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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.
Touched By The Hand of God – The Song
Touched By The Hand of God was a single released by New Order on 7 December 1987. The song was originally recorded for the soundtrack to the film Salvation! The version of the song released as a single was remixed by Arthur Baker. The B-side was a dub remix, titled “Touched by the Hand of Dub”, and the release had the catalogue number FAC 193; its production is credited to New Order. Although not a track taken from a studio album, “Touched by the Hand of God” appears on the 2008 Collector’s Edition of New Order’s album Brotherhood in its remix version, on the 1994 compilation The Best of New Order and in remixed form on 1995’s The Rest of New Order.
Factory Records Logo – The Shape
Factory Records managed many prominent musical acts such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, and (briefly) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and James. Like the 4AD label, Factory Records used a creative team (most notably record producer Martin Hannett and graphic designer Peter Saville) which gave the label and the artists recording for it a particular sound and image. The label employed a unique cataloguing system that gave a number not just to its musical releases, but to artwork and other objects, as well.
Salvation! (also known as Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today?) is a 1987 American black comedy film directed by Beth B, and starring Viggo Mortensen, Exene Cervenka, and Stephen McHattie. The film is a parody of televangelism, and was released right after the real-life Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart scandals. (Televangelism is the use of media, specifically radio and television, to communicate Christianity.)
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