LOVE WILL TEAR US APART (7") FAC.XXIII.XII Factory Records

Released 2004
Picture disc 7". Available with blue image or black & white.
700 numbered copies. Numbers 1 to 518 with black and white image, 519 to 700 with blue image.
Source: studio - see below
Matrix numbers: FAC XXIII-A / FAC XXIII-B (side B also has "Caressing The Marble" scratched into the vinyl).
Re-released on coloured vinyl see next listinmg



1 Love Will Tear Us Apart 2 These Days
    3 In A Lonely Place

Track 1: Strawberry Studios, March 1980 This is the "slower" version that appears on the A side of the original 7"/12" issue from 1980

Track 2: Piccadilly Radio Session, Pennine Studios 4 June 1979
Track 3: TJ Davidson's, Manchester April 1980. This first appeared on the Heart And Soul box set

The sound quality is pretty much what you'd expect from a picture disc.


LOVE WILL TEAR US APART (7")

Released 2007
This is a re-press of the picture disc above.
Coloured vinyl: grey, brown, red, white, blue, and "black" (very dark grey).
Comes in a black cloth like paper with lyric sheet printed on wax paper.
With post card.
Matrix numbers: FAC XXIII-A / FAC XXIII-B (side B also has "Caressing The Marble" scratched into the vinyl).
Limited edition
Source: studio


1 Love Will Tear Us Apart 2 These Days
    3 In A Lonely Place

Track 1: Strawberry Studios, March 1980 This is the "slower" version that appears on the A side of the original 7"/12" issue from 1980

Track 2: Piccadilly Radio Session, Pennine Studios 4 June 1979
Track 3: TJ Davidson's, Manchester April 1980. This first appeared on the Heart And Soul box set



LOVE WILL TEAR US APART (7") CLP 3673 Cleopatra Records 2009

Released 2009
Clear vinyl. Black picture sleeve
300 copies each on clear, red, blue, green, black, and purple vinyl. Slight variation between sleeves - see below
Matrix numbers:
862-CLP 3672-7 1A1 R-21623
862-CLP 3673-7 1B1 R-21622
Source: studio

The back cover states: "Alternate versions mastered from the Martin Hannett tapes 1980", which seems unlikely.

 


1 Love Will Tear Us Apart
2 Transmission

Track 1: sounds like it could be the Pennine version, but it's been tampered with
Track 2: sounds like it's the RCA '78 version, but speeded up

These tracks have been edited recently to make them sound like previously unheard versions.


All copies are identical except the vinyl colour and the back sleeve which states the vinyl colour - examples below

 

Some have stickers on sleeves

 



LOVE WILL TEAR US APART (7") CLP 3673 Cleopatra Records 2011

Released 2011
White vinyl, reissued on grey vinyl.
Variation on the above in a different sleeve with a different B side

The back cover states: "Alternate versions mastered from the Martin Hannett 1980 tapes", which seems unlikely.

White vinyl version:
 

Grey vinyl version:
 


1 Love Will Tear Us Apart
2 Leaders of Me

Track 1: sounds like it could be the Pennine version, but it's been tampered with
Track 2: sounds like it's the RCA '78 version, but tanpered with

These tracks have been edited recently to make them sound like previously unheard versions.


See also the Love Will Tear Us Apart 7" 2015 Record Store Day Release