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In June 2017, New Order returned to the stage at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios where Joy Division made their television debut on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes programme in 1978. For the celebrated show ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes .., New Order deconstructed, rethought and rebuilt a wealth of material from throughout their career: familiar and obscure, old and new.
Featuring tracks such as Disorder, from Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures and not played live for 30 years, up to 2015’s Plastic from New Order’s critically acclaimed Top 5 album Music Complete - this is the perfect document of those magical 5 nights. The album was recorded live on 13th July 2017 and includes the full show and encore plus 3 additional tracks recorded over the residency to give listeners a full representation of the breadth of material performed.
This special series of intimate shows took over Stage 1 of Manchester’s iconic Old Granada Studios for five nights in June 2017. Created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick, who has previously presented solo exhibitions at venues such as Tate Britain and MoMA in New York; and orchestrated by composer-arranger Joe Duddell, a fellow son of Manchester and a frequent collaborator with the band, the live show was performed by the band with a 12-strong synthesiser ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Barry says: Mute present this essential landmark in New Order's lineage with this 2CD / 3LP set from MIF almost exactly 2 years ago. The catalogue is given a renewed and invigorated twist, showing another side to an already venerable set of classic songs. An essential piece for any fans, and another reason New Order retain the status they've held for so long.
1 Times Change (Live At MIF)
2 Who's Joe (Live At MIF)
3 Dream Attack (Live At MIF)
4 Disorder (Live At MIF)
5 Ultraviolence (Live At MIF)
6 In A Lonely Place (Live At MIF)
7 All Day Long (Live At MIF)
8 Shellshock (Live At MIF)
9 Guilt Is A Useless Emotion (Live At MIF)
10 Subculture (Live At MIF)
11 Bizarre Love Triangle (Live At MIF)
12 Vanishing Point (Live At MIF)
13 Plastic (Live At MIF)
14 Your Silent Face (Live At MIF)
15 Decades (Live At MIF)
16 Elegia (Live At MIF)
17 Heart & Soul (Live At MIF)
18 Behind Closed Doors (Live At MIF)