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New OrderCeremony

Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave
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Ceremony4:34
In A Lonely Place6:12

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New Order's first single after renaming the band from Joy Division to New Order. Originally recorded and played by Joy Division, it was re-recorded at Eastern Artists Studios, New Jersey. Produced by Martin Hannett and with Bernard Sumner on lead vocals. All covers were designed by Peter Saville (2).

The 7" and first 12" were released on 6 March 1981.

The 7" has a stamped gold-bronze sleeve. It charted on 14 March 1981 at position 39 and peaked at position 34 the week after. Due to the chart success, 150.000 records were pressed until July 1981. However, only 70.000 copies were sold until then.

The first edition 12" sleeve comes with gold typography on a forest green background, with 25.000 records pressed (until 17 July 1981).

After Gillian Gilbert joined the band, it was decided to re-record the song with her on guitar. It was then re-released in September 1981. This time the cover had a cream background with a light blue stripe and black type. This second version was included on all later compilations, e.g. Substance.

For the second cover, there are three different editions:
The 1st version with runout-groove space of 35 mm on each side. Side A runout groove etching: "This Is Why Events Unnerve Me", pressed by WEA, West Drayton. This version of the record was also released in leftover green sleeves.

The 1983 MVS repress, with runout groove space of 35 mm on each side. Side A groove etching: "Watching Love Grow - Forever".

The 1984 Linguaphone repress, with runout-groove space of 37 mm on side A and 35mm on side B and a characteristic 25mm stamper ring. Also exists with a 32mm stamper ring (likely after 1986 pressed by Adrenalin).

Another repress with an A2/ B1 matrix and the track groove is filling the entire side of the record. Side A groove etching: "This Is Why Events Unnerve Me".

The B-side track "In A Lonely Place" is the same version on all the original pressings (both green and cream/blue editions.) However, another version of the track circulates on some later pressings: the digital thunderclaps occur at different times.

To tell which version of In A Lonely Place you have:
Original correct mix has a digital thunderclap at 3:20 and again at 5:15. Both of these are not present on the alternate mix.
The alternate mix then has multiple thunderclaps between 5:30 and 6:15 which are not present on the original correct mix. This version is also used on Substance.

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    Version DetailsData Quality
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981-03-00, VinylCeremony
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Lyntone Pressing
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33UK1981UK1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981-03-00, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Green/Bronze Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UK1981UK1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    12", Single, 45 RPM, Copper Metallic Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12Italy1981Italy1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981-01-22, VinylCeremony
    7", 45 RPM
    Factory – SFA 541Australia1981Australia1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    12", Single, 45 RPM
    Factory – 600204, Factory – 600 204France1981France1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    7", Single, 45 RPM
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33Scandinavia1981Scandinavia1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981-03-00, VinylCeremony
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Damont Pressing
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33UK1981UK1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – 101578France1981France1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    12", Single, 45 RPM, Copper Metallic Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12Italy1981Italy1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981-03-00, VinylCeremony
    12", Single, Green/Gold Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UK1981UK1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981-03-00, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Green/Bronze Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12Ireland1981Ireland1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    7", 45 RPM, Single, White Label
    Factory – FAC 33UK1981UK1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, White Label, WEA Pressing
    Factory – FAC 33UK1981UK1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    12", Single, 45 RPM, Copper Metallic Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12Italy1981Italy1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Cream/Blue Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UK1981UK1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1981, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, WEA, Green/Bronze Sleeve, Unnerve Runout
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UK1981UK1981
    Cover of Ceremony, 1982, VinylCeremony
    12", Single, 45 RPM
    Factory – FAC. 33, Nuevos Medios – FAC.33, Factory – 31-007, Nuevos Medios – 31-007, Factory – 31-007 M, Nuevos Medios – 31-007 MSpain1982Spain1982
    Cover of Ceremony, 1983, VinylCeremony
    12", Single, 45 RPM, Reissue
    Factory – FAC. 33, EMI – FAC 33New Zealand1983New Zealand1983
    Cover of Ceremony, 1983-08-00, VinylCeremony
    12", Single, 45 RPM
    GAP Records – FAC. 33, GAP Records – FAC 33/12, Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12Australia1983Australia1983
    Cover of Ceremony, 1983, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Repress, MVS Pressing, Cream/Blue Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UK1983UK1983
    Cover of Ceremony, 1983-08-00, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Promo
    GAP Records – FAC 33/12, Factory – FAC 33/12Australia1983Australia1983
    Cover of Ceremony, 1983, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM
    Rough Trade – FAC 33, Gap Records – FAC 33New Zealand1983New Zealand1983
    Cover of Ceremony, 1983, VinylCeremony
    7", Single, 45 RPM, Die-cut Sleeve
    Factory – SFA 541New Zealand1983New Zealand1983
    Cover of Ceremony, 1983, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Green/Bronze Sleeve MVS Pressing
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UK1983UK1983
    Cover of Ceremony, 1983-07-25, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Test Pressing
    Factory – FAC 33, GAP Records – FAC 33Australia1983Australia1983
    Cover of Ceremony, 1984, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Repress, Cream/Blue Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UK1984UK1984
    Cover of Ceremony, 1984, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue
    Factory – 80040France1984France1984
    Cover of Ceremony , 1984, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Repress, White Label
    Factory – FAC 33UK1984UK1984
    Cover of Ceremony, 1985, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Repress, White Label, Linguaphone Pressing
    Factory – FAC 33UK1985UK1985
    Cover of Ceremony, 1985, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Linguaphone, Cream-blue Sleeve
    Factory – FAC 33UK1985UK1985
    Cover of Ceremony, 1985, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Repress, Green/Bronze Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UK1985UK1985
    Cover of Ceremony, 1991, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue
    Festival Records – X 14833, Factory – FAC. 33Australia1991Australia1991
    Cover of Ceremony, 2019-03-08, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12Europe2019Europe2019
    Cover of Ceremony, 2019-03-08, VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12Europe2019Europe2019
    Cover of Ceremony, 2019-04-04, FileCeremony
    2×File, FLAC, Single, Reissue, Remastered
    Rhino Records (2) – noneEurope2019Europe2019
    Cover of Ceremony, 2019-04-04, FileCeremony
    2×File, FLAC, Single, Reissue, Remastered
    Rhino Records (2) – noneEurope2019Europe2019
    Cover of Ceremony, , VinylCeremony
    12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Repress, A2/B1, Cream/Blue Sleeve
    Factory – FAC. 33, Factory – FAC 33/12UKUK
    Cover of Ceremony, , VinylCeremony
    7", 45 RPM, Repress, White Label
    Factory – FAC 33UKUK

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