New Order – Thieves Like Us: 2020 Remaster (12″ Vinyl EP)
The massively influential band New Order formed in Manchester, England, in 1980, rising from the ashes of U.K. post-punk pioneers Joy Division. Successfully fusing new wave, electronica, synth-pop, and club music earlier than many bands now seen as contemporaries, their unique sound was as insightful and soulful as it was perfectly suited for the dance floor. From their earliest singles to their latest hits, New Order remains one of the most enduring and distinctive bands in modern rock.
Written by New Order (Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, and Gillian Gilbert) and Arthur Baker and named after the Robert Altman film, “Thieves Like Us” arrived on the heels of “Confusion,” a stand-alone single released by the band in August 1983. Neither song had appeared on their 1983 studio album Power Corruption and Lies, nor would they turn up on their 1985 album Low-Life. The cover design by Peter Saville is based on a painting by Giorgio de Chirico.
Newly remastered in 2020, “Thieves Like Us” is presented here on 12″ vinyl with its original B-side “Lonesome Tonight.”