In June 2017, New Order returned to the stage at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios where Joy Division made their television debut on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes program in 1978. For the celebrated show∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes ..., New Order deconstructed, rethought and rebuilt a wealth of material from throughout their career: familiar and obscure, old and new.
Featuring tracks not played live for 30 years, like Joy Division’s “Disorder” from Unknown Pleasures, as well as new fan favorites like “Plastic” from their critically acclaimed release in 2015, Music Complete - this is theperfect document of those five magical nights.
The album will be released on triple color transparent vinyl (red, light green, and blue), double CD (both formats featuring a deluxe booklet) and digitally on July 12th, 2019 - almost 2 years to the date of its recording on July 13th 2017. It includes the full monumental show, including the encore and 3 additional tracks recorded over the residency to give listeners a full representation of the staggering breadth of material performed. Featuring a setlist long time fans will drool over - these once in a lifetime shows can now be experienced by everyone.
This special series of intimate shows took over Stage 1 ofManchester’s iconic Old Granada Studios for five nights inJuly 2017. Created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick, who has previously presented solo exhibitions at venues such as Tate Britain and MoMA in New York; and orchestrated by composer-arranger Joe Duddell, a fellow son of Manchester and a frequent collaborator with the band, the live show was performed by the band with a 12-strong synthesiser ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music.