New Order - Low Life

In 1985, New Order released a song dedicated to Ian Curtis, the iconic singer who fronted their previous outfit. Titled “Elegia,” the track appeared on the Low-Life LP in five-minute form. 27 years later the song will assume its full and original 18-minute glory via vinyl release and via YouTube embed. The vinyl comes as a 3-track 12″ EP on Slow To Speak (available via Dope Jams, according to Pitchfork), but the YouTube stream is just a click away. Go in:

Comments (6)
  1. It’s the first time I hear Elegia was dedicated to Ian. Where did people take this from?

  2. This is a bootleg y’know. Slow To Speak is a bootleg label.

    Also, you can get this on the 2-CD version of Low-Life.

  3. Powerful.

    The absence of lyrics makes it easy/hard to think about Ian.

    Never knew of this song before this week. It is now one of my favorite long songs.

  4. STILL THE DOGS BOLLOX STEVEN, HOOKY AND BERNIE, STILL KNOCKING OUT MODERN NORTHERN SOUNDS. THE WEST IS THE BEST!!!.
    FIN@ L@

  5. Churlish not to make this a free download, surely?

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