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STILL

01. Exercise one
Duration: 3.04

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Friday 30 March–mid April 1979

11. Ceremony
Duration: 3.50

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


02. Ice age
Duration: 2.21

Studio: Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)
Recording date:
October/November 1979


12. Shadowplay
Duration: 3.54

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


03. The sound of music
Duration: 3.45

Studio: Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Recording date:
Tuesday 8 January 1980


13. A means to an end
Duration: 4.03

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


04. Glass
Duration: 3.47

Studio: Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)
Recording date:
Wednesday 11 October 1978


14. Passover
Duration: 5.10

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


05. The only mistake
Duration: 4.15

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Friday 30 March–mid April 1979


15. New dawn fades
Duration: 4.01

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980

06. Walked in line
Duration: 2.45

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Friday 30 March–mid April 1979

16. Transmission
Duration: 3.40

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


07. The kill
Duration: 2.11

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Friday 30 March–mid April 1979


17. Disorder
Duration: 3.20

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


08. Something must break
Duration: 2.45

Studio: Strawberry Studio – Stockport (UK)
Recording date:
Saturday 28 July–Saturday 4 August 1979


18. Isolation
Duration: 3.05

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


09. Dead souls
Duration: 4.52

Studio: Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)
Recording date:
October/November 1979


19. Decades
Duration: 5.48

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


10. Sister ray
Duration: 7.39

Venue
: Moonlight Club London (West Hampstead) (UK)
Date:
Wednesday 2 April 1980


20. Digital
Duration: 3.54

Venue
: High Hall (University) – Birmingham (UK)
Date:
Friday 2 May 1980


 

DETAILS

Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner

Producer: Martin Hannett
Sound e
ngineers: Martin Hannett (songs 1 to 9) | John Brierely (songs 2, 4 and 9) | Chris Nagle (songs 1 and 5 to 7)

Total duration: 78.09 minutes


 

NOTES

The ? on front sleeve stands for Fractured (Music)

Vinyl versions of Still include Twenty four hours (secret track #16), recorded live at the High Hall (University) in Birmingham on Friday 2 May 1980, while CD versions do not


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sleeve (point your mouse on the sleeve to see its back)

 


UK: Factory Communications Ltd
CD (March 1990)


UK: Factory Communications Ltd
LP (Thursday 8 October 1981)


Japan: Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd
Double CD (1989)

Design: Peter Saville


 

GROOVE NOTATIONS

A: The chicken won't stop
B: – (no inscription, just chicken steps)

C
: – (no inscription, just chicken steps)
D: The chicken stops here


 

WORLDWIDE RELEASES

CD

UK: Factory Communications Ltd (FACD 40) – March 1990
UK: CentreDate Co Ltd
(520 017-2) – 1992: glossy paper sleeve
Australia: Factory Records Australasia (FACD 40): french import on Factory Records/MPO; sticker on jewel case
Australia: Festival Records Pty. Ltd Australia (D 30401/
FACD 40)
Australia: Warner Music Australia (3984282222): sticker on jewel case
Canada: PolyGram Group Canada Inc.
(830 684-2) – 1990
Canada: EMI Electrola GmbH/Invisible Halahup
(830 685-2) – 2000: special edition called "Closer + Still (2 In 1)"; includes Closer and the first vinyl of Still
France: Barclay/PMDC (520 017-2)
France: Virgin France SA/PDO (30339/PM 518)
Germany: Metronome Musik GmbH (520017-2)
Germany: Rough Trade Records GmbH
(RTDCD 69/CD1-218) – 1990
Germany: Warner Manufacturing Europe (3984 28222 2)
Japan: East West Japan Inc. (AMCE-6110) – Thursday 22 March 2001
Japan: Polydor K.K. (POCD-1881) – Saturday 6 November 1993
Ukraine: Warner Manufacturing Europe (0205321/3984 28222-2): several misspelled words on disc
USA: Qwest Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc. (9 26495-2) – Tuesday 26 March 1991: also available in a long cardboard sleeve

Double CD

Japan: Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd (CY-4205) – 1989

Double LP

UK: Factory Communications Ltd (FACT 40) – Thursday 8 October 1981: sleeve with three different colours available; limited edition of 5000 copies in clothbound sleeve also available; handful number of copies with hand-written tracklist and original photo on sleeve also available; test pressing of one LP only also available
Australia: Gap Records/EMI Australia Ltd
(FACDM 1005/6/MX 203777) – 1981
Brazil: Stiletto Records (270.4002/727.4002)
Canada: PolyGram Group Canada Inc. (Facd 07/08/SNB 230 DM)
– Friday 13 November 1981
France: Virgin France SA (first pressing: 60025; second pressing: 301002/AE 280): two different pressings available
Germany: Rough Trade Records GmbH
(RTD 69) – 1988
Greece: Virgin/EMI Greece SA (VG 50119/20 - MT 12241/2): promo version also available
Italy: Base Records (FACT 40)
Japan: Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd (YZ-181/2-AX)
– 1984
New Zealand: EMI Records New Zealand Limited (EMC 226)
New Zealand: RTC (FACT 40)
Portugal: Vimusica (VFact 111-19/20)
Spain: Edigsa (FACT 40)
Spain: Nuevos Medios, SA (36-005 A)

Double MC

UK: Factory Communications Ltd (FACT 40C) – 1981: repressed in 1986 and in 1989
Australia: Gap Records/EMI Australia Ltd (TC-FACDM 1005/6): limited edition of 500 copies
Greece: Virgin Records/EMI Greece SA (VG 50119/20 - MT 12241/2)
Italy: Base Records (FACT 40): with long cardboard box
Netherlands: CentreDate Co Ltd (520 017-4)
– 1990: promo version also available
New Zealand: EMI Records New Zealand Limited (C226)

Double MC-box

UK: Factory Communications Ltd (FACT 40C) – 1986: limited edition in purple box
Canada: PolyGram Group Canada Inc. (FACT 40C)

MC

Brazil: Stiletto Records (727.4002/BMG 56.697.162) – 1990
Canada: PolyGram Group Canada Inc. (830 684-4)
France: Virgin France SA (40025)
Italy: Base Records (FACT 40): three different pressings available (blue, white and yellow labels)
New Zealand: EMI (New Zealand) Limited (TCEMC-226, code 24)
Poland: MG Records (MG 0661/2)
– 1992: available separately, as Part 1 and Part 2, each with a different catalogue number
Saudi Arabia: RC Records Factory (RC 3988/3989): available separately, as Part 1 and Part 2, each with a different catalogue number

USA: Qwest Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc. (9 26495-2)
– 1985


 

PRESS REVIEWS

Melody Maker (UK) (Saturday 17 October 1981) – review written by Neil Rowland

New Musical Express (UK) (Saturday 17 October 1981)

Rolling Stone (USA) (Thursday 29 October 1981) – review written by Bill Mason

Smash Hits (USA) (Thursday 29 October 1981) – review written by Red Starr

Record Mirror (UK) (Saturday 31 October 1981) – review written by Mark Cooper

The Offense (USA) (Thursday 12 November 1981) – review written by TKA

Hot Press (UK) (Friday 13 November 1981) – review written by Decian Lynch

Sounds (UK) (Saturday 21 November 1981) – review written by Dave McCullough

The Face (USA) (November 1981) – review written by Ian Cranna

Oor (Netherlands) (Wednesday 2 December 1981) – review written by Paul Evers: discography also included

Oor (Netherlands) (December 1981) – review written by Bert van de Kamp

Musik Express (Germany) (Saturday 12 December 1981)

Trouser Press (USA) (February 1982) – review written by Steven Grant: retrospective of the best albums and bands from 1981

Creem (USA) (April 1982) – review written by J. Poet

Q (UK) (June 1990) – review written by Mat Snow

New Musical Express (UK) (Saturday 3 July 1993) – review written by Danny Frost: reviews of Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Substance also included

Tylko Rock (Poland) (August 1993) – review written by Grzesiek Kszczotek: reviews of Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Substance also included

Q (UK) (September 1993)

Select (UK) (September 1993) – review written by Stuart Maconie

Pop + Rock (Greece) (July 1995) – review written by Nikoç Mnociváknç: reviews of Unknown Pleasures, Closer and Substance also included

Rock De Lux (Spain) (March 1998) – review written by Jesús Llorente