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The Pleasure Principle (30th Anniversary Edition)


Download links and information about The Pleasure Principle (30th Anniversary Edition) by Gary Numan. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 27 tracks with total duration of 01:41:36 minutes.

Artist: Gary Numan
Release date: 1979
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 27
Duration: 01:41:36
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No. Title Length
1. Airlane 3:18
2. Metal 3:32
3. Complex 3:12
4. Films 4:09
5. M.E. 5:38
6. Tracks 2:51
7. Observer 2:53
8. Conversation 7:36
9. Cars 3:57
10. Engineers 3:59
11. Airlane (Demo Version) 3:18
12. Metal (Demo Version) 3:36
13. Complex (Demo Version) 3:16
14. Films (Demo Version) 2:42
15. M.E. (Demo Version) 4:30
16. Tracks (Outtake Mix) 2:51
17. Observer (Demo Version) 3:03
18. Conversation (Demo Version 2) 6:49
19. Cars (Demo Version) 3:14
20. Engineers (Demo Version) 3:50
21. Random 3:48
22. Oceans 3:00
23. Asylum 2:30
24. Photograph 2:27
25. Gymnopédie, No. 1 (Demo Version) 2:26
26. Conversation (Demo Version 1) 3:56
27. M.E. (Outtake Mix) 5:15



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.