From Side Line Magazine
3 live albums for Gary Numan out on Beggars Banquet
On the 4th July 2005, all three of Gary Numan's "Living Ornaments" live albums will be released by Beggars Banquet. "Living Ornaments 79" and "Living Ornaments 81" had previously only been available via mail order and specialist sources. On this date, they will all be available in the shops. The two live albums were originally released in 1981 as a box set which charted in the UK at no.2. In the late 1990's the multi-track tapes to the 1979 show were located and remixed to expand the original 10 track vinyl to a double CD of the full concert. Similarly, one of the complete Wembley 'farewell' shows from 1981 was also released as a double CD. Although fans have always demanded a complete show from the 'Teletour' of 1980, the multi-tracks for the 1980 show have never been located and the show never got reissued in its entirety. Recently a recording of a complete 'Teletour' show (a live reference mix made by the sound crew) became available which, with some sonic tweaking, is of release quality. "Living Ornaments '80" is now a double CD featuring the original 10 tracks from the vinyl release (newly remastered from the mixing tapes) plus this complete show, a total of 29 tracks.