Gary Numan discography

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Gary Numan discography
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Gary Numan, 18 February 1980
Studio albums 22
Live albums 25
Compilation albums 18
EPs 13
Singles 50

The following is a comprehensive discography of Gary Numan, a British singer, songwriter and musician. Numan (born Gary Webb, 1958) released his first record in 1978 as part of the outfit Tubeway Army. Initially unsuccessful, the band scored a huge hit in 1979 with the single "Are Friends Electric" and their second album Replicas, both of which reached number one in the UK. Numan then decided to release further recordings under his own name, beginning with the single "Cars" later in 1979. Both this and the subsequent album The Pleasure Principle also reached number one in the UK, and Numan became a leading force in the British electronic music scene. He scored a third number one album in 1980 with Telekon, and further more hit singles and albums until the mid 1980s when his popularity waned. Despite this, he has continued to record and tour on a regular basis up to the present day. His latest studio album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) returned him to the UK Top 20 for the first time in 30 years.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[1]
US SWE AUS
1978 Tubeway Army 14
1979 Replicas
  • Released: April 1979
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format:
1 124 37 11 100,000+ UK Gold[2]
The Pleasure Principle
  • Released: 7 September 1979
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format:
1 16 24 100,000+ UK: Gold[2]
1980 Telekon
  • Released: 5 September 1980
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format:
1 64 24 100,000+ UK: Gold[2]
1981 Dance
  • Released: 4 September 1981
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format:
3 167 85
1982 I, Assassin
  • Released: 10 September 1982
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format:
8 95
1983 Warriors
  • Released: 16 September 1983
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format:
12
1984 Berserker
  • Released: 9 November 1984
  • Label: Numa
  • Format:
45
1985 The Fury
  • Released: September 1985
  • Label: Numa
  • Format:
24
1986 Strange Charm
  • Released: November 1986
  • Label: Numa
  • Format:
59
1988 Metal Rhythm
  • Released: September 1988
  • Label: IRS, Illegal
  • Format:
48
1989 Automatic (as Sharpe & Numan)
  • Released: June 1989
  • Label: Polydor (UK)
  • Format:
59
1991 Outland
  • Released: March 1991
  • Label: IRS, EMI
  • Format:
39
1992 Machine + Soul
  • Released: September 1992
  • Label: Numa
  • Format:
42
1994 The Radial Pair: Video Soundtrack
  • Released: August 1994
  • Label: Salvation
  • Format:
Sacrifice
  • Released: October 1994
  • Label: Numa
  • Format:
99
1995 Human
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Numa
  • Format:
1997 Exile
  • Released: 20 October 1997
  • Label: Eagle
  • Format:
48
2000 Pure
  • Released: 7 November 2000
  • Label: Eagle
  • Format:
58
2006 Jagged
  • Released: 13 March 2006
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Format:
59
2008 Replicas Redux
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format:
96
2009 The Pleasure Principle 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Released: 21 September 2009
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format:
98
2011 Dead Son Rising
  • Released: 15 September 2011
  • Label: Mortal Records
  • Format:
87
2013 Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)
  • Released: 14 October 2013
  • Label: Mortal Records
  • Format:
20 175
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart or were not released

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
UK
[1]
AUS
1981 Living Ornaments '79 and '80a 2
Living Ornaments '79 47
Living Ornaments '80 39
1985 White Noise - Live 29 64
1987 Ghost
1989 The Skin Mechanic 55
1994 Dream Corrosion
1995 Dark Light
1998 Living Ornaments '81
1999 The Radio One Recordings
2003 Scarred
2004 Live at Shepherds Bush Empire
Hope Bleeds
Live in London
2005 Fragment 1/04
Fragment 2/04
2007 The Complete John Peel Sessions
Jagged Live
2008 Engineers
Telekon - Live
2009 Replicas Live[1]
2010 The Pleasure Principle Live
2011 Decoder (Live In Australia)
2012 Big Noise Transmission
2013 Machine Music Live
2016 Here in the Black — Live at Hollywood Forever Cemetery "—" denotes releases that failed to chart or were not released

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
UK
1982 New Man Numan: The Best Of Gary Numan 45
1984 The Plan 29
1987 Exhibition 43
1990 Asyluma
1992 Isolate
1993 The Best of Gary Numan 1978-1983 70
1994 Here I Am[3]
1996 The Premier Hits 21
1997 Random (various artists covers)
1999 Nicholson / Numan 1987-1994
New Dreams For Old
2002 Disconnection
2002 Exposure 44
2003 Hybrid
2003 Reconnected: Live 'n' More
2004 Resonator (Pioneer of Sound)
2008 Jagged Edge[1]
2011 Dead Moon Falling (remix album)
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
UK
1996 Techno Army featuring Gary Numan (remix album)
1998 Random (tribute album)
Random (02) (remix album)
The Mix (remix album)
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
UK[1] US US Dan CAN IRE AUS NZ
1978 "That's Too Bad" (with Tubeway Army) Tubeway Army
"Bombers" (with Tubeway Army)
1979 "Down in the Park" (with Tubeway Army) Replicas
"Are 'Friends' Electric?" (with Tubeway Army) 1 3 12 8 UK: Gold
"Cars" 1 9 56 1 5 9 18 UK: Gold The Pleasure Principle
"Complex" 6 9 UK: Silver
1980 "We Are Glass" 5 9 15 42 Telekon
"I Die: You Die" 6 102 16 86
"This Wreckage" 20 20
1981 "Stormtrooper in Drag" (with Paul Gardiner) 49 non-album track1
"She's Got Claws" 6 12 Dance
"Love Needs No Disguise" 33 For Future Reference
1982 "Music for Chameleons" 19 23 I, Assassin
"We Take Mystery (To Bed)" 9 26
"White Boys and Heroes" 20 14
1983 "Warriors" 20 15 Warriors
"Sister Surprise" 32 25
1984 "Berserker" 32 Berserker
"My Dying Machine" 66
1985 "Change Your Mind" (with Bill Sharpe) 17 35 22 39 Automatic
"Your Fascination" 46 The Fury
"Call Out the Dogs" 49
"Miracles" 49
1986 "This Is Love" 28 Strange Charm
"I Can't Stop" 27
"New Thing from London Town" (with Bill Sharpe) 52
"I Still Remember" 74 The Fury
1987 "Radio Heart" (with Radio Heart) 35 Radio Heart Featuring Gary Numan
"London Times" (with Radio Heart) 48
"Cars (E Reg Model)" / "Are Friends Electric?" (remixes) 16 23 Exhibition
"All Across the Nation" (with Radio Heart) 81 Radio Heart Featuring Gary Numan
1988 "No More Lies" (with Bill Sharpe) 34 Automatic
"New Anger" 46 Metal Rhythm
"America" 49
1989 "I'm on Automatic" (with Bill Sharpe) 44 Automatic
1990 "Adrenalin" (with Yen) Non-album single
1991 "Heart" 43 Outland
"My World Storm" 46
"Emotion" Machine + Soul
1992 "The Skin Game" 68
"Machine + Soul" 72
1993 "Cars" (1993 remix) 53 The Best of Gary Numan 1978–1983
1994 "Like a Refugee (I Won't Cry)" (with Dadadang) 78 Non-album single
"A Question of Faith" 88 Sacrifice
1995 "Absolution" 91 Exile
1995 "Dark Light (The Live LP)" 92 Dark Light
1996 "Cars" (re-issue) 17 The Premier Hits
1998 "Dominion Day" 89 Exile
2002 "Rip" 29 Pure
2003 "Crazier" 13 Hybrid
2006 "In a Dark Place" 63 Jagged
2007 "Healing" (with Ade Fenton) Artificial Perfect (Ade Fenton album)
"The Leather Sea" (with Ade Fenton) 72
2008 "Are 'Friends' Electric?" Replicas Redux
2011 "My Machines" (with Battles) Gloss Drop (Battles album)
2013 "Love Hurt Bleed" Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
2014 "I Am Dust"
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart or were not released in that territory

1"Stormtrooper In Drag" was originally a stand-alone single but has since been included as a bonus track on CD versions of Numan's 1981 album Dance as well as various Numan compilation albums.

Single certifications[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • "1978" (2/4/1983) - (12" vinyl only, reissued 1985 as 1978 Volume 1) - as Gary Numan and Tubeway Army UK #97
  • "The Peel Sessions" (-/-/1989) - as Gary Numan and Tubeway Army - 'Cars' / 'Airlane' / 'Films' / 'Me I Disconnect From You' / 'Down In The Park' / 'I Nearly Married A Human'
  • "Selection" (-/11/1989) - 'Cars ('E' Reg Extended Model)' / 'Down In The Park' / 'Are 'Friends' Electric?' / 'I Die: You Die' / 'We Are Glass' / 'Music For Chameleons'
  • "1978-79 Volume 2" (16/3/1985) - (12" vinyl only) - as Gary Numan and Tubeway Army UK #76
  • "1978-79 Volume 3" (23/3/1985) - (12" vinyl only) - as Gary Numan and Tubeway Army UK #82
  • "The Live EP" (25/5/1985) - 'Are 'Friends' Electric?' / 'Berserker' / 'Cars' / 'We Are Glass' UK #27
  • "Dream Corrosion - The Live EP" (-/7/1994) - 'Noise Noise' / 'It Must Have Been Years' / 'I'm An Agent' / 'Jo The Waiter' #111
  • "Dark Light - The Live EP" (-/5/1995) - 'Bleed' / 'Every Day I Die' / 'The Dream Police' / 'Listen to the Sirens' #136
  • "Babylon 1" (-/-/1995) - 'Berserker' / 'My Dying Machine' / 'Empty Bed, Empty Heart' / 'Here Am I' / 'She Cries' / 'Rumour'
  • "Babylon 2" (-/-/1995) - 'Your Fascination' / 'Call Out The Dogs' / 'We Need It' / 'Anthem' / 'This Ship Comes Apart' / 'Mistasax 1'
  • "Babylon 3" (-/-/1995) - 'Miracles' / 'I Still Remember' / 'The Fear (95 Remix)' / 'Puppets' / 'Tribal' / 'Shame'
  • "Babylon 4" (-/-/1995) - 'This Is Love' / 'I Can't Stop' / 'Survival' / 'Faces' / 'Time To Die' / 'Mistasax 2'
  • "Babylon 5" (-/-/1995) - 'New Anger' / 'America' / 'Heart' / 'I Don't Believe' / 'Children' / 'Icehouse' / 'Tread Careful'
  • "Babylon 6" (-/-/1995) - 'The Skin Game' / 'Emotion' / 'Dark Mountain' / 'In A Glasshouse' / 'Hanoi' / 'River'
  • "Babylon 7" (-/-/1995) - 'Machine And Soul' / 'A Question Of Faith' / 'The Hauntings' / 'Metal Beat' / 'Whisper Of Truth' / 'Play Like God' / 'Absolution'
  • "Dominion Day" (-/-/1998) (US only CD EP) - 'Dominion Day (Extended)' / 'Metal (20th Anniversary Version' / 'Down In The Park (20th Anniversary Version)' / 'Dominion Day (Live)' / 'Dominion Day (Video Edit)' / 'Voix (20th Anniversary Version)' / 'Dead Heaven (Extended)' / 'Cars (Live)'
  • The Babylon series are fanclub only CD EPs featuring (then) exclusive to CD 12" versions, b-sides and rare tracks. 'This Ship Comes Apart' from 1985, remains exclusive to 'Babylon 2'. Although credited as such, 'I Still Remember' was not the 12" version.
  • The Dominion Day US CD EP incorrectly lists only seven tracks and in the incorrect order.

Guest appearances[edit]

Albums and singles by other artists on which Numan appears in some form.

  • 1980 Robert Palmer: Clues (keyboards and writer, "I Dream of Wires"; co-writer, "Found You Now")
  • 1981 Claire Hamill: Ultra Violet Light (single, Numan on keyboards)
  • 1982 Dramatis: For Future Reference (lead vocals on "Love Needs No Disguise")
  • 1982 Robert Palmer: Maybe It's Live (co-writer, "Style Kills")
  • 1984 Tik and Tok: Intolerance (backing vocals and keyboards on "Show Me Something Real") UK #89
  • 1982 Nicky Robson: "Stars" (single, co-written by Numan, co-vocals and keyboards)
  • 1987 Radio Heart: Radio Heart (lead vocals on three tracks)
  • 1994 Dadadang: "Like a Refugee" (lead vocals)
  • 1998 Fear Factory: Obsolete (vocals on the cover of "Cars", spoken intro of "Obsolete")
  • 1998 The High Kings Of Tara: I Can't Believe It's Not Plankton (Spoken vocals by Numan and wife Gemma Webb on "Mars Is heaven")
  • 2000 The 6ths: Hyacinths and Thistles (lead vocals on "A Sailor In Love With The Sea")
  • 2000 Dubstar: The Self Same Thing EP (Lead vocals on "Redirected Mail")
  • 2003 Rico: Violent Silences (lead vocals on "Crazier")
  • 2003 Plump DJs Eargasm (lead vocals on "Pray For You") UK #89
  • 2003 Junkie XL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin (lead vocals on "Angels")
  • 2004 Afrika Bambaataa: Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light (vocals on the cover of "Metal")
  • 2007 Ade Fenton: Artificial Perfect (vocals on four tracks)
  • 2011 Battles "Gloss Drop" (vocals on 'My Machine').
  • 2011 South Central (band) "Society Of The Spectacle" (vocals on 'Crawl').
  • 2016 Titán: Dama (lead vocals on "Dark Rain").
  • 2016 The Mission: "Another Fall From Grace" (backing vocals on "Within The Deepest Darkest (Fearful)").

Videos[edit]

Year Album Peak chart
positions
Sales Certifications
UK
1979 The Touring Principle '79
  • Released:
  • Label: Mortal Music
  • Format: VHS
1
1982 Micromusic
  • Released:
  • Label: Mortal Music
  • Format: VHS
1
Newman Numan The Best Of Gary Numan
  • Released:
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  • Format: VHS
1
1985 The Berserker Tour
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2
1990 The Skin Mechanic
  • Released:
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20
1994 Dream Corrosion
  • Released:
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Shadow Man
  • Released:
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2004 Hope Bleeds
  • Released:
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  • Format: DVD
2005 Fragment 1/04 - Birmingham Academy Live [2004]
  • Released:
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  • Format: DVD
Fragment 2/04 - Shepherds Bush Empire Live [2004]
  • Released:
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  • Format: DVD
2007 Jagged Live
  • Released:
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2008 Cold Warning
  • Released:
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  • Format: DVD; expanded version of The Berserker Tour
Telekon Live
  • Released:
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  • Format: DVD
2009 Replicas Live
  • Released:
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  • Format: DVD
3
Conversation: The Pleasure Principle Tour 2009 DVD Programme
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  • Format: DVD
2010 The Pleasure Principle Live
  • Released:
  • Label: Mortal Music
  • Format: DVD
2011 Decoder
  • Released:
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2012 Machine Music
  • Released:
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  • Format: DVD
Big Noise Transmission
  • Released:
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  • Format: DVD
2013 Machine Music Live
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Splintered - The Making of Splinter
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  • Format: DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 398–399. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  3. ^ Here I Am