Posted by DjPaulT on October 1st, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989
“Run 2” was New Order’s third and final single from their 1989 album Technique. The album version was listed as simply “Run”.
“Run 2” was remixed by Scott Litt from the version on Technique, hence the appendage of “2” to the title. The main difference is that the song has been made more radio-friendly by editing down most of the long instrumental run-out and appending it with a final repeat of the chorus. Litt’s mix strips back much of the echo and layers of synthesizers, and in place centres the mix on Sumner’s vocal and the bass guitar of Peter Hook. Despite the effort taken to produce a radio single, only 20,000 of the Factory 12″ release were ever pressed. 500 7-inch records were also pressed, for promotional use. The single was only released in the UK.
John Denver’s publishing company filed a lawsuit, alleging that the guitar break in “Run” too closely resembled Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane”. The case was settled out of court. The song has since been credited to New Order and John Denver.
“Run 2” is backed with the B-side titled “MTO”. This song recycles the line “You’ve got love technique” from the group’s previous hit single “Fine Time” (this is the only lyric in the track). It is speculated that “MTO” is an acronym for “Mid Tempo One” or “Much Too Old”, though it is also quite possible that the initial-ism’s usual meaning, “Made to Order”, is implied as a self-deprecating joke by the group. An extended mix of “Run 2” with additional beats by Afrika Islam and an alternate ‘minus’ mix of “MTO” by Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson appear as B-sides on the 12″ version of the single.
Peter Saville, the single’s cover designer, claimed to have been inspired by the design of laundry powder packaging. The tiny print on the back of the sleeve says, “Cover by Peter Saville Associates after Bold.”
Run 2 3:37
Remix – Scott Litt
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Factory – Fac273
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Released: Aug 1989
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Leftfield, Acid House, Indie Rock
Credits: Cover [After Bold] – Peter Saville Associates
Mastered By – MAX*
Recorded By – Michael Johnson
Written-By, Producer – New Order
Limited edition of 20,000 copies.
MTO Additional Production and Remix for Real House Productions.
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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