New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
(Factory Records 1986 FAC163)
Matrix No's: A1/B1 - UK Pressing
Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
- back cover has some rubbing in bottom left corner and a little wear on bottom right corner
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesisers), Peter Hook (bass, synthesisers) and Stephen Morris (drums, electronic drums, synthesisers) – the remaining members of Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis – with the addition of Gillian Gilbert (keyboards, guitars, synthesizers). In 1993 the band broke-up amidst tension between bandmembers, but reformed in 1998. In 2001, Phil Cunningham (guitars, synthesisers) replaced Gilbert, who left the group due to family commitments. In 2007, Peter Hook left the band and the band broke-up again, with Sumner saying in 2009 that he no longer wishes to make music as New Order. The band reunited in 2011 without Hook, with Gilbert returning to the fold and Tom Chapman replacing Hook on bass. During the band's career and in between lengthy breaks, band members have been involved in several solo projects, such as Sumner's Electronic and Bad Lieutenant; Hook's Monaco and Revenge and Gilbert's and Morris' The Other Two.
By combining New Wave and electronic music, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s. Though the band's early years were shadowed by the legacy and basic sound of Joy Division, their experience of the early 1980s New York City club scene increased their knowledge of dance music and saw them incorporate elements of that style into their work. The band's 1983 hit "Blue Monday", the best-selling 12-inch single of all time, is one example of how the band transformed their sound.
New Order were the flagship band for Factory Records. Their minimalist album sleeves and "non-image" (the band rarely gave interviews and were known for performing short concert sets with no encores) reflected the label's aesthetic of doing whatever the relevant parties wanted to do, including an aversion to including singles as album tracks.
"Bizarre Love Triangle" is a single released in 1986 by the English new wave band New Order, which reached the top five on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and on the Australian ARIA Charts (No. 1 on the Victoria state chart) in late 1986. The track was taken from their album Brotherhood.
Though it is one of the group's best known singles, it failed to make the top 40 in either the United Kingdom (only reaching No. 56) or the United States Billboard Hot 100. In the United States, the song also reached the eighth position on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, but failed to chart on the Hot 100 during its original 1986 release. However, a new mix included on the The Best of New Order was released in 1994 and finally made a brief appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 in the number 98 position in 1995. In Australia, the song was a sizable chart hit, reaching number 5 nationally and number 1 in Victoria.
In 2004 the song was ranked number 201 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
All songs written and composed by Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner.
|12": FAC 163 (UK)|
|1.||"Bizarre Love Triangle"||6:44|
|2.||"Bizarre Dub Triangle"||7:02|
NEW ORDER - BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE 12" - Nr MINT A1/B1 UK FACTORY
- Product Code: FAC163
- Availability: In Stock
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