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The Wake

Harmony & Singles - 40th Anniversary Edition

    Factory Benelux presents a new 3 disc black vinyl edition of Harmony, the debut album by influential Scottish group The Wake. Originally released by Factory Records in December 1982, this new expanded edition marks the 40th anniversary of this landmark postpunk album.

    The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images, and joined Factory the following year. Harmony was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with producer Chris Nagle (formerly Martin Hannett’s preferred engineer), by which time the group comprised Caesar (vocals, guitar), Carolyn Allen (keyboards), Steven Allen (drums) and Bobby Gillespie (bass). On release as Fact 60 the original 7 track mini album earned a 5 star review in Sounds magazine, hailed as the missing indiepop link between Factory and Postcard Records.

    Bonus tracks on Disc 2 include The Wake’s dub-informed second single, Something Outside b/w Host, and also their John Peel session from July 1983 – the last recordings to feature Gillespie before his departure for The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream.

    Disc 3 offers a desk recorded live set from Ayr Pavilion on 15 April 1983 during a tour with New Order. The concert includes several songs never recorded in the studio, including Recovery and Country of the Blind.

    The enhanced trifold artwork for this new edition includes images of the band by noted photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, as well as new liner notes by Caesar. 

    After releasing several further albums on Factory and Sarah Records during the 1980s and 1990s, The Wake returned to recording with A Light Far Out in 2012. A new studio album is expected in 2023.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Favour
    A2. Heartburn
    A3. An Immaculate Conception
    A4. Judas
    B1. Testament
    B2. Patrol
    B3. The Old Men
    B4. Chance
    C1. Something Outside
    C2. Host
    D1. The Drill (Peel)
    D2. Uniform (Peel)
    D3. Here Comes Everybody (Peel)
    E1. Heartburn (live)
    E2. Host (live)
    E3. Recovery (live)
    E4. Uniform (live)
    F1. The Old Men (live)
    F2. Something Outside (live)
    F3. Country Of The Blind (live)
    F4. The Drill (live)

    The Wake

    Harmony + Singles

      Factory Benelux presents a new 3 disc black vinyl edition of Harmony, the debut album by influential Scottish group The Wake. Originally released by Factory Records in December 1982, this new expanded edition marks the 40th anniversary of this landmark post-punk album.

      The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images, and joined Factory the following year. Harmony was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with producer Chris Nagle (formerly Martin Hannett’s preferred engineer), by which time the group comprised Caesar (vocals, guitar), Carolyn Allen (keyboards), Steven Allen (drums) and Bobby Gillespie (bass). On release as Fact 60 the original 7 track mini album earned a 5 star review in Sounds magazine, hailed as the missing indiepop link between Factory and Postcard Records.

      CD Edition:
      Bonus tracks on CD1 include The Wake’s dub-informed second single, Something Outside, rare debut single On Our Honeymoon, and also their John Peel session from July 1983 – the last recordings to feature Gillespie before his departure for The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream.

      CD2 is a fascinating collection of 21 lost recordings compiled from live and demo cassettes located in the Rob Gretton tape archive, all taped between 1981 and 1983.

      The enhanced artwork for this new edition includes images of the band by noted photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, as well as new liner notes by Caesar.

      Vinyl Edition:
      Bonus tracks on Disc 2 include The Wake’s dub-informed second single, Something Outside b/w Host, and also their John Peel session from July 1983 – the last recordings to feature Gillespie before his departure for The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream.

      Disc 3 offers a desk recorded live set from Ayr Pavilion on 15 April 1983 during a tour with New Order. The concert includes several songs never recorded in the studio, including Recovery and Country of the Blind.

      The enhanced trifold artwork for this new edition includes images of the band by noted photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, as well as new liner notes by Caesar.


      TRACK LISTING

      CD1 Tracklist (Harmony + Singles):
      1. Favour
      2. Heartburn
      3. An Immaculate Conception
      4. Judas
      5. Testament
      6. Patrol
      7. The Old Men
      8. Chance
      9. Something Outside
      10. Host
      11. The Drill
      12. Uniform
      13. Here Comes Everybody
      14. On Our Honeymoon
      15. Give Up
      CD2 Tracklist (Lost Recordings 1981-83):
      1. Move With The Times 2.36
      2. Communion 2.39
      3. No More Green Space 2.48
      4. Move With The Times (reprise) 0.46
      5. Move With The Times 2.35
      6. Cold Home 3.03
      7. Communion 2.19
      8. No More Green Space 2.07
      9. Patrol 1.55
      10. Give Up 2.04
      11. Careering 2.34
      12. Favour 2.21
      13. Cold Home 2.22
      14. Forced To Think 1.40
      15. Patrol 2.38
      16. Give Up 2.01
      17. Move With The Times 2.04
      18. An Immaculate Conception 3.47
      19. Chance 3.49
      20. Judas 3.49
      21. Company 4.07

      Vinyl Tracklist:
      A1. Favour
      A2. Heartburn
      A3. An Immaculate Conception
      A4. Judas
      B1. Testament
      B2. Patrol
      B3. The Old Men
      B4. Chance
      C1. Something Outside
      C2. Host
      D1. The Drill (Peel)
      D2. Uniform (Peel)
      D3. Here Comes Everybody (Peel)
      E1. Heartburn (live)
      E2. Host (live)
      E3. Recovery (live)
      E4. Uniform (live)
      F1. The Old Men (live)
      F2. Something Outside (live)
      F3. Country Of The Blind (live)
      F4. The Drill (live)

      Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins

      The Invisible Girls

      Factory Benelux presents The Invisible Girls, a collection of rare and unreleased recordings by legendary new wave production duo Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins (aka The Invisible Girls), most of them never before heard.

      Martin ‘Zero’ Hannett is the legendary Manchester producer famous for his work with Joy Division, Buzzcocks, New Order, Magazine and Happy Mondays. Steve Hopkins was his musical partner in The Invisible Girls, the floating studio collective that shaped epochal records by John Cooper Clarke, Pauline Murray, Nico and several others.

      The first five tracks on the album are a selection of previously unreleased ‘Moods’ recorded at the famous Strawberry Studios between 1980 and 1987. “These were the beginnings of Martin’s Invisible Girls world domination plan,” Hopkins explains. “The idea was to assemble a roster of key instrumental players, produce tracks to be fronted by different singers/stars - and get some hits!”

      Other tracks include rare solo tracks by Hannett, collaborations with Section 25, Pauline Murray, Nico and Crispy Ambulance, as well as the complete soundtrack to All Sorts of Heroes, a short animated film from 1976 scored by Hannett and Hopkins.

      The 74 minute album features detailed liner notes by Steve Hopkins and others, as well as archive TIG and Strawberry images.


      TRACK LISTING

      1. Scandinavian Wastes
      2. Huddersfield Wastes
      3. Toy Of A Toy
      4. Time Is Slipping
      5. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
      6. Procession
      7. Concorde Drone
      8. Collective Project
      9. First Aspect Of The Same Thing
      10. The Music Room
      11. Second Aspect Of The Same Thing
      12. Space Music

      The Wake

      Here Comes Everybody - 35th Anniversary Edition

        Factory Benelux presents a special 35th anniversary edition of Here Comes Everybody, the highly-regarded second album by Scottish group The Wake, originally released by Factory Records in 1985. Just 800 copies will be made available for Record Store Day on 18 April 2020, pressed in crystal clear vinyl with a bonus 7-inch single + digital copy.

        The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images. Joining Factory the following year, the group toured with New Order and released popular mini-album Harmony. Trailed by sprightly single Talk About the Past in 1984, second album Here Comes Everybody was eventually recorded as a trio, combining dreampop melodies and wistful lyricism typified by standout track O Pamela (later interpreted by artful French new wave covers project Nouvelle Vague).

        Praise for Here Comes Everybody: “Holds up as a touchstone for aching, atmospheric synth-pop, all slinky guitars, crispy percussion, textured keyboards and limber bass" (Pitchfork); “The album stands as a pillar of moody synth pop, still bearing passing resemblance to New Order while retaining the bounce of the Postcard label bands and the cavernous production of Closer-era Joy Division, covering it all in some of the heaviest synth wash this side of Klaus Schulze" (Dusted)

        Newly re-mastered for this special 35th anniversary edition, the original 8 track album is now augmented by companion singles Talk About the Past and Of the Matter, pressed on a bonus 7-inch single in a picture sleeve. Here Comes Everybody itself is pressed on clear vinyl, housed in a white reverse board sleeve with printed inner bag containing lyrics, images and liner notes by band members Carolyn Allen and Caesar.


        TRACK LISTING

        Disc 1:
        A1. O Pamela
        A2. Send Them Away
        A3. Sail Through
        A4. Melancholy Man
        B1. World Of Her Own
        B2. Torn Calendar
        B3. All I Asked You To Do
        B4. Here Comes Everybody

        Disc 2:
        C1. Talk About The Past (7” Version)
        D1. Of The Matter (7” Version)

        The Other Two

        The Other Two & You

          Factory Benelux presents an expanded CD edition of the debut album by The Other Two, the electronic pop duo comprising Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert of New Order.

          Originally slated for release on Factory Records in 1992, The Other Two & You was eventually issued on London the following year. Produced by 02 with Stephen Hague (New Order, OMD, Pet Shop Boys), the ten track album features polished pop singles Tasty Fish and Selfish, as well as fluid club anthems (Ninth Configuration) and filmic interludes (Night Voice).

          The album closes with Loved It, written back in 1990 for the opening of Factory’s opulent new office building on Charles Street, Manchester. The ‘found’ vocals by Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Martin Hannett and others now serve to mark the recent 40th anniversary of the iconic Manchester label.

          The 6 bonus tracks include clubby (and collectible) remixes by Pascal Gabriel, Moby and Farley & Heller.

          Cover art by Peter Saville and Howard Wakefield. Cover portrait by Neil Cooper. Liner notes by James Nice. Released under licence from Warner Music UK Ltd.


          TRACK LISTING

          1. Tasty Fish
          2. The Greatest Thing
          3. Selfish
          4. Movin’ On
          5. Ninth Configuration
          6. Feel This Love
          7. Spirit Level
          8. Night Voice
          9. Innocence
          10. Loved It (The New Factory)
          11. Tasty Fish (Pascal Mix 12”)
          12. Selfish (That Pop Mix)
          13. The Greatest Thing (Pascal Mix)
          14. Movin’ On (Moby Mix)
          15. Tasty Fish (Almond Slice Mix)
          16. Selfish (Junior Style Dub)

          Section 25

          Always Now

            Factory Benelux is proud to present a deluxe 5 disc vinyl box set edition of Always Now, the debut album by cult Factory Records group Section 25, produced by legendary sonic architect Martin Hannett and sleeved by Peter Saville.

            Recorded as a trio at Pink Floyd’s Britannia Row studio in London in January 1981, Always Now combined austere post-punk rhythm and noise with elements of Can, Krautrock and modern psychedelia. Key tracks include Friendly Fires, Dirty Disco and New Horizon, along with C.P. (a collaboration with Hannett) and Hit (extensively sampled by Kanye West for the track F.M.L. on his 2016 album The Life of Pablo).

            Disc 2 gathers together several non-album singles from 1980 and 1981, including Charnel Ground, Je Veux Ton Amour and debut EP Girls Don’t Count – the latter produced by mentors Rob Gretton and Ian Curtis (of Joy Division).

            Disc 3 offers a complete live show professionally recorded at Groningen (Netherlands) on 26 October 1980, as part of a Factory package tour.

            Disc 4 is part-improvised second studio album The Key of Dreams, recorded and produced by the band themselves a few months after Always Now, and released by Factory Benelux in June 1982.

            Disc 5 consists of further experimental material recorded in 1981 and self-released on a cassette called Illuminus Illumina. This final disc closes with an extended (and previously unreleased) live encore jam recorded with all four members of New Order at Reading University on 8 May 1981.

            All tracks are newly re-mastered from the original quarter-inch tapes. The first 1000 copies of the box set are pressed in coloured vinyl: disc 1 (black); disc 2 (clear); disc 3 (yellow); disc 4 (red); disc 5 (silver). The outer case in printed in PMS 123 with spot varnish.

            The 16 page booklet features unseen images by noted photographer Philippe Carly and texts by founder members Larry and Vin Cassidy. Also included is the first ever interview with guitarist Paul Wiggin, whose sudden departure in late 1981 saw Tony Wilson try (and fail) to recruit pre-Smiths teenager Johnny Marr as replacement.

            “One of the best albums Britain's second city has unleashed” (Uncut); “In 1980 their bass-driven mantras were thoughtlessly dismissed as second-rate Joy Division, but hindsight judges them more kindly. The wind-dried skeins of their blasted guitar harmonics and skimped electronics gauntly cling to the songs’ skeletal frames. With telltale titles like Babies in the Bardo their Buddhist interests hang heavy over these early stirrings. But, combining a bass-led drone with a characteristic groaning vocal, Charnel Ground succinctly pins down Section 25's pre-disco appeal” (The Wire)

            TRACK LISTING

            Disc 1:
            A1. Friendly Fires
            A2. Dirty Disco
            A3. C.P.
            A4. Loose Talk (Costs Lives)
            A5. Inside Out
            A6. Melt Close
            B1. Hit
            B2. Babies In The Bardo
            B3. Be Brave
            B4. New Horizon

            Disc 2:
            A1. Knew Noise
            A2. Up To You
            A3. Girls Don’t Count
            A4. After Image
            A5. Human Puppets
            B1. Charnel Ground
            B2. Haunted
            B3. Je Veux Ton Amour
            B4. One True Path

            Disc 3:
            A1. Loose Talk (Costs Lives) (live)
            A2. Human Puppets (live)
            A3. Knew Noise (live)
            A4. Friendly Fires (live)
            A5. Girls Don’t Count (live)
            B1. New Horizon (live)
            B2. Haunted (live)
            B3. You’re On Your Own (live)
            B4. One Step Backward (live)

            Disc 4:
            A1. Always Now
            A2. Visitation
            A3. Regions
            A4. The Wheel
            A5. No Abiding Place
            A6. Once Before
            B1. There Was A Time
            B2. Wretch
            B3. Sutra

            Disc 5:
            A1. Fallen Monument
            A2. Are You There?
            A3. Virtually Everything
            A4. Tape Loop
            A5. Subferior
            A6. In The Garden Of Eden
            A7. Cry
            B1. Red Voice
            B2. Floating
            B3. Reading Uni Jam With New Order 1981

            Crispy Ambulance

            The Plateau Phase (RSD19 EDITION)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              Factory Benelux presents a remastered edition of The Plateau Phase, the debut by Manchester postpunk group Crispy Ambulance. Originally issued by Factory Benelux in March 1982, the album is now reissued in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies in clear vinyl for Record Store Day on 13 April 2019. (NON-RETURNABLE) Recorded at Strawberry 2 with producer Chris Nagle, the album captured Crispy Ambulance at the peak of their creative powers.   “When we started discussing the track selection for this new vinyl edition,” says singer Alan Hempsall, “it struck me that the songs which made the cut were all written and recorded within a very short space of time. July 1980 to September 1981 marked an intensive period of creativity informed by the new music we were being exposed to, and films we’d seen around that time: Eraserhead, Scorpio Rising, Apocalypse Now, Warhol’s Dracula and Argento’s Suspiria all played a part. We became curious about what would result from a partial breaking away from traditional song structures and experimenting with the concept of soundtrack and incidental music. Film music looking for a film, so to speak.” Bonus tracks on the second disc include lauded 12” single The Presence and Concorde Square, produced by the legendary Martin Hannett at Pink Floyd’s Britannia Row studio, as well as the group’s powerful John Peel session from January 1981. Sleeve art by Benoit Hennebert. Inner gatefold portrait by Harry Papadopoulos. New liner notes by Alan Hempsall. Tracklist: A1. Are You Ready? A2. Travel Time A3. The Force and the Wisdom A4. The Wind Season A5. Death From Above B1. We Move Through the Plateau Phase B2. Bardo Plane B3. Chill B4. Federation B5. Simon’s Ghost C1. The Presence C2. Concorde Square D1. Come On D2. Drug User-Drug Pusher D3. October 31st D4. Egypt

              New Order Presents Be Music is a compilation of productions by members of iconic Manchester group New Order, including classic dance and electro tracks released on Factory Records between 1982 and 1985, as well as more recent remixes for current artists such as Factory Floor, Marnie, Tim Burgess and Fujiya & Miyagi.

              The generic tag Be Music was first used in 1981 and covered studio production work by all four members of New Order: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert. Sumner often teamed with Donald ‘Dojo’ Johnson of A Certain Ratio, including the pioneering electro cuts featured here by Quando Quango, 52nd Street, Marcel King, Paul Haig and Surprize. Morris and Gilbert worked with Thick Pigeon, Life, Red Turns To and also 52nd Street. Although more rock orientated, Hook proved he was no slouch on the dancefloor either with the mighty Fate/Hate by Nyam Nyam.

              ‘Producing was a really important sideline,’ recalls Bernard Sumner of the Factory era. ‘It’s OK doing it because although all the groups are skint, you learn a lot and you're helping somebody.’
              After 1985 the band focused more on producing their own records, both as New Order and solo projects such as Electronic, Revenge, The Other Two, Monaco and Bad Lieutenant. However in recent years Stephen Morris in particular has remixed several newer artists, notably London industrialists Factory Floor, as well as former Factory workers A Certain Ratio and Section 25.
              Bonus tracks on the 3xCD box set include Knew Noise by Section 25, produced by Ian Curtis and Rob Gretton of Joy Division way back in 1979, and the complete 22 minute version of Video 586, recorded by New Order themselves in 1982.
              All tracks (12 on vinyl, 36 on the CD) are newly remastered. The liner notes feature commentary on the tracks by the artists and the members of New Order. Design and packaging are by Matt Robertson/Peter Saville Studio.


              TRACK LISTING

              Vinyl Tracklist:
              A1. 52nd Street Can’t Afford
              A2. Section 25 Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix)
              A3. The Beat Club Security (Remix)
              B1. Marcel King Reach For Love
              B2. Quando Quango Love Tempo
              B3. Nyam Nyam Fate/Hate
              C1. A Certain Ratio Bootsy (Swingfire Mix)
              C2. Factory Floor ~(Real Love)
              C3. Marnie The Hunter (Remix)
              D1. The Other Two Inside
              D2. Fujiya & Miyagi Daggers (Remix)
              D3. Tim Burgess Oh Men (02 Mix)

              CD Tracklist:
              CD #1
              1. Quando Quango Love Tempo
              2. Marcel King Reach For Love
              3. 52nd Street Cool As Ice
              4. Section 25 Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix)
              5. Nyam Nyam Fate/Hate
              6. The Beat Club Security (Remix)
              7. Paul Haig The Only Truth
              8. Shark Vegas You Hurt Me
              9. Marcel King Keep On Dancin
              10. Section 25 Reflection
              11. Quando Quango Tingle
              12. Surprise Over Italia

              CD #2
              1. 52nd Street Can’t Afford
              2. Thick Pigeon Babcock + Wilcox
              3. A Certain Ratio Bootsy (Swingfire Mix)
              4. Factory Floor ~(Real Love)
              5. Section 25 Another Hilltop
              6. The Other Two Inside
              7. Marnie The Hunter (Remix)
              8. Fujiya & Miyagi Daggers (Remix)
              9. Tim Burgess Oh Men (02 Remix)
              10. Factory Floor A Wooden Box (Remix)
              11. Life Tell Me
              12. Life Tell Me (Theme)

              CD #3
              1. Peter Hook Lavolta Lakota Theme
              2. Section 25 Knew Noise
              3. Stockholm Monsters All At Once
              4. The Royal Family & The Poor Motherland
              5. Winston Tong Theoretical China
              6. The Beat Club Security (Dub)
              7. Marcel King Reach For Love (US Mix)
              8. Thick Pigeon Jess + Bart (Remix)
              9. Red Turns To Deep Sleep
              10. Ad Infinitum Telstar
              11. Section 25 Sakura
              12. New Order Video 586 

              Section 25

              Mirror

                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                Factory Benelux presents Mirror b/w You Leave Me No Choice, the brand new single by Section 25 issued in a special limited edition of just 500 copies to mark Record Store Day on Saturday 18 April 2015
                Coinciding with a deluxe double disc remaster of classic debut album Always Now (originally released by Factory Records in 1981), the single features brand new recordings of two songs performed live by the original trio line-up of Section 25 in 1980/81, but never studio recorded. Bridging past and present, Larry Cassidy’s vocals and lyrics are now handled by Factory colleague Simon Topping, previously a member of A Certain Ratio, Quando Quango and T-Coy.
                The artwork is based on the original cover design for Always Now by Peter Saville, with the colour scheme now reversed.
                Section 25 are Vin Cassidy, Beth Cassidy, Steve Stringer, Jo Cassidy and Simon Topping. “A revelation. The best old/new band in Britain” (The Guardian, 2014).


                TRACK LISTING

                Side A: Mirror
                Side B: You Leave Me No Choice

                The Wake

                Here Comes Everybody & Singles

                Factory Benelux presents a special 30th anniversary edition of Here Comes Everybody, the highly-regarded second album by Scottish group The Wake, originally released by Factory Records in 1985.

                The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images. Joining Factory the following year, the group toured with New Order and released popular mini-album Harmony. Trailed by sprightly single Talk About the Past in 1984, second album Here Comes Everybody was eventually recorded as a trio, combining dreampop melodies and wistful lyricism typified by standout track O Pamela (later interpreted by artful French new wave covers project Nouvelle Vague).

                Praise for Here Comes Everybody: “Holds up as a touchstone for aching, atmospheric synth-pop, all slinky guitars, crispy percussion, textured keyboards and limber bass" (Pitchfork); “The album stands as a pillar of moody synth pop, still bearing passing resemblance to New Order while retaining the bounce of the Postcard label bands and the cavernous production of Closer-era Joy Division, covering it all in some of the heaviest synth wash this side of Klaus Schulze" (Dusted)

                Now remastered for this special edition double disc package, the album is joined on Disc 1 by companion singles Talk About the Past and Of the Matter, a radio session, and a previously unreleased dub take of Torn Calendar. Disc 2 combines their final Factory EP Something That No-One Else Could Bring (produced by John Leckie) with no less than seven previously unreleased demos cut between 1988 and 1990, including unheard songs as well as material later re-recorded for Sarah Records.


                TRACK LISTING

                Disc 1:
                1. O Pamela
                2. Send Them Away
                3. Sail Through
                4. Melancholy Man
                5. World Of Her Own
                6. Torn Calendar
                7. All I Asked You To Do
                8. Here Comes Everybody
                9. Talk About The Past (7” Version)
                10. Of The Matter
                11. Talk About The Past (radio Session)
                12. Rise And Shine (radio Session)
                13. Make You Understand (radio Session)
                14. The Calendar (radio Session)
                15. Torn Calendar (dub Version)
                16. Everybody Works So Hard (7” Version)

                Disc 2:
                1. Gruesome Castle
                2. Pale Spectre
                3. Furious Sea
                4. Plastic Flowers
                5. Hated Forsaken (demo)
                6. English Rain (demo)
                7. The Plastic Flowers (demo)
                8. Bob’s Empty Head (demo)
                9. Are They Chaste? (demo)
                10. Crush The Flowers (demo)
                11. Carbrain (demo)
                12. Pale Spectre (7” Edit)
                13. Talk About The Past (12” Version)

                Section 25

                Reflection (Young Image)

                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                  Factory Benelux presents Reflection (Young Image) b/w Change, the brand new single by Section 25, issued in a special limited edition of just 500 copies pressed in orange vinyl to mark Record Store Day on 19 April 2014
                  Taken from the forthcoming release From The Hip (30th Anniversary Edition), Reflection is a brand new version of this driving dream-pop anthem from side one of the classic 1984 album, which maybe should have been a single at the time. “On first listening Reflection is a whimsical yet heartfelt expression of true love,” says Beth Cassidy. “But strip this back and we discover an inner core which explores the surreal nature of life itself. Even after 30 years there are layers to this song that conceal its true meaning.”

                  Flipside 'Change' is exclusive to this 7” single and will not be made available elsewhere. “The lyric is the narrative of a changing relationship wrapped up in the music of a changing band,” explains founder member Vin Cassidy.

                  The fluorescent artwork and packaging is based on original designs by Peter Saville for SXXV’s classic 1984 club single Looking From A Hilltop.
                  Section 25 today are Vin Cassidy, Beth Cassidy, Steve Stringer and Jo Cassidy. “Metamorphosing from the glummest, most dour group ever into progenitors of House, Blackpool’s SXXV are, inevitably, one of the groups of this very post-punk moment” (Chris Bohn, The Wire magazine).

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A: Reflection (Young Image)
                  Side B: Change

                  Factory Benelux presents Dark Light, the brand new album by post-punk trailblazers Section 25, Factory workers since 1979.

                  Recorded in 2012, Dark Light is their first collection of new material since the tragic loss of founder Larry Cassidy in 2010, and marks a return to the smooth electro and synth-pop textures first explored on their seminal 1984 album From the Hip. These echoes are amplified by the presence of co-vocalists Beth and Jo Cassidy, and a sublime cover image by iconic artist/designer Peter Saville.

                  Much of Dark Light was produced in collaboration with remixer Derek Miller (aka Outernationale), and includes new versions of recent single tracks Colour Movement Sex & Violence and Inner Drive. Other stand-out cuts include future pop classic My Outrage, which will also be made available as a limited edition 7” single (7 FBN 62) to mark World Record Store Day in April 2013. There are also two hidden tracks.

                  Section 25 are: Vin Cassidy, Bethany Cassidy, Steve Stringer, Stuart Hill and Joanna Cassidy. “Metamorphosing from the glummest, most dour group ever into progenitors of House, Blackpool’s SXXV are, inevitably, one of the groups of this very post-punk moment” (Chris Bohn, The Wire magazine)

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. World’s End
                  2. My Outrage
                  3. Pitch Black Box
                  4. Love Cuts
                  5. Colour Movement Sex & Violence
                  6. Inner Drive
                  7. 78
                  8. Letter To America
                  9. Memento
                  10. Early Exit
                  11. CMSV Dub Mix
                  12. Program For Light (Outernationale)


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