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Gary Numan - Telekon (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Gary Numan - Telekon (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Gary Numan
Title: Telekon
Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave, Synth Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Beggars Banquet Records
Release Date: 1980/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:20:28
Recorded: 1980 at Rock City Studios, Shepperton and Matrix Studios, London

Gary Numan's follow-up to the flawless The Pleasure Principle was 1980's Telekon. Although it was another mega-hit back home in England (his third consecutive number one album), Numan could not follow up his massive new wave hit "Cars" in the United States, where he was unjustly slapped with the one-hit-wonder tag. Telekon would also turn out to be the last true classic Numan album, as monetary problems and an unfocused attempt to try different musical forms (as well as a short-lived retirement) would steer him away from his original vision. Although Telekon was indeed a strong album, it could have been even stronger if it included the U.K. Top Ten singles "I Die: You Die" and "We Are Glass" (both were recorded during the Telekon sessions). Numan experimented with funk for the first time in his career ("Remind Me to Smile"), but there were still plenty of chilling synth excursions to keep the Numan faithful satisfied -- "This Wreckage," "The Aircrash Bureau," "I'm an Agent," and "I Dream of Wires" are all choice cuts. The 1998 Beggars Banquet re-release eventually did include both the U.K. singles, as well as several other rarities, including a bare "piano version" of "Down in the Park." --AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

1 This Wreckage 05:25
2 The Aircrash Bureau 05:39
3 Telekon 04:25
4 Remind Me To Smile (UK Mix) 04:04
5 Sleep By Windows 04:56
6 I'm An Agent 04:19
7 I Dream of Wires 05:08
8 Remember I Was Vapour 05:09
9 Please Push No More 05:38
10 The Joy Circuit 05:11
12 Trois Gymnopedies (1st Movement) 02:28
13 I Die You Die 03:42
14 Down In The Park (Piano Version) 04:12
15 A Game Called Echo 05:07
16 Photograph 02:29
17 Remind Me To Smile (USA Mix) 04:02
18 I Die You Die (Alternate Video Version) 03:50

Gary Numan – vocals, Minimoog, Polymoog, ARP Pro Soloist, Roland Jupiter-4, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Yamaha CP-30, Roland CR-78, Synare, guitar, piano, Minibass[citation needed]
Paul Gardiner – bass, backing vocals
Cedric Sharpley – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Chris Payne – viola, piano, Minimoog, Polymoog, backing vocals
Russell Bell – guitars, violin, claves, backing vocals
Denis Haines – Prophet-5, piano, ARP Pro Soloist, Yamaha CP-30, whistle, backing vocals
John Webb, James Freud, Simple Minds – handclaps

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