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Alternative Hits: Apple Music Alternative. Interpol: Influences Apple Music Indie. Goldfrapp: Influences Apple Music Pop. You Might Also Like. Freedom of Choice Devo. In addition to the Minimoog synthesizer employed on his previous album, Numan made liberal use of the Polymoog keyboard, particularly its distinctive "Vox Humana" preset.
Other production tricks included copious amounts of flanging , phasing and reverb , plus the unusual move of including solo viola and violin parts in the arrangements. Numan toured throughout the world in support of the album with a huge stage set including banks of neon lights and twin pyramids which moved across the stage via radio control.
An expanded version of Living Ornaments '79 was issued on CD in , and the final show of The Touring Principle was captured on the CD Engineers released exclusively through Numan's official website in Numan performed a date mini-tour dedicated to the album across the UK and Ireland during November and December of , similar to Numan's previous tours for Replicas and Telekon , performing the album in its entirety. To make up for this, Numan embarked upon another date mini-tour of the U.
Of the bonus tracks later included on CD reissues, "Random" and "Oceans" were instrumental outtakes from The Pleasure Principle sessions, originally issued on vinyl with other previously unreleased tracks in , while "Asylum" was the instrumental B-side of the "Cars" vinyl single. The live versions of "Me! The latter two tracks were first released as a promotional single shipped with early pressings of the album Telekon in ; Numan's cover version of the classic "On Broadway" was dominated by a characteristic synthesizer solo by then-former and soon-to-be-again Ultravox band member Billy Currie.
Robert Christgau of The Village Voice described The Pleasure Principle as " metal machine music goes easy-listening ," continuing: "This time he's singing about robots, engineers, and isolation. In such a slight artist, these things make all the difference. In a retrospective review, AllMusic 's Greg Prato opined that The Pleasure Principle was distinguished by the consistent quality of its songs and the presence of drummer Cedric Sharpley , who "adds a whole new dimension with his powerful percussion work.
All tracks written by Gary Numan , except where noted. To coincide with The Pleasure Principle 30th Anniversary Tour, a special edition of the album was released on 21 September Disc three Bonus tracks only available on the 3CD version available from the Numan website. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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