I have the 2nd Joy Division Peel Session on vinyl. Artwork looks mostly the same but the text is in red. The single just does not feel the same at all. Very nice. Good stuff OP. The Peel Session EPs were huge in the 80s. I don't currently have these two in my collection but I do have a good number of them. I'm sure I used to have the New Order one but I think it disappeared many years ago. Strange Fruit was a great specialist label for releasing these sessions.
Nice picks. That one is just over-the-top good! Definitive versions of early tunes, superb production values too. It's a New Order desert island disk for me. Both sessions were later compiled and issued together as a full-length - officially and unofficially - and on CD.
But the vinyl EP editions are the ones to have. Spectacular sound. Peter Hook is playing at the Sydney Opera House tonight playing Joy Division songs and apparently it has not sold too well at all.
Too Late 6. Truth 7. Turn the Heater On 8. Popular New Order Lyrics 1 60 M. Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. The single subsequently made number 34 in the UK charts, and a re-recording featuring Gillian came out in September. These two songs had been written whilst JD were still extant, and in fact a live recording of 'Ceremony' turned up on Still , released on 8 October The fact that JD material was continually being released highlighted the fact that NO seemed to be treading water.
Apart from the Ceremony re-release and the Peel Session repeats, the summer of '81 passed with no new material in August, Peel suggested that if a new LP did not materialise soon, they could be re-christened 'Old Order.
Movement , which came out in November, did little to assuage this assumption, meeting as it did with mixed reviews. The team had experienced difficulty working with producer Martin Hannett and this showed on the record after , they would never work with him again, even though he showed them how to use a mixing board during the sessions. Temptation was released in March and marked an epochal phase where the dance music they had been absorbing came to fruition.
It was available in two different versions on the 7 and 12 inch, topped the Festive Fifty yearly chart and also made 18 in the All-Time. Their growing fan base ensured that it reached number 29 in the UK single charts.
However, apart from their second Peel session in June, no other material by the band appeared during the year, presumably due to their heavy involvement with the opening of the Hacienda club in Manchester. That session featured two tracks that were neither subsequently recorded in the studio nor performed live, 'Too Late' and 'Turn The Heater On' the latter virtually unique in the band's repertoire in that it was a cover of a reggae tune by Keith Hudson.
The single in particular has become their defining moment, with the throbbing synth drums and swirling electro melisma coupled with somewhat mysterious lyrics became a club hit and reached the UK top 10 twice in the same year, with remixed versions also doing well in and It sold around three million copies worldwide. This was also a period when the band were promulgating an 'anti-image': their sleeves did not mention tracks or names instead relying on a kind of of colour coding system , singles did not appear on LPs, they gave few interviews, and their concerts were extremely brief, with no encores.
Naturally, Blue Monday topped the Festive Fifty , despite some concerned listeners who begged Peel to fix the chart so that something less predictable would replace it. However, one cannot deny the fact that NO had forged an influential style and at last shaken off the ghosts of the past.
The band released only two singles in , Thieves Like Us and Murder : the latter in particular featured a more bass-oriented sound that was in some ways a reversal of their earlier style.
Empires building and decaying in 4 minutes …. Too Late is worth the price of admission alone when acquiring the currently out of print New Order Peel Sessions. Most recently available on: The John Peel Sessions. Like Like. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.Peel Sessions (later re-released as The John Peel Sessions in ) was the album release of the sessions New Order recorded in January and June for Radio 1's John Peel Show. Each session had previously been released as four-track EPs in (The Peel Sessions ) and (The Peel Sessions ).Genre: Post-punk.