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Replicas Redux [Expanded 2008 Tour Edition]
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Album: Replicas Redux [Expanded 2008 Tour Edition]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Me! I Disconnect from You
2)    Are 'Friends' Electric?
3)    Machman, The
4)    Praying to the Aliens
5)    Down in the Park
6)    You Are in My Vision
7)    Replicas
8)    It Must Have Been Years
9)    When the Machines Rock
10)    I Nearly Married a Human
11)    Do You Need the Service?
12)    Crazies, The
13)    Only a Downstat
14)    We Have a Technical
15)    We Are So Fragile
16)    I Nearly Married a Human
 
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Performer Notes
  • REPLICAS contains six bonus tracks, which include outtakes and UK single B- sides.
  • Personnel: Gary Numan (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Paul Gardiner (bass); Jess Lidyard (drums).
  • Recorded at Gooseberry Studios, London, England from December 1978-January 1979. Includes liner notes by Steve Malins.
  • Personnel: Gary Numan (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards); Paul Gardiner (bass guitar); Jess Lidyard (drums).
  • Audio Mixers: Gary Numan; John Caffery; Rikki Sylvan.
  • Liner Note Author: Steve Malins.
  • Recording information: Gooseberry Sound Studios, London, England (12/??/1978-02/19/1979); Regents Park Recording Company, London, England (12/??/1978-02/19/1979).
  • Photographer: Mike Stone .
  • Issued in 2008, this expanded edition of Gary Numan's groundbreaking 1979 synth-pop album, REPLICAS, presents an entire bonus disc of alternate takes and rarities, essentially revealing an early version of the classic Bowie-gone-robotic record. In addition to punchier renditions of "Me! I Disconnect from You" and "Are `Friends' Electric?" the second CD also includes excellent non-album tracks, most notably the coldly funky "Only a Downstat."
Professional Reviews
Spin (9/98, pp.188-189) - 9 (out of 10) - "...1979's REPLICAS, put the synths center stage, freezing Kraftwerk's liquid opulence into stark cubist blocks..."

Uncut (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] transfixed a generation with its clipped, machine-age imagery....Stark and utterly compelling, it's a frozen monster."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Down In The Park''s gorgeous melody and the dizzying 'Me! I Disconnect From You?' are just two of many stand-outs."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Deceptively simple, icicle-fragile high-end synth lines sit neatly on top of opiated and shimmering keyboards. It was a formula that would serve him well on singles such as 'Cars' and 'We Are Glass.'"
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