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Always Now
Section 25
Always Now
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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70 minute re-release of the cult, spacey 1981 debut album originally released as Fact 45, produced by Martin Hannett at Pink Floyd's Britannia Row studio. This remastered CD includes 9 tracks from the Girls Don't Count ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Section 25
Title: Always Now
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: LTM
Original Release Date: 1/1/1981
Re-Release Date: 7/30/2002
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5413356090826, 708527230824

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Album Description
70 minute re-release of the cult, spacey 1981 debut album originally released as Fact 45, produced by Martin Hannett at Pink Floyd's Britannia Row studio. This remastered CD includes 9 tracks from the Girls Don't Count (Fac 18) and Haunted (FBN 3) singles as well as rare compilation tracks and album outtake Human Puppets. The newly re-modeled artwork faithfully reproduces the original Peter Saville sleeve design and contains facsimile memorabilia and detailed sleevenotes. 19 tracks in total. LTM. 2000.
 

CD Reviews

Profound originality
felipe echevarria | Loveland, CO | 01/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well now, what to say, what to say...this has been one of my absolute favorites since it first released in 1981. Those fortunate enough to own the vinyl version were treated to one of the most exquisitely designed sleeves ever, with ornate marble printing elegantly hiding within a sturdy school bus yellow folding envelope. But it got even better from there. The music takes you on a journey, that, to me, rivals anything Joy Divsion or Crispy Ambulance ever embarked upon. Deeply interesting and very different, moody and hopeful, angry and serene, and then deeply interesting again. Included here on the import CD version you get 9 extra songs (numbers 11-19), which for me wreck the final mood that New Horizon leaves you with, but there are still a few fine works in the extra set, especially #'s 14, 15, and 16, which were produced in part by Joy Division's Ian Curtis. Section 25 is like an emergency flare you fire in desperation toward the black sky when you're stranded in a life raft. Play it loud, and float upstream into the fullness of the void."
The perfect opening act
windwindteartear | 08/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"ladies and gentlemen:imagine you are in the audience at the joy division concert(late 1978,manchester or thereabouts).the bitter end of "sunny jim's" labour government.in america,the "aberration" of carterism will ignominiously implode in a year or two.but first consider the band that precedes the spectral mister curtis-section 25.only the "clever bastards from blackpool" could open the show!the music the cassidy brothers offered the jd fans is reduced here(on this cd,always now)in a minimalist,trippy format that gave philip glass pause,i'm sure.their weltanschauung is somber,surely,but for all that a classic example of late seventies less-is-more dance music 98% of the world missed at the time.this is music that sounds like a long lost gospel reads-lithe,vibrant,luminous,and elegant.defy everything-and by all means check out this disc."
Great album, one my faves
windwindteartear | north america | 05/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is usually described as gloomy. It's not. The overall effect of the album is happy and upbeat ("there's plenty of sadness in the world today / so why should we make any more / life's a feeling / yeah"), especially the last 2 songs on the album. The genius production of the album by Martin Hannet, amazing drum sounds. Nobody has ever made a snare and bass drum sound so fascinating and powerful.

Unfortunately, the cd reissue doesnt include actual marble paper-lined envelope style record sleeve. Now that's class.
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