The single – ‘St Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson’ – is released today (August 14) and features a remix by Andrew Weatherall.
A video for the track which also features actor Christopher Eccelstone, John Cooper Clarke and Terry Christian can be viewed via the website Saint-anthony.co.uk.
The track is available as a download, as well as on CD and white vinyl 12-inch, through Skinny Dog Records, which was formed by members of I Am Kloot and Elbow.
All profits from the single will go to The Christie Charitable Fund.
To celebrate the release of ‘St Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson’, there will be a launch party at the old Granada Studios in Manchester tonight.
For more information and to buy tickets go to Stanthony.tickets.
Wilson launched Factory Records in 1978 and he went on to establish the label by signing the likes of Joy Divison, New Order and Happy Mondays.
He became known as “Mr Manchester” for his work throughout his career promoting the city.
He was immortalised on film by Steve Coogan in 2003’s 24 Hour Party People and again in the Joy Division biopic Control.
After a long struggle with cancer, Tony Wilson died in 2007 at Manchester’s Christie Cancer Hospital.