Lift-top box including the first 10 numbered records and objects, with a 60 page exhibition style book, plus a bonus 12” single and 2CDs of unheard Joy Division interviews. Strictly limited and numbered to 4000 units WW.
What’s the hook?
Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 contains facsimile editions of the first 10 numbered Factory items: 4 vinyl records, 3 posters, a short film, Factory stationery and an egg-timer design. The early history of the label is traced in a 60 page book with text by James Nice, photos by Kevin Cummins and archival interviews with Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Joy Division and more.
All 3 original Factory posters are contained in the box as well as the first 4 records: The Factory Sample EP (Fac 2), including the Fac2 stickers, All Night Party by A Certain Ratio (Fac 5), Electricity by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Fac 6) and classic album Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division (Fact 10).
Bonus items include a white label 12” single by The Tiller Boys (originally intended as FAC3 but ultimately not released), and a lengthy audio interview with Joy Division, Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton, conducted in August 1979 by journalist Mary Harron, never before heard and now restored across two CDs. Also newly restored, and seldom seen since 1979, is evocative 8mm short No City Fun (Fac 9), featuring music by Joy Division.
Original Release Year: 2019
Record Collector ★★★★☆
Classic Pop ★★★★☆
Long Live Vinyl: 8/10
"This beautifully designed package neatly reflects the way Factory combined the slapdash, try-anything approach of the times with careful curation and thoughtfully designed aesthetic."
‘FAC devotees will need this’
FAC 1: 1978 Poster (63cm x 84cm)
FAC 2: ‘A Factory Sample’ 2x7” vinyl compilation:
- Joy Division: ‘Digital’
- Joy Division: ‘Glass’
- Durutti Column: ‘No Communication’
- Durutti Column: ’Thin Ice’
- John Dowie: ‘Acne’
- John Dowie: ‘Idiot’
- John Dowie: ‘Hitler’s Liver’
- Cabaret Voltaire: ‘Baader-Meinhof’
- Cabaret Voltaire: ‘Sex in Secret’
FAC 3: 1978 Poster (63cm x 44.5cm)
FAC 4: 1978 Poster (63cm x 44.5cm)
FAC 5: A Certain Ratio: ‘All Night Party’ / ‘Thin Boys’ 7” single
FAC 6: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: ‘Electricity’ / ‘Almost’ 7” single
FAC 7: Stationery - May 1979
FAC 8: Menstrual Abacus aka The Factory Egg Timer – presented on A4 Print
FAC 9: No City Fun aka The Factory Flick, 1979, presented on DVD
FACT 10: Joy Division: ‘Unknown Pleasures’ 12” album, June 1979
12” Single: Tiller Boys: ‘Big Noise from the Jungle’ / ‘Slaves and Pyramids’ / ‘What Me Worry?’
2CDs of Joy Division interviews