The following is a catalogue of my Factory Records vinyl
All of my vinyl is played on an Audio Technica LP-120 using a rubber
turntable mat and an LP Gear Vessel A3SE cartridge.
I have been a Joy Division/New Order fan since the late 70s. Pride of
place in my Factory vinyl collection is a mint condition original
pressing of "The Return Of The Durutti Column" (Factory catalogue
number FACT 14) with a sandpaper sleeve and which also includes the
flexi-disc (FACT 14C) - only 3,600 of these LPs were ever made and only the first 2,000 contained the flexi-disc (many of the flexi-discs have either been lost or damaged). The covers for this
album were assembled by Joy Division, A Certain Ratio and others;
while Ian Curtis did the glueing (he needed the money!), the other
members of Joy Division watched a porn movie in the same room.
I also have a mint copy of "...Yes, Please!" by Happy Mondays (Factory
catalogue number FACT 420); this was the final album from Factory as
the Mondays finally broke Factory's bank while recording the album in
Be wary of starting to collect Factory records - it's addictive!
"This is Manchester, we do things differently here" - Tony