- Vinyl (20 September 2011)
- Original Release Date: 20 September 2011
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: Plastic Head America
- ASIN: B005A6EYJM
- Customer Reviews: 18 customer ratings
|New from||Used from|
Vinyl, Import, 20 September 2011
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Double 180gm clear vinyl pressing of this 2003 live release from the Synthpop star. Scarred is a recording of Numan's October 20th, 2000 Brixton Academy concert, which was a warm-up concert for his Pure Tour. Gary Numan is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music. His use of themes from science fiction, and his combination of aggressive punk energy with electronics, have since been widely imitated. Let Them Eat Vinyl.
|5 star 64% (64%)||64%|
|4 star 18% (18%)||18%|
|3 star 18% (18%)||18%|
|2 star 0% (0%)||0%|
|1 star 0% (0%)||0%|
Review this product
Top international reviews
Diese CD ist leider nicht das beste was die Ikone des Elektronik-Pop/Rock herausgebracht hat. Die Abmischung lässt sehr zu wünschen übrig: meist nur ein undefinierbarer und schwer differenzierbarer Klang-Brei! Schade! denn neben den üblichen, hinlänglich bekannten Klassikern sind auch einige Tracks des letzten Albums dabei. Aber die klingen in den Studioversionen weit besser.
Das ist nur was für beinharte Fans und Sammler!
"Scarred" (2 CDs, 21 tracks, 97 min.) brings the complete London Brixton Academy show from October 2000. The set starts off with a sizzling "Pure". While it is followed by the familiar "Me I Disconnect From You", the majority of the songs after that focus on the Pure album, with gems like "Rip", "I Can't Breathe", "Prayer for the Unborn" and "Listen To My Voice", but also a great "Angel Wars" (from the Exile album). "Down in the Park" is recast and sounds greater than ever, as is "Replicas" (check out that stomping intro!). The obligatory "Cars" is here of course, but it truly is not one of the better songs on here. Numan has moved on from "Cars" and he is (and we are) the better for it. The 'new' Gary Numan brings us an overall sound that's somewhere in between of NIN's industrial rock and Depeche Mode era-"Songs of Faith and Devotion" (another synth band that discovered guitars, but Numan brings yet more guitars), and it just works great. It's telling that the CD cover shows Numan with a guitar, as if to convery that this is not the same ol', same ol'.
I also have the 1979 "Living Ornaments" live album of Gary Numan, and both that album and "Scarred" show Gary Numan at his very best. If you can accept the fact that 21 years after "Living Ornaments" Numan is not just about "Cars", you are in for a treat. Strongly recommended!