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New OrderPower, Corruption & Lies

Tracklist

Age Of Consent
We All Stand
The Village
5 8 6
Your Silent Face
Ultraviolence
Ecstasy
Leave Me Alone

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Notes

The second album by New Order, released on 02 May 1983.
With its electronic-based sound it marks the definitive turning away from the rather gloomy predecessor and the Joy Division legacy. The album was included in the top 100 albums of the 1980s lists in the Rolling Stone magazine.

Peter Saville's design for the album cover has a colour-based code, similar to the singles Blue Monday and Confusion as well as to the album Section 25 - From The Hip. The decoding wheel is featured on the back cover, and on the cassette insert. The code on the front sleeve is "FACT 75". The code for the CD front cover is "FACD 75". The code for the inner sleeve reads "New Order Power Corruption And Lies".

The cover features a reproduction of the painting "A Basket of Roses" by French artist Henri Fantin-Latour, which Saville found on a postcard he bought at the National Gallery. His then girlfriend Martha Ladly (of Martha & The Muffins) asked him if he was going to use it for the cover. He then realised it was a great idea.

The album cover was chosen by the Royal Mail for a set of "Classic Album Cover" postage stamps issued in January 2010.

UK re-releases and re-pressings:
April 1986: Cassettes (cat# FACT 75c) - boxed and plastic cases.
April 1986: CD (cat# FACD 75).
July 1993: LP, MC, CD (cat# 520 019-1 / 2 / 4), with repressings in 1994, 1996 and 1998.
January 2000: CD (cat# 8573 81366-2), with repressings in 2005.
October 2008: CD (cat# 2564 69369 8) - Collector's Edition, with remastered reissue in 2009
July 2009: LP (cat# 2564-68880-5) - 180 gram remaster in original artwork, with repressings in 2015.

US releases:
10 May 1983: LP, MC (cat# FACTUS 12 / FACTUS 12C).
June 1985: LP, MC (cat# 9 25308-1 / 4 ), with reissues 1988 with different artwork.
November 1986: CD (cat# 9 25308-2), with CD repressings in 1998, 2001, 2005.
November 2008: CD (cat# R2 516186) - Collector's Edition, with remastered repress in 2009.
October 2009: LP (cat# R1 25308) - 180 gram remaster.

Japanese releases:
December 1983: LP (cat# YX-7331-AX).
November 1986: CD (cat# 33CY-1219).
February 1989: CD (cat# 25CY-3109).
November 1993: CD (cat# POCD-1884).
March 2000: CD (cat# AMCE-6101).
June 2005: CD (cat# WPCR-75042).
March 2008: CD (cat# WCPR-13168/9) - Collector's Edition.
January 2010: CD (cat# WPCR-13583~4) - Collector's Edition - remastered.

The single "Blue Monday" and its B-side "The Beach" were included on the Italian cassette and most US cassette and CD editions of this album only.

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Texasbear
Edited one month ago
I think that in general, everything from this era that was pressed in Japan sounds much better than almost all other pressings. It’s one reason these albums are highly coveted and they cost a lot more than other pressings. I remember that the very first Japanese pressing I purchased was from a large store called “Peaches Records and Tapes” because CDs hadn’t been invented yet. It was a copy of The Cure - Boys Don’t Cry. I had to order it through the store and pay for it up front. It took me about a month to get this album. I have another copy of this exact album now, because my stepbrother was into bands like April Wine and Heavy Metal and scratched it up. It’s why I have no contact with any of my step siblings now, nor do I ever wish to see them. They we’re older and just mean. They blamed their dad because their mother was having an affair with the preacher. Enough personal information, so here’s what I think about this incredible album.

I have almost all of the Japanese pressings by New Order and several 12”singles that are Japanese pressing as well and they all sound superior to any other pressing I own or have ever heard. I remember being told that Japanese pressings sound better because of the fact they used virgin vinyl for their pressings. That most pressing facilities in the U.S. and other countries swept up the excess vinyl and filtered it to get out the particles and they used the excess to produce other albums. This may be just a rumor but I remember buying a few albums that were brand new and they had pops in them that you couldn’t get out no matter how much you cleaned them. I purchased most of my Japanese pressings from a local man who was downsizing his stuff and moving into an apartment. He had mint condition Japanese pressings. He had every single New Order studio pressing except “Technique” which I’ve been hunting down for years now. He was also the original owner.

This album is the best sounding version I’ve ever owned and It sounds incredible as most of my Japanese pressings do to any other reissue or even first pressings.

Even the few Japanese copies of other artist that I’ve purchased from Japanese sellers have been in exceptional condition. I think it’s just a cultural thing that we American’s just don’t have. The Japanese people seem to take much better care of their stuff than we do. I guess we feel like if we screw it up, we can just go buy another copy.

It’s also worth noting that many of the Mobile Fidelity early pressings where Japanese pressings and they are extremely coveted by collectors like most Japanese vinyl pressings. I am also a huge fan of the way they store their vinyl in resealable outer sleeves as it keeps out the dust and makes keeping any pressing more manageable with less attention to cleaning them as often, just a few turns with a carbon brush does the trick.
StaticWednesday's avatar
Really good sounding cd. Also a fantastic New Order album. I never had this on Vinyl ..only on cassette..as..at the time it was released...this album was very hard to find other than the import section. So the cassette was the only option. Step forward to this cd. The sound is fantastic and I have had no problems listening or ripping the contects.
invalidusername's avatar
Edited 2 months ago
The bonus tracks are fantastic but this is all about the album proper, and it sounds fantastic. As well the two disc format to ensure artistic integrity, nice.
gabivalla's avatar
gabivalla
Aside from the finalised song titles, the numbers 586 absent from the swirled lettering inner credits on the j-card.
jffsnfrd's avatar
jffsnfrd
Only pressing I have but incredibly clear and dynamic. Hot cut w/ v low surface noise.
tristant19's avatar
tristant19
Definitely superior to the current London records pressing with "Frank Metropolis" in the deadwax.
elistrakys's avatar
elistrakys
Presentación MUY BUENA, sonido masomenos, parece sacado de CD. Pero por el precio vale mucho la pena.
Charlesgotajob's avatar
Edited 6 months ago
Best sounding pressing from the early ones. Crisp highs and good sounding bass(depending on your system). Both sides of this album are a masterpiece.
curtorzabal81's avatar
curtorzabal81
Anyone notice a bit of harshness in the vocals in both 586/ Leave me Alone? Running a newish microline stylus on my Technics so I'd be very surprised if it's my setup. Not a deal-breaker, but had this issue on same songs with my well played original so a bit annoying.
Don't have this issue on the CD