PICK OF THE DAY // FACTORY RECORDS

14 October, 2015

1978 – Tony Wilson e Alan Erasmus fondano a Manchester la Factory Records. E’ stata l’etichetta discografica più importante e influente per la musica indipendente inglese. Almeno fino al 1992, anno in cui la casa discografica, che per il nome si ispirò alla  “Factory” di Andy Warhol, fallì. In quattordici anni numerosi sono stati i gruppi prodotti e tra i più prestigiosi sicuramente ci sono i Joy Division, i New Order e gli Happy Mondays. Grande merito va dato a Tony Wilson e soci per aver aver scoperto talenti del calibro di Ian Curtis, Peter Hook e Shaun Ryder, ma oltre alle band ciò che ha reso davvero innovativa la Factory Records è stato il suo stile, frutto di una concezione della produzione musicale fortemente legata all’immagine. Questo saldo legame tra estetica e musica ha dato vita al marchio di fabbrica della Factory, un connubio tra forma e sostanza che ha trasformato la comunicazione nel mondo delle case discografiche.

Ho scelto per voi alcune tra le copertine più belle di Lp ed Ep prodotti dalla Factory Records.


FAC-6 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES - IN THE DARK

FAC-6  ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES – IN THE DARK

FAC-13 JOY DIVISION - TRANSMISSION

FAC-13 JOY DIVISION – TRANSMISSION

FAC-23 JOY DIVISION - LOVE WILL TEAR US APART

FAC-23 JOY DIVISION – LOVE WILL TEAR US APART

FAC-33 NEW ORDER - CEREMONY

FAC-33 NEW ORDER – CEREMONY

FAC-39 TUNNELVISION - WATCHING THE HYDROPLANES

FAC-39 TUNNELVISION – WATCHING THE HYDROPLANES

FAC-43 THE ROYAL FAMILY AND THE POOR - ART DREAM DOMINION

FAC-43 THE ROYAL FAMILY AND THE POOR – ART DREAM DOMINION

FAC-53 NEW ORDER - PROCESSION - EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN

FAC-53 NEW ORDER – PROCESSION/EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN

FAC-63 NEW ORDER - TEMPTATION

FAC-63 NEW ORDER – TEMPTATION

FAC-82 CABARET VOLTAIRE - YASHAR

FAC-82 CABARET VOLTAIRE – YASHAR

FAC-88 THE WAKE  - TALK ABOUT THE PAST

FAC-88 THE WAKE – TALK ABOUT THE PAST

FAC-113 THE WAKE- OF THE MATTER

FAC-113 THE WAKE- OF THE MATTER

FAC-117 ABECEDARIANS - SMILING MONARCHS

FAC-117 ABECEDARIANS – SMILING MONARCHS

FAC-142 NEW ORDER - SHELLSHOCK

FAC-142 NEW ORDER – SHELLSHOCK

FAC-147 KALIMA - WHISPERED WORDS

FAC-147 KALIMA – WHISPERED WORDS

FAC-153 NEW ORDER - STATE OF THE NATION

FAC-153 NEW ORDER – STATE OF THE NATION

FAC-157 SECTION 25 - BAD NEWS WEEK

FAC-157 SECTION 25 – BAD NEWS WEEK

FAC-179 MIAOW - WHEN IT ALL COMES DOWN

FAC-179 MIAOW – WHEN IT ALL COMES DOWN

FAC-183 NEW ORDER - TRUE FAITH

FAC-183 NEW ORDER – TRUE FAITH

FAC-193 NEW ORDER - TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD

FAC-193 NEW ORDER – TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD

FAC-198 VERMOREL - STEREO_PORNO

FAC-198 VERMOREL – STEREO/PORNO

FAC-212 HAPPY MONDAY - WROTE FOR LUCK

FAC-212 HAPPY MONDAY – WROTE FOR LUCK

FAC-223 NEW ORDER - FINE TIME

FAC-223 NEW ORDER – FINE TIME

FAC-242  HAPPY MONDAYS - MADCHESTER RAVE ON

FAC-242 HAPPY MONDAYS – MADCHESTER RAVE ON

FAC-257 ELECTRONIC - GETTING AWAY WITH IT

FAC-257 ELECTRONIC – GETTING AWAY WITH IT

FAC-280 THE WENDYS - MORE THAN ENOUGH

FAC-280 THE WENDYS – MORE THAN ENOUGH

FACD-366 STEVE MARTLAND - CROSSING THE BORDER

FACD-366 STEVE MARTLAND – CROSSING THE BORDER

FACT-10 - JOY DIVISION - UNKNOWN PLEASURE

FACT-10 – JOY DIVISION – UNKNOWN PLEASURE

FACT-40 JOY DIVISION - STILL

FACT-40 JOY DIVISION – STILL

FACT-45 SECTION 25 - ALWAYS NOW

FACT-45 SECTION 25 – ALWAYS NOW

FACT-50 NEW ORDER - MOVEMENT

FACT-50 NEW ORDER – MOVEMENT

FBN95CD_8pp_Booklet

FACT-55 A CERTAIN RATIO – SEXTET

FACT-74 DURUTTI COLUMN - ANOTHER SETTING

FACT-74 DURUTTI COLUMN – ANOTHER SETTING

FACT-75 NEW ORDER - POWER, CORRUPTION & LIES

FACT-75 NEW ORDER – POWER, CORRUPTION & LIES

FACT-90 SECTION 25 - FROM THE HIP

FACT-90 SECTION 25 – FROM THE HIP

FACT-105 BITING TONGUES - FEVERHOUSE THE SOUNDTRACK

FACT-105 BITING TONGUES – FEVERHOUSE THE SOUNDTRACK

FACT-150 NEW ORDER - BROTHERHOOD

FACT-150 NEW ORDER – BROTHERHOOD

FACT-170 HAPPY MONDAYS -  SQUIRREL AND G-MAN TWENTY FOUR HOURS PARTY PEOPLE PLASTIC FACE CARNT SMILE (WHITE OUT)

FACT-170 HAPPY MONDAYS – SQUIRREL AND G-MAN TWENTY FOUR HOURS PARTY PEOPLE PLASTIC FACE CARNT SMILE (WHITE OUT)

FACT-190 WIM MERTENS - EDUCES ME

FACT-190 WIM MERTENS – EDUCES ME

FACT-200 NEW ORDER - SUBSTANCE

FACT-200 NEW ORDER – SUBSTANCE

FACT-220 HAPPY MONDAY - WROTE FOR LUCK

FACT-220 HAPPY MONDAY – WROTE FOR LUCK

FACT-250 JOY DIVISION - SUBSTANCE

FACT-250 JOY DIVISION – SUBSTANCE

FACT-260 HAPPY MONDAYS - HALLELUJAH

FACT-260 HAPPY MONDAYS – HALLELUJAH

FACT-314 ARTISTI VARI - PALATINE - THE FACTORY STORY VOL.1 1979-1982 - TEARS IN THEIR EYES

FACT-314 ARTISTI VARI – PALATINE – THE FACTORY STORY VOL.1 1979-1982: TEARS IN THEIR EYES

FACT-420 HAPPY MONDAYS - YES PLEASE

FACT-420 HAPPY MONDAYS – YES PLEASE

FBN-8 NEW ORDER - EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN

FBN-8 NEW ORDER – EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN

FBN-39 LA COSA NOSTRA -  COMING CLOSER

FBN-39 LA COSA NOSTRA – COMING CLOSER


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