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06 January 2023

New Order Share Live Version Of ‘Love Vigilantes’ From 1985 Tokyo Concert

New Order Love Vigilantes Tokyo
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Ahead of the release of the release of the definitive edition of their 1985 studio album Low-Life, New Order have shared a live version of the album’s opening track, Love Vigilantes, recorded live at The Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, in 1985. You can watch it below.

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The band’s entire set from their Tokyo show features on the first of the bonus DVDs included in the forthcoming Low-Life reissue, which includes a remastered edition of the original album, along with a wealth of rarities. The full package includes a vinyl edition of the album, 2CDs, 2DVDs, a book and a raft of rare material across the different formats and new sleeve designs.

In addition to the band’s Tokyo performance, the two DVDs include an unreleased performance from The Manhattan Club, Belgium and rarely seen footage from Rotterdam Arena (Netherlands), International Centre (Toronto, Canada) and a BBC filmed Whistle Test at The Hacienda, 1985.

The 180g vinyl LP will be wrapped in its original ‘heavyweight tracing paper’, designed by Peter Saville. In addition the CD will also be wrapped in the same way for the first time ever.

Also included in the set is a beautifully presented hardback book featuring rare photos and a new interview with all band members.

In addition to the boxset, New Order are also releasing the 12” singles including a limited edition version of The Perfect Kiss pressed on Crystal Clear vinyl in a ‘mirror sleeve’. Sub-Culture’s plain black (no label) sleeve has also been updated with a new design, incorporating the original concept.

Low-Life was recorded in 1984 at Jam and Britannia Row Studios and produced by New Order. Widely regarded as one of the band’s key releases, the album originally reached No. 7 on the UK album chart, in addition to topping the UK’s Independent Chart. In addition to fan favourites such as Love Vigilantes, Elegia and Sunrise, the record also included the acclaimed singles, The Perfect Kiss and Sub-Culture.

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