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A Factory Sample

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Released  December 1978
A Factory Sample (1978)  "Transmission" (1979)
Label  Factory Records
Length  27:40
Release date  December 1978
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Recorded  Cargo Studios, Rochdale, 11 October 1978
Producer  Martin Zero, Laurie Latham, C.P. Lee and Cabaret Voltaire
A Factory Sample (1978)  The Return of the Durutti Column (1980)
Genres  Post-punk, Industrial music

A Factory Sample is a 7-inch double sampler EP released on 24 December 1978 by Factory Records of Manchester, England. It was the first vinyl recording to be released by the label (FAC 1 was a concert at The Factory). The cover of the EP is made of rice paper, dyed silver and sealed inside a thin plastic bag.


The Joy Division tracks were later re-released on the band's 1988 compilation album Substance.

The Cabaret Voltaire tracks were later re-released on the 1990 double disc rarities compilation Listen Up With Cabaret Voltaire.

Track listing

2x7" vinyl (Factory FAC 2)
  1. Joy Division: "Digital" (Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner) – 2:50
  2. Joy Division: "Glass" (Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner) – 3:51
  • Vinyl etching: EVERYTHING
    1. The Durutti Column: "No Communication" (The Durutti Column) – 4:57
    2. The Durutti Column: "Thin Ice (Detail)" (The Durutti Column) – 3:16
  • Vinyl etching: IS REPAIRABLE
    1. John Dowie: "Acne" (Dowie) – 1:43
    2. John Dowie: "Idiot" (Dowie) – 1:53
    3. John Dowie: "Hitler's Liver" (Dowie) – 2:27
  • Vinyl etching: EVERYTHING
    1. Cabaret Voltaire: "Baader Meinhof" (Cabaret Voltaire) – 3:15
    2. Cabaret Voltaire: "Sex in Secret" (Cabaret Voltaire) – 3:28
  • Vinyl etching: IS BROKEN
  • Joy Division

  • Ian Curtis – lead vocals
  • Peter Hook – bass
  • Stephen Morris – drums
  • Bernard Sumner – guitar
  • The Durutti Column

  • Colin Sharp – lead vocals
  • Vini Reilly – guitar
  • Dave Rowbotham – guitar
  • Tony Bowers – bass
  • Chris Joyce – drums
  • Stephen Hopkins – keyboards
  • Cabaret Voltaire

  • Stephen Mallinder – vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Richard H. Kirk – guitars, keyboards, tapes
  • Chris Watson – keyboards, tapes
  • Songs

    1DigitalJoy Division2:51
    2GlassJoy Division3:53
    3No CommunicationThe Durutti Column4:57


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