30 Jun 2014
12" Dance House\New Order Cabaret Voltaire 
12-inch Dance - House

The latest in the ongoing 12" Dance series covers House Music and features Fine Time (Silk Mix) by New Order plus Keep On Clubbing by Cabaret Voltaire and Happy Mondays' Hallelujah (Club Mix) not to mention Hardcore Uproar by Together and many housey Hacienda classics.

Tracklisting

1. Your Love (Feat. Jamie Principle) - Frankie Knuckles
2. Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem) (Extended) - Marshall Jefferson
3. Love Can't Turn Around (Club Remix) (Feat. Jesse Saunders & Darryl Pandy) - Farley "Jackmaster" Funk
4. Someday (Club Mix) - Cece Rogers
5. Devotion (Extended Version) - Ten City
6. You Used To Hold Me (Feat. Xavier Gold) (Kenny's Mix) - Ralphi Rosario
7. Tears (Classic Vocal) - Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie
8. Can You Feel It (Original Instrumental Mix) - Mr. Fingers
9. No Way Back (Vocal Mix) - Adonis
10. Salsa House (Original Mix) - Richie Rich

CD2

1. Fine Time (Silk Mix) - New Order
2. Let It Roll (Vocal) - Doug Lazy
3. Musical Freedom - Adeva
4. I'm Every Woman (Remix) - Chaka Khan
5. Bass (How Low Can You Go) (Bomb The House Mix) - Simon Harris
6. We Call It Acieed (The Matey Mix) (Feat. Gary Haisman) - D-Mob
7. Hardcore Uproar (Original Version) - Together
8. Jibaro - Electra
9. Natural Thing (Elevation Mix) - Innocence
10. The Sun Rising - The Beloved

CD3

1. Hallelujah (Club Mix) - Happy Mondays
2. What Can You Do For Me - Utah Saints
3. Chime (Extended Version) - Orbital
4. Keep On (Clubbing) - Cabaret Voltaire
5. Ride On The Rhythm (Masters At Work Dub) - Little Louie Vega And Marc Anthony
6. Respect (The Dancing Danny D Remix) - Adeva
7. C'Mon And Get My Love (Dance Hall Mix) - Cathy Dennis With D-Mob
8. Back In My Life (Classic Mix) - Joe Roberts
9. Back To Love (Graeme Park Remix) - The Brand New Heavies
10. Son Of A Gun (Original Hooj 12" Mix) - Jx

12" Dance - House is available to buy now at the bargain price of 6.99 via Amazon.co.uk.

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28 Jun 2014
New Order USA 89 T-Shirts 
New Order - USA 89 T-Shirt

New Order - USA 89 T-Shirt - Stage Technique

New Order - USA 89 T-Shirt

With thanks to Andrew H for imagery.

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Our Friends in Belgium 
The Names

It's a big welcome to The Names on Twitter. Whilst their website undergoes renovations this will be the go-to place for news about the band as they prepare to release a new double album for release in Autumn 2014.

Meanwhile, the latest album 'In Time' is out now via Factory Benelux.

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27 Jun 2014
Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls [TWI 016] 
Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls [TWI 016]

On 6 October 2014, Les Disques du Crépuscule presents a deluxe remastered edition of Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls, the debut album by post/punk icon Pauline Murray, produced by revered sonic architect Martin 'Zero' Hannett.

Recorded at the famous Strawberry Studios in July 1980, the album offered epic electronic pop written by Pauline and partner Robert Blamire and marked a radical departure from their shared past in pioneering punk band Penetration. "This is sophistication," enthused Paul Morley in NME. "Lovely songs of anxiety, malaise and self-doubt." According to Melody Maker the album was "unquestionably a musical highpoint of this year or any other."

As well producer/arrangers Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins (aka the Invisible Girls), the album features a stellar cast of guest musicians including John Maher (Buzzcocks) and Vini Reilly (The Durutti Column). Indeed Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls presents almost a Factory record, exquisitely sleeved by Peter Saville and Trevor Key. Stand-out tracks include the popular singles Dream Sequence and Mr X, with the newly remastered Hannett tracks now augmented by a wealth of bonus material including non-album singles, b-sides and a John Peel session (1980).

The liner note is by Jon Savage. The double vinyl edition also includes a bonus CD featuring instrumental versions of all the album tracks (a must for students of Hannett's unique production sound), along with alternate takes of key singles.

"It's a bit of a missing link album," says Pauline today. "Written and recorded after punk, but before Martin Rushent and the Human League made airy pop respectable again. We chose the other Martin in 1980 because we wanted the incredible sounds he achieved for Joy Division and Magazine. Thundertunes, basically."

Vinyl album tracklisting (TWI 016)

Disc 1

A1. Screaming In the Darkness
A2. Dream Sequence
A3. European Eyes
A4. Shoot You Down
A5. Sympathy
A6. Time Slipping
B1. Drummer Boy
B2. Thundertunes
B3. When Will We Learn
B4. Mr X
B5. Judgement Day

Disc 2

C1. Searching for Heaven
C2. The Visitor
C3. Animal Crazy
C4. Dream Sequence II
C5. Two Shots
D1. Dream Sequence (Peel 3/1980)
D2. Shoot You Down (Peel 3/1980)
D3. Sympathy (Peel 3/1980)
D4. When Will We Learn (Peel 3/1980)

Disc 3 (bonus CD)

1. Two Shots (instrumental)
2. Mr X (instrumental)
3. Judgement Day (instrumental)
4. Thundertunes (instrumental)
5. When Will We Learn (instrumental)
6. Time Slipping (instrumental)
7. Sympathy (instrumental)
8. Shoot You Down (instrumental)
9. Drummer Boy (instrumental)
10. European Eyes (instrumental)
11. Screaming In the Darkness (instrumental)
12. Dream Sequence (instrumental)
13. Animal Crazy (long version)
14. Searching for Heaven (demo version)
15. Mr X (7" edit)
16. Dream Sequence (Amazon version)

Also available on double CD (TWI 016 CD) and digital download

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Bernard Sumner - Chapter and Verse 
Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me

As announced way back in 2013, Bernard Sumner's autobiography finally has a publication date of 28 August 2014. The full title is 'Chapter and Verse [New Order, Joy Division and Me] and is on Bantam Press.

Barney said at the time: "Joy Division and New Order have both left quite a legacy but up until now I've been happy to let the music speak for itself. Somehow it feels like the right time to give my personal perspective both on my own life story and the many bands I've been in."

The book is available to pre-order now via Amazon.co.uk.

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4 Jun 2014
Kevin Cummins @ Manchester Photographic 
New Order ~ A Photographic Exhibition by Kevin Cummins

The Manchester Photographic Gallery is the venue for an exhibition of photographs of New Order by Kevin Cummins later this month.

Following an invitation-only private view on 11 June (with Q&A session featuring Kevin Cummins and Peter Hook) the exhibition, which features some unseen ones, is open to the public from Thursday 12 to Sunday 29 June.

Manchester Photographic
22 Lever Street
Manchester M1 1EA

New Order ~ A Photographic Exhibition by Kevin Cummins

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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