New Order ‎– Ceremony

Factory ‎– FAC. 33, Factory ‎– FAC 33/12
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Cream/Blue Sleeve, 1st Version


A Ceremony 4:36
B In A Lonely Place 6:12

Sociétés, etc.



This is the second sleeve for the release, featuring a cream background with a light blue stripe and black type.
Runout groove spaces are 3,7 cm on side A and 3,5 cm on side B.

Apparently, this version of the record was also released in leftover copies of the original green sleeve.

There are more editions using this sleeve:
The MVS pressing: with runout space 3,5 cm on each side and side A etching "Watching Love Grow - Forever".
The A2 repress: A2 / B1 matrix and track groove filling the entire side of the record. Side A groove etching: "This Is Why Events Unnerve Me".

Side B "In A Lonely Place" is the same version on all the Cream/Blue releases. Track was altered for the Cream/Blue reissues and the digital thunderclap sound in the final bars of the track is in a different place to the first edition pressed vinyl (i.e. the one generally referred to as the "Green" release).

Code barre et autres identifiants

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FAC 33 A1 DW THIS IS WHY EVENTS UNNERVE ME
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FAC 33 B1 DW HOW I WISH WE WERE HERE WITH YOU NOW

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Cat n° Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat n° Pays Année
FAC. 33, FAC 33/12 New Order Ceremony(12", Single, Gre) Factory, Factory FAC. 33, FAC 33/12 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
FAC. 33, FAC 33 New Order Ceremony(7", Single) Factory, Factory FAC. 33, FAC 33 UK 1981 Vendre cette version
FAC. 33, FAC 33/12 New Order Ceremony(12", Single, Gre) Factory, Factory FAC. 33, FAC 33/12 Ireland 1981 Vendre cette version
FAC 33/12 New Order Ceremony(12", Promo) Factory FAC 33/12 Australia 1982 Vendre cette version
FAC 33 New Order Ceremony(12", RP, W/Lbl) Factory FAC 33 UK 1981 Vendre cette version


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10 mai 2008
The first of many classic New Order singles. Ian Curtis was clearly following on from "Love Will Tear Us Apart" lyrically and running out of cohabitable space for both his world (lyrically) and the world around him. Bernard does a shadowy make-over but was never going to descend the depths of his friend and former frontman vocally. As ever the music of Peter, Stephen and Barney leaves no emotion untouched and powers through a music style that New Order never fully revisited after their debut LP, "Movement". Thankfully throughout the following 20+ years they proved they could make great music in various different styles and this is where it all started.


14 juin 2003
In spite of all the problems following the death of Ian Curtis (not least the difficulty in deciding who was going to sing in the new line-up), New Order hit their stride straight away with this superb debut single. At this stage they were still heavily reliant on traditional rock instrumentation and no-one could have predicted what the group would eventually become, but all the same it's a brilliant, energetic single and an essential link in the chain that would eventually lead to the full flourishing of New Order later in the decade.