This week we're going to go back 30 years to 1981...
Shortly after the death of singer Ian Curtis in 1980, the remaining members of Joy Division forged on with a new band, New Order. Their very first single, Ceremony, was an Ian Curtis composition that was never released in a studio version by Joy Division. (A live version and a couple rehearsal takes have been released). Ceremony is a glorious track and is one of the first songs that come to mind when I think of the year 1981. There are a couple different versions of the song, since it was re-recorded after the original 7" single. I have represented them below in video, and in the Amazon / iTunes links. Please enjoy Today's Song of The Day, Ceremony.
Original 7" version