Living Ornaments '79

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Living Ornaments '79
Live album by Gary Numan
Released April 1981
Recorded Hammersmith Odeon, London, 28 September 1979
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 71:10
Label Beggars Banquet Records
Producer Gary Numan
Gary Numan chronology
Dance
(1981)
Living Ornaments '79
(1981)
Living Ornaments '80
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Release Magazine 5/10 stars[2]

Living Ornaments '79 (1981) is a live album by British musician Gary Numan recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on 28 September 1979. It was also released as a limited edition box set with Living Ornaments '80 (1981). An expanded (21-track) version was reissued on a double CD in 1998 before a remastered version was again reissued in 2005.[3] The nine tracks of the original Living Ornaments '79 were included on 1979: The Live EPs, a disc available to those who bought the expanded, 2-disc version of The Pleasure Principle from Numan's website in 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gary Numan except where noted.

1981 version[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Airlane" – 3:12
  2. "Cars" – 3:20
  3. "We Are So Fragile" – 2:33
  4. "Films" – 3:45
  5. "Something's in the House" – 4:08

Side two[edit]

  1. "My Shadow in Vain" – 2:50
  2. "Conversation" – 7:45
  3. "The Dream Police" – 4:12
  4. "Metal" – 3:25

1998 and 2005 version[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 2.32
  2. "Airlane" – 3.07
  3. "Me! I Disconnect From You" – 3.02
  4. "Cars" – 3.25
  5. "M.E." – 4.42
  6. "You Are in My Vision" – 3.11
  7. "Somethings in the House" – 3.55
  8. "Random" – 3.38
  9. "Everyday I Die" – 3.36
  10. "Conversation" – 7.51
  11. "We Are So Fragile" – 2.46

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Bombers" – 5.30
  2. "Remember I Was Vapour" – 4.51
  3. "On Broadway" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 4.38
  4. "The Dream Police" – 4.19
  5. "Films" – 3.49
  6. "Metal" – 3.25
  7. "Down in the Park" – 5.38
  8. "My Shadow in Vain" – 2.34
  9. "Are 'Friends' Electric?" – 5.33
  10. "Tracks" – 3.10

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

  • Original album #47 (UK Albums Chart)
  • Living Ornaments '79 and '80 box set #2 (UK Albums Chart)

The Touring Principle Video[edit]

In 1980, an edited version of the 28 September 1979 concert was released on video under the title The Touring Principle '79; this has been cited as the world's first music video cassette and "special video effects" of the time were added to the recording. The songs featured on the video were "Me! I Disconnect From You", "M.E.", "We Are So Fragile", "Everyday I Die", "Conversation", "Remember I Was Vapour", "On Broadway", "Down in the Park", "My Shadow in Vain", "Are 'Friends' Electric?", and "Tracks". The concert itself was preceded on the original cassette by the promo video for "Cars". In 2009, The Touring Principle '79 was released on DVD with the same track listing and with the video effects removed (although the original video version with the effects is included as a bonus feature). The DVD does not feature the "Cars" video although it does include a 34-minute interview with Numan in 2009, recalling his memories of the original 1979 tour.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Release Magazine review
  3. ^ Beggars Banquet Records. "Gary Numan Living Ornaments". beggars.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 

References[edit]

  • Everyhit.com
  • Paul Goodwin (2004). Electric Pioneer: An Armchair Guide To Gary Numan