Love and Rockets, Gary Numan Albums Revived by Deep-Digging Box Sets

Beggars Banquet archive series will repackage slow-selling classics from Bauhaus, the Fall, Buffalo Tom, and more

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The cover to Love and Rocket's upcoming '5 Album CD Box Set'
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Kyle McGovern

Beggars Banquet Records is digging into its crates for a massive five-album box set reissue campaign that kicks off later this year, beginning with collections from Love and Rockets and Gary Numan (via Slicing Up Eyeballs).

On May 13, Beggars will drop a five-disc Love and Rockets CD set featuring bonus track-filled editions of the band's four 1980s albums — 1985's Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven, 1986's Express, 1987's Earth, Sun, Moon, and 1989's Love and Rockets — as well as a new compilation titled Assorted!, which consists of the Swing! and Bubblemen EPs, six live tracks, a B-side, and the previously unreleased song "Sorted."

That same day, fans can pick up a five-CD Gary Numan retrospective that will bring together three of the synth pioneer's early '80s albums — 1981's Dance, 1982's I, Assassin, and 1983's Warriors — plus the double-disc live album Living Ornaments '81.

According to the Beggars Archive blog, this new series was conceived as an effort to keep "slower selling titles" in manufacture and to give new fans a robust introduction to said artists' work.

"With limited rack space available, few stores can stock artist’s catalogues in depth," the U.K. label's blog reads. "It’s increasingly difficult for labels to justify manufacturing the slower selling titles. Most acts have one or two titles in their catalogue that sell regularly but it’s invertible that other titles have a more limited demand. To combat this, and keep albums available digitally in a higher sound quality format, Beggars Archive is introducing a series of 5 Album CD box sets. We’re aware this may be the last chance to present the albums as physical releases in the foreseeable future, so the sets are targeted to fans and casual buyers who are interested in the artists but may not know their work in depth."

Future box sets from Bauhaus, the Fall, the Charlatans, the Icicle Works, Gene Loves Jezebel, Fields of the Nephilim, and Buffalo Tom are slated for the spring and summer. A collection focused on the solo work of former Transglobal Underground singer Natacha Atlas will also be available on May 13.

Scroll down for tracklists to the Love and Rockets and Gary Numan box sets.

Love and Rockets' 5 Albums box set track list:

CD 1: Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven

1. “If There’s a Heaven Above”
2. “A Private Future”
3. “The Dog-End of a Day Gone By”
4. “The Game”
5. “Seventh Dream pf Teenage Heaven”
6. “Haunted When the Minutes Drag”
7. “Saudade”

Bonus tracks:
8. “Ball of Confusion” (UK Mix)
9. “Inside the Outside”
10. “If There’s a Heaven Above” (12” Mix)
11. “God and Mr. Smith”
12. “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” (USA Edit)
13. “If There’s a Heaven Above” (Canada Mix)

CD 2: Express

1. “It Could Be Sunshine”
2. “Kundalini Express”
3. “All in My Mind”
4. “Life in Laralay”
5. “Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)”
6. “Love Me”
7. “All In My Mind” (Acoustic Version)
8. “An American Dream”

Bonus tracks:
9. “Angels and Devils”
10. “Holiday on the Moon”
11. “Lucifer Sam”
12. “B-Side No. 1"
13. “B-Side No. 2"
14. “Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)” (Remix)
15. “Ball of Confusion” (USA Mix)

CD 3: Earth, Sun, Moon

1. “Mirror People”
2. “The Light”
3. “Welcome Tomorrow”
4. “No New Tale to Tell”
5. “Here On Earth”
6. “Lazy”
7. “Waiting for the Flood”
8. “Rain Bird”
9. “The Telephone Is Empty”
10. “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”
11. “Earth, Sun, Moon”
12. “Youth”

Bonus track:
13. “Mirror People” (Slow Version)

CD 4: Love and Rockets

1. “**** (Jungle Law)”
2. “No Big Deal”
3. “The Purest Blue”
4. “Motorcycle”
5. “I Feel Speed”
6. “Bound for Hell”
7. “The Teardrop Collector”
8. “So Alive”
9. “Rock and Roll Babylon”
10. “No Words No More”

Bonus tracks:
11. “Bike”
12. “Bikedance”
13. “No Big Deal” (12” Remix)
14. “Dreamtime”

CD 5: Assorted!

1. “Mirror People '88" (Full Length Version)
2. “Wake Up”
3. “Cuckoo Land”
4. “The Early Worm”
5. “1000 Watts of Your Love”
6. “Bad Monkey”
7. “David Lanfair”
8. “Sorted” (Previously Unreleased)
9. “Mirror People” (Live)
10. “No New Tale to Tell” (Live)
11. “Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven” (Live)
12. “Love Me” (Live)
13. “Kundalini Express” (Live)
14. “Lazy” (Live)
15. “The Bubblemen Are Coming”
16. “The Bubblemen Rap” (Full Length Version)
17. “Dub Rap”
18. “B Side” (Edit)

Gary Numan's 5 Albums box set track list:

CD 1: Living Ornaments ’81 Part One

1. “Intro / This Wreckage”
2. “Remind Me to Smile”
3. “Metal”
4. “Me, I Disconnect From You”
5. “Complex”
6. “The Aircrash Bureau”
7. “Airlane”
8. “M.E.”
9. “Everyday I Die”
10. “Films”
11. “Remember I Was Vapour”
12. “Trois Gymnopedies (First Movement)”
13. “Conversation”

CD 2: Living Ornaments ’81 Part Two

1. “She’s Got Claws”
2. “Cars”
3. “I Dream of Wires”
4. “I’m an Agent”
5. “The Joy Circuit”
6. “I Die: You Die”
7. “Cry the Clock Said”
8. “Tracks”
9. “Down in the Park”
10. “My Shadow in Vain”
11. “Please Push No More”
12. “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”
13. “We Are Glass / Outro”

CD 3: Dance

1. “Slowcar to China”
2. “Night Talk”
3. “A Subway Called ‘You’”
4. “Cry the Clock Said”
5. “She’s Got Claws”
6. “Crash”
7. “Boys Like Me”
8. “Stories”
9. “My Brother’s Time”
10. “You Are, You Are”
11. “Moral”

Bonus tracks:
12. “Stormtrooper in Drag”
13. “Face to Face”
14. “Dance”
15. “Exhibition”
16. “I Sing Rain”

CD 4: I, Assassin

1. “White Boys and Heroes”
2. “War Songs”
3. “A Dream of Siam”
4. “Music for Chameleons”
5. “This Is My House”
6. “I, Assassin”
7. “The 1930’s Rust”
8. “We Take Mystery (To Bed)”

Bonus tracks:
9. “War Games”
10. “Glitter and Ash”
11. “The Image Is”
12. “This House Is Cold”
13. “Noise Noise”
14. “We Take Mystery (to Bed)” (Early Version)
15. “Bridge? What Bridge?”

CD 5: Warriors

1. “Warriors”
2. “I Am Render”
3. “The Iceman Comes”
4. “This Prison Moon”
5. “My Centurion”
6. “Sister Surprise”
7. “The Tick Tock Man”
8. “Love Is Like Clock Law”
9. “The Rhythm of the Evening”

Bonus tracks:
10. “Poetry and Power”
11. “My Car Slides (1)”
12. “My Car Slides (2)”
13. “Nameless and Forgotten (Gangster Strut)”
14. “Sister Surprise” (Single Mix)
15. “Warriors” (Full Length Version)

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