Gary Numan, “The Touring Principle”, live at the London Hammersmith Odeon, 28 September 1979 (video, 48 minutes)

Gary Numan’s The Touring Principle ’79 captures the spectacular shows and innovative music that made his one of the biggest stars in the world at the end of the 1970s. Recorded at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on 28 September 1979, this is one of those rare and very special moments in rock
when new ideas completely change the music scene. These concerts mark the transformation of synthesizer music from the post-punk underground into massive international success without the need for any compromise. From the towers of white light to the icy electronics, everything in this show is designed to be powerful, different, atmospheric and unique. Three decades later, there’s still nothing quite like it, which is why new acts and fans continue to discover and be influenced by many of the concepts, sounds and visuals on The Touring Principle. This concert was originally released as the first ever music video-cassette.

  1. “Me! I Disconnect From You”
  2. “M.E.”
  3. “We Are So Fragile”
  4. “Everyday I Die”
  5. “Conversation”
  6. “Remember I Was Vapour”
  7. “On Broadway”
  8. “Down In The Park”
  9. “My Shadow In Vain”
  10. “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”
  11. “Tracks”

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