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Factory’s famous and not so famous

Factory Records was one of the great maverick labels of the 20th century. It’s a testament to the late, great Tony Wilson and friends that there is still plenty of interest in the label, even to this day. Factory Records: …

Fri, Jan 2, 2009, 11:19

   

Factory Records was one of the great maverick labels of the 20th century. It’s a testament to the late, great Tony Wilson and friends that there is still plenty of interest in the label, even to this day.

Factory Records: Communications 1978-92 is the latest lavish tribute to the label, its ethos and its acts.

Released next week, the limited- edition four CD box-set features the label’s best-known acts (Joy Division, Happy Mondays, New Order) and some of its more idiosyncratic signings (Cath Carroll, A Certain Ratio (video below), The Durutti Column and, er, Northside).

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