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Gary Numan Dance'
DancePurple Colored Vinyl
Gary Numan is a pioneer, and his influence on so many artists is unmistakable
and grand. Gary's style connects him with fans of multiple genres... electronic,
industrial, indie-rock, metal, etc. He remains an innovator, and his fan base
continues to grow.
Dance was Gary Numan's fifth studio album and was released in 1981. We
are excited to reissue this album on double purple vinyl. For this new edition,
the tracks have been mastered over three sides for improved fidelity and the
fourth side contains relevant singles, B-sides and an out-take. Additionally, the
previously unreleased, full length version of "Moral" has been used to close out
the original album.
Dance makes a notable effort by Gary Numan to step away from the synthpop
he was famous for, and experiment with something a little more jazzier,
saxophones and all.
Guests on the album include guitarist Rob Dean and (fretless) bassist/
saxophonist Mick Karn of Japan, drummer Roger Taylor of Queen,
keyboardist Roger Mason of Australian band Models, and Canadian alternative
musician Nash the Slash.LP 1
1. Slowcar to China (HD)
2. Night Talk (HD)
3. A Subway Called 'You' (HD)
4. Cry, the Clock Said (HD)
5. She's Got Claws (HD)
6. Crash (HD)
1. Boys Like Me (HD)
2. Stories (HD)
3. My Brother's Time (HD)
4. You Are, You Are (HD)
5. Moral (Extended Version, previously unreleased)
6. Stormtrooper In Drag (single)
7. Face To Face (B-side)
8. Dance (outtake)
9. Exhibition (B-side)
10. I Sing Rain (B-side)$27.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Speak & SpellFrom the beginning of their career Depeche Mode have been at the forefront of remix culture; creating their own classic extended mixes back in the early 80s and over the years amassing a collection of remixers of their songs that pretty much charts the history of cutting edge dance music.
Though probably nobody fully appreciated it at the time -- perhaps least of all the band! -- Depeche Mode's debut is at once both a conservative, functional pop record and a groundbreaking release. While various synth pioneers had come before -- Gary Numan, early Human League, late-'70s Euro-disco, and above all Kraftwerk all had clear influence on Speak & Spell -- Depeche became the undisputed founder of straight-up synth pop with the album's 11 songs, light, hooky, and danceable numbers about love, life, and clubs. For all the claims about dated '80s sounds from rock purists, it should be noted that the basic guitar/bass/drums lineup of rock is almost 25 years older than the catchy keyboard lines and electronic drums making the music here. That such a sound would eventually become ubiquitous during the Reagan years, spawning lots of crud along the way, means the band should no more be held to blame for that than Motown and the Beatles for inspiring lots of bad stuff in the '60s. Credit for the album's success has to go to main songwriter Vince Clarke, who would extend and arguably perfect the synth pop formula with Yazoo and Erasure; the classic early singles New Life, Dreaming of Me, and Just Can't Get Enough, along with numbers ranging from the slyly homoerotic Pretty Boy to the moody thumper Photographic, keep everything moving throughout. David Gahan undersings about half the album, and Martin Gore's two numbers lack the distinctiveness of his later work, but Speak & Spell remains an undiluted joy.
- Ned Raggett (All Music Guide)1. New Life
3. Dreaming Of Me
4. Boys Say Go!
6. What's Your Name?
8. Tora! Tora! Tora!
9. Big Muff
10. Any Second Now (Voices)
11. Just Can't Get Enough$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now