Gary Numan ‎– The Fury

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NUMA 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album) Numa NUMA 1003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NUMAK 1003 Gary Numan The Fury Extented Mixes(Cass, Album) Numa NUMAK 1003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NUMACD 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(CD, Album) Numa NUMACD 1003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CDNUMA 1003, CD NUMA 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(CD, Album) Numa, Numa CDNUMA 1003, CD NUMA 1003 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
202-85 Gary Numan The Fury(Cass, Album) New Wave (4) 202-85 1985 Sell This Version
30263 Gary Numan The Fury(Cass, Album) Off The Track Records 30263 France 1985 Sell This Version
4.26221, 4.26221 CR Gary Numan The Fury(Cass, Album) TELDEC, TELDEC 4.26221, 4.26221 CR Germany 1985 Sell This Version
NUMAC 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(Cass, Album) Numa NUMAC 1003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NUMA 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album) Numa NUMA 1003 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
130051 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album) Numa, Off The Track Records 130051 France 1985 Sell This Version
POW 6109 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album) Powderworks POW 6109 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
6.26221, 6.26221-01, 6.26221 AP Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album) TELDEC, TELDEC, TELDEC 6.26221, 6.26221-01, 6.26221 AP Germany 1985 Sell This Version
ZL 34352 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album) Zig Zag Records, Numa ZL 34352 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
NUMA 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album, M/Print) Numa NUMA 1003 Finland 1985 Sell This Version
NUMA 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album, M/Print) Numa NUMA 1003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NUMAX 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album, MP, Pic) Numa NUMAX 1003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NUMAX 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(LP, Album, Pic) Numa NUMAX 1003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NUMACDX 1003 Gary Numan The Fury(CD, Album, RE) Numa NUMACDX 1003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CLP 0389-2 Gary Numan The Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Cleopatra CLP 0389-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
EAMCD073, GAS 0000073 EAM, EDL EAG 156-2 Gary Numan The Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eagle Records, Eagle Records, Eagle Records EAMCD073, GAS 0000073 EAM, EDL EAG 156-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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johnnychrome

johnnychrome

January 29, 2019
edited 3 months ago
referencing The Fury, LP, Album, NUMA 1003
The Pleasure Skin - say no more - this is an awsome electro funk album. From the opening track 'Call Out the Dogs' to the slow sleaze of 'Creatures' this album is so of it's time. 'This Disease & Tricks' is Numan funking his arse off : )~ and don't get me started on his backing vocalists <3
Numanoid

Numanoid

September 30, 2017
referencing The Fury, LP, Album, NUMA 1003
A major embarrassment in Numan's back catalogue, this album is dire and poor, texture having won over content. There are a couple of passable tracks like "I Still Remember", but except for the Numan diehards avoid at all costs.
wallyaudio

wallyaudio

December 10, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing The Fury, CD, Album, RE, RM, CLP 0389-2
As a big Numan fan, I own allmost all vinyls and original CD's. I bought this CD because I thought it was a good chance to have many of my vinyl b-sides issued on pristine digital quality. Bonus tracks were taken from original tapes issued on the 1995 Babylon Series which suffered from novice tape transfer skills. Compared to the original vinyls and well-done CD's from "NUMA", tracks 10 & 12 are played at slightly different speeds. Also I found stereo and phase invertions when compared to the originals. This badly-made release directly attempts with the artist legacy.
wallyaudio

wallyaudio

November 27, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing The Fury, CD, Album, RE, RM, EAMCD073, GAS 0000073 EAM, EDL EAG 156-2
As a big Numan fan, I own allmost all vinyls and original CD's. I bought this CD because I thought it was a good chance to have many of my vinyl b-sides issued on pristine digital quality. Bonus tracks were taken from original tapes issued on the 1995 Babylon Series which suffered from novice tape transfer skills. Compared to the original vinyls and well-done CD's from "NUMA", "Receiver Records" and "Castle Music", tracks 1, 3, 5 & 10 to 14 are played at slightly different speeds. Also I found stereo and phase invertions when compared to the originals. This badly-made release directly attempts with the artist legacy.
qU_

qU_

August 11, 2010
referencing The Fury, CD, Album, RE, RM, CLP 0389-2

I recommend to collect the 'Eagle'-version, I find the sleeve on this re-issue poorly made + in some copies the sleeve is 'punctured' (nothing wrong with the media). Also I find the extra bonustracks on the 'Eagle'-version more interesting. The choice is yours...
Bowers

Bowers

February 15, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
referencing The Fury, CD, Album, NUMACD 1003
Thee Fury is one of those albums that may require many listenings to appreciate these days. Since you need to conduct a small research project to fully review Numan's catalog (20 studio albums or so), something like The Fury can go unnoticed while one gets through the classic early discs or the re-charged later material. In fact, The Fury and its surrounding albums often get hated on.
Please ignore the atrocious cover art, which has absolutely nothing to do with the material inside. In fact, Numan himself stated what a bad choice it was to have him in a white tux, dickey and red bowtie on the cover.
The sound is still electronic, with a heavier focus on [gasp] female backing vocals and saxophones. The Fury goes for a poppier and dancier sound than Berserker. The synths are still there, though showing signs of being buried in other production. As usual, though, the album has at least a few gems and (also-as-usual) it's either 'horrible' or 'Numan's best'. The opener Call Out The Dogs, Miracles, The Pleasure Skin, and God Only Knows are my faves here. GOK is often cited as one of the most underrated Numan songs, a very cool and icy number with massive synths in a dark song about...a close call the singer had in his 'other' job, namely flying airplanes and nearly killing himself in the process.

The Fury sees Numan fully consumed by the PPG Wave synthesizer, which was heavily used on Berserker. Apparently, this album was totally written in the studio, with perhaps an overreliance on the technology...a practice that Numan would later regret (following his career plummet). The sound is a bit cold, hard, and 'shiny'...only the deep synth riffs that accent some tracks like God Only Knows provide any warmth. Still, where there are tunes, meaning the effortless hooks Numan pulls off with his unique voice, they are good ones.
Again, ignore the ludicrous cover art. Instead, imagine a mid-80s sci-fi flick in the mold of Blade Runner...one with very dated elements but with some timelessly dark ones. This is a good album that takes time to grow on one.
GGM

GGM

June 16, 2009
referencing The Fury, CD, Album, RE, NUMACDX 1003

This is the extended version of the album and was released back in 1996, it is very very rare and hard to come across for it did not stay in print for long.

Out of all the Numan records released between 1983-1990 this one is the best one (Berserker too). The original version of the album was short becuase he had to cut the song lengths down to shorter versions, but this right here is the original extended and full length versions of the original album.

The album istself has some of the greatest keyboard lines ever in 80's music, such as "Your Fascination", "Miracles" and "God Only Knows". In these extended and full length versions, you actually can hear the full music and not the short edits from the original.

Hopefully Numan will wake up one day and realize this album is a masterpiece and possibly re-release the extended versions again so we can get a better chance at buying it. If you are able to get this classic in your hands, you're holding a collector's item, and a masterpiece of dance music.
postpunkmonk

postpunkmonk

January 30, 2008
edited over 7 years ago
referencing The Fury, CD, Album, NUMACD 1003
In a word, “wow!” This is a great, lively mid-period Numan album; my favorite from the Numa 80s. It starts out with one of his best tracks, “Call Out The Dogs,” replete with Bladerunner samples and a great arrangement. Numan has shifted to PPG Wave synth here and the punchy sound he favors is a million miles away from the Polymoog sound that made his name or the dissolute, slurred funk he then moved on to. “This Disease” features a killer Dick Morrissey sax break over a relentless rhythm bed.

“Your Fascination” features –gasp- an outside producer – Colin Thurston of Bowie/Duran fame but you’d be hard pressed to notice much sonic difference. I’d always wanted to hear Numan with an outside producer (he’s produced virtually all of his recordings himself and the insularity gets a little much sometimes) and on this rare foray it really didn’t seem to matter.

The thunderous percussive sampled sounds of “The Pleasure Skin” are a delight to hear. Like on the previous album, this is Numan with femme backing vox – you have been warned. But I had no problem with the format as of this outing. Your mileage may vary. “God Only Knows” is not the Brian Wilson classic, in case you were wondering. Instead it’s a great ballad to end the album proper with. This album is a well-balanced outing for Numan which plays to long term strengths – composition and arrangement, primarily. The petty lyrics of the Beggars Banquet years seem to have been truly been left behind at this point. And I –liked- the female vocals by Tessa Niles. There came a time when it was time to move on, but this wasn’t it.

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