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In November 1986.

In November 1986, “Numa” label released “Strange Charm”, the eighth Gary Numan studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Rock City Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Numan, The Wave Team, Ade Orange, Bill Sharpe and Nick Smith.


  • Gary Numan– vocals, keyboards, guitar, mixing
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Mike Smith – keyboards
  • Dick Morrissey– saxophone
  • Martin Elliott – bass
  • Rrussell Bell – guitar, backing vocals
  • Ade Orange – guitar, keyboards
  • Chris Payne– violin
  • Ian Herron – drum machine programming
  • Roger Odelle – drum programming
  • Bill Sharpe– keyboards
  • Linda Taylor – backing vocals
  • Mark Railton – guitar
  • Jess Lidyard– percussion
  • Tim Summerhayes – engineer
  • Arun Chekraverty, Jeff Hanen – audio mastering
  • Patti Burris – make-up
  • Lewis Ziolek – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Numan, except where noted.

  1. My Breathing
  2. Unknown and Hostile
  3. The Sleeproom
  4. New Thing from London Town – lyrics by Gary Numan, music by Bill Sharpe
  5. I Can’t Stop
  6. Strange Charm
  7. The Need
  8. This Is Love



In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Replicas”, the second and final Tubeway Army album. It was recorded December 1978-January 1979, at “Gooseberry Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Numan.


  • Gary Numan– keyboards, guitars, vocals, producer, mixing
  • Paul Gardiner– bass guitar
  • Jess Lidyard– drums
  • John Caffery – engineering, mixing
  • Rikki Sylvan– mixing
  • Geoff Howes – photographer
  • Mary Vango – make-up
  • Tony Escott – illustrator
  • Malti Kidia – art director


Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Numan.

  1. Me! I Disconnect from You
  2. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
  3. The Machman
  4. Praying to the Aliens
  5. Down in the Park
  6. You Are in My Vision
  7. Replicas
  8. It Must Have Been Years
  9. When the Machines Rock
  10. I Nearly Married a Human

On November 24, 1978.


On November 24, 1978, “Beggars Banquet” label released the debut, self – titled Tubeway Army album. It was recorded July – August 1978, at “Spaceward Cambridge”, and was produced by Gary Numan.


  • Gary Numan– guitars, lead vocals, keyboards
  • Paul Gardiner– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jess Lidyard– drums
  • Mike Kemp –engineer, mixer
  • John Dent –digital remastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Numan except White Light/White Heat by Lou Reed.

  1. Listen to the Sirens
  2. My Shadow in Vain
  3. The Life Machine
  4. Friends
  5. Something’s in the House
  6. Everyday I Die
  7. Steel and You
  8. My Love Is a Liquid
  9. Are You Real?
  10. The Dream Police
  11. Jo the Waiter
  12. Zero Bars (Mr. Smith)