Procession – New Order
There is so much New Order’s done that’s great, but this one...woooo boy.
One of the first things they put out after Ian Curtis’s suicide, and while it still has that incredibly propulsive bass and drum driven Joy Division sound, it isn’t quite as sludgy. That jangly guitar and the clearer higher vocals of Bernard Sumner – it’s one of Martin Hannett’s best production jobs. But there is also just a hint of what was to come in the next few years. Buoyant song.