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

Live on this day in 1981, NEW ORDER performing the intended JOY DIVISION masterpiece “Ceremony”. The song was released originally in March of 81 and again in September with another JD original, “In a Lonely Place”.

JD 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: