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Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle – The First Recordings
Beggars Banquet
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October 11, 2019


Beggars Banquet present us with a set of early Gary Numan demos. The Pleasure Principle - The First Recordings is, indeed, a set of recordings that Numan made around the release of his groundbreaking 1979 LP The Pleasure Principle. Many of the demos here were turned into fully-formed songs for that record. The Pleasure Principle - The First Recordings also features a Peel Session recorded as ‘Are “Friends” Electric?’ sat atop the UK Singles Chart.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Cars (Demo Version 2) 3:14 Buy

    Cars (Demo Version 2)

  2. 2 Films (Demo Version) 2:41 Buy

    Films (Demo Version)

  3. 3 Complex (Demo Version) 3:16 Buy

    Complex (Demo Version)

  4. 4 Random (Remastered 2009) 3:58 Buy

    Random (Remastered 2009)

  5. 5 M.E. (Demo Version) 4:31 Buy

    M.E. (Demo Version)

  6. 6 Conversation (Demo Version 2) 6:49 Buy

    Conversation (Demo Version 2)

  7. 7 Tracks (Demo Version) 3:01 Buy

    Tracks (Demo Version)

  8. 8 Cars (Demo Version 1) 3:36 Buy

    Cars (Demo Version 1)

  9. 9 Metal (Demo Version) 3:35 Buy

    Metal (Demo Version)

  10. 10 Airlane (Demo Version) 3:17 Buy

    Airlane (Demo Version)

Show All Tracks 21



  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 1)*

  8. Cars (Demo Version 1)*

  9. Metal (Demo Version)

  10. Airlane (Demo Version)

  11. Trois Gymnopédies No.1 (Demo)

  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)


  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)*

  • previously unreleased


A1. Cars (Demo Version)

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 1)*

B3. Cars (Demo Version 1)*

B4. Metal (Demo Version)

B5. Airlane (Demo Version)

C1. Trois Gymnopédies 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

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