on the album chart. "Crazier", a collaboration with Rico, was released as a single and reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart, Numan's first top 20 hit since "Cars" in 1996 and his first non-remix top 20 hit since "This Is Love" from 1986's Strange Charm. All songs written by Gary Numan. "Hybrid" — new track — 5:10 "Dark" — reworked by Andy Gray — 4:54 "Crazier" — new track — 3:55 "Bleed" — reworked by Sulpher — 5:33 "Torn" — reworked by Sulpher — 5:11 "Down In The Park" — reworked by Curve — 5:31 "Everyday I Die" — reworked by Andy Gray — 4:33 "Absolution" — reworked by Andy Gray — 6:43 "Cars" — reworked by Flood — 4:34 "Ancients" — new track — 5:10 "Dominion Day" — reworked by Sulpher — 4:50 "A Prayer for the Unborn" — remix by Andy Gray — 3:49 "Me!
I Disconnect from You" — mixed by Alan Moulder — 4:41 "Listen to My Voice" — remix by Rico — 5:10 "Rip" — rework by Andy Gray — 5:58 "This Wreckage" — reworked by Mark Thwaite, mixed by Numan and Thwaite — 4:51 "Are'Friends' Electric?" — reworked by Andy Gray — 5:41 "M. E." — reworked by Gary Numan — 4:41 "Down in the Park" — reworked by Sulpher — 4:25 "Crazier" — remix by Steve Osborne — 3:22 "All I Know" — alternate version of "Ancients" — 4:25 "Rip" — original version — 5:09 "Are'Friends' Electric" — Metalmorphosis mix: — reworked by Mark Thwaite, mixed by Numan and Thwaite 5:17 "Dominion Day" — single version — 3:40 "Crazier" — live Arte TV — 3:55 "A Prayer for the Unborn" — live Arte TV — 5:28 "Ancients" — Grayed Out mix — 7:08 "Crazier" — Steve Osborne mix "Rip" "Cars" "Dominion Day" "Crazier" — live Arte TV "A Prayer for the Unborn" — live Arte TV
The Plan (Tubeway Army album)
The Plan is an archival compilation album of early demo recordings by British new wave band Tubeway Army, released in 1984. While the demos on The Plan were recorded in 1977 and 1978, they remained unreleased until September 1984 when Numan's former label, Beggars Banquet Records, issued them a year after Numan left the label. In the intervening seven years since recording the demos, Numan's career had scaled great heights of commercial success and waned, his most successful material had been similar in basic form and structure to the demos on The Plan, but had showcased a new synthesizer-based instrumentation instead of his previous punk rock sound. In the album's liner notes, Numan states that these songs were deliberately written and recorded in the then-popular punk rock style with the express aim of securing a record deal; some of the songs on the album formed the basis for songs that would be released on Tubeway Army's debut album in 1978, subsequently rearranged and augmented with the synthesizer-based rock sound which would become the Tubeway Army/Numan trademark.
The Plan went on reaching # 29 on the UK album chart. Two months after The Plan's release, Numan issued Berserker, his first album through his own record label, Numa Records. Chart-wise, The Plan outperformed the latter reaching # 45 on the UK album chart. All CD releases of The Plan include a wealth of bonus tracks, such as Tubeway Army's debut single "That's Too Bad" and an early version of the Tubeway Army album track "The Life Machine." All tracks written by Gary Numan. In 1993, Beggars Banquet issued a digitally remastered version of the album on CD, featuring 10 bonus tracks and a different running order; this release was packaged with Tubeway Army's 1979 album Replicas and was part of a series of double CDs, each of which paired two of Numan's albums together, with bonus tracks and new liner notes. In 1999, Beggars Banquet reissued the CD as a stand-alone release, newly remastered, with the further addition of two bonus tracks. Allmusic Paul Goodwin. Electric Pioneer: An Armchair Guide To Gary Numan
Dead Moon Falling
Dead Moon Falling is a remix album of tracks found on Dead Son Rising. It includes a new track called "For You" as well as the collaborative track, "Petals". All tracks written by Gary Numan. "Big Noise Transmission" – 3:57 "Dead Sun Rising" – 4:01 "We Are The Lost" – 5:08 "When The Sky Bleeds, He Will Come" – 4:34 "Not The Love We Dream Of" – 5:07 "The Fall" – 5:03 "For The Rest Of My Life" – 5:19 "For The Rest Of My Life " – 5:41 "Dead Sun Rising" – 6:31 "For You" – 4:18 "Petals" – 4:14