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TRANSMISSION

01. Transmission
Duration: 3.32

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

02. Novelty
Duration: 3.57

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


 

DETAILS

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

Producer: Martin Hannett
Sound e
ngineer: Martin Hannett

Total duration: 7.29 minutes


 

NOTES

This 12" was previously released as a 7" record


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Record (point your mouse on the record to see its back)

 


UK: Factory Records
12" (September 1980)

Design: Peter Saville
Photography:
Charles Herring


 

GROOVE NOTATIONS

A: I've seen the real atrocities [from the song Ice age]
B: Buried in the sand [from the song
Ice age]


 

MEMORIES

The sleeve, designed months later [than the 7" version], does not implicitly relate to the preceding artwork, though the images of an amusement park at night again play with light and dark  from the cosmos to the fairground
(Source: Matthew Robertson – Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album)


 

WORLDWIDE RELEASES

12"

UK: Factory Records (FAC 13.12) – September 1980: first pressing with embossed picture sleeve, repressed with glossy sleeve; mispressed 12" with A-side on both sides also available
Australia: Festival Records Pty. Ltd Australia (X 14829/FAC 13.12)
Australia: Gap Records/CBS Records Australia Ltd (Fac 13-12/MX 17634)
– June 1981: promo version also available (Fac 13-12/MX 215049)
Canada: PolyGram Group Canada Inc. (Fac 13.12/SNB 230 EL DM): side A has no groove notation
France: Virgin France SA (first pressing: 080043/AE 170; second pressing: 600209/AE 700): promo version also available
Italy: Base Records (FAC 13.12): repressed in 1994 with track times on labels, and again in 1999
New Zealand: EMI Records New Zealand Ltd (GOOD 40/Fac 13 x 12)
– 1982
New Zealand: RTC (FAC 13.12): limited numbered edition of 2000 copies


 

PRESS REVIEW

Melody Maker (UK) (Saturday 21 February 1981) – review written by Allan Jones