NEW ORDER – ” Low Life ” Box Set

Posted: November 11, 2022 in MUSIC

New Order are delighted to announce the release of the definitive edition of their 1985 studio album “Low-Life“. The collection includes an LP (180g), x2CDs, x2DVDs, a book and features unreleased rare material across the different formats and new sleeve designs. As with previous box sets, New Order will release the singles on vinyl 12-inch. These are ‘The Perfect Kiss’, ‘Sub-Culture’ and ‘Shellshock’. ‘The Perfect Kiss’ will come in mirror board sleeve “an idea at the time that was not realised”, according to designer Peter Saville.

For some New Order fans, 1985’s ‘Low-Life’ was the point at which they perfected their art, laying out a gorgeous synthesis of sophisticated post-punk and grimy, synth nocturnes. 

CD 2 contains previously unreleased mixes and alternative versions, including Love Vigilantes and Sub-Culture instrumentals, Sooner Than You Think Full Length Unedited. The two DVDs include an unreleased performance from The Manhattan Club, Belgium and rarely seen footage from Rotterdam Arena (Netherlands), International Centre (Toronto, Canada) and a BBC filmed Special Whistle Test at The Hacienda, 1985.

The 180g vinyl LP will be wrapped in its original ‘heavyweight tracing paper’, designed by Peter Saville. In addition the CD will also be wrapped in the same way for the first time ever. Also included in the set is a beautifully presented hardback book featuring rare photos and a new interview with all band members.

Marketing to promote the release include:

National press and radio promo campaign – reviews, features, and interviews TBC.

Organic and promoted content from the New Order official socials and Warner Music owned socials.

Promotion of singles pre-release with BBC 6 Music support.

Far-reaching online advertising campaign.

LP 180g Vinyl Track Listing:

Side one: Love Vigilantes, The Perfect Kiss, This Time of Night, Sunrise,

Side two: Elegia, Sooner Than You Think, Sub-Culture, Face Up,

CD1: Love Vigilantes, The Perfect Kiss, This Time Of Night, Sunrise, Elegia, Sooner Than You Think, Sub-Culture, Face Up

CD2: Extras Love Vigilantes – TV Pitch Instrumental Edit (mono), The Perfect Kiss – Writing Session Recording, Untitled no. 1 – Writing Session Recording, Sunrise – Instrumental Rough Mix **, Elegia – Full Length Version *, Sooner Than You Think – Album Session Unedited Version, Sub-Culture – Album Session Early Instrumental Version, Face Up – Writing Session Recording, Let’s Go – Album Session Instrumental, Untitled no. 2 – Writing Session Recording, Sunrise – Writing Session Recording, Love Vigilantes – Writing Session Recording, Sooner Than You Think – Writing Session Recording Skullcrusher – Demo

All tracks previously unreleased except * and ** (previously unreleased on CD and Digital)

DVD1: Live in Tokyo The Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan 1985

1. Confusion, 2. Love Vigilantes, 3. We All Stand, 4. As It Is When It Was, 5. Sub-Culture, 6. Face Up, 7. Sunrise, 8. This Time Of Night, 9. Blue Monday,

Live in Rotterdam The Rotterdam Arena, Netherlands 1985

10. As It Is When It Was. 11. Everything’s Gone Green*, 12. Sub-Culture*, 13. Ceremony*, 14. Let’s Go*, 15. This Time Of Night*, 16. The Village, 17. The Perfect Kiss*, 18. Age Of Consent*, 19. Sunrise, 20. Temptation*, 21. Face Up*

Live in Manchester Whistle Test, The Hacienda 1985

22. As It Is When It Was, 23. Sunrise, 24. Face Up – Restored version using available footage from The Hacienda Dec ‘85 and July ‘85.

DVD2: Live in Leuven The Manhattan Club, Leuven, Belgium 1985

1. Let’s Go*, 2. The Perfect Kiss*, 3. Age Of Consent*, 4. State Of The Nation*, 5. As It Is When It Was*, 6. The Village*, 7. Sub-Culture*, 8. Atmosphere*, 9. Blue Monday*

Bonus Tracks

10. Thieves Like Us*, 11. Temptation*, 12. Confusion – Restored version from damaged tape with mixing desk audio.*, Live in Toronto Filmed by Paul Boyd The International Centre, Toronto, Canada 1985

13. Elegia*, 14. Sub-Culture*, 15. The Village*, 16. Sunrise*, 17. We All Stand, 18. As It Is When It Was*, 19. Love Vigilantes*, 20. 586*, 21. Age Of Consent, 22. Temptation, 23. Ceremony*, 24. The Perfect Kiss*, The Perfect Film

Rehearsal Room, Cheetham Hill, Manchester 1985

25. The Perfect Kiss, *unreleased

The “Low-Life” box set will be released on 27th January 2023, via Rhino.

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