9 Apr 2011
EX-FAC Record Store Day reissues 
Joy Division, New Order and The Wake are all celebrating this year's Record Store Day with special vinyl re-releases:

1. New Order / Joy Division

Ceremony / In A Lonely Place

New Order:

a: Ceremony (Original Version)
b: In A Lonely Place (12" Version)

Joy Division:

a: Ceremony (Previously released Heart & Soul rehearsal version)
b: In A Lonely Place (Unreleased take from a recording of a Joy Division rehearsal session)

All tracks remastered by Stephen Morris and Frank Arkwright 2011. Design by Studio Parris Wakefield after the original design by Peter Saville. Limited edition of 500 copies via Rhino.

2. The Wake

Special Pack

THREE RECORDS IN ONE OVERSIZED PACKAGE! 100 available. The singles are:

CT-103 The Wake On Our Honeymoon 7" Reissue

a: On Our Honeymoon
b: Give Up

CT-104 The Wake Crush The Flowers 7" Reissue

a: Crush The Flowers
b: Carbrain

CT-105 Gruesome Flowers: A Tribute To The Wake 7"

a: Beach Fossils - Plastic Flowers
b: Wild Nothing - Gruesome Castle

via Captured Tracks

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"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)

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