The Premier Hits

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The Premier Hits
Greatest hits album by Gary Numan / Tubeway Army
Released 18 March 1996
Genre New wave, electronic, synthpop
Length 76:20
Label Polygram TV, Beggars Banquet
531 149-2
Producer Gary Numan, Dramatis, Simon Heywood, Kenny Denton, Zeus B. Held
Gary Numan / Tubeway Army chronology
The Premier Hits
Techno Army featuring Gary Numan
(1996)Techno Army featuring Gary Numan1996

The Premier Hits is a compilation album by Gary Numan released in March 1996[1] on the Polygram TV record label. The album was promoted by the re-released remixed version of "Cars" ('E' Reg Model), re-titled as the 'Premier Mix' in a TV advert campaign for Carling Premier lager. The single reached No 17, making the third time that Cars has reached the official UK Top 40 charts.[2]

All the tracks were digitally remastered in November 1995 and the enclosed twelve page colour booklet contains photos and an essay by long term Numan collaborator Steve Malins. All the single sleeves are also illustrated with the unexplained exception of Stormtrooper in Drag and Love Needs No Disguise.[3] It is most likely the most famous and highest selling Gary Numan compilation, and was certified Silver by the BPI in March 2015.[4]

The album was reissued in 1997 by Beggars Banquet as Premier Hits with a different sleeve design (again taken from the Dance album photo session).[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cars" (Premier Mix) - 3:40 Previously unreleased mix
  2. "I Die: You Die" - 3:43 from Telekon
  3. "Are 'Friends' Electric?" - 5:23 from Replicas
  4. "Down in the Park" - 4:23 from Replicas
  5. "We Are Glass" - 4:47 from Telekon
  6. "Bombers" - 3:54 Non-album single
  7. "We Take Mystery (To Bed)" - 3:43 from I, Assassin
  8. "She's Got Claws" - 4:56 from Dance
  9. "Complex" - 3:12 from The Pleasure Principle
  10. "Music For Chameleons" - 3:40 from I, Assassin
  11. "That's Too Bad" - 3:20 Non-album single
  12. "This Wreckage" - 5:24 from Telekon
  13. "Warriors" - 4:09 from Warriors
  14. "Love Needs No Disguise" - 4:38 from the Dramatis album For Future Reference; also appended to some versions of Dance
  15. "White Boys and Heroes" - 3:37 from I, Assassin
  16. "Sister Surprise" - 5:01 from Warriors
  17. "Stormtrooper in Drag" - 4:53 from Dance
  18. "Cars" - 3:55 from The Pleasure Principle