On November 19th, 1981 New Order performed a gig at Ukrainian National Home in New York. The show was captured live by Michael Shamberg and was later released by Factory as New Order's first video release, Taras Shevchenko. As Peter Hook remembers in his memoir Substance: Inside New Order:
"It was the last gig on that US tour and recorded at a Ukraine National Home, not a normal gig venue...it wasn't a great gig. I remember the hall being so big and noisy; it ruined everything. It was quite a restrained performance..."
Peter Hook may not think it was a great gig, but New Order fans worldwide beg to differ. This is a truly amazing (yes, raw, but amazing) video of a band that was still developing both in the studio and on stage (not to mention still reeling from the loss of Ian Curtis).
This show took place the day New Order released their debut full length album Movement, and includes cuts off the album as well as their previously issued singles "Ceremony" and "Procession" along with their (at the time) soon to be issued single "Everything's Gone Green." One of the true highlights is the raw version of "Temptation," which at that point had made its live debut only two months earlier and was still a work in progress ("Temptation" would not be released until 1982).
Watch the glorious concert below (the audio portion in the video was remastered by RK Music Produktion)
01. 00:00 Chosen Time
02. 04:05 Dreams never end
03. 07:20 Everything's Gone Green
04. 12:35 Truth
05. 17:15 Senses
06. 21:50 Procession
07. 25:50 Ceremony
08. 30:35 Denial
09. 35:30 Temptation
Published May 7th, 2017