Monday, 31 October 2011

New Order - Retford - 2 Jan 1981 - flac

Lossless early New Order.

01 ICB         4:30
02 In a lonely place 4:47
03 Senses 4:29
04 Mesh 3:39
05 Dreams never end 3:25
06 Cries & Whispers 3:07
07 Truth 4:13
08 The Him 5:20
09 Ceremony 4:32

Link: here 


  1. Seeded to DIME 2010-04-14

    New Order

    2nd January 1981
    Porterhouse, Retford, England

    audience recording
    generation unknown
    quality: C+/B-

    (A = amazing, E = abysmal)

    No signal processing, compression or noise reduction used at all.
    Lineage: TDK AD90 -> NAB Cassette deck -> Protools -> AIFF -> Flac

    (setlist as above)

This is a digitisation of this show that I received sometime in between late 1984 - 1985. The cassette literally hadn't been played in a quarter of a century and it sounded pretty good. Its a reasonable audience recording from that time and very listenable although the low end of the bass guitar is a quite low throughout. Plus it does have a bit of a layer of hiss on it and the occasional very small drop out but you soon forget about that as you get into the show. Check out the sample. The tunes here are early versions for the 'Movement' album. Highlights are 'Senses' and 'In a Lonely Place'. Surely this is pretty dark music, quite 'down' stuff but uplifting at the same time. I haven't seen this recording on DIME during the time I've been on here nor through searches - so hopefully its a first for it.

    Digitised by happytrader, April 2010
    Upped to Dime by ht 14.4.10

    You know the drill - for giveaway or trade only.
    Please don't leak out personal mp3's to trading circles

    1. Track 4 seems to be faulty?