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Tag: Stephen Morris (page 2 of 3)

NEW ORDER Presents Be Music

Despite their success, NEW ORDER still got their hands dirty in helping to produce a number of acts for Factory Records and other associated labels. ‘NEW ORDER Presents Be Music’ gathers a selection of these varied recordings. This is a lavishly boxed 36 track 3CD affair that documents variations on the NEW ORDER theme before solo projects like ELECTRONIC, REVENGE, THE OTHER TWO and MONACO took over. Continue Reading ›

NEW ORDER + THE HORRORS Live at Brixton Academy

NEW ORDER2015-Roger Kamp-07In the wake of the recent tragic incidents in Paris, tonight's show was always going to be an emotional and thought-provoking one. After a short tribute to those who lost their lives and a “Vive la France!” from Bernard Sumner, the band opened their set with ‘Singularity’ from ‘Music Complete’. Classic tracks ‘Ceremony’ and ‘Age Of Consent’ followed, both staying largely faithful to the originals, unlike several of the song arrangements which were to come later in the set. Continue Reading ›

NEW ORDER Music Complete

new-order_music-completeThe troubles in the NEW ORDER camp and the acrimony between Peter Hook and his ex-bandmates have managed to rack up plenty of column inches. So now with a new record deal with Mute Artists, it's an ideal opportunity for Bernard Sumner and his colleagues (old and new) to prove that after a couple of "so-so" albums, that they still have some creative fire left in them and are able to function without their founder member and bassist. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To FACTORY RECORDS

Factory Records was one of the most iconic record labels that emerged post-punk. Founded in 1978 by Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson and actor Alan Erasmus, Wilson became more widely known for his TV series ‘So It Goes’ so was seen as a champion of new music. Via its great and not so good and using a restriction of one song per artist moniker, The Electricity Club gives its own take on Factory Records’ arty, but chaotic adventure. Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: WINSTON TONG Theoretically Chinese

Winston-Tong-Theoretically-ChineseWINSTON TONG is best known for writing and singing ‘In A Manner Of Speaking’, a song that was subsequently covered by DEPECHE MODE’s Martin Gore on his 1989 ‘Counterfeit’ solo mini-album. Originally performed by TUXEDOMOON, Tong had joined the experimental art rockers in a flexible arrangement that allowed him to pursue other projects. One of those was his electropop solo album 'Theoretically Chinese'. Continue Reading ›

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