Gary Numan

Living Ornaments '81, Pt. 1/Living Ornaments '81, Pt. 2/Dance/I, Assassin/Warriors

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British synth/sci-fi pop artist Gary Numan was little more than a cult footnote to the early MTV era in the States, but in his home country he was a full-fledged superstar, charting regularly and achieving a status near that of national treasure with his always odd, often catchy compositions. This five-album box set collects Numan's work in the early '80s, following his stint under the name Tubeway Army and critically acclaimed early albums Pleasure Principle and Telekon. Albums included are both volumes of Living Ornaments, a concert album documenting a farewell performance of what ended up being a short-lived retirement from live gigging, 1981's bleak and atmospheric Dance, the funked-up electro-pop of 1982's I, Assassin, and 1983's similarly minded Warriors.

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