New Order ‎– True Faith

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New Order's fourteenth single, released on Factory in July 1987.
Another cooperation with Stephen Hague.

True Faith was the first single where multiple versions were released. In addition to the regular 7" and 12", a second 12" was released with Shep Pettibone remixes. Additionally, the single was also released as CD-V, with additional track Evil Dust (an instrumental remix of the song Angel Dust from "Brotherhood"). The Australian remix 12" contained a unique Robert Racic remix of Paradise.

Peaked at # 4 in the UK singles charts.
First New Order single to chart on the US Hot 100
First ever US Top 40 hit, peaking at number 32.

The song is also featured in the movies and soundtracks of American Psycho and Bright Lights, Big City.

"True Faith '94", was released on 07 November 1994 on London Records and contains several new remixes. It peaked at # 9 in the UK singles charts.

More remixes were released in the US only in 2001 and are commonly known as "True Faith 2001".

Tracklist

True Faith 5:55
1963 5:32

Versions (90)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12", Single) Factory Fac 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2784 New Order True Faith(Acetate, 12") Qwest Records PRO-A-2784 US 1987 Sell This Version
7-28271, 9 28271-7 New Order True Faith(7", SRC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 7-28271, 9 28271-7 US 1987 Sell This Version
INT 15323 New Order True Faith (Remix)(12") Factory, CGD INT 15323 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12", Single) Factory Fac 183 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
80339 New Order True Faith (Remix)(12") Factory 80339 France 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12", Single, RP) Factory Fac 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
VG 2091Z, FAC 183 New Order True Faith (Remix)(12", Maxi) Factory, Factory VG 2091Z, FAC 183 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
TCFAC-183, TCFAC 183 New Order True Faith(Cass, Single) EMI, EMI TCFAC-183, TCFAC 183 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12") Factory, MNW Fac 183 Sweden 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183/7 New Order True Faith(7", Single, W/Lbl) Factory FAC 183/7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
INT 10761 New Order True Faith(7", Single) CGD INT 10761 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183/7, Fac 183 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory, Factory Fac 183/7, Fac 183 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
80319 New Order True Faith(12", Maxi) Factory 80319 France 1987 Sell This Version
7-28271-A, 7 28271-DJ New Order True Faith(7", Promo, SRC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 7-28271-A, 7 28271-DJ US 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 27, DJ105 New Order True Faith (Remix)(7", Promo) Factory, Factory FAC 27, DJ105 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183 New Order True Faith(12", Single, TP) Factory Records Australasia FAC 183 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12") Factory Fac 183 Benelux 1987 Sell This Version
0 - 20733, 9 20733-0 New Order True Faith(12", Maxi, ARC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0 - 20733, 9 20733-0 US 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183/7, FAC 183/7 New Order True Faith(7", Single, Sil) Factory, Factory Fac 183/7, FAC 183/7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183 New Order True Faith(12", W/Lbl) Factory FAC 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
7-28271, 9 28271-7 New Order True Faith(7", ARC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 7-28271, 9 28271-7 US 1987 Sell This Version
7-28271-A, 7 28271-DJ New Order True Faith(7", Promo, ARC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 7-28271-A, 7 28271-DJ US 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183/7, Fac 183 New Order True Faith(7", Single, Sil) Factory, Factory FAC 183/7, Fac 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
YW-7439 New Order True Faith(12", Single, Promo) Factory YW-7439 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2784 New Order True Faith(12", Single, Promo) Qwest Records PRO-A-2784 US 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183/7, Fac 183 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory, Factory Fac 183/7, Fac 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183/7, Fac 183 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory, Factory Fac 183/7, Fac 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183R New Order True Faith Remix(12", Single) Factory Fac 183R UK 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183, Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12") Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FAC 183, Fac 183 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
YW-7439 New Order True Faith(12", Single) Factory YW-7439 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
VG 2089 Z, FACT 183 New Order True Faith(12", Maxi) Factory, Factory VG 2089 Z, FACT 183 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-2899 New Order True Faith(CD, Single, Promo) Qwest Records PRO-CD-2899 US 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183/7, Fac 183 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory, Factory Fac 183/7, Fac 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
90341 New Order True Faith(7") Factory 90341 France 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183-7 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory FAC 183-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
31 268 M, 31 268 New Order True Faith (Remix)(12") Factory, Factory, Nuevos Medios, Nuevos Medios 31 268 M, 31 268 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183 R New Order True Faith (Remix)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Factory FAC 183 R UK 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 1837, Fac 183/7 New Order True Faith(7", Single, Gen) Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FAC 1837, Fac 183/7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FACXR 27, Facxr27 New Order True Faith (Remix)(12") Factory, Factory FACXR 27, Facxr27 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
FACX 27 New Order True Faith / 1963(12") Factory FACX 27 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
0 - 20733, 9 20733-0 New Order True Faith(12", SRC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 0 - 20733, 9 20733-0 US 1987 Sell This Version
RTD 028T New Order True Faith / 1963(12") Factory, Rough Trade RTD 028T Germany 1987 Sell This Version
7-28271, 9 28271-7 New Order True Faith(7", SRC) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 7-28271, 9 28271-7 US 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183R New Order True Faith Remix(12") Factory Records Australasia Fac 183R Australia 1987 Sell This Version
RTD 028 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Rough Trade RTD 028 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
VG 2089 Z, FACT 183 New Order True Faith (12", Maxi) Factory, Factory VG 2089 Z, FACT 183 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 27 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory FAC 27 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 1837, Fac 183/7 New Order True Faith(7") Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia FAC 1837, Fac 183/7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
RTD 028T New Order True Faith / 1963(12", W/Lbl) Factory, Rough Trade RTD 028T Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183R New Order True Faith Remix(12", Single) Factory Fac 183R Europe 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183 New Order True Faith(12") Factory FAC 183 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
RTD 028 New Order True Faith(7", W/Lbl) Rough Trade RTD 028 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
VG 2089 Z, FACT 183 New Order True Faith (12", Maxi, TP) Factory, Factory VG 2089 Z, FACT 183 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183/7, Fac 183 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory, Factory Fac 183/7, Fac 183 Benelux 1987 Sell This Version
TCFAC-183 New Order True Faith(Cass, Single) EMI TCFAC-183 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
DJF 251, DJF251 New Order True Faith (Remix)(12", Promo) Factory, Factory DJF 251, DJF251 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
INT 10761 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory, CGD INT 10761 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
RTD 028 TR, RTD 028TR New Order True Faith (Remix)(12") Factory, Factory RTD 028 TR, RTD 028TR Germany 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183 New Order True Faith(VHS, Promo, PAL) Factory FAC 183 UK 1987 Sell This Version
FAC 183 New Order True Faith(12") Factory Records Australasia, Factory FAC 183 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
DJF 237 New Order True Faith(12", Promo) Factory DJF 237 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
EMI 875 New Order True Faith(7") EMI EMI 875 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 183/7 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory Fac 183/7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
WB-77-627 New Order True Faith(7", Promo) Warner Bros. Records WB-77-627 Philippines 1988 Sell This Version
Facdv 183 New Order True Faith(CDV, Single, PAL) Factory Facdv 183 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FEP-89-7002 New Order True Faith / 1963(12") Alpha Records (3), Factory FEP-89-7002 Philippines 1989 Sell This Version
X 14838, FAC 183, Fac 183 New Order True Faith(12", RE) Festival Records, Factory Records Australasia, Factory Records Australasia X 14838, FAC 183, Fac 183 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
POCD-1156 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(CD, Single, Promo) London Records POCD-1156 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
NUO CD5, 857865.2 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(CD, Single) London Records, London Records NUO CD5, 857865.2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
857877.2 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(CD, Single) London Records 857877.2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
857877.2, 857 877 2 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(CD, Single, Car) London Records, Polydor, London Records, Polydor 857877.2, 857 877 2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
POCD-1156 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(CD, Single) London Records POCD-1156 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
857864.2 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(CD, Single, Car) London Records 857864.2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
NUO 5 New Order True Faith '94(7", Single, Jukebox) London Records NUO 5 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NUOMC 5, NUOMC5, 857864.4 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(Cass, Single) London Records, London Records, London Records NUOMC 5, NUOMC5, 857864.4 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
NUOXDJ5 New Order True Faith(12", Single, Promo) London Records NUOXDJ5 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
NUO 5, 857864.7 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(7", Single) London Records, London Records NUO 5, 857864.7 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
none New Order True Faith(Cass, S/Sided) London Records none UK 1994 Sell This Version
857864.4 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(Cass, Single) Polydor, London Records 857864.4 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
newcdj 5 New Order True Faith (94 Remix)(CD, Single, Promo, Car) London Records newcdj 5 UK 1994 Sell This Version
422 857 876-2 New Order True Faith '94(CD, Single) London Records 422 857 876-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
NUOX 5, 857865.1 NewOrder* TrueFaith-94(12", Single) London Records, London Records NUOX 5, 857865.1 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
none New Order True Faith (Philip Steir's Re-Order Mix)(CDr, Promo) Reprise Records none US 2001 Sell This Version
none New Order True Faith (Morel's Pink Noise Remixes)(CDr, Promo) Warner Bros. Records none US 2001 Sell This Version
PRO-CDR-100663 New Order True Faith(CD, Promo) Qwest Records, Warner Bros. Records PRO-CDR-100663 US 2001 Sell This Version
PRO-A-100645-A New Order True Faith(2x12", Promo) Qwest Records PRO-A-100645-A US 2001 Sell This Version
PRO-A-100663 New Order True Faith(2x12", Promo) Qwest Records PRO-A-100663 US 2001 Sell This Version
PRO-A-100604-A New Order True Faith(12", Single, Promo) Qwest Records PRO-A-100604-A US 2002 Sell This Version
X 14848, Fac 183R, X14848 New Order True Faith Remix(12", RE) Festival Records, Factory, Festival Records X 14848, Fac 183R, X14848 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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barneymcd

barneymcd

April 30, 2019
referencing True Faith, 12", Single, Promo, PRO-A-2784
My copy is identical to description, including sticker on cover and same matrix / runout numbers etc, except it DOES have True Faith (LP Version) 5:53 on side 1 & True Faith (Edit) 4:12 on side 2... NOT identical LP versions as described here.
barneymcd

barneymcd

April 30, 2019
referencing True Faith, 12", SRC, 0 - 20733, 9 20733-0
My copy has flower symbol and SH1 not SR-1 on both runout grooves so there are other variations circulating.
djsid86

djsid86

April 17, 2017
referencing True Faith, 12", SRC, 0 - 20733, 9 20733-0

This is probably their most popular track. I think this along with Bizarre Love Triangle & of course Blue Monday are their best tracks. The B2 track (1963) is very good in itself.
Ianzombie

Ianzombie

December 17, 2015
referencing True Faith, 12", Single, Fac 183
I just noted today that when heald up to a bright light this release is slightly translucent, which is typical of many Irish releases yet there does not seem to be an Irish release listed. Is this typical of this specific release?
stillair

stillair

September 17, 2013
referencing True Faith (Remix), 12", RTD 028 TR, RTD 028TR
The 12" was released with a printed inner sleeve reading
New Order True Faith 1963 (Substance-style font / Bodoni) on the front and the credits on the back.
Firefox37

Firefox37

October 28, 2012
referencing True Faith, 7", Single, Fac 183/7, Fac 183
My single with other labels then picture above. (same labelnr.)
mjb

mjb

November 14, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing TrueFaith-94, CD, Single, NUO CD5, 857865.2

Much like when George Lucas 'cleaned up' Star Wars, this single demonstrates exactly why a producer should never be allowed to go back and 'fix' something that wasn't broken. The original mix of 'True Faith', while being New Order's most radio-friendly pop song to date, was a thick and somewhat sinister (beneath the surface) 5-and-half minute symphony for getting lost in. As released on Substance, it did sport some tape hiss, a few dropouts, one noticeable mastering glitch in the intro, and relatively flat, vinyl-targeted mastering as was common in the early days of CDs. However, years later, it still held up as an exquisitely dressed pop song, almost shoegaze-like with its churning, drum machine-underpinned wall of fuzzy, yet tonal sound. For the 1994 re-release of the single in advance of a 'Best Of' album, original co-producer Stephen Hague brought in Mike 'Spike' Drake to help re-engineer the song. The results were stunning. Not content merely remaster the track, the pair worked hard on all kinds of things: the stereo separation in the chorus effects was reduced, all the other reverb was cut by half or more, the vocals were mixed a little louder and much clearer, sibilants were no longer allowed to leave sustained echo trails, the drums were made slightly more dynamic, and all of the instruments are more distinct -- in other words, the unique dreamy, moody trappings of the original were stripped and tossed in the rubbish bin, leaving behind a naked, unremarkable pop song that would rise to #9 on the (evermore easily-climbed) UK pop chart, nearly eclipsing the original's #4 showing some seven years earlier.
JJ_Amblin

JJ_Amblin

July 19, 2003
referencing True Faith Remix, 12", Single, Fac 183R

For those wanting to know, the first two tracks are on Side A, the third on Side B. This twelve-inch contains one of my favourite New Order remixes ever; not the A-side (though that's good, and all too often underrated), but the awesome "True Dub". Ten and a half minutes long, and you still don't want it to end - now that's the mark of a good remix.