New Order's Full 18-Minute Ian Curtis Tribute "Elegia" Gets Vinyl Release
Published Apr 12, 2012In 1985, New Order released the song "Elegia" as an instrumental tribute to late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. The version that appeared on their Low-Life LP was a shade under five minutes, but this was actually an extract of a much longer recording that has now received its own vinyl release.
This near 18-minute version will come on the A-side of a twelve-inch EP that is available through Slow to Speak. On the B-side is a version of "5-8-6" recorded for John Peel's radio show and "The Him" from 1981's Movement.
As Dummy/Pitchfork points out, it's available through record store Dope Jams, and you can order a copy now.
However, this isn't the first time the full version of "Elegia" has seen the light of day. It was officially released on the 2002 box set Retro, then again on the 2008 expanded version of Low-Life. It's also been floating around the internet for years (listen below). Still, this finally gives fans a chance to hear it on wax.