NewOrder* ‎– TrueFaith-94

Label:
London Records ‎– NUO CD5, London Records ‎– 857865.2
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CD, Single
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1 TrueFaith-94 (Radio Edit) 4:30
2 TrueFaith-94 (Perfecto Radio Edit)
Producer [Additional], Remix – P. Oakenfold & S. Osbourne*Remix – Perfecto
4:06
3 TrueFaith-94 (Perfecto Mix)
Producer [Additional], Remix – P. Oakenfold & S. Osbourne*Remix – Perfecto
6:26
4 TrueFaith-94 5:35
5 TrueFaith-94 (The TWA Grim Up North Mix)
Guitar [Additional] – The ProfProducer [Additional], Remix – N. Raphael*, P. Dillon*, P. Fryer*, TWAVocals [Additional] – Black Expressions
6:11

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Some copies have a "Made in Great Britain" sticker affixed to the case.

TrueFaith-94, taken from the forthcoming album, '(The Best Of) NewOrder' CD 8285802, MC 8285804, LP 8285801.

Designed at Thomas Manss & Company. Digital imaging at Idea.

℗ 1994 London Records 90 Ltd.
© 1994 London Records 90 Ltd.The copyright in this sound recording is owned by London Records 90 Ltd.
Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH.

Packaging:
J-card case.
Insert: 4-panel J-card, color print exterior, no print interior.
CD: black print.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 42285 78652 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042285786521
  • Matrix / Runout: NUOCD5 10325341 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0408
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0451
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0453
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0454
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): none
  • Rights Society: BIEM I STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Price Code: BA 940

Other Versions (5 of 88) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12", Single) Factory Fac 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2784 New Order True Faith(Acetate, 12") Qwest Records PRO-A-2784 US 1987 Sell This Version
7-28271, 9 28271-7 New Order True Faith(7") Qwest Records, Qwest Records 7-28271, 9 28271-7 US 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12", Single) Factory Fac 183 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
WB-77-627 New Order True Faith(7", Promo) Warner Bros. Records WB-77-627 Philippines 1988 Sell This Version

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mjb

mjb

November 14, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Much like when George Lucas 'cleaned up' Star Wars, this single demonstrates exactly why a producer should never be allowed to go back and 'fix' something that wasn't broken. The original mix of 'True Faith', while being New Order's most radio-friendly pop song to date, was a thick and somewhat sinister (beneath the surface) 5-and-half minute symphony for getting lost in. As released on Substance, it did sport some tape hiss, a few dropouts, one noticeable mastering glitch in the intro, and relatively flat, vinyl-targeted mastering as was common in the early days of CDs. However, years later, it still held up as an exquisitely dressed pop song, almost shoegaze-like with its churning, drum machine-underpinned wall of fuzzy, yet tonal sound. For the 1994 re-release of the single in advance of a 'Best Of' album, original co-producer Stephen Hague brought in Mike 'Spike' Drake to help re-engineer the song. The results were stunning. Not content merely remaster the track, the pair worked hard on all kinds of things: the stereo separation in the chorus effects was reduced, all the other reverb was cut by half or more, the vocals were mixed a little louder and much clearer, sibilants were no longer allowed to leave sustained echo trails, the drums were made slightly more dynamic, and all of the instruments are more distinct -- in other words, the unique dreamy, moody trappings of the original were stripped and tossed in the rubbish bin, leaving behind a naked, unremarkable pop song that would rise to #9 on the (evermore easily-climbed) UK pop chart, nearly eclipsing the original's #4 showing some seven years earlier.