Living Ornaments '80

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Living Ornaments '80
Living ornaments 80.jpg
Live album by Gary Numan
Released April 1981
Recorded Hammersmith Odeon, London, 16 September 1980
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 134:24
Label Beggars Banquet Records
Producer Gary Numan
Gary Numan chronology
Living Ornaments '79
(1981)Living Ornaments '791981
Living Ornaments '80
(1981)
Living Ornaments '79 and '80
(1981)Living Ornaments '79 and '801981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Living Ornaments '80 is a live album by British musician Gary Numan, first released in 1981. It was also issued as a limited edition box set with Living Ornaments '79 the same year. The original release was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on 16 September 1980, as a record of Numan's "Teletour" (September–November 1980).

An expanded and remastered version was reissued on a double CD in 2005. The tapes of the full concert from which the original album's ten tracks were culled have been lost, but in 2004 a mixing console recording of a complete song set from another (undated) UK concert was discovered and deemed to be of sufficient quality to release commercially. This set included, at that time, the only official live recordings of the tracks "Telekon", from the album of the same name, and "Stories", from Numan's then-forthcoming Dance album (1981).[2] A live version of "Telekon" has since appeared on the Telekon – Live album (2008), recorded during Numan's Telekon Classic Album Tour of 2006, although no further live versions of "Stories" have been officially released.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gary Numan.

Original version[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "This Wreckage" – 5:20
  2. "I Die: You Die" – 3:38
  3. "M.E." – 4:27
  4. "Everyday I Die" – 4:22
  5. "Down in the Park" – 5:55

Side two[edit]

  1. "Remind Me to Smile" – 3:40
  2. "The Joy Circuit" – 5:47
  3. "Tracks" – 2:43
  4. "Are 'Friends' Electric?" – 5:30
  5. "We Are Glass" – 4:32

Remastered version[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "This Wreckage"
  2. "I Die: You Die"
  3. "M.E."
  4. "Everyday I Die"
  5. "Down in the Park"
  6. "Remind Me to Smile"
  7. "The Joy Circuit"
  8. "Tracks"
  9. "Are 'Friends' Electric?"
  10. "We Are Glass"
  11. "This Wreckage"
  12. "Remind Me to Smile"
  13. "Complex"
  14. "Telekon"

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Me! I Disconnect From You"
  2. "Cars"
  3. "Conversation"
  4. "Airlane"
  5. "M.E."
  6. "Everyday I Die"
  7. "Remember I Was Vapour"
  8. "Stories"
  9. "Are 'Friends' Electric?"
  10. "The Joy Circuit"
  11. "I Die: You Die"
  12. "I Dream of Wires"
  13. "Down in the Park"
  14. "Tracks"
  15. "We Are Glass"

Tracks 1-10 on disc one comprise the original Living Ornaments '80 set. The rest of the tracks on disc one and all of the tracks on disc two comprise the recovered, undated show. Film footage of the live version of "Down in the Park" from the original Living Ornaments '80 show was included in the music concert anthology film Urgh! A Music War (1981); the track was included on that film's accompanying soundtrack album, released in the same year.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

  • Original album #39 (UK Albums Chart)
  • Living Ornaments '79/'80 box set #2 (UK Albums Chart)

Notes[edit]

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

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