Merry Xmas From The Haçienda And Factory Records
24 December 1982
1. "Rocking Carol" (a.k.a. We Will Rock You)
2. "Ode To Joy"
Sourced from FAC 51B flexidisc
Mono recording remastered by Bruce Bartlett, who did the previous New Order vinyl transfers in this blog. Limited edition of 4400 given away at the Haçienda, Christmas Eve, 1982.
From Factory "We can't remember if this was Xmas present to the Hacienda regulars or just a crazy idea. Certainly it involved taking a New Order piece that they'd recorded for a local TV Xmas special the previous year and making a flexi out of it. As far as we remember it was Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", but we don't have a record player any more so we can't be sure."
* Download links will be removed on 1 January 2013 but you should grab it today as the world might very well end tomorrow!
Lossless (34 MB)
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