Section 25 - Always Now 5xLP BOX
Factory Benelux is proud to present a deluxe 5-disc vinyl box edition of Always Now, the debut album by Section 25, originally issued on Factory Records in 1981 and produced by Martin Hannett.
Recorded as a trio at Pink Floyd's Britannia Row studio in London, Always Now combined austere post-punk rhythms with elements of Can, Krautrock and modern psychedelia. Key tracks include Friendly Fires, Dirty Disco and New Horizon, along with C.P. (a collaboration with Hannett) and Hit (extensively sampled by Kanye West for the track F.M.L. on his 2016 album The Life of Pablo).
Disc 2 (clear vinyl) gathers together several non-album singles from 1980 and 1981, including Charnel Ground, Je Veux Ton Amour and debut EP Girls Don't Count - the latter produced by mentors Rob Gretton and Ian Curtis (of Joy Division).
Disc 3 (silver vinyl) offers a complete live show professionally recorded at Groningen (Netherlands) on 26 October 1980, as part of a Factory package tour.
Disc 4 (yellow vinyl) is part-improvised second studio album The Key of Dreams, recorded and produced by the band themselves a few months after Always Now, and released by Factory Benelux in June 1982.
Disc 5 (red vinyl) consists of further experimental material recorded in 1981 and self-released on a cassette called Illuminus Illumina. This final disc closes with an extended (and previously unreleased) live encore jam recorded with all four members of New Order at Reading University on 8 May 1981.
All tracks are newly re-mastered from the original quarter-inch tapes. The first 1000 copies of the box set are pressed in coloured vinyl (black, clear, silver, yellow, red); the outer case is printed in PMS 123C with spot varnish.