Temptation – New Order (1982)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the pop synth single, Temptation by New Order The record was released in 1982, on the Factory record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a tempting apple bitten by Adam and Eve.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of New Order, Factory Records, English Rock / Electronic Synth-pop, Apples or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a wooden black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Temptation
Media Artist/s: New Order
Record Label: Factory
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Electronic / Synth-Pop

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New Order – The Band

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. New Order were formed in the demise of their previous post-punk band Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. They were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year. Their integration of post-punk with electronic and dance music made them one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s.

Temptation – The Song

“Temptation”  is a stand-alone single released by English band New Order on Factory Records in 1982. The single reached number 29 on the UK Singles Chart. The 7″ version is a more structured version with a commercial synth-pop feel; the 12″ is more chaotic with the emphasis on electronic rhythms rather than melody. The 7″ version plays at 33⅓ rpm to accommodate its length of around five and a half minutes. Both versions bear the same catalogue number “FAC 63” despite these differences. The song was completely re-recorded and released on 1987 singles compilation Substance, sometimes known as “Temptation ’87”. This version is now one of New Order’s best-known recordings, partly due to its appearance on the best-selling Trainspotting soundtrack; in the film the lyrics are sung by Diane while she’s showering, heard very faintly in the background during breakfast not much later and again during the scene where Renton is locked in his room. Later, after five years of inactivity, another new version of “Temptation” was recorded by the band in 1998. This recording is similar to the earlier 1987 version, but omits the long intro and a portion of the lyrics

Adam & Eves Apple – The Shape

Modelled into a well known apple shape but with two bites taken from the fruit as if the bites were from Adam and Eve having been lured into temptation.  An apple is an edible fruit produced by an apple tree. Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek, and European Christian tradition.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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1 review for Temptation – New Order (1982)

  1. Amy Humphrey (verified owner)

    Lovely piece of Art, really stands out in my house and lots of people comment on our display.

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