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Pure [CD]

Gary Numan Audio CD
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As a pioneer of EDM and industrial music Gary Numan’s influence has been recognized by a diverse array of the world’s greatest artists—from Prince to Lady Gaga, Jack White to Kanye West; Beck to Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Foo Fighters to Nine Inch Nails. Numan’s impact was crystallized in the U.S. some three decades ago with his now legendary performance of his ... Read more in Amazon's Gary Numan Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Eagle Rock
  • ASIN: B00002MTUR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,481 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. One Perfect Lie 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Listen To My Voice 5:120.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Little InVitro 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Can't Breathe 5:450.99  Buy MP3 


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Numan's best - 23 years on! 17 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Well, what can you say? The twists and turns of this man's career beggar belief. Gary's return to top form of recent years has silenced even the most belligerent critic. It's satisfying to hear well over 100 contemporary artists ranging from Marilyn Manson, to Beck, Blur to Boy George - all paying tribute to Gary's influence on modern day music either by covering his songs (Random, Random-2 amongst the many releases now available) or confirming their respect in magazine interviews.
Gary's music now retains the cold, dark haunting moods from classics such as the Replicas and Telekon albums. But he has listened to what is out there, and has masterfully mixed in new, industrial themes to record one of the most lavishly produced, grandiose albums of his career.
If you have ever been tempted by any of his music, buy this album now. But don't expect a throw-away poppy radio-friendly LP. This is 'grown-up' Gary with swooping melodies, crashing anthemic storms and thought-provoking lyrics.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark brooding masterpiece 19 Mar 2004
By Richard Kelly TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Everyone knows who Gary Numan is don't they?
He's that bloke who did Cars isn't he?
Well yes he is, but don't expect this to sound anything like Tubeway Army or his early solo stuff.
For years now Gary has been experimenting with audio sound scape and this is his pinacle so far - there is a new album on the way soon....
Expect wall to wall synths, drum loops, guitars and Numans haunting voice. This album is a dark and brooding as anything by the great goth bands of the 80's - it's also chillingly beautiful with some great melodies. If you liked Exile then it's more of the same, except that the quality is much improved.
An album to listen to on a dark cold night, with the volume turned up and the weight of the world on your shoulders.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure genius!!! 20 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is regularly credited as numan's best ever, I fully agree with the praise it has received! In my own opinion, I would say this is definitely one of the most atmospheric and beautifully dark and brooding album I have ever heard in my life. Numan has reinvented himself into the rock genre and what an amazing impact he has had, long may his musical journey be continually succesful!!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
You think Numan is a synth-playing robotic freak? Forget it. This album is guitar driven, with a full, industrial sound and haunting lyrics. The songs are fast moving, confrontational, and cling desparately to you.
Trent Reznor quotes Numan as one of his inspirations, but things have gone full circle as on "Fallen" and "My Jesus" Numan claims back some of Nine Inch Nails' sound as his own. On "Pure", "Rip" and "I Can't Breathe" he moves smoothly from gentle accusation to screaming demands, and back again, meaning that the choruses leap out at you - this is not an album which fades into the background but one which compels.
Lyrics like "I want to feel your innocence, I want to hear you beg for 'Him'" and "...feels so warm inside of you" are also reminiscent of the Nails' mood in "Closer", but despite these apparent similarities, you won't need to already be a fan of either Numan or Nails to enjoy this. The sound is unique - probably the best album Numan has made.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Numan Bang On Form, Bang Up To Date 20 Feb 2012
By Pink
Format:Audio CD
With the release of `Pure', Gary Numan's reinvention as industrial metal tour-de-force was complete, as the circular influence of Numan on NIN and vice versa bloomed into a huge album that was fully and authentically absorbed into the genre, whilst still being SO Numan that it couldn't possibly be anyone else.

It also confirmed the direction that most fans suspected he was heading and for me personally, as a long-term metal fan as well as a die-hard Numan fan, it was a direction that I could have only dreamed of 10 years before!

Everything about `Pure' is right and from the moment the crushing title-track kicks in to the final strains of `I Can't Breathe', the quality never dips. Along the way there are some real killers such as the powerful `Listen To My Voice', the stunning `Prayer For The Unborn' (which was subsequently improved even further on the Limited Tour Edition of this album) and the almighty `My Jesus' to name but a few.

The general atmosphere is characteristically moody, but the music is much more varied than on its rather sparse and samey predecessor `Exile', and whilst some songs still see Numan railing against God, there are plenty of more personal, emotional lyrics this time too.

As ever though, Gary Numan can't honestly be compared with anyone else and the industrial influence is just that, an influence...this is a heavy NUMAN album.

`Pure' is a brilliant album and it's how Gary Numan sounds now. Try it, you'll be impressed.
You probably love it. Recommended without reservation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good comeback 5 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Replicas, Pleasure Principal and all the other 1979 to about 1991 are many that I like being a massive fan of New Wave.

I was however slightly upset with the dull tone of Machine and Soul, Felt that Sacrifice gave an ok direction and despite everyone elses love for it I very much dislike Exile. However Pure I found felt almost something similar to me that maybe even Replicas did only replacing Synths with Guitars.

The title track PURE has a powerful chorus and comparable to the NIN song Sanctified.
RIP has a simple yet powerful chorus as well.
WALKING WITH SHADOWS is nothing but a chilling gothic anthem
LISTEN TO MY VOICE is exactly what you want to do when you hear this track.

Probably his best album in 10 years!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
partner very happy to receive this in his Xmas stocking, in the car CD and frequently played, well worth a listen
Published 2 months ago by Jill Didymus
5.0 out of 5 stars Gary Numan - Awesome Again
This album is by far and away the best album I've bought in recent years.
The songs are exellent - some of the lyrics are searing, and combined with a much more 'heavy' style... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Vic
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
The reviews I read were right - excellant GARY-played constantly at the moment, good addition to the ever expanding collection
Published 12 months ago by hmac769
4.0 out of 5 stars RETURN TO FORM
This album is a beginning of a return to form by Numan. Not quite as good as his early stuff, but getting there.
Published 15 months ago by AK
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius!
this is by far, my favourite Numan cd, next to The Pleasure Principal..but getting the tour edition was an absolute bonus... Read more
Published 18 months ago by David Tiberi
1.0 out of 5 stars bloke that did the cars song
Gary Numan is best known as the bloke who sang 'Cars.'- which is synth pseudo-futoro pop that for some reason still sounds fresh even today. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Paul Smithson
3.0 out of 5 stars Relaunched as an industry rocker
A very different Numan from the one we knew from the 80ies. Had been hanging out with Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson. Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2012 by Geistfahrer
2.0 out of 5 stars So-so
Another mainly drab offering with a few interesting ideas, mostly textual. If you want to rediscover Gary Numan then of the four recent albums this is the one to buy but don't... Read more
Published on 8 July 2011 by Ed Kingsley
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure
It's just very good. Does that say it all?
OK then Prayer For The Unborn is one of the best songs ever. Ever.
And Pure.
Listen To My Voice.
Published on 16 May 2011 by John Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars ...'friends' ,If only the vocal delivery was 'Pure'...
I agree with every single word "The Lone Voice Of Reason " wrote.That guy is in my head. Positively chilling.
Most of all . Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2009 by rob slevin
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