The Grant Gee directed film documentary "Joy Division" receives it television premier tonight on BBC4 9pm Friday 27th February. The film examines the band's story through never-before-seen live performance footage, personal photos, period films and newly discovered audiotapes and features the unprecedented participation of all the surviving band members.
Warners will be reissuing "New Order 1981-1982" on "Black Friday" 28th November 2014. Initially it will be a limited edition run of clear vinyl for Record Store Day but will be available in unlimited, lovely, plain, black vinyl next year. The intial white vinyl run will be 3,500 US, 500 UK and 2,500 Europe. The 12"EP has been remastered and cut by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road.
Everything's Gone Green (2014 Remastered Version)
Procession (2014 Remastered Version)
Mesh (2014 Remastered Version)
Temptation (2014 Remastered Version)
Hurt (2014 Remastered Version)
We are very sad to learn that our friend and colleague Michael H. Shamberg passed away on Saturday 1st November after a long illness. Michael was the founder of Factory New York and New Order's video producer, alongside his own work as film maker , teacher and director of Turtle Salon. His video production of "True Faith" earned "Best Music Video" at the Brit Awards 1988. We will miss him dearly and send our condolences to all his family and friends.
As part of his promotional schedule around the publishing of his memoir "Chapter & Verse" Bernard will be appearing at the Dylan Weekend in Laugharne, West Wales. He will be "In conversation" with Charlie Connelly at 12.30pm on Saturday 27th September.
For more information see http://thedylanweekends.com/
Faber & Faber publish So This Is Permanence on October 16 2014, £27 hardback, £200 limited edition,£14.99 ebook.
Edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis, So This Is Permanence presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis.
Interspersed with the lyrics are previously unpublished facsimile pages of Ian's notebooks, which throw his highly emotive lyrics into fascinating relief and cast light on the creative process of this singularly poetic songwriter.
Bernard will be making a few appearances this month to publicise his forthcoming memoir "Chapter and Verse".
21st September - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Sunday afternoon 3pm. Interview and signing with Dave Haslam. Ticket Link
25th September - Waterstones Trafalgar Square, London
Thursday evening 6.30pm. Interview and signing with Dave Simpson. Ticket Link
29th September - Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Monday evening. Interview and signing. Ticket Link
30th September - Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
Tuesday evening 6.30pm. Interview and signing with Dave Haslam. Ticket Link
Last night New Order attended GQ's Men of the Year Award to receive the Inspiration Award presented by Sam Smith.
Speaking about the signing Daniel Miller explains: “This is an exciting new chapter for both Mute and New Order and I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history. When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order. We've already had a number of creative conversations, and I am looking towards an exciting future”.
New Order are similarly thrilled with their new home "New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute. We couldn't imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team. Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots."
Founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller, Mute has signed and developed an amazing array of innovative artists, including Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, Plastikman and Moby. The current roster includes Goldfrapp, Erasure, Plastikman, Liars, Can and Cabaret Voltaire, alongside newer signings such as Zola Jesus, Swans, Ben Frost, Big Deal, Land Observations, Cold Specks, Diamond Version and Maps.