Peter Hook & The Light’s 3 gig Hebden Bridge Residency to be recorded on Abbey Road – Live Here Now Record and Release.

Abbey Road – Live Here Now To Record & Release
Peter Hook & The Light’s Hebden Bridge Residency


Three Concerts, Six Albums, Two Double CD’s
Available Now To Pre Order – Out Week Of Mon 8th Dec 2014
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As Peter Hook & The Light perform the six Joy Division and New Order albums they have performed to date across three nights at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 8th, 9th and 10th December 2014, Abbey Road – Live Here Now are to record and release the full sets from each concert on separate double CD packages.
The concerts will see The Light run through the entire and complete catalogues from each of the band’s periods and include all the singles and B-sides as well as the full versions of the albums.
The first of the three double CD’s see the recording of The Light’s full set play Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” from the first night.
The second and third feature the New Order albums 1981 to 1986 with the second CD featuring the complete “Movement” and “Power, Corruption And Lies” concert and the singles 1981 to 1983, beginning with “Ceremony” and ending on “Blue Monday”.
The final of the trio of releases sees the recording of the entire “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” set which sees The Light play the singles and all material, 1983 to 1987, from “Confusion” To “True Faith”.
Abbey Road – Live Here Now produce the recordings and CD packages, live at each concert and these will be ready for collection following the gigs each night. The finished CD’s will also be shipped immediately following the final gig of the three for all advance orders
All copies pre-ordered to the final concert on Weds 10th Dec will receive signed copies and these will also be available at the concerts.
In addition an exclusive signed bundle of all three concerts is available at which will include an extra live CD, Peter Hook & The Light performs “Unknown Pleasures” featuring Rowetta with orchestra and choir.
Hooky and The Light have recently returned from a successful tour of North and South America, following the debut concerts of “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” in London and Manchester in September 2014. Having begun the albums project first in May 2010 with the first “Unknown Pleasures” concert in Manchester, the band were then to collaborate early on with Abbey Road – Live Here Now when The Light headlined Vintage Festival in August 2010 and a recording of this was also released following the concert.
Since then The Light have gone on to tour extensively throughout the world, taking in all the major territories in Australasia, Europe, The Americas, and The Far East, moving through the succession of albums and material, performing “Closer” in full from May 2011, and then moving onto the New Order shows, with “Movement” and “Power, Corruption And Lies” from January 2013 and “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” from September 2014.
Critical and fan reactions to performances have being strong throughout The Light’s progress through the album shows and quotes from each tour are included below.
The Light’s Hebden Bridge concerts chart the evolution and development of Joy Division and then early to mid period New Order through the seminal catalogue and works they produced and will showcase many of the lesser heard and all tracks throughout all of the albums.

Release Details With Purchase Links
CD 1 Peter Hook & The Light – Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” – Live At Hebden Bridge – Full Concert Recording Monday 8th December 2014
CD 2 Peter Hook & The Light – New Order’s “Movement” and “Power, Corruption And Lies” – Live At Hebden Bridge – Full Concert Recording Tuesday 9th December 2014
CD 3 Peter Hook & The Light – New Order’s “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” – Live At Hebden Bridge – Full Concert Recording Wednesday 10th December 2014
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CD Bundle All three Hebden Bridge CDS plus additional live CD – Peter Hook & The Light Perform “Unknown Pleasures” with Rowetta & Orchestra & Choir – and signed certificate of authentification.
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Digital Bundle All three Hebden Bridge concerts as mp3 plus additional live CD
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On Unknown Pleasures / Closer
“Peter Hook & The Light have developed into a well-oiled machine that – whisper it – actually deliver these songs better than the current line-up of New Order….they’ve become an impressive tour de force more than worthy of associating themselves with arguably two of the finest back catalogues in rock and roll history.” Drowned In Sound
‘A masterclass in euphoria and heartache in equal measure….Delving into over 30 songs stretching back to the 70s, Hooky and his current outfit performed the entirety of New Order albums Low-Life and Brotherhood – two records that helped shape and define post-punk and synthpop. The result was two hours teeming with heartbreak and affection…..The chronology of the set played perfectly as high spirits continued to grow right up until the end of the show.” Gigwise
“Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen have competition when it comes to marathon concerts. Stepping into the ring is former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, whose current tour finds him on stage for three hours.” Irish Independent
“Not only did Hooky and his band open the show with Joy Division songs, he proceeded to play New Order’s two full albums and a stellar encore. The real treat of the night was hearing New Order songs that have probably never been played live or fans have never ever heard live….Hooky and his band really put 110% into this show.” – LA Record

“Taking in the show, I could imagine that this is what it might have felt like hearing the original New Order playing that material back in the day. More organic and authentic to the time. I really, really enjoyed this show immensely.” Rock Subculture
“What Hooky has done is grab these songs by the scruff of the neck and give them a punkiness with his bass driving the songs with an added raw power….Tonight is a real triumph – everything was perfect from the venue, to the acoustics, to the delivery of the songs, to the tight band, to the vocals and that distinctive great bass playing….A romp through a back catalogue should never be this good but Hooky has made these songs have a very different narrative and put a whole new heart and soul into them.” Louder Than War
About Peter Hook And The Light
Peter Hook And The Light features Peter Hook on vocals and bass, Jack Bates on bass, David Potts on guitar, Andy Poole on keyboards and Paul Kehoe on drums. Having first performed the Joy Division albums in 2010, the band have continued to perform the Joy Division catalogue. The Light also toured North and South America and the UK and Europe performing New Order’s “Movement” and “Power Corruption And Lies” in 2013. 2014 has seen include many festival, European and some Far East dates including the band’s first ever visit to China. Following the well received debut “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” shows in Sept 2014 in the UK, the band are undertook an extensive tour of The Americas in Oct and Nov 2014 and return to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015.

“New Order 1981-1982″ Factus 8R 12″ Black Friday / Recordstore day Vinyl EP Reissue

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Warners will be reissuing “New Order 1981-1982″ on “Black Friday” 28th November 2014. Initially it will be a limited edition run of clear vinyl for Record Store Day but will be available in unlimited, lovely, plain, black vinyl next year. The intial white vinyl run will be 3,500 US, 500 UK and 2,500 Europe. The 12″EP has been remastered and cut by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road.

Side A
Everything’s Gone Green (2014 Remastered Version)
Procession (2014 Remastered Version)
Mesh (2014 Remastered Version)

Temptation (2014 Remastered Version)
Hurt (2014 Remastered Version)


So this is Permanence – Joy Division – Lyrics and Notebooks of Ian Curtis


So this is permanence

Faber & Faber release So This is Permanence: Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks in Hardback Form
So this is Permanence – Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks Released By Faber on October 16th

Links to purchase :

A limited Edition was also made available for sale from Faber, unfortunately the Limited Edition has now sold out!

Limited Edition book deatails were as follows:

– 200 copies for sale at £200 available to buy on the Faber & Faber website
– 304pp as per standard edition, plus tipped-in signed numbered limitation page
– Book to be full-bound in pale grey cloth, title blocked on front and spine in grey foil
– Head and tailbands, coloured endpapers
– Inside front of  case to have paper envelope attached, containing exclusive high-quality  print reproduction of ‘She’s Lost Control’ lyrics as per notebooks, also  to be signed and numbered
– Black cloth-covered covered slipcase, grey foil on front only




New Order sign NEW Record Deal with Mute Records!

New Order sign new reord deal with Mute Records!



8 Tracks “ready for NEW ALBUM!)

New Order have signed to the legendary independent label Mute, which will release their 10th studio album worldwide. “We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team,” the band said of their new home. “Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways, joining the label feels like we are coming home.” (The band’s Bernard Sumner had recently suggested the band might be working with DFA Records.)

Saying the move to their new label was a return to their “independent roots”, the group leave behind Warner Music, which released their last album, 2013’s Lost Sirens. New Order were previously part of London Records’ roster following their most famous label alliance, with Factory Records. That label was said to have faced bankruptcy partly due to the band’s hefty production costs: Blue Monday became the bestselling 12-inch single in the UK after its release, but its high production costs meant Factory lost money on every copy sold of the original die-cast cut sleeve. New Order now join Mute’s diverse list of artists, which includes Goldfrapp, Liars, Swans, Erasure, Can, Grindermand and Nick Cave and the Badseeds.

“I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history,” Mute founder Daniel Miller explained. “When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order.”
Formed in 1980 following the demise of Joy Division, New Order released their first album, Movement, through Factory in 1981. Now consisting of Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, the band are currently plotting their new album – their first without their original bassist, Peter Hook. “We’ve written eight songs already, so we just need another two,” Sumner said in a recent interview. “Then we’ve got to record everything.”

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New Order awarded GQ “Inspiration” Award



In the 35 years since they formed out of Joy Division, New Order have redefined an entire music genre, released the biggest-selling 12-inch of all time, recorded the finest ever football anthem (“World In Motion”) and been responsible for the some of the most iconic artwork ever committed to sleeve. Over nine albums, from 1981’s Movement to last year’s Lost Sirens the band have evolved from Manchester post-punk electro pioneers into global elder statesmen of dance music, and rare is the dance-floor filler that doesn’t bear New Order’s influence somewhere along the way.
This year, the band – Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham – toured North America, performed DJ sets across the globe and readied new material for an EP, while singer Sumner found time to write his autobiography. Now, they cap it all by picking up the Inspiration award at GQ’s Men Of The Year awards.

Receiving the gong, Sumner says, “Inspiration means we inspire other bands to make money. But we still get the awards so thank you very much.”

You can also listen to an interview with Bernard Sumner and Q Magazine on the Following Link:

Information and picture from GQ Magazine

New Order. Joy Division and Me – Bernard Sumner in conversation with legendary DJ Dave Haslam – MCR 21/9 – Liverpool 30/9 (Extra Date!)

Bernard Sumner Book Latest – LIVE Q & A Session with legendary DJ Dave Haslam


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Join founding member and lead guitarist of Joy Division and lead singer of New Order, Bernard Sumner as he talks about his long-awaited autobiography CHAPTER AND VERSE in conversation with DJ/writer Dave Haslam, In the book, Bernard tells the full story behind two of the most influential bands of all time.

From his childhood and then onto the early days of Joy Division, Bernard describes the band’s enormous critical and commercial success as well as the tragic death of Ian Curtis and the formation of New Order. This story is populated by some of the most colourful and creative characters in music history, including Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton and Martin Hannett.

The book will be available for sale at the Royal Exchange on the day — and after the onstage event Bernard will do a book signing.

Royal Exchange info / Adress

Royal Exchange Theatre
St Ann’s Square,
M2 7DH


Also at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool on 30th September.

Tickets for Liverpool here: