New Order’s third album, released in May 1985. The only sleeve with the band actually on the cover, designed again by Peter Saville they were photographed individually by using a Polaroid film (the band never really believed those photos would end up on the cover). The sleeve itself contained an onion skin obi.
Self-produced and recorded at Jam Studios and Britannia Row Studios in London. Notable are Love Vigilantes, a solid, purely guitar-driven narrative about a soldier presumed dead coming home, Elegia, featured in the John Hughes movie “Pretty In Pink” (but only Shell-Shock made it onto the Soundtrack ) and also rumoured to be an homage to Ian Curtis ), as well as the two synth-driven tracks The Perfect Kiss (undoubtedly pop music’s only frog sample solo) and Sub-Culture .
Some cassette issues include the The Perfect Kiss 12 “version.