16 Oct 2017
A change of pace - a change of style 
A change of pace - a change of style - Handwritten Factory Records release schedule for Late Winter / Spring / Early Summer 1984

FACTORY RECORDS

Releases Late Winter / Spring / Early Summer

EARLY MARCH

FAC 97 "ACT ON INSTINCT" STREETLIFE
12" single from Belgian Band led by Wally Van Middendorp

FAC 96 "TELSTAR" - AD INFINITUM
7" Reworking of classic antique. The lyrics are implicit and vocoded. Only available with special holographic sleeve

MARCH 29TH

FAC 88 "TALK ABOUT THE PAST" - THE WAKE
12" + 7" Single by Glasgow's hottest young things. Produced by Oz at Revolution Manchester. Extra Piano by Vini Reilly

APRIL

FACT 90 "FROM THE HIP" - SECTION 25
New Album from the seaside, a change of pace - a change of style. A Be Music production.

FAC 103 "THIEVES LIKE US" - NEW ORDER
12" Single De Chirico Reconstruction Sleeve. Engineered by Michael Johnson. B/W "Are you lonesome tonight". Instrumental Mix available B/W "Murder" from Factory Benelux.

FAC 92 "KEEP ON DANCING / REACH UP FOR LOVE" MARCEL KING
Double A 12" Single Sweet sensation dances out and back on a BeMusic - Dojo production.

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Handwritten Factory Records release schedule for Late Winter / Spring / Early Summer 1984 featuring Streetlife (not sure about the Belgian description), Ad Infinitum, The Wake, Section 25, New Order and Marcel King. From the AHW collection.

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15 Oct 2017
Night shifts to The Factory 
NIGHT SHIFTS TO THE FACTORY AT THE RUSSELL CLUB ROYCE ROAD MOSS SIDE

NIGHT SHIFTS TO
THE FACTORY
AT THE RUSSELL CLUB
ROYCE ROAD
MOSS SIDE

FRIDAY
9th JUNE
9.00 - 2.00

ORG 3
ASSEMBLY LINE-UP
FRANCIS/PETER
SHELLEY/ERIC
-THE TILLER BOYS

JOY DIVISION

DANCING TO REGGIE MUSIC

ART WORK BY LINDER

BUSES : 80, 81, 82, 84
265 267 256 257
62 63 112 113 76
263 259

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Flyer from the AHW collection by Linder for Joy Division and The Tiller Boys gig at The Factory, Royce Road, Moss Side, Manchester on Friday 9 June 1978. Note that this is one of the gigs featured on the FAC 1 poster designed by Peter Saville.

View the full flyer.


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14 Oct 2017
The all-night party just goes on 
Factory Records May 1980 release schedule

May 20, 1980

RELEASE SCHEDULE

Friday 23rd May
FAC 18 Section 25 "Girls Don't Count" 7" 45/33rpm
FACT 14 Durutti Column "Return"; new sleeve, reissue 12" 33rpm
FACT 16 A Certain Ratio "GAB"; new style plastic wallet case

Friday 30th May
FAC 28 Joy Division "Komakino" free flexi-disc 7" 45rpm

Friday 6th June
FAC 17 Crawling Chaos "Sex Machine" 7" 45 rpm

Friday 13th June
FAC 23 Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart" 7" 45/33rpm

Friday 27th June
FACT 25 Joy Division "Closer" 12" 33rpm

FACTORY RECORDS (US) INC SCHEDULE

Friday 30th May
FACTUS 1 Joy Division "Unknown Pleasures" P&D's by R.TradeUS

Friday 13th June
FACUS 2 Joy Division "She's Lost Control" 12" 45rpm by RTUS

Friday 4th July
FACTUS 3 The Durutti Column "The Return of...." 12" 33rpm (Antilles)

Friday 11th July
FACUS 4 A Certain Ratio "Do the Du (casse)" 12" 45rpm (Antilles)

With regards to recent events, we feel there is very little we want to say. The feelings of Ian's friends and colleagues are private and should remain so. We'd like to thank all the people who abet us in record production, the journalists, broadcasters and friends from other companies and bands who have expressed their sympathy. For the young people who loved the music, we hope that some of the above releases help with that empty feeling that we are all going through.

The all-night party just goes on.

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Transcript of Factory Records release schedule dated May 20, 1980 (2 days after the death of Ian Curtis) from the AHW archive.

View the full May 1980 release schedule.

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The Guitar and Other Machines Factory Benelux editions 
The Guitar and Other Machines

News via thedurutticolumn.com

Factory Benelux presents double vinyl and triple cd editions of classic Factory era album by The Durutti Column - The Guitar and Other Machines - which will be released on 12 January 2018.

The double vinyl features the original album on the first disc plus bonus live tracks (from the same period) recorded at the Bottom Line in NYC and the Womad Festival.

The 3CD edition duplicates (and adds to) the live tracks on CD3 and, on CD2, adds many associated recordings, including the rare Greetings 3 EP, Our Lady of the Angels, LFO Mod, Catos con Guantes, When the World, White Rabbit, and many more.

More details at:

The Guitar and Other Machines [FBN 204 CD]

The Guitar and Other Machines [FBN 204]

How to buy

Available direct from Factory Benelux Mailorder.

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A Paean To Wilson double blue vinyl edition 
A Paean To Wilson

News via thedurutticolumn.com:

17 November sees the release of a double blue vinyl edition of A Paean To Wilson. This new edition produced by Cargo Records in association with The Durutti Column. The packaging, credits and notes are similar to the 2LP edition produced by Kooky Records for Record Store Day 2013 in the UK (which is sold out). The main difference is that this 2017 edition does not include the envelope containing the Manchester International Festival programme and the large postcard featuring the original artwork which were include in RSD 2013 package. Please also note that the 'Heaven Sent' tracks offered via download with the RSD 2013 2LP or as CD2 in the original cd version (Kookydisc 29/2) are not included.

All profits go to the artist.

The 2CD version (with 'Heaven Sent' bonus disc) is available again via Cargo.

Finally, please also note that this is not technically a formal Kooky Records release but is rather a Cargo/Durutti co-production. However, it does bear the original catalogue number and packaging.

How to buy

A Paean To Wilson [Kooky Records/Cargo, 2LP blue vinyl] is available to pre-order/buy via Cargo.

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

The Durutti Column