Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ghost: 1987 Exhibition Tour
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
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You guys are kidding me, right?
John Schlagetter | 11/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ghost is a helluva recovery from the admittedly dreadful "Skin Mechanic," but is IRS's crappy recording his fault?Ghost restores one's faith in Gary and bridges the NUMA years with his latter work. It cannot be compared with that coming later in all fairness.I find the cover and insert photos compelling and thematically consistent and the reworkings of old favorites as enticing as ever. Stop looking for reasons to lose faith and embrace those values that keep you in the fold."
Gary Numan-'Exhibition Tour 1987:Ghost'(Cleopatra)2-CD
Mike Reed | USA | 02/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'll give it 3 1/2 stars.Nearly as good as Numan's 'White Noise' live release(see my review).I never knew that Gary Numan had so many live albums out.No complaints though,I always like hearing live recordings.'Ghost' seems to be more dance/pop oriented rather than new wave-ish like his other live CD's I've heard.Overall,it's a decent find.Some of the tunes I've never heard before include "Call Out The Dogs","Creatures" and the two songs from his '86 'Strange Charm' lp,"The Sleep Room" and "My Breathing".One thing I do know is that Numan and his touring band gave the crowd what they mostly came to hear and that would be(as far as I'm concerned)the eight(8) old tracks from his 1978-82 era.Enjoyed hearing his trademark whinny-like vocals croon to the gems like "I Die:You Die","Me,I Disconnect From You",his big hit here in the states "Cars","Metal","We Are Glass","Are 'Friends' Electric?","Down In The Park" and "My Shadow In Vain".Well done.Line-up:Gary Numan-vocals,Chris Payne-keyboards,John Webb-keyboards,vocals&sax,Russell Bell-guitar,Nick Davies-bass and Greg Brimstone-drums."
An Underrrated Effort
James Choma | 03/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gary Numan has released quite a few live albums. There's been "Living Ornaments 79," "Living Ornaments '81", this album, "The Skin Mechanic," "Dream Corrosion," and the excellent "Dark Light". From all of these, my two favorites are "Ghost" and "Dark Light". Numan's music translates EXTREMELY well live. While many of the songs on his albums sound sparse and very simple, in the live format, the guy really shines. "Ghost" covers Numan's material from 1977 up to "Strange Charm" in 1986. This tour was for a 1987 greatest hits package entitled "Exhibition". Some of the best moments are songs from "The Fury": "Call out the Dogs," and "Creatures" to name a few. The only downside to this for me is Numan's picture on the cover... The constipated look just doesn't work. Forget that and enjoy the music."