36 Years Ago: NEW ORDER Live in New York (Ceremony)


Live on this day in 1981, NEW ORDER performing the masterpiece "Ceremony". Written while they were still JOY DIVISION, the song was originally released in March of '81 and again that September with another JD original, "In a Lonely Place".

JOY DIVISION recordings of "Ceremony" do exist: a couple of live recordings (one a low quality soundcheck) and a rehearsal in May 1980 which can be heard below:

Complete NEW ORDER concert, live in New York 1981: