Several people have asked if we'll be giving the Recycle treatment to the the studio LPs released between 1981-1989. We've decided against it for the time-being, because the albums are all in print (or in the case of 1981-1982 and Substance can be recreated with the work previously posted here), and once Warners/London/Rhino got the 2-disc remasters sorted out the sound is actually not that bad.
We would be sourcing from the Factory CDs manufactured between 1986-1992, so if you have those already, consider them the Recycle masters. The one exception is Low-Life, which had some questionable pre-emphasis added at the mastering stage. At some point we may decide to transcribe the Low-Life vinyl, but that's not on the horizon.
I've carefully scanned the sleeves of the LPs/EPs released between '81 and '89, and bundled them together so you can tag the albums in your own digital library. The one new addition is a variation on the Substance sleeve, seen above. I put together my own 2-disc version which encapsulates the Factory singles nicely.
01. Ceremony (second version) 02. Procession 03. Everything's Gone Green (12" version) 04. Temptation (12" version) 05. Blue Monday 06. Confusion 07. Thieves Like Us 08. Murder 09. The Perfect Kiss (12" version) 10. Sub-Culture (12" remix) 11. Shellshock (12" remix) 12. State Of The Nation (12"version) 13. Bizarre Love Triangle (12" remix) 14. True Faith (12" version) 15. Touched By The Hand Of God (7" version) 16. Blue Monday 1988 (12" version) 17. Fine Time (12" version) 18. Round & Round (12" version) 19. Run 2 (7" version) 20. World In Motion (7" version)
A careful restoration of Joy Division/New Order's years on Factory Records (and maybe a little before and after).
All tracks were taken from the best/earliest possible sources to avoid modern mastering techniques which crush the dynamics. Tracks sourced from vinyl have been carefully cleaned and EQ levels have been tweaked for consistency. The artwork was scanned at the highest possible resolution and the type was reset when possible using the original fonts.
All of these singles are out-of-print. Many of the tracks have never appeared on CD. This was a labor of love from a small, devoted circle of fans.
These singles changed my life. I hope they change yours, too. If you like what you hear support the band by purchasing their catalog.