14 October 2013Everything's Gone Clear
To celebrate the reopening of its flagship 363 Oxford Street, London store, HMV is having a strictly limited giveaway bonanza in the coming week. Top of the shop for FAC fans is a clear vinyl LP edition of New Order's debut album 'Movement' [FACT 50] available to the first 100 lucky customers on Wednesday 16 October. Other delights include limited offerings of wares by The Beatles (Mon), Elvis Presley (Tue), and, er, Robbie Williams (Thu).
More details at HMV's Facebook.
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".
- extract from the official website biography