New Order ‎– The Perfect Kiss

Factory ‎– Fac 123
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Black Inner Sleeve, MPO Pressing


A The Perfect Kiss 8:46
B1 The Kiss Of Death 7:00
B2 Perfect Pit 1:24

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Recorded and mixed in London, at Jam and Britannia Row Studios.
Published by Bemusic/Warner Bros. Music
A Factory record.

Embossed silver outer sleeve.
Released in four different colour inner sleeve variants; black, blue, pink, and yellow.
The variants were pressed by two different companies, with blue and pink pressed by both:
MPO: Black (this), Blue and Pink.
Lyntone: Blue, Pink and Yellow.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1 runout side A): FAC 123 A2X MPO LAC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1 runout side B): FAC 123 B1X MPO LAC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2 runout side A): MPO FAC 123 A2 LAC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2 runout side B): MPO FAC 123 B^ LAC

Other Versions (5 of 44) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7-28968, 9 28968-7 New Order The Perfect Kiss(7", Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 7-28968, 9 28968-7 US 1985 Sell This Version
Fac 123 New Order Perfect Kiss(7", Promo) Factory Fac 123 UK 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 123 New Order The Perfect Kiss(12") Factory Records Australasia FAC 123 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
DJ 81 New Order The Perfect Kiss(7", Promo) Factory DJ 81 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
7-28968 New Order The Perfect Kiss(7", Promo, Styrene) Qwest Records 7-28968 US 1985 Sell This Version


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May 13, 2019
Regarding the inner sleeves, it's worth noting that there are actually two quite different shades of blue...


June 8, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
The quintessence of New Order in 8:46. Sheer perfection in music and design.


February 1, 2017

I agree with Spacemoth below - this is a real masterpiece, a stroke of genius from a band at the top of their game. Brilliant piece of music.


November 16, 2016
2015: Thirty years later - just look at how far New Order have fallen.........reduced to mere middle-aged shadows of their former selves with records that have become increasingly unessential [from 2005's '....Siren's Call' onwards and countless shoddy compilations / repackages with errors aplenty]. Re-evaluate this simplistically towering masterpiece - and remember their halcyon period this way.