Factory Records Special

The Factory Records box set, “Factory Records: Communications 1978-92” was released January 12, 2009 (having been delayed twice already). It is compiled by Jon Savage including an essay by Paul Morley and artwork by Peter Saville. It is a great overview of the record company’s output but is obviously missing some tracks that die-hard fans might have expected on the compilation. For this week’s Twisted Groove I play many tracks from the first two discs dating between 1978-1984 with one New Order tune from the third disc. A probable future follow up show will complete the history of Factory Records 1983-1992. This will include the Happy Mondays, Electronic, Northside, James and others. I hope you enjoys the Twisted Groove’s spin through some of Britain’s music history.

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I
Digital – Joy Division / Communications Factory Records 1978-92
Baader Meinhof – Cabaret Voltaire / Communications
All Night Party – A Certain Ratio / Communications
Electricity – OMD / Communications
She Lost Control – Joy Division / Communications
Transmission – Joy Division / Communications
Sketch for Summer – The Durutti Column / Communications
Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division / Communications
Shack Up – A Certain Ratio / Communications

II
Girls Don’t Count – Section 25 / Communications
Sex Machine – Crawling Chaos / Communications
Flight 6:06 – A Certain Ratio / Communications
Night Shift – The Names / Communications
Ceremony (Original Version) – New Order / Communications
Dolphins Spurt – Minny Pops / Communications
Dirty Disco – Section 25 / Communications

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III
Everything Gone Green – New Order / Communications
Watching The Hydroplanes – Tunnel Vision / Communications
Messidor – The Durutti Column / Communications
Knife Slits Water (LP Version) – A Certain Ratio / Communications
Art on 45 – Royal Family and The Poor / Communications
Blue Monday – New Order / Communications

IV
Yashar (John Robie Remix) – Cabaret Voltaire / Communications
Love Tempo – Quando Quango / Communications
Talk About the Past – The Wake / Communications

V
Confusion – New Order / Communications