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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
1 December 2022, 14:42

New Order announce limited edition vinyl box-set of classic album, ‘Low-Life’

180g wax LP, 12" singles, concert films, rare rehearsal footage and a book

New Order Low-Life limited edition

New Order have announced a new limited edition vinyl box-set of their classic 1985 album, 'Low-Life', which is set to go on sale 27th January 2023. 

The seminal English group have put together a huge range of material from the era in which the record first landed. Central to the offer is an expansive package comprising the original LP in fresh 180g wax format, double-CD — including a range of new and lesser-known versions of tracks — and two DVDs containing live performances recorded in Toronto (International Centre), Leuven (The Manhattan Club), Rotterdam (Arena), Tokyo (Koseinenkin Hall), and their hometown of Manchester (The Haçienda). All shows took place in 1985.

In addition to the concerts, rare footage of the band at a rehearsal room in Manchester's Cheetham Hill neighbourhood also features, alongside a new book. Aside from that, all 12" singles taken from the long player are being re-released. A crystal clear vinyl edition of 'The Perfect Kiss' will be limited to just 5000 copies, and comes with an updated take on the original plain black sleeve, based on the initial concept. 

"The mirror finish for 'The Perfect Kiss' sleeve was the idea at the time, 1985, that unfortunately was not realised. I have wanted to see it ever since. The original concept was intended to evoke the reflective glamour of a lipstick (re 'Perfect Kiss') in a minimal / pop art style. 'The Perfect Kiss' in this form will be transformative and a must-have for fans and collectors alike," said New Order's Peter Hook. 

Next summer, Hook joins Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry and Haçienda Classical for a one-off outdoor live show at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl.