Gary Numan ‎– Savage: Songs From A Broken World

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BMG ‎– 538307451
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Gatefold Sleeve.

Some copies of this album were signed by Gary Numan and came with a download card, a signed 12"x12" print of front cover,, printed postcard with a message from Gary, a pin badge and coaster as part of the PledgeMusic campaign.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4050538307450
  • Label Code: LC 19813
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 538307451 A1 = MATT @ ALCHEMY = BH84117-01 A1 +↾
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 538307451 B1 v^ = MATT = BH84117-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 538307451 C1 = MATT @ ALCHEMY = BH84117-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 538307451 D2 BH84117-02 D2

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
538307442, 4050538307443 Gary Numan Savage: Songs From A Broken World(CD, Album) BMG, BMG 538307442, 4050538307443 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
538309518 Gary Numan Savage: Songs From A Broken World(Cass, Album) BMG 538309518 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
538307882 Gary Numan Savage: Songs From A Broken World(CD, Album, Dlx, Dig) BMG 538307882 US 2017 Sell This Version
538307451 Gary Numan Savage: Songs From A Broken World(2xLP, TP, W/Lbl) BMG 538307451 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
PROMOBMG1391 Gary Numan Savage: Songs From A Broken World(CDr, Album, Promo, Car) BMG PROMOBMG1391 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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doctorg

doctorg

November 26, 2018
edited about 1 month ago

A prophetic, terrifying album. I would describe the music as darkwave, and whilst Numan doesn't really innovate in the genre, his voice has withstood the ravages of time remarkably well and the songwriting is really good. The crossover between the sense of futility and waste that comes with age/mortality, and the ecological apocalypse that is the subject matter of the lyrics, is poignant. And very contemporary. It is ironic that the gloomy pioneer is now the nostalgic cynic. He was one of the first to prophesy the cyberculture in which we are now living in his coldly disembodied early technoir. He is now one of the first to count the cost of that coldness. Indeed, the final song is called "Cold". By extrapolating just a little into the future, Numan gets us to look back on our present with chagrin, hatred, embarrassment, misanthropy, even compassion. Indeed, science fiction's shiny visions of high tech futures are always shadowed by apocalyptic undertones, which has been there in the more gothic elements of his work all along. Gary Numan has always been at least a little bit out of time, anachronistic. It is precisely this that has kept him relevant. This is astonishing work. ~*~