Tubeway Army ‎– Replicas

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Tracklist

Me! I Disconnect From You 3:22
Are 'Friends' Electric? 5:24
The Machman 3:07
Praying To The Aliens 3:59
Down In The Park 4:26
You Are In My Vision 3:14
Replicas 5:00
It Must Have Been Years 4:01
When The Machines Rock 3:14
I Nearly Married A Human 6:31

Versions (83)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TP 38-117 Gary Numan & Tubeway Army Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Replicas(8-Trk, Album) ATCO Records TP 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
870.047 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album) CNR Records 870.047 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
INT 446.519 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album) Beggars Banquet INT 446.519 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
CS 38-117 Gary Numan & Tubeway Army Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Replicas(Cass, Album) ATCO Records CS 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
C 90.147 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album) Atlantic C 90.147 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
M5 600046 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album) Atlantic M5 600046 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
BEGC 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Bla) Beggars Banquet BEGC 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BEGC 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Blu) Beggars Banquet BEGC 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BEGC 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Blu) Beggars Banquet BEGC 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
22 801-5 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Club) Beggars Banquet 22 801-5 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
BEGC-7 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Dol) Beggars Banquet BEGC-7 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
450638 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Ora) Beggars Banquet, Atlantic 450638 France 1979 Sell This Version
BEGC 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Red) Beggars Banquet BEGC 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CS 38-117 Gary Numan & Tubeway Army Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Replicas(Cass, Album, SR,) ATCO Records CS 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
BEG 50 638 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEG 50 638 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
WBC 1427, BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Beggars Banquet WBC 1427, BEGA 7 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
BEGA 7 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 7 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
BEG 50 638 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEG 50 638 France 1979 Sell This Version
BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ATL K 50638 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL K 50638 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
K 50638 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet K 50638 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
660.047 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet 660.047 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 7 1979 Sell This Version
660.047 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet 660.047 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-117 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album) ATCO Records SD 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
P-10729A Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Atlantic P-10729A Japan 1979 Sell This Version
50 638, ATL 50 638 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 50 638, ATL 50 638 France 1979 Sell This Version
S 90.147 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Atlantic, Beggars Banquet S 90.147 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-117 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album) ATCO Records SD 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
50638, BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 50638, BEGA 7 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
BAN 50638, BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Wea International, Beggars Banquet BAN 50638, BEGA 7 Israel 1979 Sell This Version
600 046, 600046 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 600 046, 600046 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-117 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album) ATCO Records SD 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
208770 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) WEA 208770 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
INT 146.519 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet INT 146.519 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
660.047 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet 660.047 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-117 Gary Numan & Tubeway Army Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album) ATCO Records SD 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 7 UK 1979 Sell This Version
50 638 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) Atlantic 50 638 France 1979 Sell This Version
27 892-9, 27892-9, BEGA 7, INT 27 892-9 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, Club) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet, Intercord, Intercord 27 892-9, 27892-9, BEGA 7, INT 27 892-9 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
600046 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 600046 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
600046 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, M/Print, Gat) Atlantic 600046 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
P-10729A Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic P-10729A Japan 1979 Sell This Version
208770 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, Promo) WEA 208770 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-117 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album, Promo) ATCO Records SD 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
38.030 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album) WEA 38.030 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
BBLC 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, RE, Tra) Beggars Banquet BBLC 7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
BBLC 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, RE, Whi) Beggars Banquet BBLC 7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
BBL 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MUSCD509 Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE) Music Collection International (MCI) MUSCD509 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
MUSMC 509 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album) Music Collection International (MCI) MUSMC 509 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TKCB-71194 Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, Promo, RM) Beggars Banquet TKCB-71194 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TKCB-71194 Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RM) Beggars Banquet TKCB-71194 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
BBL 7 CD Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Nim) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
BBL 7 CD Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Tec) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
BBQCD 2057 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas Redux (Expanded 2008 Tour Edition)(2xCD, Album) Beggars Banquet BBQCD 2057 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BBQCD 2057, GNCD 2008 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas Redux (Expanded 2008 Tour Edition)(2xCD, Album + CD, Single + Ltd) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet BBQCD 2057, GNCD 2008 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BBQCD2057 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas Redux Expanded 2008 Tour Edition(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Beggars Banquet BBQCD2057 UK 2008 Sell This Version
VIN180LP001 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Beggars Banquet, Vinyl 180 VIN180LP001 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Tubeway Army Replicas(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Beggars Banquet none Europe 2015
none Tubeway Army Replicas(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24b) Beggars Banquet none 2015
BBQLP 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, RE, RM) Beggars Banquet BBQLP 7 UK 2015 Sell This Version
BBQLP 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, RE, RM, Ora) Beggars Banquet BBQLP 7 UK 2015 Sell This Version
BBQCD 2057 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas Redux (Expanded 2008 Tour Edition)(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Beggars Banquet (2) BBQCD 2057 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
BBL 7 CD Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
BBL 7 CD Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Arv) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 CD Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BBL 7 CD Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Lyn) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
BBL 7 CD Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Oly) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
BBL 7 CD Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Oly) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
BBL 7 CD Tubeway Army Replicas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Beggars Banquet BBL 7 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
BEGC-7 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album) Beggars Banquet BEGC-7 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
S-812A Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Foot Print S-812A Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
8210 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Unofficial) IBM (2) 8210 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
321 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Party (3) 321 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
RC 2991 Tubeway Army Replicas(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC Company RC 2991 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
2976 Gary Numan Replicas(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 2976 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
BEGA 7, BEGA7 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet, Virgin BEGA 7, BEGA7 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
BEGA 7 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet BEGA 7 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BEGA 7 Gary Numan + Tubeway Army Gary Numan + Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet BEGA 7 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SD 38-117 Gary Numan & Tubeway Army Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Replicas(LP, Album, RP) ATCO Records SD 38-117 US Unknown Sell This Version
BEG 50 638 Tubeway Army Replicas(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Beggars Banquet BEG 50 638 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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FromThisPosition

FromThisPosition

May 16, 2020
referencing Replicas, LP, Album, SD 38-117
My version of this has a grey label vs the tan one shown here. all the info matches otherwise
Sygn

Sygn

May 13, 2020
referencing Replicas, CD, Album, RE, BBL 7 CD
Can somebody tell me what a Lynic, Nimbus, Olyphant, Sonopress, and Technicolor is and how I can find out which one I have? Thx
Technolen

Technolen

February 24, 2020
referencing Replicas, LP, Album, RE, RM, Ora, BBQLP 7
In January 2018 there were re-pressed another 500 copies in GZ Media.
daviddgrant

daviddgrant

December 27, 2019
referencing Replicas, LP, Album, BEGA 7
A true and classic electronic album which represents the start of Gary Numan becoming one of the biggest names in UK electronic music in the late 1970's. Many consider this the best album of all time, along side his first independent album, The Pleasure Principle. It is definitely one of the stronger albums and a classic in it's own right. It does not rate as the best album of Numans due to a weaker B side filled with three instrumentals which are not bad tracks, but by comparison to Down in the Park, Me I disconnect from you, Are Friends Electric and the Machman, the do feel like fillers. The instrumentals are interesting though, in the same way as the B sides to Bowies Low / Heroes.
THEVINYLFIEND

THEVINYLFIEND

February 9, 2019
referencing Replicas, LP, Album, RE, RM, Ora, BBQLP 7
Does anyone know how many of these orange vinyls were pressed?
mikewarner78

mikewarner78

August 21, 2018
referencing Replicas, CD, Album, RE, MUSCD509
This is probably one of the best albums ever made.
beasley564

beasley564

October 7, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Replicas, LP, Album, BEGA 7
The notes in the above entry are dead wrong. Warner (WEA) Canada released this album, same time it was released in the U.K., with the same label number BEGA 7. I was working in rock FM radio, back home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We were playing "Are Friends Electric?" on the radio. I also remember buying the LP new, in one of the local records shops, the same time I purchased Tom Petty & The Heatrbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes". Grabbed both from the new release bin. (R.I.P. Tom.)

The above LP was not released after The Pleasure Principle came out. Might have been that way in the U.S., but not here in Canada.
NothingLikeThe80s

NothingLikeThe80s

September 17, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Replicas, CD, Album, RE, RM, Nim, BBL 7 CD
My copy of this release has MASTERED BY NIMBUS in the matrix/runout, but does not have the C9873 number in there. It also has a Mastering SID code of IFPI L124. Wondering if what I have should be a new release?
raffhall

raffhall

July 16, 2016
referencing Replicas Redux (Expanded 2008 Tour Edition), 2xCD, Album + CD, Single + Ltd, BBQCD 2057, GNCD 2008
Rare 3 CD Gary Numan's website bonus remix disc version of 2008 Tubeway Army Tour Replicas remastered reissue with lots of demos amazing for Obsessive Numanoids
verian

verian

April 12, 2016
referencing Replicas, LP, Album, BEGA 7

The press in the late 70’s and early 80’s never really took to Gary Numan, in fact, they bloody well hated him. It’s difficult to be sure quite why they did, but he was so vilified that they didn’t seem to rest until they had indoctrinated the record buying public into believing that it was actually wrong to like him, wrong to like his music, and, eventually, when he was at his lowest commercial and creative ebb, they ignored him. In many ways, this was worse as, in their opinion, he was not doing anything that was even worthy of comment. It was their vilification that was partially responsible for the reduction in quality of his output, they got what they wanted.

It is not unfair to say that ‘Middle Period’ Numan is at very best, patchy, although Numan himself is rather more scathing about his own releases from this period. I remember a guy in Didcot, when I was nearing the end of my school life, who was a Numanoid. He wore make up and a Numanesque boiler suit, he really did look a total dick. Despite this, it was good that he had his own thing, sort of. So many of us at that time were somewhat lacking in identity, drifting from one thing to the other whilst trying to like the same things as our friends liked. It took guts to walk through the park past a group of lads who were laughing at him in his ridiculous clothes (and they were ridiculous, in that setting), so fair play to him.

Obviously this has ‘Are Friends Electric?’, the breakthrough song and the one, along with ‘Cars’ that is most often referenced and best remembered, but this is not one of those albums that has the big hit and a load of filler.

The two other stand out tracks for me are the opener, ‘Me! I Disconnect from You’ and, with what must surely be some of the darkest lyrics of the time, ‘Down in the Park’:

Down in the park where the machmen meet
The machines are playing ‘Kill-by-numbers’
Down in the park with a friend called ‘Five’

I was in a car crash or was it the war?
Well, I’ve never been quite the same
Little white lies like I was there

Come to Zom-Zom’s, a place to eat
Like it was built in one day
You can watch the humans try to run

Oh, look, there’s a rape machine
I’d go outside if it looks the other way
You wouldn’t believe the things they do

Down in the park where the chant is death, death, death
Until’ the sun cries mornin’
Down in the park with friends of mine

We are not lovers, we are not romantics
We are here to serve you
A different face but the words never change

Apparently Numan took short stories that he had written and turned them into songs, or based songs on them. Which is where this one came from and explains the theme of the album as a whole.

All the other tracks stand up in their own right and create a really solid album where everything has its place and is in it’s place. By design or accident it is a fabulously constructed album, which could even be considered one of the dreaded ‘concept’ albums, and part of this concept is the coldness of it, the distance and the space, perhaps the sense that the narrator in the songs is always outside looking in.

I’ve rambled on enough, have a listen.