Gary Numan Collects Rarities and Early Recordings for 'Replicas' and 'The Pleasure Principle' Reissues

Gary Numan Collects Rarities and Early Recordings for 'Replicas' and 'The Pleasure Principle' Reissues
This year marks the 40th anniversary of both Gary Numan's Replica album with Tubeway Army and solo debut The Pleasure Principle, and he'll celebrate the milestone with a pair of new anniversary collections.

Eschewing the typical reissue rollout, Numan will deliver collections of early recordings, outtakes, demos and more for each of the aforementioned albums.

Both Replicas - The First Recordings and The Pleasure Principle - The First Recordings will arrive through Beggars Arkive on October 11.

A press release explains that while both of these albums have remained in print, the 40th anniversary reissues "concentrate on the early recordings made prior to the completed albums and present the evolution of the albums."

The tracks for each anniversary edition have been sequenced as they appeared on the original tapes and have been taken from high resolution digital transfers made in 2007.

The sprawling tracklist for each release features early versions, recordings from BBC Peel sessions and previously unreleased demos. You can pore over the contents of both CD and vinyl editions below.

Numan is currently touring Europe, and you can find his current dates here.

Replicas - The First Recordings:

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)

CD - 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)

Vinyl - Green 2xLP:

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)

The Pleasure Principle - The First Recordings:

CD - Disc 1:

1. Cars (demo version 2)
2. Films (demo version)
3. Complex (demo version)
4. Random (remastered 2009)
5. M.E. (demo version)
6. Conversation (demo version 2)
7. Tracks (demo version) *
8. Cars (demo version 1) *
9. Metal (demo version)
10. Airlane (demo version)
11. Trois Gymnopédies No.1 (demo version)
12. Observer (demo version)
13. Conversation (demo version 1)
14. Engineers (demo version)
15. Asylum (remastered 2009)
16. Oceans (remastered 2009)
17. Photograph (remastered 2009)

CD - Disc 2:

1. Airlane (BBC Peel session)
2. Cars (BBC Peel session)
3. Films (BBC Peel session)
4. Conversation (BBC Peel session)
5. Tracks (outtake mix)
6. Complex (outtake mix) *
7. M.E. (outtake mix)
8. Engineers (outtake mix) *
9. Airlane (outtake mix) *
10. Cars (outtake mix) *

Vinyl - Orange 2xLP:

A1. Cars (demo version 2)
A2. Films (demo version)
A3. Complex (demo version)
A4. Random (remastered 2009)
A5. M.E. (demo version)
B1. Conversation (demo version 2)
B2. Tracks (demo version) * 
B3. Cars (demo version 1) * 
B4. Metal (demo version)
B5. Airlane (demo version)
C1. Gymnopédie No.1 (remastered 2009)
C2. Observer (demo version)
C3. Conversation (demo version 1)
C4. Engineers (demo version)
C5. Asylum (remastered 2009
C6. Oceans (remastered 2009)
C7. Photograph (remastered 2009)
D1. Airlane (BBC Peel session)
D2. Cars (BBC Peel session)
D3. Films (BBC Peel session)
D4. Conversation (BBC Peel session)

* previously unreleased