What an album.
New Order have shared the second episode of ‘TRANSMISSIONS’, their new documentary series about the making of their classic album ‘Movement’. See it first on NME below.
The series will “tell the story” of the Manchester band’s 1981 debut, which was released in the year following the demise of Joy Division: the band that brought about New Order’s incarnation. After unveiling part one with frontman Bernard Sumner last week, now the band have dropped the second instalment.
“People’s reaction to ‘Movement’ was a bit mixed, because if it’s the first record that’s coming out after Joy Division you’re going to make a lot of comparisons,” says keyboardist and guitarist Gillian Gilbert in episode two of the series.
“It was great getting a bad review in a way. Even now if we get a bad review I think, ‘Oh I really want to go and listen to that now.”
Watch in full below as Gilbert discusses the strange experience of recording in the wake of Ian Curtis’ death, the unusual approach of working with producer Martin Hannett, and the record’s enduring legacy.
‘Movement’ is set to be reissued on vinyl and CD – boasting tonnes of previously unreleased cuts, demos, and live performances. Concert footage from a 1980 show will be included on a DVD.
What’s more, additional 12″ singles that were released around the time of ‘Movement’ – ‘Ceremony’, ‘Everything’s Gone Green’, and ‘Temptation’ – will also be made available in their original sleeves. These songs are scheduled to be released one a week from March 8.
The reissue of ‘Movement’ will be available from April 5, 2019. Pre-order it here.