Gary NumanTelekon

Label:Beggars Banquet – BEGA 19, Beggars Banquet – K 58189
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Synth-pop, New Wave


A1This Wreckage
EngineerNick Smith (4)
HandclapsJames Freud, John Webb
Synthesizer [Minimoog, Polymoog, A.R.P. Pro-Soloist, JP4, Prophet 5], PianoG. Numan*
A2The Aircrash Bureau
ClavesR Bell*
HandclapsSimple Minds
Synthesizer [Prophet 5, JP4, A.R.P. Pro-Soloist, Minimoog, Polymoog, CP 30]G Numan*
Synthesizer [Prophet 5], PianoD Haines*
ViolaC Payne*
Piano [Solo]C Payne*
Synthesizer [Polymoog, Compurhythm], PianoG Numan*
A4Remind Me To Smile
Backing VocalsC Sharpley*, C Payne*, D Haines*, P Gardner*, R Bell*
Rhythm GuitarR Bell*
Synthesizer [A.R.P. Pro-Soloist]D Haines*
Synthesizer [Minimoog, Polymoog, Synare, Compurhythm, CP 30]G Numan*
Synthesizer [Minimoog]C Payne*
A5Sleep By Windows
Synthesizer [Polymoog, Minimoog], Bass [Minibass], GuitarG Numan*
B1I'm An Agent
Synthesizer [A.R.P. Pro-Soloist, Minimoog, Polymoog, Compurhythm], GuitarG Numan*
Synthesizer [CP 30]D Haines*
ViolaC Payne*
B2I Dream Of Wires
GuitarR Bell*
Synthesizer [CP 30], WhistleD Haines*
Synthesizer [JP 4, Prophet 5, Polymoog, CP 30]G Numan*
ViolaC Payne*
B3Remember I Was Vapour
EngineerNick Smith (4)
PercussionC Sharpley*
Synthesizer [Compurhythm, Minimoog]G Numan*
Synthesizer [Polymoog], Piano, ViolaC Payne*
B4Please Push No More
PianoD Haines*
Synthesizer [JP 4, Minimoog, Polymoog]G Numan*
B5The Joy Circuit
Synthesizer [Minimoog], Piano, GuitarG Numan*
Violin, Lead GuitarR Bell*

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℗ 1980 Beggars Banquet (labels)
© 1980 A Beggars Banquet Recording

A free poster was issued with some releases.

There are four UK LP versions of this classic album specifically released in 1980, all with the BEGA 19 Catalogue No. and mastered at Strawberry Mastering:

This release: Inner Sleeve (glossy, square corners, no thumb cutout)
'Telekon': Inner Sleeve (glossy, 9 inch cut-out, rounded corners) + free 7" single
'Telekon': Inner Sleeve (matt, square corners, no thumb cutout) + free 7" single
'Telekon': 'White Label' release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): BEGA 19 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BEGA 19 B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, [stamped STRAWBERRY], variant 1): BEGA 19 A2 STRAWBERRY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, [stamped STRAWBERRY], variant 1): BEGA 19 B3 STRAWBERRY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, [stamped •STRAWBERRY•], variant 2): BEGA 19 A3 •STRAWBERRY•
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, [stamped STRAWBERRY], variant 2): BEGA 19 - B2 STRAWBERRY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, [stamped STRAWBERRY•], variant 4): BEGA 19 A2 3 STRAWBERRY•
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, [stamped STRAWBERRY•], variant 4): BEGA 19 B3 STRAWBERRY• 3

Other Versions (5 of 76)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Telekon (LP, Album, Stereo, PR)ATCO RecordsSD 32-103US1980
Telekon (LP, Album, Stereo)Beggars BanquetXBEG 19Canada1980
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Telekon (LP, Album)Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet660 078, 660.078Netherlands1980
Telekon (LP, Album)Beggars BanquetINT 146.603Germany1980
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Telekon (LP, Album)WEA58 189France1980



  • jessfranco2's avatar
    A masterpiece.Mum bought it me when it came out in 1980 i was 10.The memories this album gives me now.It is my nostalgia and part of my life always.
    • RedCyan's avatar
      Just paid a fortune for the red one, it’s it NM, but could’ve got it half the price, cos it’s black.I’m devastated!
      • RSPievaitis's avatar
        Hi, I have this version , glossy outer, square corners inner with no cut out but both my matrices are A2 and then B2. I cannot see this variation here it's either A2 plus a B3 etc not two of the same. Strawberry of course.
        The only place I found one like this was under the entry for the free 7" single, well I never had the single. I bought it the first week it came out so it still has the " merch. leaflet " inside but no other poster. It does seem to perhaps be the non vinyl version somebody mentions. In that it does have a very raised outer rim edge , a pronounced label rim edge and very cloudy dead wax vinyl. So much so that it looks odd, the dead wax area I mean, very odd.
        Sounds ok still after a dam good wet bath. So any ideas ........? I am old enough to remember exactly when and where I bought all my albums from this era. So I know it's gotta be a first issue.
        • natalukas's avatar
          This album takes 'handclaps' to a freakin' whole new level.
          • bugglesman1993's avatar
            Fantastic album. Last of the classic 'Replicas/Pleasure Pricincple' sound. A shame that the original LP mix has not been released on CD (all CD's are taken from an alternate mix, as the original masters have been lost). 100% find the original LP, great dynamics and the originally intended mix.
            • MatthewGB's avatar
              This is one of those pressings to be cautious about. I have both this one and the pressing with the free single. This edition was pressed on styrene and came in the glossy corners cut sleeve. The sound quality is vastly different, this one looses all the warmth.
              • Oortone's avatar
                Edited 6 years ago
                The version of "Remember I Was Vapour" I have on vinyl (ATCO) and CD-rerelease are different. On the vinyl there's an added synthesizer solo and some panning madness going on after 3 min 15 sec. Was this on the original UK vinyl?
                • slinky_wiz's avatar
                  There was a limited edition single of 'On Broadway' released with initial copies of this album.


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