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On May 27, 1991.

On May 27, 1991, “Factory“ label released the self-titled, debut Electronic album. It was recorded 1989 – 1991, at “Clear Studios” in Manchester, and was produced by Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr.


  • Bernard Sumner– vocals, keyboards, programming
  • Johnny Marr– guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Neil Tennant– vocals
  • Chris Lowe– keyboards
  • Donald Johnson – drums, percussion
  • David Palmer – drums
  • Denise Johnson – vocals
  • Helen Powell – oboeon
  • Andrew Robinson – additional programming
  • Owen Morris – engineer
  • Johnson/Panas (Trevor Johnson) – cover art, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr, except where noted.

  1. Idiot Country
  2. Reality
  3. Tighten Up
  4. The Patience of a Saint – Bernard Sumner, Johnny Marr, Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
  5. Getting Away with It – not on the original release with the red cover. First appeared on the re-release with the black cover
  6. Gangster
  7. Soviet
  8. Get the Message
  9. Try All You Want
  10. Some Distant Memory
  11. Feel Every Beat

In November 1988.

In November 1988, “Factory” label released “Bummed”, the second Happy Mondays album. It was recorded in August 1988, at “Slaughterhouse” in Great Driffeld, East Yorkshire, ”Strawberry Studios” in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and was produced by Martin Hannett.


  • Shaun Ryder– vocals
  • Paul “Horse” Ryder– bass
  • Mark “Cow” Day– guitar
  • Paul Davis– keyboards
  • Gary Whelan– drums
  • Mark “Bez” Berry– Bez
  • Dave Hassell – percussion
  • Steve Hopkins- piano
  • Horseman – banjo
  • The Slaughterhouse, Colin Richardson, John Spence, John Pennington, Strawberry, Laurence Diana – engineers
  • Central Station Design – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Mark Day, Gary Whelan and Mark Berry, except where noted.

  1. Country Song
  2. Moving in With
  3. Mad Cyril – opens with the line “We’ve Been Courteous”
  4. Fat Lady Wrestlers
  5. Performance
  6. Brain Dead – Ryder’s opening “You’re rendering that scaffolding dangerous!” is a quote from the movie “Gimme Shelter”
  7. Wrote for Luck
  8. Bring a Friend
  9. Do It Better
  10. Lazy Itis – the song borrows from “Ticket to Ride” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and nods to “Family Affair” and “Gonna Make You a Star” by David Essex


On May 18, 2010.

On May 18, 2010, “Brown Records” label released “Infinite Arms”, the third Band of Horses album. It was recorded in 2010, and was produced by Phil Ek, Benjamin Bridwell, Creighton Barret, Ryan Monroe, Bill Reynolds and Tyler Ramsey.


  • Benjamin Bridwell – vocals, guitars, drums, sounds, memotron
  • Creighton Barret – drums, thunderdrum, percussion
  • Ryan Monroe – vocals, keyboards, percussion, guitar
  • Bill Reynolds – bass, tambourine, guitar, percussion, sounds
  • Tyler Ramsey – vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards, piano, theremin
  • Jay Widenhouse, Dylan Huber – trumpet
  • Dave Wilkens – trombone
  • Clint Fore – tuba
  • Lauren Brown – strings
  • Dave Sardy – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Benjamin Bridwell, except where noted.

  1. Factory
  2. Compliments
  3. Laredo
  4. Blue Beard – Benjamin Bridwell, Creighton Barret, Ryan Monroe, Bill Reynolds, Tyler Ramsey
  5. On My Way Back Home
  6. Infinite Arms
  7. Dilly – Benjamin Bridwell, Tyler Ramsey
  8. Evening Kitchen – Tyler Ramsey
  9. Order – Ryan Monroe
  10. For Annabelle – Benjamin Bridwell, Tyler Ramsey
  11. NW Apt.
  12. Neighbor

In December 1990.

In December 1990, “Factory” label released “Obey the Time”, the eighth Durutti Column studio album. It was recorded in 1990, in Manchester, and was produced by Vini Reilly.  The album design was by 8vo.


  • Paul Miller – programming, engineiring
  • Andy Robinson – programming, engineering
  • Bruce Mitchell – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Vini Reilly

  1. Vino Della Casa Bianco
  2. Hotel of the Lake 1990
  3. Fridays
  4. Home
  5. Art and Freight
  6. Spanish Reggae
  7. Neon
  8. The Warmest Rain
  9. Contra-Indications
  10. Vino Della Casa Rosso

In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Zoom” label released “Real to Real Cacophony”, the second Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded in September 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by John Leckie.


  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charles Burchill– guitar, violin, saxophone
  • Derek Forbes– bass guitar
  • Brian McGee– drums, percussion
  • Michael MacNeil– keyboards
  • John Leckie – arrangements, recording, mixing
  • Graphyk – sleeve graphics
  • Sheila Rock, Trevor Rodgers – sleeve photography
  • Paul Henry – sleeve packaging
  • Mariella Sometimes – tape operation

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jim Kerr; all music by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Brian McGee and Mick MacNeil.

  1. Real to Real
  2. Naked Eye
  3. Citizen (Dance of Youth)
  4. Carnival (Shelter in a Suitcase)
  5. Factory
  6. Cacophony
  7. Veldt
  8. Premonition
  9. Changeling
  10. Film Theme
  11. Calling Your Name
  12. Scar

In April 1987.

In April 1987, “Factory” label released “Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)”, the debut Happy Mondays album. It was recorded in December 1986, and was produced by John Cale.


  • Paul Davis – keyboards
  • Mark “Bez” Berry– percussion
  • Paul Ryder– bass
  • Shaun Ryder– vocals
  • Gary Whelan – drums
  • Mark “Cow” Day – guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Davis, Mark “Bez” Berry, Paul Rider, Shaun Rider, Gary Whelan and Mark “Cow” Day.

  1. Kuff Dam
  2. Tart Tart
  3. Enery
  4. Russell
  5. Olive Oil
  6. Weekend S
  7. Little Matchstick Owen
  8. Oasis
  9. Desmond
  10. Cob 20


In January 1980.


In January 1980, “Factory” label released “The Return of the Durutti Column”, the debut Durutti Column studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Cargo Studios” in Rochdale, UK, and was produced by Martin Hannett. The initial two thousand album copies  included a flexi-disc single with two tracks. The regular album printed sleeve for later copies was designed by Steve Horsfall.


  • Vini Reilly– guitar
  • Pete Crooks – bass guitar
  • Toby Toman – drums
  • Chris Nagle – engineering
  • John Brierley – engineering
  • Anthony H. Wilson– sleeve artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Vini Reilly.

  1. Sketch for Summer
  2. Requiem for a Father
  3. Katharine
  4. Conduct
  5. Beginning
  6. Jazz
  7. Sketch for Winter
  8. Collette
  9. In ‘D’

Bonus flexi-disc

  1. First Aspect of the Same Thing
  2. Second Aspect of the Same Thing


On November 13, 1981.


On November 13, 1981, “Factory” label released “Movement”, the debut New Order studio album. It was recorded April – May 1981, at Strawberry, Stockport, and was produced by Martin Hannett. The album’s cover was designed by Peter Saville and is based on a poster by the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero.


  • Bernard Sumner– vocals, guitars, melodica, synthesizers and programming
  • Peter Hook– 4- and 6-stringed bass, vocals
  • Gillian Gilbert– synthesizers and programming, guitars, spoken words
  • Stephen Morris– drums, synthesizers and programming
  • Chris Nagle – engineering
  • John and Flood– assistants

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris, except where noted.

  1. Dreams Never End
  2. Truth
  3. Senses
  4. Chosen Time
  5. ICB
  6. The Him
  7. Doubts Even here
  8. Denial

On September 29, 1986.


On September 29, 1986, “Factory” label released “Brotherhood” the fourth New Order studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Jam” in London; “Windmill Lane” in Dublin; “Amazon” in Liverpool, and was produced by New Order. The album sleeve was created by Peter Saville.


  • Bernard Sumner– vocals, electric guitar, synthesizers, programming
  • Peter Hook– bass guitar, electronic percussion, backing vocals
  • Stephen Morris– drums, synthesizers, programming
  • Gillian Gilbert– synthesizers, programming, guitars, backing vocals
  • Michael Johnson –engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by New Order; except where noted.

  1. Paradise
  2. Weirdo
  3. As It Is When It Was
  4. Broken Promise
  5. Way of Life
  6. Bizarre Love Triangle
  7. All Day Long
  8. Angel Dust
  9. Every Little Counts


On July 18, 1980.

Joy Division - Closer

On July 18, 1980, “Factory” label released “Closer”, the second and final Joy Division studio album.It was released following the May 1980 suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. “Closer” was recorded in March 1980, at “Britannia Row Studios” in London, and was produced by Martin Hannett. “NME” ranked the album at number 72 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Closer” at number 157 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2006, “Q” magazine ranked the album at number 8 on its list of the “Best Albums of the 1980s”, and “Slant” magazine ranked it at number 7 on its list of the “Best Albums of the 1980s”.


  • Ian Curtis– lead vocals, guitar, melodica
  • Bernard Sumner – guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers
  • Peter Hook– bass guitar, guitar, six-string bass guitar
  • Stephen Morris– drums, electronic drums, percussion
  • Martin Hannett– engineering
  • Michael Johnson – engineering assistance
  • John Caffery – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner.

  1. Atrocity Exhibition
  2. Isolation
  3. Passover
  4. Colony
  5. A Means to an End
  6. Heart and Soul
  7. Twenty Four Hours
  8. The Eternal
  9. Decades