Gary Numan DVD The Touring Principle '79
Gary Numan's The Touring Principle '79 captures the spectacular shows and innovative music that made his one of the biggest stars in the world at the end of the 1970s. Recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon on 28 September 1979, this is one of those rare and very special moments in rock when new ideas completely change the music scene.These concerts mark the transformation of synthesizer music from the post-punk underground into massive international success without the need for any compromise. From the towers of white light to the icy electronics, everything in this show is designed to be powerful, different, atmospheric and unique. Three decades later, there's still nothing quite like it, which is why new acts and fans continue to discover and be influenced by many of the concepts, sounds and visuals on The Touring Principle.
This concert was originally released as the first ever music video-cassette and that original film featuring the 'special effects' of the time has been included on this DVD as a bonus feature, along with an exclusive Numan interview about the 1979 tour. However, the main feature on this DVD is taken from the original master before any 'effects' were added.
Released on Mortal Records and available November 30th, 2010.