|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||The Body Electric||4||Audio||1982||Jayrem Records|
|2||Presentation And Reality||9||Audio||1983||Jayrem Records|
|3||Pulsing (Dance Mix)||2||Audio||1983-03-00||Jayrem Records|
|4||Dreaming In A Life / Interior Exile||5||Audio||1983|
|5||Presentation And Reality||9||Audio||1983||Jayrem Records|
|6||Dreaming In A Life||4||Audio||1983||Jayrem Records|
|7||Positive Charge||6||Audio||2011||Not On Label (The Body Electric Self-Release)|
One of the first electronic bands in New Zealand, and hugely influential, The Body Electric were formed in 1982 by [a=Alan Jansson], although he was credited on first releases as Alan Jimson, and [a=Andy Drey]. During their initial rehearsals, they were then joined by actor-turned-singer [a=Garry Smith]. The group's debut single, Pulsing, was picked up by radio programmers and spent 27 weeks in the charts. Not entirely indicative of their sound, the track has a novelty quality to it. Following the success of Pulsing, Andy Drey was replaced by [a=Spines] bassist [a=Wendy Calder] and the group released two more minor hits (Dreaming In A Life and Imagination) and a full length album before splitting in 1984.
Jansson went into record production in Auckland and had a global hit with [a=OMC] in the 1990s, and Smith was later the manager of The New Zealand Ballet Company.