Tubeway Army ‎– Tubeway Army

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Tubeway Army is the debut album by Gary Numan and his band Tubeway Army, released in 1978. Its initial limited-edition run of 5,000 (known unofficially as the Blue Album due to its coloured vinyl and cover) sold out but did not chart. When reissued in mid-1979, following the success of the follow-up Replicas (1979), the more commonly-known cover art featuring a stylised portrait of Numan was introduced. This release made number 14 in the UK album charts.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country  Year
M5 600048 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(Cass, Album) Atlantic M5 600048 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
600048 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album) Atlantic 600048 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
XBEG 4 Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan - Tubeway Army(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet XBEG 4 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
XBEG 4 Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan - Tubeway Army(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet XBEG 4 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
50 635 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet 50 635 France 1979 Sell This Version
INT 146.510 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet INT 146.510 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
BEG 50 635 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Beggars Banquet BEG 50 635 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BEG 50 635 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BEG 50 635 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
INT 146.510 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet INT 146.510 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
K 50635 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Atlantic, Beggars Banquet K 50635 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
K 50635 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic K 50635 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
TECI-24259 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(CD, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Imperial Records (13), Beggars Banquet TECI-24259 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
WPCB-20025 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(CD, Album, RE, RM) Beggars Banquet WPCB-20025 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
P-10779A, P-10778A, BEGA 4 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet P-10779A, P-10778A, BEGA 4 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
P-10779A, P-10778A Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album) Atlantic, Beggars Banquet P-10779A, P-10778A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
660.048 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, Gat) Beggars Banquet 660.048 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
4055 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 4055 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
S90.315 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet S90.315 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
BEGA 4 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Beggars Banquet BEGA 4 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BBL 4 CD Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Beggars Banquet BBL 4 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
BEGA 4 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet BEGA 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FA 3060 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, RE) Fame FA 3060 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BEGC 4 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(Cass, Album, Bla) Beggars Banquet BEGC 4 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BEGC 4 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(Cass, Album, Red) Beggars Banquet BEGC 4 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3060 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(Cass, Album, RE) Fame TC-FA 3060 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BEGA 4, K 50635 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet BEGA 4, K 50635 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BBLC 4 Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan - Tubeway Army(Cass, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet BBLC 4 UK 1988 Sell This Version
BBL 4 CD Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Beggars Banquet BBL 4 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
VIN180LP026 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, RE, RM) Vinyl 180 VIN180LP026 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BEGA 4, K 50635 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet BEGA 4, K 50635 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BEGC 4 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(Cass, Album, Blu) Beggars Banquet BEGC 4 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BBL 4 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet BBL 4 UK 1988 Sell This Version
BBL 4 CD Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Beggars Banquet BBL 4 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
VIN180LP026 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, RE, RM, Blu) Vinyl 180 VIN180LP026 UK 2010 Sell This Version
FA 3060 Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(LP, Album, RE) Fame FA 3060 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BBL 4 CD Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Beggars Banquet BBL 4 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
BBL 4 CD Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM, RP) Beggars Banquet BBL 4 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
SD 32-106 Tubeway Army First Album(LP, Album) ATCO Records SD 32-106 US 1981 Sell This Version
CS 32-106 Tubeway Army Featuring Gary Numan Tubeway Army Featuring Gary Numan - First Album(Cass, Album) ATCO Records CS 32-106 US 1981 Sell This Version
BBL 4 CD Tubeway Army Tubeway Army(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Beggars Banquet US BBL 4 CD US 1998 Sell This Version
SD 32-106 Tubeway Army Featuring Gary Numan Tubeway Army Featuring Gary Numan - First Album(LP, Album, Spe) ATCO Records SD 32-106 US 1981 Sell This Version
SD 32-106 Tubeway Army Featuring Gary Numan Tubeway Army Featuring Gary Numan - First Album(LP, Album) ATCO Records SD 32-106 US 1981 Sell This Version

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shanemoxey1966

shanemoxey1966

March 10, 2019
referencing Tubeway Army, LP, Album, 600048
Hi i am interested in the Australian tubeway army lp you have up for sell if possible could you please send more condition photo's to ... shane-sceptura@hotmail.co.uk then can take it from there thank you
shanemoxey1966

shanemoxey1966

March 10, 2019
referencing Tubeway Army, LP, Album, XBEG 4
Hi i am interested in the Canadian tubeway army album you have up for sale could you please send more photo's to shane-sceptura@hotmail.co.uk
punkwroc77

punkwroc77

February 24, 2018
referencing Tubeway Army, LP, Album, Ltd, Blu, BEGA 4
Firstly - excellent LP.However,when I bought this when it first was released I seem to remember it being in this cover - having the lyric inner as pictured but it was BLUE VINYL.Living where I do the first issue in the blue cover did not get to the shops here.Did they put some left over first press LPs in the re issue covers ?.In fact thinking about it I can say with 100% certainty I bought this new from a record shop and it was blue vinyl in the white and black shadow face cover. No longer have it obviously - and cannot find it listed here.
jarsu

jarsu

April 12, 2014
referencing Tubeway Army, LP, Album, RE, BEGA 4
What is the press then, if the lyric sleeve has no rounder corners ?
bewlay123

bewlay123

October 17, 2012
referencing Tubeway Army, Cass, Album, Bla, BEGC 4
My copy of this cassette is similar to the 'red text' one, however the text is in blue. The style of cassette and layout of the text is exactly the same as the red text one.
wonderbrat

wonderbrat

October 12, 2011
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Tubeway Army, LP, Album, RE, BEGA 4
Ever since he took his public and stupid stance against the Red Wedge Movement in 1985, I thought of Gary Numam as a bit of a twit. (I still think that was stupid.) But yesterday I came across this stunning debut LP. Although his voice is a bit too shrieking for me, the tracks stand as perfectly poised in post-punk angularity as you could wish them to be. Prior to any LP releases by both Gang of Four and Joy Division: brooding and moody music with exactly that chilling intensity that became the trademark of a lot of the finest music to emerge from the British Isles between 1978 and let's say 1983. Somewhere I found an author referring to David Bowie round Ziggy-Stardust. I agree, but then there is this early Joy Division sound (They walked in line) of robotik punk (Pere Ubu?) and synthesizers! All very advanced for 1978. You even have this slightly beautiful atmosphere of "Jeopardy". I am quite happy to have found out, that a nut can produce such a compelling record. 5/5 without any reservation.
DJWerkz

DJWerkz

March 23, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Tubeway Army, LP, Album, RE, FA 3060
Tubeway Army was originally released as a limited blue vinyl edition of 5000 copies on November 24th 1978. The black and white shadow face became the album cover when it was re-released, reaching number 14 in the album chart in the summer of 1979. This second LP sleeve was actually a sketch by Numan's old school friend Gary Robson, who had made a tracing of the singer's face from the sleeve for an earlier Tubeway Army single, Bombers.
futureimage

futureimage

March 5, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Tubeway Army, CD, Album, Comp, RM, BBL 4 CD

This is a superb re-release of a great debut album from Tubeway Army. The album is a great string of synth punk anthems from start to finish, beginning with the classic Listen To The Sirens and ending on Zero Bars, what sounds like the very first ideas of Numan's Cars put down on tape.
Overall, a very underrated synth punk classic.