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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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
7 fbn 44 Wheels Over Indian Trails  album cover Stanton Miranda Wheels Over Indian Trails(7") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux 7 fbn 44 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
7fbn51 Tomorrow  album cover The Durutti Column Tomorrow(7", Single) Factory Benelux 7fbn51 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
7 FBN 53 Reflection  album cover Section 25 Reflection(7", Single, Ltd, Yel) Factory Benelux 7 FBN 53 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
7 FBN 62 My Outrage  album cover Section 25 My Outrage(7", Single, Ltd) Factory Benelux 7 FBN 62 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
7FBN 123 The Perfect Kiss  album cover New Order The Perfect Kiss 7FBN 123 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
18 Crispy Ambulance  album cover Crispy Ambulance Crispy Ambulance(Cass, Comp, C60) Teenbeat 18 US 1990 Sell This Version
833 904-1 Salvation! (Original Soundtrack)  album cover Various Salvation! (Original Soundtrack)(LP, Album) PolyGram 833 904-1 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
833 904-2 Salvation! (Original Soundtrack)  album cover Various Salvation! (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album) PolyGram 833 904-2 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
460683.4 Salvation!  album cover Various Salvation!(Cass, Comp) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia 460683.4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
AMS 12-9276 Cool As Ice  album cover 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 Nag Nag Nag  album cover Cabaret Vøltaire* Nag Nag Nag(CD, Single, RE) The Grey Area CABS 1 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
FAC 73 Blue Monday  album cover New Order Blue Monday (Single) FAC 73 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 137 Genius / Rebel  album cover Quando Quango Genius / Rebel(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux, Factory, Factory FAC 137 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 153 State Of The Nation  album cover New Order State Of The Nation(12") Factory, Factory Benelux FAC 153 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FAC 163 Bizarre Love Triangle  album cover New Order Bizarre Love Triangle(12") Factory, Factory Benelux FAC 163 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FAC 1827 You Can't Blackmail Jesus / Play The Beat  album cover 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
fac bn 4 Live On A Hot August Night (Comprising The Presence and Concord Square)  album cover 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 Je Veux Ton Amour  album cover Section Vingt Cinq* Je Veux Ton Amour(7", Single) Factory Benelux FAC BN 5 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
fac bn.6 The Gas Chair  album cover Crawling Chaos The Gas Chair(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux fac bn.6 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
fac bn. 7 The Factory Complication  album cover Various The Factory Complication (Comp) fac bn. 7 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FAC BN 11 Time  album cover Minny Pops Time(7", Single) Factory Benelux FAC BN 11 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FAC BN 13 Een Kus / Love In My Heart  album cover Minny Pops / Mental (2) Minny Pops / Mental (2) - Een Kus / Love In My Heart(Flexi, 7") Factory Benelux, Vinyl Magazine FAC BN 13 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
FAC BN 15 Sparks In A Dark Room  album cover Minny Pops Sparks In A Dark Room(LP, Album) Factory Benelux FAC BN 15 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
fac bn 1-004 Shack Up  album cover A Certain Ratio Shack Up(7", Single) Factory Benelux, Les Disques Du Crépuscule fac bn 1-004 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
FAC BN2-005 Lips That Would Kiss  album cover The Durutti Column Lips That Would Kiss FAC BN2-005 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
FAC BN 2-005 BIS Lips That Would Kiss  album cover The Durutti Column Lips That Would Kiss(7") Factory Benelux, Les Disques Du Crépuscule, Factory Benelux, Les Disques Du Crépuscule FAC BN 2-005 BIS Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
fac bn 3-006 Charnel Ground / Haunted  album cover Section 25 Charnel Ground / Haunted(7", Single) Factory Benelux, Les Disques Du Crépuscule fac bn 3-006 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
Facd 200 Substance  album cover New Order Substance(2xCD, Comp) Factory Facd 200 Benelux 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Unknown Pleasures  album cover Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (Album) FACT 10 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FACT. 50 Movement  album cover New Order Movement(LP, Album) Factory, Factory Benelux, Factory, Factory Benelux FACT. 50 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FACT 110 Pigs + Battleships  album cover Quando Quango Pigs + Battleships(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory FACT 110 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
Fact 130 Here Comes Everybody  album cover The Wake Here Comes Everybody(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory Fact 130 Benelux 1985 Sell This Version
FACT 135 The Old & The New  album cover A Certain Ratio The Old & The New(LP, Comp + 7", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FACT 135 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FACT 150 Brotherhood  album cover New Order Brotherhood(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory FACT 150 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
Fact 155 Night Time Shadows  album cover Kalima Night Time Shadows(LP, Album) Factory Benelux, Factory Fact 155 Benelux 1986 Sell This Version
FACT 182 Salvation!  album cover Various Salvation!(LP, Album) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FACT 182 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FACT XXV Closer  album cover Joy Division Closer(LP, Album) Factory, Factory Benelux, Factory, Factory Benelux FACT XXV Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
FACUS 2/UK Atmosphere  album cover Joy Division Atmosphere(12", Single) Factory, Factory, Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FACUS 2/UK Benelux 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 2 CD Lips That Would Kiss (Form Prayers To Broken Stone)  album cover 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 Everythings Gone Green  album cover New Order Everythings Gone Green (Single) FBN 8 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FBN 8 CD Everything's Gone Green  album cover New Order Everything's Gone Green(CD, Single) Factory Benelux FBN 8 CD Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
FBN9 Calcutta / Postcards  album cover The Names Calcutta / Postcards (Single) FBN9 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 9 Swimming  album cover The Names Swimming (Album) FBN 9 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 9 CD Swimming + Singles  album cover The Names Swimming + Singles (Album) FBN 9 CD Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
FBN 10 LC  album cover The Durutti Column LC(2xLP, Album, RE + 7", Single + Dlx) Factory Benelux FBN 10 UK 2016 Sell This Version
FBN 10 Deux Triangles  album cover The Durutti Column Deux Triangles(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FBN 10 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 10 CD LC  album cover The Durutti Column LC (Album) FBN 10 CD UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 11 Sextet  album cover A Certain Ratio Sextet(2xLP, Album) Factory Benelux FBN 11 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 11 CD Sextet  album cover A Certain Ratio Sextet(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) Factory Benelux FBN 11 CD Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 12 The Plateau Phase  album cover Crispy Ambulance The Plateau Phase(LP, Album) Factory Benelux FBN 12 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 12 CD Comprising : The Plateau Phase, Live On A Hot August Night, Sexus  album cover 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 The Plateau Phase  album cover Crispy Ambulance The Plateau Phase(CD, Album, RE) Factory Benelux FBN 12 CD Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 13 CD Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement  album cover Minny Pops Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM + CD) Factory Benelux FBN 13 CD Europe 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 14 The Key Of Dreams  album cover Section Twenty Five* The Key Of Dreams(LP, Album) Factory Benelux FBN 14 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN15 Sparks In A Dark Room  album cover Minny Pops Sparks In A Dark Room (Album) FBN15 UK 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 15 CD Sparks In A Dark Room  album cover Minny Pops Sparks In A Dark Room(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) Factory Benelux FBN 15 CD UK 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 16 Taste Whats Rhythm  album cover Swamp Children Taste Whats Rhythm FBN 16 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 17 Guess Who?  album cover A Certain Ratio Guess Who?(12") Factory Benelux FBN 17 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 17 CD I'd Like To See You Again  album cover 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 Sexus  album cover Crispy Ambulance Sexus FBN 18 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN19 Miss Moonlight  album cover Stockholm Monsters Miss Moonlight(12", Single) Factory Benelux FBN19 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN20 Cool As Ice / Twice As Nice  album cover 52nd Street Cool As Ice / Twice As Nice (Single) FBN20 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 20 Reach For Love  album cover Marcel King Reach For Love FBN 20 US 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 21 So Hot  album cover Swamp Children So Hot(LP, Album) Factory Benelux FBN 21 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 22 Murder  album cover New Order Murder FBN 22 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 22X Murder  album cover New Order Murder(12", Promo) Factory Benelux FBN 22X Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 23 Love Tempo  album cover Quando Quango Love Tempo(12") Factory Benelux FBN 23 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 23 BIS Love Tempo (Remixed By Mark Kamins)  album cover Quando Quango Love Tempo (Remixed By Mark Kamins)(12") Factory Benelux FBN 23 BIS Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 23 TER Love Tempo  album cover Quando Quango Love Tempo(7") Factory Benelux FBN 23 TER Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN24 Something Outside  album cover The Wake Something Outside(12", Single) Factory Benelux FBN24 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 25 Yashar  album cover Cabaret Voltaire Yashar FBN 25 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 26 In Movimento  album cover Surprize In Movimento(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FBN 26 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 26 CD In Movimento + The Secret Lies In Rhythm  album cover Surprize In Movimento + The Secret Lies In Rhythm(CD, Comp) Factory Benelux FBN 26 CD UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 27 Factory Benelux Greatest Hits  album cover Various Factory Benelux Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Factory Benelux FBN 27 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FBN 28 Fate/Hate  album cover Nyam Nyam Fate/Hate(12") Factory Benelux FBN 28 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 29 Harmony  album cover The Wake Harmony (Album) FBN 29 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 29 CD Harmony  album cover The Wake Harmony(CD, Album, RE) Factory Benelux FBN 29 CD Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 30 Another Setting  album cover The Durutti Column Another Setting (Album) FBN 30 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 30 CD Another Setting  album cover The Durutti Column Another Setting(CD, Album, RE, RM) Factory Benelux FBN 30 CD UK 2015 Sell This Version
FBN 32 Brazilia  album cover A Certain Ratio Brazilia(12") Factory Benelux FBN 32 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 33 CD From The Hip  album cover Section 25 From The Hip(CD, Album, RE + CD + Ann) Factory Benelux FBN 33 CD UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
FBN 34 Prayer  album cover Lavolta Lakota Prayer(7") Factory Benelux FBN 34 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 35 CD Here Comes Everybody  album cover The Wake Here Comes Everybody(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Dig) Factory Benelux FBN 35 CD UK 2015 Sell This Version
fbn36 Short Stories For Pauline  album cover The Durutti Column Short Stories For Pauline (Album) fbn36 UK 2012 Sell This Version
fbn 36 Circuses And Bread  album cover Durutti Column* Circuses And Bread (Album) fbn 36 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FBN 36 CD Short Stories For Pauline  album cover 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 Dites Moi  album cover Life (3) Dites Moi(12") Factory Benelux FBN 37 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 39 Coming Closer  album cover La Cosa Nostra Coming Closer(7") Factory Benelux FBN 39 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
FBN 40 Coming Closer  album cover La Cosa Nostra Coming Closer(12") Factory Benelux FBN 40 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
fbn 41 Prospect Park  album cover Simon Topping Prospect Park(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux fbn 41 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 42 Better  album cover Life (3) Better(12") Factory Benelux, Factory Benelux FBN 42 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 43 Reach For Love  album cover Marcel King Reach For Love(12") Factory Benelux FBN 43 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
fbn 44 Wheels Over Indian Trails  album cover Stanton Miranda Wheels Over Indian Trails fbn 44 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
Fbn 45 Crazy Wisdom  album cover Section 25 Crazy Wisdom Fbn 45 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 45 CD Love And Hate  album cover Section 25 Love And Hate(CD, Album, RE, RM) Factory Benelux FBN 45 CD Europe 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 46 How Corrupt Is Rough Trade?  album cover Stockholm Monsters How Corrupt Is Rough Trade? (Single) FBN 46 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
Fbn49 Euphoria  album cover Playgroup (2) Euphoria Fbn49 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FBN 50 Euphoria  album cover Playgroup (2) Euphoria(7", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) Factory Benelux FBN 50 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
fbn 51 Tomorrow  album cover The Durutti Column Tomorrow (Single) fbn 51 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version