Label: Factory Benelux - fbn 3-045 cd • Format: CD Album, Reissue CD Compilation All Media Remastered Folding Pochette Wallet • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Post-Punk, New Wave, Experimental
Factory Benelux presents a re-mastered and expanded edition of Always Nowthe first album by Section 25, originally issued on Factory Records in and produced by Martin Hannett. Recorded as a trio at Pink Floyd's Britannia Row studio in London, Always Now combined austere post-punk rhythms with elements of Can, Krautrock and modern psychedelia. Disc Green Onions - Eric Clapton - Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 (Blu-ray) offers a wealth of illuminating bonus tracks, all previously unreleased.
These include a three song John Peel session from Januarya complete live show professionally recorded at Groningen Netherlands in Youre On Your Own (Live 1.11.1980) - Section 25 - Always Now and alternate versions of several album tracks newly re-mastered from the original quarter-inch tapes.
This expanded 2xCD edition is housed in a miniature version of the folding pochette wallet designed by Peter Saville, famously one of the most expensive sleeves produced by Factory. The package includes inner sleeves and red I Ching seal sticker. CD tracklist : disc 1. Friendly Fires 2. Dirty Disco 3. Loose Talk Costs Lives 5. Inside Out 6. Melt Close 7. Hit 8. Babies In the Bardo 9. Be Brave New Horizon Haunted Charnel Ground Human Puppets Knew Noise Up To You Girls Don't Count Oyo Achel Ada After Image Red Voice.
Hit BBC 4. Je Veux Ton Amour 5. Loose Talk live Human Puppets live Knew Noise live Friendly Fires live Girls Don't Count live New Horizon live Haunted live You're On Your Own live 1. Floating demo Friendly Fires outtake One True Path outtake. Available on 2xCD pochette wallet and digital download. A Krautrock-y spaciness brings trippy disorientation.
Back in much distracted from the music, but heard now without the baggage overlooked Always Now stands the test of time with aplomb. Youre On Your Own (Live 1.11.1980) - Section 25 - Always Now case is enhanced by the copious bonuses on this double set, which include an impressively high fidelity live show.
Not only has it been taken from the original master tapes and replicates Peter Saville's original matchbook-like sleeve, but it also features a John Peel session plus a live gig from as well as album outtakes.
If Joy Division were Factory's crown jewels, Section 25 were an uncut diamond. Mere period depresso-rock? Always Now and other tracks here could be the work of an aspirant contemporary experimental outfit. Chiapet - Tick Tock (Remixes) wind-dried skeins of their blasted guitar harmonics and skimped electronics gauntly cling to the songs' skeletal frames.
With tell-tale titles like Babies in the Bardo their Buddhist interests hang heavy over these early stirrings Section 25 seem to have been forever trapped between austere Factory cultish-ness and the actual thrust of this amazing, other music.
Always Now has a sound closer to a Can hybrid, but no-one wanted to notice. These exceptional circumstances allowed an enormous diversity to pervade the movement.
CD tracklist : disc 1 1. Red Voice CD tracklist : disc 2 1. Section 25 - Alfresco [FBN ]. Section 25 - safety orange tech tee [FBN 33T]. Section 25 - teeshirt. FBN Mailorder. FBN Shop.
No. 7 C-dur: Allegro Vivace - Dvořák*, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks*, Rafael Kubelik, Untitled Rape Song - Various - Nightside Terror, While My Lady Sleeps - John Coltrane - Coltrane, Lorie - Ensorcelée (File)