New Order ‎– Confusion

Label:
Factory ‎– Fac 93
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Embossed Sleeve
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A1 Confusion
Engineer – C. Lord*, F. Heller*
8:13
A2 Confused Beats
Engineer – C. Lord*, F. Heller*
6:30
B1 Confusion (Instrumental)
Engineer [Mix] – C. Lord*, F. Heller*
7:33
B2 Confusion (Rough Mix)
Engineer [Mix] – C. Lord*, F. Heller*
8:04

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Sleeve comes in two variations: First edition with "Confusion/New Order" embossed (this), later releases are usually printed only, although embossed sleeves have been used on some.

Produced for ABI and FCL. Published by Shakin' Baker Music (BMI) and Bemusic. Recorded at Unique Studios, New York.

Side A mixed at Ears, New Jersey.
Side B mixed at Ears, New Jersey and Unique Studios, New York.

A Factory Record - Of Factory 9
A Factory Record - Of Factory New York made the arrangements.

The sleeve's spine lists only the catalog number in vertical lettering: FAC NINETY THREE .

Stamper/metalwork by Gedmal Galvanics, Leicester.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - Variation 1): FAC 93 AI GG2 TimTom-cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - Variation 1): FAC 93 BI GG.2 TY NOT THE WAY I WOULD'VE DONE IT!
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - Variation 2): FAC 93 AI GGI TimTom-cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - Variation 2): FAC 93 BI GG.I TY NOT THE WAY I WOULD'VE DONE IT!
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - Variation 3): FAC 93 AI GGI TimTom-cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - Variation 3): FAC 93 BI GG.2 TY NOT THE WAY I WOULD'VE DONE IT!
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - Variation 4): FAC 93 AI GG9 TimTom-cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - Variation 4): FAC 93 BI GG.9 TY O NOT THE WAY I WOULD'VE DONE IT! C

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FAC 93 New Order Confusion(12") 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 1983 Sell This Version
Fac 93, FAC NINETY THREE New Order Confusion(12", Single) Factory, Factory Fac 93, FAC NINETY THREE Germany 1983 Sell This Version

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jason.gero.9

jason.gero.9

June 29, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Trainspotter detail: the version of "Confusion" on this release has a nearly hard ending unlike the version on the bonus disc of the recent 2xCD reissue of PC&L which gradually fades out.
burgers66

burgers66

November 29, 2014
I noticed years ago, but have never seen it written anywhere, that during the chaotic 'why can't, why can't' backing vocal section near the end there is definitely somebody going 'you wan-ker, you wan-ker'. I would love to know if anybody else can hear it !
m00npatrol

m00npatrol

June 23, 2014
Has anyone ever conclusively proven how many legitimate colours exist for the German Rough Trade 7" pressing? The way I see it, the original colours were only four: red, lime green, blue, purple. Everything else is just a variant of these, arising from problems with colour mixing. This includes the darker greens, opaques and marbled versions. As for yellow colour cited in the notes here, has anyone actually eyeballed one?
steady-j

steady-j

March 31, 2013

Has anyone ever noticed if you look carefully at the pixellated lettering, you'll see that they are colour-coded - black is one letter and red/yelow/blue is another, with grey being the common pixels.
But if you decode you get Black = COWFUSIOR and R/Y/B = NEN ORDEN
(ignore the embossing which is logical)
This is the same on the back and front.

I wonder if this was deliberate or an error?
blotto649

blotto649

January 2, 2011
I've got a version of this 12" identical to this embossed first press, same color labels, matching info, etc. but there's no text in the runoff, and the matrix numbers are FAC 93 A3 / FAC 93 B3.
Anyone know of a 3rd UK pressing?
djopm

djopm

November 4, 2003
You can definitely hear the Arthur Baker/Jellybean Benitez team at work from The Funhouse club/New York. Listen to Freeeze I.O.U. and the two songs are basicly production cousins of each other. After completing the rough version of Confusion, Arthur Baker played it at the Funhouse Club on a reel to reel and break dancers thought it was an electro hip hop band. A true underground classic for the band now "vamped" for the techno heads who love The Blade version.
iamelectron

iamelectron

August 8, 2002
Predominantly an Arthur Baker track - New Order were there but they didn't have a lot to do with the finished product. Still, that doesn't stop them from playing it live! Electro Bass fans should get this. Initial copies have an embossed sleeve.

"You just can't believe me
When I show you what you mean to me
You just can't believe me
When I show you what you cannot see"