2 Jul 2017
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Text of fax from Tony Wilson to Roger Ames (managing director of London Records) on 9 September 1992

Text of fax from Tony Wilson to Roger Ames (managing director of London Records) on 9 September 1992:

"Roger,

The deal progresses.

And so does the New Order album.

But we are reaching the next crisis in Real World / RAK payments.

Don't know how we should proceed, except we have to proceed.

Rob G. needs to know what to tell Real World urgently.

Can you talk to Chris Smith or get Paul L. to talk to him on this specific area; we're looking at a 24 hour decision.

But then again we are 24 Hour Party People.

Yours,

Anthony"

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Chris Smith was Factory's accountant. Factory eventually ceased operations in November 1992. The New Order album is 'Republic' which was recorded at Real World and RAK studios and which eventually came out on London Records.

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