Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tubeway Army/Gary Numan Vinyl Box Set
[via Slicing Up Eyeballs] Vinyl 180 is set to release a limited (500) edition four-disc vinyl set of noted futurist/pilot/bit-of-a-helmet Gary Numan's first three albums. The set includes Tubeway Army's self-titled 1978 debut, and 1979's Replicas and The Pleasure Principle, the latter credited to Numan as a solo artist. Bonus disc The Plan compiles various demos from 1978 recorded prior to the debut. Tasty looking set, with Tubeway Army in blue vinyl and everything in heavyweight card sleeves, picture inner bags and 180g vinyl throughout, all enclosed in a sharp-looking box.
I've always had slightly mixed feelings for Gary Numan, partly informed by his personality as displayed in countless early 80s Smash Hits interviews, but there's some essential material here and Replicas is a classic of its time. US street price appears to be around $75, shipping in mid-August