19 Apr 2013
Live @ Manchester Cathedral 18 January 2013 
Peter Hook and The Light Live @ Manchester Cathedral 18 January 2013 by Craige Barker

Peter Hook and The Light are set to release a recording of their 18 January concert [->] at Manchester Cathedral in which they played the New Order albums Movement and Power Corruption And Lies in full and in sequential order. The full tracklisting also features many of the singles of 1981 to 1983 including Ceremony, Everything's Gone Green, Temptation and Blue Monday.

The full show, dubbed "quite extraordinary" and "a real triumph" by critics, is released via Play Concert on Monday 22 April and free downloads and streams including Transmission and Isolation are available now via Soundcloud. Recordings from earlier "Unknown Pleasures" shows live in Preston and Leeds in November 2012 are also available.


In A Lonely Place
Dreams Never End
Chosen Time
The Him
Doubts Even Here
Everything's Gone Green
Cries And Whispers
Age Of Consent
We All Stand
The Village
Your Silent Face
Leave Me Alone
The Beach
Blue Monday

Hooky and the boys go back out on the road in the summer playing festival and headline shows across the UK including a showcase at The Coronet in London.

Summer 2013 live itinerary

1 Jun - Crooked Ways Festival Pontefract (Movement/PC&L H'lights)
21 Jun - The Coronet London (Movement / PC&L Electronic Set)
23 Jun - Barnaby Festival Macclesfield (Unknown Pleasures / Closer)
23 Jul - Buxton Opera House, Buxton (Movement / PC&L Full LPs)
11 Aug - Rebellion Festival, Blackpool (Unknown Pleasures)

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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."

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