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The Pleasure Principle is the tile of the first solo studio album recorded and released by British artist Gary Numan.

Numan had already recorded and released two albums with Tubeway Army although this was the first one under his own name.

Tracklisting

  • original LP/MC release

Side One

  1. Airlane
  2. Metal
  3. Complex
  4. Films
  5. M.E.

Side Two

  1. tracks
  2. Observer
  3. Conversation
  4. Cars
  5. Engineers
  • 1998 CD release
  1. Airlane (3:19)
  2. Metal (3:33)
  3. Complex (3:12)
  4. Films (4:09)
  5. M.E. (5:37)
  6. Tracks (2:52)
  7. Observer (2:54)
  8. Conversation (7:37)
  9. Cars (3:59)
  10. Engineers (4:01)
  11. Random (3:50)
  12. Oceans (3:03)
  13. Asylum (2:32)
  14. Me! I Disconnect From You (live) (3:06)
  15. Bombers (live) (5:47)
  16. Remember I Was Vapour (live) (4:47)
  17. On Broadway (live) (4:47)
  • Deluxe 30th anniversary edition (3CD)
    • CD One - as per original album
    • CD Two:
    1. Airlane (demo version) (3:18)
    2. Metal (demo version) (3:36)
    3. Complex (demo version) (3:17)
    4. Films (demo version) (2:42)
    5. M.E. (demo version) (4:30)
    6. Tracks (out-take mix) (2:51)
    7. Observer (demo version) (3:03)
    8. Conversation (demo version 2) (6:49)
    9. Cars (demo version) (3:14)
    10. Engineers (demo version) (3:50)
    11. Random (2009 remaster) (3:48)
    12. Oceans (2009 remaster) (3:00)
    13. Asylum (2009 remaster) (2:30)
    14. Photograph (2009 remaster) (2:27)
    15. Gymnopedie No.1 (demo version) (2:26)
    16. Conversation (demo version 1) (3:56)
    17. M.E. (out-take mix) (5:15)
    • CD Three: 1979: The Live EP's
  1. The Pleasure Principle 2009 CD3 Live EPS tracklistings
    1. Down in the Park (4:31)
    2. On Broadway (4:45)
    3. Everyday I Die (3:40)
    4. Remember I Was Vapour (4:44)
    5. Bombers (5:34)
    6. Me! I Disconnect From You (3:06)
    7. Conversation (7:47)
    8. Metal (3:27)
    9. Down in the Park (5:15)
      The Pleasure Principle 2009 CD3 Live EPS cover
    10. Airlane (3:17)
    11. Cars (3:27)
    12. We Are So Fragile (2:39)
    13. Films (3:52)
    14. Something's in the House (4:12)
    15. My Shadow in Vain (2:55)
    16. Conversation (7:44)
    17. The Dream Police (4:19)
    18. Metal (4:02)

External links

  • Discogs
  • Musicbrainz
  • Spotify
  • All Music
  • 40th anniversary: Gary Numan on 'The Pleasure Principle' at 40 & the 'Luck' That Led to 'Cars', billboard.com 2019-09
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