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FAC 263 Round & round; front cover detail
FAC 263 Round & round; front cover detail

FAC 263 Round & round 12" single

Release date

February 1989

Tracklisting

Round & round
Best & Marsh

Credits

FAC 263a
A Factory Record
Round & round
Written by New Order
Co-produced by New Order / Stephen Hague
Recorded by New Order / Michael Johnson
Published by Bemusic

(P) 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

FAC 263b
A Factory Record
Best & MarshWritten and produced by New Order
Recorded by New Order / Michael Johnson
Published by Bemusic

(P) 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

Cover by Peter Saville Associates and Trevor Key
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

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The second single from New Order's first number one album was Round & round, a glorious slice of techno, which Tony Wilson liked so much he had a bet with Rob Gretton that it would make the Top Five. It didn't (it peaked at 21 in the official UK chart) and the chairman resigned. OK, it was only temporary but the event was deemed worthy of its own Factory catalogue number, FAC 253.

The notorious video, shot in black and white, features a host of gorgeous models posing for the camera, shot from the shoulders up, apparently unsure of what they are supposed to be doing.

The B-side, Best and Marsh, was the theme tune to the ITV show of the same name which featured legendary footballers George Best and Rodney Marsh reminiscing about the good old glory days.

A limited edition of replicas of the bust featured in Peter Saville and Trevor Key's artwork were made under the name "A Lewey For New Order". A second run didn't bear this inscription but are still sought after.

FAC 263r Round & round; front cover detail
FAC 263r Round & round; front cover detail

FAC 263r Round & round 12" remix single

Release date

February 1989

Tracklisting

Round & round (club mix)
Round & round (detroit mix)

Credits

Fac263rA
A Factory Record
Written and produced by New Order
Recorded by Michael Johnson, remixed by Kevin Saunderson
Published by Bemusic / Warner Bros Music
(P) 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

Cover by Peter Saville Associates and Trevor Key
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

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Round & round was the first New Order single to really push the envelope when it came to the number of formats in which it was released. FAC 53 Procession might have been released in nine different colourways but not on three different 12" versions and two compact disc singles!

This remix 12" features the remixing talents of Detroit House sound luminary Kevin Saunderson (though his name sometimes appears as Sanderson on the packaging).

FAC 263r Round & round; back cover detail
FAC 263r Round & round; back cover detail
FAC 263DJ Round & Round DJ promo 12
FAC 263DJ Round & Round DJ promo 12"; front cover detail

FAC 263DJ Round & round DJ-only 12" remix single

Release date

February 1989

Tracklisting

A1: Round & round (Ben Grosse remix)
B1: Round & round (12" mix)
B2: Round & round (Detroit mix)

Run-out groove

A: FAC-263R-A-1
B: FAC-263-DJ-B-4

Credits

FAC 263
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

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The catalogue number on the plain (except for the title) sleeve is FAC 263. However, the 'A' run out groove states FAC-263R-A-1 and only the 'B' run-out references the DJ status, being FAC-263-DJ-B-4. Thanks to Spud and OMNY on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board.

FACD 263 Round & Round cd single; front cover detail
FACD 263 Round & Round cd single; front cover detail

FACD 263 Round & round cd single

Release date

February 1989

Tracklisting

Round & round (Seven Inch Version)
Vanishing Point (Instrumental Making Out Mix)
Round & round (Twelve Inch Version)
Best & Marsh (Seven Inch Version)

Credits

FACD 263
Written and produced by New Order
Recorded by Michael Johnson, remixed by Kevin Saunderson
Published by Bemusic / Warner Bros Music
(P) 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

Cover by Peter Saville Associates and Trevor Key
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

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The standard cd single features both seven- and twelve-inch versions of the title track. In addition it has the 'Instrumental Making Out Mix' of Vanishing Point, the original of which is a stand-out track on the album Technique. This track is so called because it derives from the otherwise unreleased soundtrack work Steven and Gillian did for the BBC on the show 'Making Out'. This was a gritty northern drama set in a textiles factory and featuring Margi Clarke and Keith Allen.

FACD 263 Round & Round cd single; back cover detail
FACD 263 Round & Round cd single; round; back cover detail
FACD 263r Round & remix 3
FACD 263r Round & remix 3" cd single; front cover detail
FACD 263r Round & remix 3
FACD 263r Round & remix 3" cd single; back cover detail

FACD 263r Round & remix 3" cd single

Release date

February 1989

Tracklisting

Round & round (Club Mix)
Round & round (Twelve Inch mix)
Round & round (Detroit mix)

Credits

FACD 263r
Written and produced by New Order
Recorded by Michael Johnson
1, mixed by Ben Grosse and Kevin Saunderson
2 mixed by Ben Grosse.
3 mixed by Kevin Saunderson
Published by Bemusic / Warner Bros Music
(P) 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

[* typo credits remixing duties to Kevin Sanderson]

Cover by Peter Saville Associates and Trevor Key
© 1989 Factory Communications Ltd.

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The last format to be released was the 3" cd single. This was a strange choice because the cd's smaller cousin never really took off in the UK. It features a shrunk version of the cover of FAC 263r.