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Durutti Column

Deux Triangles Deluxe (RSD21 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


    Factory Benelux presents a deluxe double vinyl gatefold edition of Deux Triangles, originally a 1981 EP by acclaimed Factory Records group The Durutti Column, which can be considered a companion set to their signature second album L.C. Just 1000 copies have been pressed on blue and clear coloured vinyl for Record Store Day 2021

    Section 25

    From The Hip (RSD21 EDITION)

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


      Factory Benelux presents a limited edition triple vinyl remaster of From The Hip, the pioneering 1984 electro album by cult Factory Records group Section 25, produced by Bernard Sumner of New Order.

      The Durutti Column

      Sex And Death

        Factory Benelux presents an expanded double vinyl edition of Sex and Death, the 11th studio album by lauded Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column. Originally released on CD only in 1995, the album has now been newly remastered with several bonus tracks.

        The writing and recording of Sex and Death closed an uncertain period for Vini Reilly and the group following the collapse of Factory Records in 1992. Factory founder Tony Wilson remained in post as manager of the band, but Sex and Death would be their last album with producer Stephen Street, famed for his work with Morrissey, The Smiths and Blur.

        Writer and master guitarist Vini Reilly remained philosophical. “People say the Durutti Column is this or that. I don’t care, so long as we make good music. There’s screaming feedback on some tracks, heavy metal guitar, Spanish picking. It’s not just this ethereal trip. Don’t listen to the form, never listen to the form. Listen to the content.”

        Stand-out tracks include Anthony, dedicated to Wilson. Guest musicians include viola player John Metcalfe, vocalist Ruth-Ann Boyle (later to form hitmakers Olive with Tim Kellett), programmer Martin Jackson (Magazine, Swing Out Sister) and bassist Peter Hook, then on furlough from New Order post-Republic.

        All 5 bonus tracks on the vinyl are previously unreleased, having been retrieved from a long-lost DAT demo tape located in Tony Wilson’s personal archive. 

        All tracks are newly re-mastered in 2021 by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works. All formats feature liner notes and interview material with Vini.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Anthony
        A2. The Rest Of My Life
        A3. For Colette
        A4. The Next Time
        B1. Beautiful Lies
        B2. My Irascible Friend
        B3. Believe In Me
        B4. Fermina
        C1. Where I Should Be
        C2. Fado
        C3. Madre Mio
        C4. Blue Period
        C5. War Torn
        D1. Picking Guitar For The Shrimp
        D2. The Celestial Bar
        D3. Jumble Drums, Growling Bass And The Whammy Bar
        D4. For Cameron De La Isla

        Durutti Column

        Another Setting

        Factory Benelux presents an expanded edition of Another Setting, the third studio album by cult Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, originally issued in 1983.

        Another Setting was recorded at Strawberry Studio in Stockport with production by Chris Nagle, a favourite engineer of Martin Hannett. The 11 track album contains several acknowledged Durutti classics, notably haunting instrumental Prayer (burnished with cor anglais by Maunagh Fleming) and The Beggar, an unusually muscular vocal song and probably the closest Vini Reilly has edged to rock music. Elsewhere, Smile in the Crowd would be covered by Depeche Mode mainman Martin Gore on his 1989 solo project Counterfeit.

        Bonus tracks on FBN 30 CD include exemplary live versions of The Beggar and Bordeaux, plus non-album single I Get Along Without You Very Well, a Hoagy Carmichael cover sung by Lindsay Reade, the former wife of Factory foreman Tony Wilson. Also included are two tracks issued on a highly collectible Japan-only 7” single, Love Fading and For Noriko, as well as Piece for Out of Tune Grande Piano from an earlier EP on Factory Benelux, Deux Triangles.

        This extended remaster of Another Setting is packaged in a 6 panel digipack on white reverse board, restoring the original cover artwork by Mark Farrow with cover paintings by Jackie Williams.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Prayer
        2. Response
        3. Bordeaux
        4. For A Western
        5. The Beggar
        6. Francesca
        7. Smile In The Crowd
        8. You’ve Heard It Before
        9. Dream Of A Child 
        10. Second Family
        11. Spent Time
        12. I Get Along Without You Very Well
        13. Love Fading
        14. For Noriko
        15. Bordeaux (Live At WOMAD)
        16. The Beggar (Live At La Cigale)
        17. Piece For Out Of Tune Grande Piano 

        Durutti Column

        Circuses And Bread - Reissue

          Factory Benelux presents a remastered CD edition of Circuses and Bread, the seventh studio album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column. Originally released by Factory Benelux and Factory in 1986, the original 9 tracks have now been expanded with 6 bonus pieces. Self-produced by Vini Reilly at Strawberry and Revolution studios, the album saw Durutti playing as a quartet, with Reilly on guitar, vocals and keyboards, Bruce Mitchell in drums and percussion, John Metcalfe (viola) and Tim Kellett (trumpet). ‘The music ends up being very simple,’ Vini told NME. ‘People can dismiss it as being very simplistic, easy listening or whatever.

          It’s very honest, it’s very personal. People say it’s ambient, and it’s like Eno. I don’t like that, because the music’s made to be listened to, it’s not wallpaper.’ Of extended piece Blind Elevator Girl – Osaka, Vini adds: ‘The music really writes itself. For example, we’re in Osaka, in Japan, getting in this elevator. It’s very crowded with all these Japanese businessmen talking about distribution deals, and going on and on. On this lift was a beautiful Japanese girl, in an immaculate uniform. Each floor we arrived at, she’s starting talking Japanese, obviously saying what was on each floor. We went higher and higher, and finally we get to the top. And then, sort of walking out of the elevator, I suddenly realised she was blind... It got to me, this girl. It was incredible. So maybe a day later, I was thinking about that, and the whole tune came out. And every single piece of music is like that.’ Bonus tracks include Italian-only EP Greetings Three, scarce compilation track The Aftermath, and a previously unreleased working version of 1987 single Our Lady of the Angels produced by the late Stuart ‘Jammer’ James. Cover art retains the original design by 8vo. The remastered set is housed in 6 panel card digipack, with liner notes and rare band images. A double vintl version of FBN 154 will be issued in March 2021.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. For Pauline
          2. Tomorrow
          3. Dance II
          4. For Hilary
          5. Street Fight
          6. Royal Infirmary
          7. Black Horses
          8. Dance I
          9. Blind Elevator Girl - Osaka
          10. All That Love And Maths Can Do
          11. Florence Sunset
          12. San Giovanni Dawn
          13. For Friends In Italy
          14. The Aftermath
          15. Our Lady Of The Angels (Stu ‘Jammer’ James Mix)

          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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