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Bill Sharpe from early 80s soul/funk group Shakatak teamed up with synth pop pioneer Gary Numan in 1984. This unlikely combination scored a UK Top 20 hit in 1984 with 'Change Your Mind'.

Several follow-up singles; 'New Thing From London Town', 'No More Lies' and 'I'm On Automatic' plus an album 'Automatic' all charted but made considerably less impact.

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  • I have this record. English edition "Sharpe + Numan" Polydor ltd (UK) it is a plus, and not &&&
  • I bought the reissue. I was so profoundly excited that this seemingly long-lost album was going to see the light of day again. Though the label information makes me wonder if the proper spelling is "Sharpe + Numan" or "Sharpe & Numan." I can see both a stylistic and a rhetorical claim for either's accuracy, so, whatever.
  • "On 18th October 2010 London-based reissue label Cherry Pop will release an expanded version of Automatic (CRPOP67) - and this will feature extensive sleevenotes by Steve Thorpe; track comments from Bill Sharpe & Gary Numan, lyrics to all tracks, and remastered sound by Tim Turan." I came.
  • omg I was wondering if this was Gary Numan...lol it sounded like his voice.
  • Voices
  • dance dance dance!!!

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