New Order ‎– Confusion (Remix)

Minimal Records (2) ‎– QAL-249
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

Companies, etc.



(A2, A3) Remixed for Essential Productions.
(B1, B2) Remixed and Edited for Santana Productions

Credits on A-side labels do not specify which tracks were remixed by whom, but A2 & A3 are the only tracks from this release which are mentioned on Victor Simonelli's music licensing website.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 92173 05081
  • Barcode (Scanned): 092173050814
  • Matrix / Runout: QAL 249-A T̶H̶I̶S̶ 1-1 F/W SRC
  • Matrix / Runout: QAL 249-A T̶H̶A̶T̶ Q̶A̶L̶ ̶T̶H̶A̶T̶ 1-1 F/W SRC
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 34) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Fac 93 New Order Confusion(12", Single, Emb) Factory Fac 93 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 93 New Order Confusion(12", Single) Factory FAC 93 Benelux 1983 Sell This Version
Fac 93 New Order Confusion(12") Factory Fac 93 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
none New Order Confusion(12", TP) Streetwise none US 1983 Sell This Version
600893, 600 893 New Order Confusion(12") Factory, Factory 600893, 600 893 France 1984 Sell This Version


Reviews Show All 4 Reviews

Add Review



May 18, 2017

Found this vinyl released in 1990. Cool, trippy mixes. Confusion is one of my faves. It was a no brainer to buy it.


September 9, 2003

Confusion was one of my least favourite New Order tracks, but from the moment I heard the Jean Michel Jarre loops in A2 & A3, it spoke to me. Then the flipside containing 2 old skool acid-house numbers!!! :)

I wonder if this where Pump Panel got the inspiration from?
It gave them the vocal too...easily put into that vocoder!


June 10, 2003
I personally think this is an essential record - compared to the many atrocious attempts to cover/remix 'Confusion' this is a very fine attempt. The accapella is definitely a bonus though - drop it onto a sparse electro instrumental and watch them go wild!


January 11, 2003

These are semi-official remixes; Arthur Baker co-wrote the song, and this record is on his label. The alternative mix is the most timeless of the bunch, but slow and sparse by today's standards. The ambient mix is sonically the most interesting, though not exactly ambient. It's hard to ruin the song, but Omar Santana sure tried. Perhaps the best thing about this release is the inclusion of a true acapella version, for rolling your own remix. Not an essential record, but recommended if you're a fan of this classic dance track.