Tubeway Army Replicas on LP
Second & Final Album from Gary Numan's Tubeway Army Remastered by Award-Winning Engineer John Dent at Loud Mastering!
Gary Numan is a musical pioneer, and his influence on so many artists is unmistakable and grand. Numan's eclectic style connects him with fans of multiple genres including electronic, industrial, indie-rock and metal. He remains an innovator, and he's been name-checked by everyone from Kanye West to Foo Fighters and Queens Of The Stone Age, and an ever-growing list of artists have covered and sampled his music. These range from Basement Jaxx to Damon Albarn, Afrika Bambaataa and Wu Tang Clan's RZA and GZA.
The LP versions of his classic albums Replicas (1979), The Pleasure Principle (1979) and Telekon (1980) have had scattered availability over the years, and Beggar's Banquet is pleased to put them back in print once again. All of the albums are pressed on standard black vinyl and have been cut from high-resolution digital files (96 khz / 24 bit transfers from the analog master tapes) by award-winning engineer John Dent at Loud Mastering. Replicas and The Pleasure Principle are single LPs and Telekon is a double LP.
Replicas is the second and final album by Gary Numan + Tubeway Army, originally released in 1979. It was the first album in what Numan referred to as the "machine" phase of his career, which these three albums comprise. The song "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.