Fac. Dance: Factory Records 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Strut and compiler Bill Brewster assembled this two-disc Factory compilation without Joy Division and New Order. They also excluded Happy Mondays, even though that band hit its stride just within the era, 1980-1987, the set documents. That's a little perverse. Then again, everything released by the Manchester, England label's marquee acts has been widely available, while numerous deep label highlights have been left underexposed, even in the wake of LTM's Cool as Ice/Twice as Nice anthologies of dancefloor productions from New Order's Bernard Sumner, A Certain Ratio's Donald Johnson, and U.S. counterparts Mark Kamins and Arthur Baker. Fac. Dance also fills several gaps ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Strut and compiler Bill Brewster assembled this two-disc Factory compilation without Joy Division and New Order. They also excluded Happy Mondays, even though that band hit its stride just within the era, 1980-1987, the set documents. That's a little perverse. Then again, everything released by the Manchester, England label's marquee acts has been widely available, while numerous deep label highlights have been left underexposed, even in the wake of LTM's Cool as Ice/Twice as Nice anthologies of dancefloor productions from New Order's Bernard Sumner, A Certain Ratio's Donald Johnson, and U.S. counterparts Mark Kamins and Arthur Baker. Fac. Dance also fills several gaps left by Rhino U.K.'s fine Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992 box set without slipping into "mere curiosity" territory. All of this is relevant to Factory's story and translates to the present, while some selections -- 52nd Street's "Cool as Ice," Quando Quango's "Love Tempo," Section 25's "Looking from a Hilltop," Marcel King's "Reach for Love," Abecedarians' "Smiling Monarchs" -- deserve to be as known as New Order's "Blue Monday." The packaging is attractive, the track details are thorough, and Brewster's liner notes are, as usual, informative and illuminating. Even if you're a Factory obsessive who owns all the vinyl or has picked up all those '90s/2000s compilations, the set's pull is hard to resist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • Label: Strut Records
  • UPC: 730003308727
  • Catalog Number: 87
  • Sales rank: 63,406

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Looking From a Hilltop - Section 25 (8:10)
  2. 2 Wild Party - A Certain Ratio (4:19)
  3. 3 Love Tempo - Quando Quango (7:54)
  4. 4 Express - 52nd Street (5:04)
  5. 5 Little Voices - Swamp Children (7:18)
  6. 6 Boss Toyota Trouble - Biting Tongues (5:35)
  7. 7 For Belgian Friends - The Durutti Column (5:23)
  8. 8 Art On 45 - The Royal Family & the Poor (4:48)
  9. 9 Knife Slits Water - A Certain Ratio (9:46)
  10. 10 Dirty Disco - Section 25 (5:20)
  11. 11 Puppeteer - Blurt (3:23)
  12. 12 See Them A'come (8:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Pretenders of Love - Shark Vegas (5:13)
  2. 2 Cool As Ice - Shark Vegas (7:28)
  3. 3 Act On Instinct - Streetlife (5:34)
  4. 4 Salvation! - Streetlife (12:13)
  5. 5 Smiling Monarchs - The Hood (6:47)
  6. 6 Time - Minny Pops (3:42)
  7. 7 Atom Rock - Quando Quango (7:32)
  8. 8 Reach For Love - Marcel King (5:30)
  9. 9 Look Into My Eyes - 52nd Street (6:56)
  10. 10 Genius - Quando Quango (6:26)
  11. 11 You've Got Me Beat - Swamp Children (4:55)
  12. 12 Madeleine - The Durutti Column (3:03)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Arthur Baker Composer, Producer
Abecedarians Composer
Biting Tongues Producer
A Certain Ratio Producer
Stephen Mallinder Producer
52nd Street Composer
Dennis Bovell Producer
Michael Brauer Remixing
Martin Hannett Producer
Mark Kamins Producer, Remixing
Jake Milton Engineer
Vini Reilly Composer
Minny Pops Producer
Bernard Sumner Producer
Junior Vasquez Remixing
Shark Vegas Producer
Dave Pringle Producer
Bill Brewster Liner Notes
John "Jellybean" Benitez Remixing, Restructuring
X-O-Dus Composer
Donald Johnson Producer
Fruitz Producer
Royal Family Composer
Kirkham Composer
Quigley Composer
Saffer Composer
Connell Composer
John Hood Composer
Frank Merritt Mastering, Cut
The Poor Composer, Producer
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