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Telekon + 6 Bonus Tracks Extra tracks, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • ASIN: B000006NTP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,026 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Product Description

1. This Wreckage
2. The Aircrash Bureau
3. Telekon
4. Remind Me to Smile
5. Sleep By Windows
6. We Are Glass
7. I'm an Agent
8. I Dream of Wires
9. Remember I Was Vapour
10. Please Push No More
11. The Joy Circuit
12. I Die:You Die (Alternate Version)
13. A Game Called Echo
14. Photograph
15. Down in the Park (Piano Version)
16. Trois Gymnopedies (First Movement)

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Brilliant rerelease of Numan's less well regarded second solo album. It is probably not the best starting point for new fans but I have always loved it. I have the original on vinyl and this is a far better pressing with a much richer sound and a lot of detail I don't remember. It now comes in a gatefold sleeve with the lyrics on the inside. The original came with the lyrics on the inner sleeve. Unlike many re-releases the liners are actually black and match the sleeve. Someone has made some effort with the sleev except that the colour balance is off and Numan has a slightly pink face compared to the original version.

If I have a complaint it is that the two sides of the original are spread over three.
Side one has: This wreckage; The aircrash bureau; Telekon and Remind me to smile.
Side 2: Sllep by windows; I'm an agent; I dream of wires; Remember I was vapour.
Side 3: Please push no more; The joy circuit. Plus: We are glass; Trois Gymnopedies.
Side 4: I die, You die; Down in the park (piano); Photograph; A game called echo; Remind me to smile (USA mix); I die, You die (alternate).

This is more than outweighed by the much better cut of the acetates which have the depth and warmth of a good 12" single. The sound is amazing and easily as good as any CD version. Half of side 3 and all of side 4 are "extras". I already had most of them on vinyl but it's nice to have them collected as they enhance the original track listing. Of these extra tracks I love the stripped down piano version of "Down in the park", one of my favourite Tubeway Army songs.
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A year after the awesome 'Pleasure Principle' came this album, considered by most to be the pinnacle of Gary Numan's achievements. And whilst the songwriting was as quirky and original as ever, the sound was radically different.

For starters, the guitars were back (albeit in a relatively low-key fashion) but crucially, Telekon saw Numan beginning to experiment with a broader palette of instrumentation and percussion. The result is a set of classic songs that teem with intricate arrangements and new sounds, and to me it feels like watching your favourite film on a big widescreen TV for the first time...it's Numan alright, but bigger, more vibrant and at times almost orchestral.

This is not my personal favourite Numan album, but it is arguably the last truly important release of the early part of his career, and it is packed with fantastic material. There are some BIG numbers here; the catchy 'Remind Me To Smile' (which should have been a single), the dour 'This Wreckage (which shouldn't!), the epic 'Joy Circuit' and the towering 'I Dream of Wires' to name a few.

But there are also some real oddities on it, that are among the most interesting and eccentric material Numan has ever created. Songs like 'The Aircrash Bureau' and the title track are completely barking and a sure sign of a genius-at-work.

There are ballads too, with the haunting 'Sleep By Windows' and the especially moving 'Please Push No More' helping to give the album perfect balance.

This re-issue gives you the original album, non-album singles 'We Are Glass' and 'I Die, You Die' (I recall the agony of seeing the latter song performed on The Kenny Everett Video Show in late 1979, totally falling in love with it, then having to wait until May 1980 for it to actually be released!
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Excellent album, I've loved it since 1980, just wanted to point out that the track listing on Amazon is not quite complete. As well as the original 10 album tracks, non-album singles We Are Glass and I Die Your Die, plus their B-sides Trois Gymnopedies and Down in the Park (piano version), and A Game Called Echo, the new double-LP also contains Photograph (the B-side to This Wreckage), an alternate mix of I Die You Die, and a US mix of Remind Me To Smile. Gatefold sleeve with the lyrics to the 10 album tracks, We Are Glass, and I Die You Die on the gatefold inner.
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Format: Audio CD
If ever I was eagerly anticipating the release of a second solo album, then Numan's Telecon was that album. I'd played The Pleasure Principal to death and was like a salivating dog wanting more. Telecon exceeded all expectations by miles. For a musician in his early 20's, Numan created a piece of work that most artists could only have dreamed of. Perfectly crafted, clinical, haunting, experimental and with Numan's fragile vocals lingering long after every track, this became an early landmark in a career still evident today. There are many stand-out moments here but nothing will give you goosebumps more than the title track (try listening to it with the lights off for further proof). Please Push No More is Numan's way of asking the fans and the press to "back off" having found the whole fame thing overwhelming at times. At times his voice sounds like it could crack at any moment lapsing into tears. So much talent from someone so young and so misunderstood by the music press at the time, he has well earned the respect he rightly deserved.
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This is not the original album as songs seem to have re-mastered or have been changed. One song in question is Remember I was Vapour where the middle eight has the pans to extreme right and left with a keyboard theme removed, leaving a bland mid-balanced track without any middle eight at all. other tracks have had touches of re-mastering which alters the balance of the instruments. The alternate version of "I Die; You Die" to me is not up to scratch.

If you wish to hear the album in its original 1980 form as found on vinyl or cassette, you will need to buy the Beggars Banquet double cd which has I Assassin as the second disc. I do not understand why albums can't be left in the original form without tinkering, albeit for the worse in this case. The mastering leaves more of a metallic sound with a slight hiss to my ear.
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