"The Pleasure Principle" is the third studio album, and debut album under his own name, by the English musician Gary Numan. Released about six months after "Replicas" (under the name Tubeway Army) in 1979, "The Pleasure Principle" also went to number 1 in the UK.
Numan completely abandoned guitars on the album. This change, coupled with frequent use of synthetic percussion, produced the most purely electronic and robotic sound of his career. In addition to the Minimoog synthesizer employed on his previous album, Numan made liberal use of the Polymoog keyboard, particularly its distinctive "Vox Humama" preset. Other production tricks included copious amounts of flanging, phasing and reverb, plus the unusual move of including solo viola and violin parts in the arrangements.
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Beggars Banquet (BEGA 10) 1979
The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.
Audio quality is clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying minor wear at the corners.
The original inner sleeve is well presented.