21 April 2010
A 10" Factory Sample 
Some of you may have been lucky enough to secure a copy of the recent 10" sampler issued by Warners on Record Store Day last Saturday. The 4-track vinyl sampler featured four tracks taken from last years 4CD Factory Records Communications 1978-1992 box set. 750 copies only exist.

Tracklisting

Joy Division - Transmission
New Order - Ceremony (Original Version)
The Durutti Column - Sketch For Summer
Happy Mondays - Hallelujah (Club Mix)

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

and in a terrible shock, it features the re-recorded version of Ceremony. How is it that every New Order related product released seems to be error prone?

22/4/10 09:46

 
Blogger cerysmatic said...

The box set itself also lists Ceremony (Original Version) so presumably it's wrong on there too. If anyone has this item and could scan the cover I'll create a page for it. cheeers.

22/4/10 12:34

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, in a strange Factory-esque twist they got it right on the box set.

22/4/10 14:06

 
Blogger pkrpmusic said...

Sister Ray had 5 copies only - I was 37th in the queue. Therefore, greddy scum on eBay got there first.

22/4/10 21:54

 
Blogger pkrpmusic said...

That was meant to say greedy by the way....

22/4/10 21:55

 

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The Names

Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

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