Section 25 ‎– Always Now

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Their debut album, released in UK in September 1981.

Tracklist

Friendly Fires
Dirty Disco
C.P.
Loose Talk (Costs Lives)
Inside Out
Melt Close
Hit
Babies In The Bardo
Be Brave
New Horizon

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
fact 45, 45 fact Section 25 Always Now(LP, Album) Factory, Factory fact 45, 45 fact UK 1981 Sell This Version
fact 45, 45 fact Section 25 Always Now(LP, Album, RE, RP) Factory, Factory fact 45, 45 fact UK 1981 Sell This Version
fact 45, 45 fact Section 25 Always Now(LP, Album, RP) Factory, Factory fact 45, 45 fact UK 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 45 Section 25 Always Now(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Factory FACT 45 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Fact 45c Section 25 Always Now(Cass, Album + Box) Factory Fact 45c UK 1985 Sell This Version
Ltmcd 2308 Section 25 Always Now(CD, Album, RE) LTM (4) Ltmcd 2308 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Ltmcd 2308, 2308ltmcd Section 25 Always Now(CD, Album, RE) LTM (4), LTM (4) Ltmcd 2308, 2308ltmcd UK 2000 Sell This Version
Ltmcd 2308 Section 25 Always Now(CD, Album, RE, RM) LTM (4), LTM (4) Ltmcd 2308 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DPRLP06 Section 25 Always Now(LP, Album, Ltd, 180) Drastic Plastic Records DPRLP06 US 2010 Sell This Version
fbn 3-045 cd Section 25 Always Now(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Fol) Factory Benelux fbn 3-045 cd UK 2015 Sell This Version
Ltmcd 2308, 2308ltmcd Section 25 Always Now(CD, Album, RE) LTM (4), LTM (4) Ltmcd 2308, 2308ltmcd UK Unknown Sell This Version
FACT 45, fact 45 Section 25 Always Now(LP, Album) Base Record, Factory FACT 45, fact 45 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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x74353

x74353

January 27, 2021
referencing Always Now, LP, Album, RP, fact 45, 45 fact
Does anyone else's copy of this version not have the red seal on the back? My copy matches this release exactly aside from the red seal, which is missing on mine. Textured sleeve, labels and run outs match, and it has a purple-ish inner sleeve. Definitely not a 1st press, definitely not a 3rd press. Not the Drastic Plastic re-issue, and not the unknown year release with a "normal" unfoldable sleeve.
deathlines

deathlines

February 16, 2020
referencing Always Now, LP, Album, fact 45, 45 fact
Hi, one of my friends tell me, that they was the best friends, of Ian Curtis who sang several times with them, and that a member was after Debbie, the first to see Ian hanged.
Can anyone confirm or deny this thing? know the story of "Joy Division" and Ian Curtis quite well, but certainly what I have seen or read about them, many books, also in English, but I never knew of a close friendship with Ian. Bern and Hooky, they produced some singles, but in the time of New Order, if anyone can enlighten me on the relationship between them and the Joy Division glene I would be grateful
LAFMS

LAFMS

November 19, 2015
referencing Always Now, LP, Album, fact 45, 45 fact
I've never seen images of the poster insert... can someone please send or post images? I've owned this record for years and have always heard about this illusive insert but have never seen one!
PinkFlag154

PinkFlag154

March 16, 2013
referencing Always Now, LP, Album, Ltd, 180, DPRLP06
This 2010 reissue seems to have a general problem. I own two copies I bought sealed with original sticker of the label, both have ugly traces on side a that do not affect the sound and some traces on song 1 of side b, as well as tiny damages on song 2 of side b that do affect the sound.
Crijevo

Crijevo

March 27, 2009
referencing Always Now, LP, Album, fact 45, 45 fact
If not entirely for music, this record is worth having for the cover art alone. Well, depends on the personal taste (or lack of it). A strict yellow typographic outfront with amazing colourful pallette inside, it's a work of genius.

The music itself leans heavily towards Joy Division but don't be fooled by such connotations. Section 25 are not perfect but they charmingly fit in with their shades of grey - sounding naively smart and innocent, confirming their debut's musical identity.

The sound is raw, typically Hannett-ish, the vocals at times fall out of tune but they still carry out the hermetical effect complementing the compositions - among the highlights is undoubtedly 'New Horizon'.

In all, it's an impressive atmospheric debut recommended for occasional, rewarding audio-visual experience.