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New Order are delighted to announce the release of the definitive edition of their 1985 studio album Low-Life. The 2-CD/2-DVD/1-LP collection includes rare and unreleased material, new sleeve designs, and a hardbound book.

CD-2 contains previously unreleased mixes and alternative versions, including instrumentals of “Love Vigilantes” and “Sub-Culture," along with the “Album Session Unedited Version” of “Sooner Than You Think.”

The two DVDs include an unreleased performance from The Manhattan Club, Belgium and rarely seen footage from Rotterdam Arena (Netherlands), International Centre (Toronto, Canada), and a BBC-filmed Whistle Test at The Hacienda, 1985. 

The 180-gram vinyl will be wrapped in its original heavyweight tracing paper, designed by Peter Saville. In addition, the CD will also be wrapped in the same paper for the first time ever. Also included in the set is a beautifully presented hardback book featuring rare photos and a new interview with all band members. 

In addition to the boxed set, New Order are also releasing a selection of 12” singles, including a limited-edition version of “The Perfect Kiss” pressed on crystal clear vinyl in a mirror sleeve, which is exclusive to neworder.com. “Sub-Culture” is also available in a plain black (no label) sleeve, updated with a new design, incorporating the original concept.

Peter Saville says of “The Perfect Kiss,” “The mirror finish for ‘The Perfect Kiss’ sleeve was the idea at the time (1985) that unfortunately was not realized. I have wanted to see it ever since. The original concept was intended to evoke the reflective glamour of a lipstick (re Perfect Kiss) in a minimal / pop art style. ‘The Perfect Kiss’ in this form will be transformative and a must-have for fans and collectors alike.

Peter Saville says of “Sub-Culture,” "LABEL ONLY was specified in 1985 due to time pressure around the original release, and as a consequence, a sleeve design for the re-release has no actual precedent. However, exploring the principle 'the solution is in the problem’ has led to the subliminal evocation of a sleeve that is still LABEL ONLY”.

Low-Life was recorded in 1984 at Jam and Britannia Row Studios and produced by New Order. 





Definitive Edition

LP 180-gram vinyl

Side one

1.    Love Vigilantes

2.    The Perfect Kiss

3.    This Time of Night

4.    Sunrise


Side two

1.    Elegia

2.    Sooner Than You Think

3.    Sub-Culture

4.    Face Up



1.    Love Vigilantes        

2.    The Perfect Kiss       

3.    This Time Of Night  

4.    Sunrise       

5.    Elegia          

6.    Sooner Than You Think        

7.    Sub-Culture

8.    Face Up


CD2: Extras

1.    Love Vigilantes - TV Pitch Instrumental Edit (mono)

2.    The Perfect Kiss - Writing Session Recording

3.    Untitled no. 1 - Writing Session Recording

4.    Sunrise - Instrumental Rough Mix **

5.    Elegia - Full Length Version *

6.    Sooner Than You Think – Album Session Unedited Version

7.    Sub-Culture - Album Session Early Instrumental Version

8.    Face Up - Writing Session Recording

9.    Let's Go – Album Session Instrumental

10.  Untitled no. 2 - Writing Session Recording

11.  Sunrise - Writing Session Recording

12.  Love Vigilantes - Writing Session Recording

13.  Sooner Than You Think - Writing Session Recording

14.  Skullcrusher – Demo

All tracks previously unreleased except * and ** (previously unreleased on CD and Digital)



Live in Tokyo

The Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan 1985


1. Confusion

2. Love Vigilantes

3. We All Stand

4. As It Is When It Was

5. Sub-Culture

6. Face Up

7. Sunrise

8. This Time Of Night

9. Blue Monday


Live in Rotterdam

The Rotterdam Arena, Netherlands 1985


10. As It Is When It Was

11. Everything's Gone Green*

12. Sub-Culture*

13. Ceremony*

14. Let's Go*

15. This Time Of Night*

16. The Village

17. The Perfect Kiss*

18. Age Of Consent*

19. Sunrise

20. Temptation*

21. Face Up*


Live in Manchester

Whistle Test, The Hacienda 1985


22. As It Is When It Was

23. Sunrise

24. Face Up - Restored version using available footage from The Hacienda Dec ‘85 and July ‘85.



Live in Leuven

The Manhattan Club, Leuven, Belgium 1985


1. Let's Go*

2. The Perfect Kiss*

3. Age Of Consent*

4. State Of The Nation*

5. As It Is When It Was*

6. The Village*

7. Sub-Culture*

8. Atmosphere*                     

9. Blue Monday*


Bonus Tracks

10. Thieves Like Us*

11. Temptation*

12. Confusion - Restored version from damaged tape with mixing desk audio.*


Live in Toronto

Filmed by Paul Boyd

The International Centre, Toronto, Canada 1985


13. Elegia*

14. Sub-Culture*

15. The Village*

16. Sunrise*

17. We All Stand

18. As It Is When It Was*

19. Love Vigilantes*

20. 586*

21. Age Of Consent

22. Temptation

23. Ceremony*

24. The Perfect Kiss*


The Perfect Film

Rehearsal Room, Cheetham Hill, Manchester 1985


25. The Perfect Kiss





12” Singles

   Sub-Culture (with updated sleeve)


  The Perfect Kiss

● The Perfect Kiss D2C exclusive (Crystal Clear vinyl & Mirror Sleeve) – limited to 5000 only available via neworder.com