Factory Benelux

Factory Benelux

Profile:
Belgian counterpart of Factory Records, founded in Brussels in 1980 by journalists Michel Duval and Annik Honoré after performances by several Factory artists at the famous Plan K venue. At the same time Duval and Honoré founded an entirely separate imprint, Les Disques Du Crépuscule, under the aegis of which Factory Benelux would operate until 1988.
The first releases on Factory Benelux were singles by A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column and Section 25, all ‘spare’ recordings donated by Factory. For the next three years most FBN releases were also exclusive releases, including singles and albums by New Order, Crispy Ambulance, The Names, Minny Pops, Cabaret Voltaire, Crawling Chaos, Stockholm Monsters and The Wake. Financial constraints at Factory also meant that Benelux was first to issue pioneering dance singles e.g. by Quando Quango and 52nd Street.

Between 1983 and 1986 many FBN titles took the form of European editions of regular Factory releases, along with production work by members of New Order (as Be Music), including Life, Nyam Nyam, Surprize and Lavolta Lakota. However this prolific period also included two complete albums by The Durutti Column: Short Stories for Pauline, and Circuses and Bread.

The label ceased releasing new material in 1988, although Crépuscule retained the FBN name for early CD reissues by The Names, New Order and Crispy Ambulance in 1990 and 1991.

In 2012 the Factory Benelux imprint was revived with the blessing of Duval and Honoré, now curated by James Nice, who formerly worked at Crépuscule in Brussels in the late 1980s and also operates the label LTM (4). This new iteration of FBN has so far issued several CDs and albums a.o. by The Durutti Column, Section 25, and Blurt.

Please note:
While most releases were exclusive to Factory Benelux, joint releases with Factory were issued in Belgium, too. Even though they carry a Benelux logo, they usually retained the original Factory catalogue number. These releases are added here and under Factory. Belgian editions with a Factory catalogue number but without FBN logo or reference to FBN (but SABAM), were manufactured and distributed through a straight deal with Factory's licensing department and are added to Factory with country Belgium. All other editions of Factory Benelux releases are licensed and entered under the applicable licensing label, and here only when a Factory Benelux logo or brand is featured, too.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
7 FBN-44 Stanton Miranda - Wheels Over Indian Trails Stanton Miranda Wheels Over Indian Trails(7") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux 7 FBN-44 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
7fbn51 The Durutti Column - Tomorrow The Durutti Column Tomorrow(7", Single) Factory Benelux 7fbn51 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
7 FBN 53 Section 25 - Reflection Section 25 Reflection(7", Single, Ltd, Yel) Factory Benelux 7 FBN 53 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
7 FBN 62 Section 25 - My Outrage Section 25 My Outrage(7", Single, Ltd) Factory Benelux 7 FBN 62 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
7FBN 123 New Order - The Perfect Kiss New Order The Perfect Kiss 7FBN 123 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
18 Crispy Ambulance - Crispy Ambulance Crispy Ambulance Crispy Ambulance(Cass, Comp, C60) Teenbeat 18 US 1990 Sell This Version
833 904-1 Various - Salvation! (Original Soundtrack) Various Salvation! (Original Soundtrack)(LP, Album) PolyGram 833 904-1 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
833 904-2 Various - Salvation! (Original Soundtrack) Various Salvation! (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album) PolyGram 833 904-2 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
460683.4 Various - Salvation! Various Salvation! (Comp) 460683.4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
AMS 12-9276 52nd Street - Cool As Ice 52nd Street Cool As Ice(12", Maxi) A&M Records, A&M Records, Of Factory New York, Factory Benelux AMS 12-9276 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
CABS 1 CD Cabaret Vøltaire* - Nag Nag Nag Cabaret Vøltaire* Nag Nag Nag(CD, Single, RE) The Grey Area CABS 1 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
FAC 73 New Order - Blue Monday New Order Blue Monday (Single) FAC 73 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 137 Quando Quango - Genius Quando Quango Genius(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux, Factory, Factory FAC 137 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 153 New Order - State Of The Nation New Order State Of The Nation(12") Factory, Factory Benelux FAC 153 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FAC 163 New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle New Order Bizarre Love Triangle(12") Factory, Factory Benelux FAC 163 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FAC 1827 Jumpin' Jesus / Dominique* - You Can't Blackmail Jesus / Play The Beat Jumpin' Jesus / Dominique* Jumpin' Jesus / Dominique* - You Can't Blackmail Jesus / Play The Beat(7", Single) Factory Records Australasia FAC 1827 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FAC18212 The Hood - Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today? The Hood Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today?(12", Single) Factory Records Australasia FAC18212 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
fac bn 4 Crispy Ambulance - Live On A Hot August Night (Comprising The Presence and Concord Square) Crispy Ambulance Live On A Hot August Night (Comprising The Presence and Concord Square)(12") Factory Benelux fac bn 4 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FAC BN 5 Section Vingt Cinq* - Je Veux Ton Amour Section Vingt Cinq* Je Veux Ton Amour(7", Single) Factory Benelux FAC BN 5 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
fac bn.6 Crawling Chaos - The Gas Chair Crawling Chaos The Gas Chair(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux fac bn.6 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
fac bn. 7 Various - The Factory Complication Various The Factory Complication (Comp) fac bn. 7 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FAC BN 11 Minny Pops - Time Minny Pops Time(7", Single) Factory Benelux FAC BN 11 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FAC BN 13 Minny Pops / Mental (2) - Een Kus / Love In My Heart Minny Pops / Mental (2) Minny Pops / Mental (2) - Een Kus / Love In My Heart(Flexi, 7") Factory Benelux, Vinyl (11) FAC BN 13 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
FAC BN 15 Minny Pops - Sparks In A Dark Room Minny Pops Sparks In A Dark Room(LP, Album) Factory Benelux FAC BN 15 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
fac bn 1-004 A Certain Ratio - Shack Up A Certain Ratio Shack Up (Single) fac bn 1-004 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
FAC BN2-005 The Durutti Column - Lips That Would Kiss The Durutti Column Lips That Would Kiss FAC BN2-005 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
FAC BN 2-005 BIS The Durutti Column - Lips That Would Kiss The Durutti Column Lips That Would Kiss(7") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FAC BN 2-005 BIS Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
fac bn 3-006 Section 25 - Charnel Ground / Haunted Section 25 Charnel Ground / Haunted(7", Single) Factory Benelux fac bn 3-006 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
Facd 200 New Order - Substance New Order Substance(2xCD, Comp) Factory Facd 200 Benelux 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory FACT 10 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FACT. 50 New Order - Movement New Order Movement(LP, Album) Factory, Factory Benelux, Factory, Factory Benelux FACT. 50 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FACT 110 Quando Quango - Pigs + Battleships Quando Quango Pigs + Battleships(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory FACT 110 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
Fact 130 The Wake - Here Comes Everybody The Wake Here Comes Everybody(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory Fact 130 Benelux 1986 Sell This Version
FACT 135 A Certain Ratio - The Old & The New A Certain Ratio The Old & The New(LP, Comp + 7", Single) Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux, Factory, Factory FACT 135 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FACT 150 New Order - Brotherhood New Order Brotherhood(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory FACT 150 Benelux 1986 Sell This Version
Fact 155 Kalima - Night Time Shadows Kalima Night Time Shadows(LP, Album) Factory Benelux Fact 155 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FACT 182 Various - Salvation! Various Salvation!(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 182 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACT XXV Joy Division - Closer Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory Benelux, Factory, Factory Benelux FACT XXV Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FACUS 2/UK Joy Division - Atmosphere Joy Division Atmosphere(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FACUS 2/UK Benelux 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 2 CD Durutti Column* - Lips That Would Kiss (Form Prayers To Broken Stone) Durutti Column* Lips That Would Kiss (Form Prayers To Broken Stone) (Comp) FBN 2 CD Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
FBN 5 Blurt Live In Berlin (Album) FBN 5 UK 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 8 New Order - Everythings Gone Green New Order Everythings Gone Green (Single) FBN 8 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FBN 8 CD New Order - Everything's Gone Green New Order Everything's Gone Green(CD, Single) Factory Benelux FBN 8 CD Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
FBN9 The Names - Calcutta / Postcards The Names Calcutta / Postcards (Single) FBN9 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 9 The Names - Swimming The Names Swimming (Album) FBN 9 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 9 CD The Names - Swimming The Names Swimming + Singles (Album) FBN 9 CD Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
FBN 10 The Durutti Column - LC The Durutti Column LC(2xLP, Album, RE + 7", Single + Dlx) Factory Benelux FBN 10 UK 2016 Sell This Version
FBN 10 The Durutti Column - Deux Triangles The Durutti Column Deux Triangles FBN 10 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 10 CD The Durutti Column - LC The Durutti Column LC (Album) FBN 10 CD UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 11 A Certain Ratio - Sextet A Certain Ratio Sextet(2xLP, Album, Gat) Factory Benelux FBN 11 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 11 CD A Certain Ratio - Sextet A Certain Ratio Sextet(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) Factory Benelux FBN 11 CD Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 12 Crispy Ambulance - The Plateau Phase Crispy Ambulance The Plateau Phase (Album) FBN 12 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 12 CD Crispy Ambulance - Comprising : The Plateau Phase, Live On A Hot August Night, Sexus Crispy Ambulance Comprising : The Plateau Phase, Live On A Hot August Night, Sexus(CD, Comp) Factory Benelux FBN 12 CD Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
FBN 12 CD Crispy Ambulance - The Plateau Phase Crispy Ambulance The Plateau Phase(CD, Album, RE) Factory Benelux FBN 12 CD Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 13 CD Minny Pops - Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement Minny Pops Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM + CD) Factory Benelux FBN 13 CD Europe 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 14 Section Twenty Five* - The Key Of Dreams Section Twenty Five* The Key Of Dreams(LP, Album) Factory Benelux FBN 14 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN15 Minny Pops - Sparks In A Dark Room Minny Pops Sparks In A Dark Room (Album) FBN15 UK 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 15 CD Minny Pops - Sparks In A Dark Room Minny Pops Sparks In A Dark Room(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) Factory Benelux FBN 15 CD UK 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 16 Swamp Children - Taste Whats Rhythm Swamp Children Taste Whats Rhythm FBN 16 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 17 A Certain Ratio - Guess Who? A Certain Ratio Guess Who? FBN 17 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 17 CD A Certain Ratio - I'd Like To See You Again A Certain Ratio I'd Like To See You Again(CD, Album, RE) Factory Benelux FBN 17 CD UK 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 18 Crispy Ambulance - Sexus Crispy Ambulance Sexus FBN 18 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN19 Stockholm Monsters - Miss Moonlight Stockholm Monsters Miss Moonlight(12", Single) Factory Benelux FBN19 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN20 52nd Street - Cool As Ice / Twice As Nice 52nd Street Cool As Ice / Twice As Nice (Single) FBN20 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 20 Marcel King - Reach For Love Marcel King Reach For Love FBN 20 US 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 21 Swamp Children - So Hot Swamp Children So Hot(LP, Album) Factory Benelux FBN 21 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 22 New Order - Murder New Order Murder (Single) FBN 22 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 22X New Order - Murder New Order Murder(12", Promo) Factory Benelux FBN 22X Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 23 Quando Quango - Love Tempo Quando Quango Love Tempo(12") Factory Benelux FBN 23 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 23 BIS Quando Quango - Love Tempo (Remixed By Mark Kamins) Quando Quango Love Tempo (Remixed By Mark Kamins)(12") Factory Benelux FBN 23 BIS Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 23 TER Quando Quango - Love Tempo Quando Quango Love Tempo(7") Factory Benelux FBN 23 TER Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN24 The Wake - Something Outside The Wake Something Outside(12", Single) Factory Benelux FBN24 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 25 Cabaret Voltaire - Yashar Cabaret Voltaire Yashar FBN 25 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 26 Surprize - In Movimento Surprize In Movimento(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FBN 26 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 26 CD Surprize - In Movimento + The Secret Lies In Rhythm Surprize In Movimento + The Secret Lies In Rhythm(CD, Comp) Factory Benelux FBN 26 CD UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 27 Various - Factory Benelux Greatest Hits Various Factory Benelux Greatest Hits (Comp) FBN 27 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 28 Nyam Nyam - Fate/Hate Nyam Nyam Fate/Hate(12") Factory Benelux FBN 28 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 29 The Wake - Harmony The Wake Harmony (Album) FBN 29 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 29 CD The Wake - Harmony The Wake Harmony(CD, Album, RE, RM) Factory Benelux FBN 29 CD Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 30 The Durutti Column - Another Setting The Durutti Column Another Setting (Album) FBN 30 UK & Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 30 CD The Durutti Column - Another Setting The Durutti Column Another Setting(CD, Album, RE, RM) Factory Benelux FBN 30 CD UK 2015 Sell This Version
FBN 32 A Certain Ratio - Brazilia A Certain Ratio Brazilia(12") Factory Benelux FBN 32 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 33 Section 25 - From The Hip Section 25 From The Hip(LP, Album, RE, Blu + LP, Comp, RE, Ora + LP, Comp,) Factory Benelux FBN 33 UK & Europe 2021 Sell This Version
FBN 33 CD Section 25 - From The Hip Section 25 From The Hip(CD, Album, RE + CD + Ann) Factory Benelux FBN 33 CD UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 34 Lavolta Lakota - Prayer Lavolta Lakota Prayer (Single) FBN 34 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 35 The Wake - Here Comes Everybody The Wake Here Comes Everybody(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, Cle + 7", RM) Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FBN 35 UK 2020 Sell This Version
FBN 35 CD The Wake - Here Comes Everybody The Wake Here Comes Everybody(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Dig) Factory Benelux FBN 35 CD UK 2015 Sell This Version
fbn36 The Durutti Column - Short Stories For Pauline The Durutti Column Short Stories For Pauline (Album) fbn36 UK 2012 Sell This Version
FBN 36 Durutti Column* - Circuses And Bread Durutti Column* Circuses And Bread (Album) FBN 36 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FBN 36 CD The Durutti Column - Short Stories For Pauline The Durutti Column Short Stories For Pauline(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM) Factory Benelux FBN 36 CD UK 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 37 Life (3) - Dites Moi Life (3) Dites Moi(12") Factory Benelux FBN 37 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
fbn 38 Tunnelvision (2) - Watching The Hydroplanes Tunnelvision (2) Watching The Hydroplanes (Comp) fbn 38 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
FBN 39 La Cosa Nostra - Coming Closer La Cosa Nostra Coming Closer(7") Factory Benelux FBN 39 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 40 La Cosa Nostra - Coming Closer La Cosa Nostra Coming Closer(12") Factory Benelux FBN 40 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
fbn 41 Simon Topping - Prospect Park Simon Topping Prospect Park(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux fbn 41 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 42 Life (3) - Better Life (3) Better(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FBN 42 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 43 Marcel King - Reach For Love Marcel King Reach For Love(12") Factory Benelux FBN 43 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
fbn 44 Stanton Miranda - Wheels Over Indian Trails Stanton Miranda Wheels Over Indian Trails fbn 44 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
Fbn 45 Section 25 - Crazy Wisdom Section 25 Crazy Wisdom Fbn 45 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 45 CD Section 25 - Love And Hate Section 25 Love And Hate(CD, Album, RE, RM) Factory Benelux FBN 45 CD Europe 2013 Sell This Version