Living Ornaments '79 (1981) is a live album by British musician Gary Numan recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on 28 September 1979. It was also released as a limited edition box set with Living Ornaments '80 (1981). An expanded (21-track) version was reissued on a double CD in 1998 before aremastered version was again reissued in 2005.[3] The nine tracks of the original Living Ornaments '79 were included on 1979: The Live EPs, a disc available to those who bought the expanded, 2-disc version of The Pleasure Principle from Numan's website in 2009.

Contents[edit | edit source]

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Track listing[edit][edit | edit source]

All songs written by Gary Numan except where noted.

1981 version[edit][edit | edit source]

Side one[edit][edit | edit source]

  1. "Airlane" – 3:12
  2. "Cars" – 3:20
  3. "We Are So Fragile" – 2:33
  4. "Films" – 3:45
  5. "Something's in the House" – 4:08

Side two[edit][edit | edit source]

  1. "My Shadow in Vain" – 2:50
  2. "Conversation" – 7:45
  3. "The Dream Police" – 4:12
  4. "Metal" – 3:25

1998 and 2005 version[edit][edit | edit source]

Disc one[edit][edit | edit source]

  1. "Intro" – 2.32
  2. "Airlane" – 3.07
  3. "Me! I Disconnect From You" – 3.02
  4. "Cars" – 3.25
  5. "M.E." – 4.42
  6. "You Are in My Vision" – 3.11
  7. "Somethings in the House" – 3.55
  8. "Random" – 3.38
  9. "Everyday I Die" – 3.36
  10. "Conversation" – 7.51
  11. "We Are So Fragile" – 2.46

Disc two[edit][edit | edit source]

  1. "Bombers" – 5.30
  2. "Remember I Was Vapour" – 4.51
  3. "On Broadway" (Barry MannCynthia WeilJerry LeiberMike Stoller) – 4.38
  4. "The Dream Police" – 4.19
  5. "Films" – 3.49
  6. "Metal" – 3.25
  7. "Down in the Park" – 5.38
  8. "My Shadow in Vain" – 2.34
  9. "Are 'Friends' Electric?" – 5.33
  10. "Tracks" – 3.10

Personnel[edit][edit | edit source]

Charts[edit][edit | edit source]

  • Original album #47 (UK Albums Chart)
  • Living Ornaments '79 and '80 box set #2 (UK Albums Chart)

The Touring Principle Video[edit][edit | edit source]

In 1980, an edited version of the 28 September 1979 concert was released on video under the title The Touring Principle '79; this has been cited as the world's first music video cassette and "special video effects" of the time were added to the recording. The songs featured on the video were "Me! I Disconnect From You", "M.E.", "We Are So Fragile", "Everyday I Die", "Conversation", "Remember I Was Vapour", "On Broadway", "Down in the Park", "My Shadow in Vain", "Are 'Friends' Electric?", and "Tracks". The concert itself was preceded on the original cassette by the promo video for "Cars". In 2009, The Touring Principle '79 was released on DVD with the same track listing and with the video effects removed (although the original video version with the effects is included as a bonus feature). The DVD does not feature the "Cars" video although it does include a 34-minute interview with Numan in 2009, recalling his memories of the original 1979 tour.

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