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New Order – Run 2 (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 1st, 2013


A. Front

“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

Run 2 (Extended Version) 5:22
Drum Programming [Additional Beats] – Afrika Islam
Remix – Scott Litt

MTO 3:43
Engineer – Chris Andrews
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson*

MTO (Minus Mix) 5:24
Engineer – Chris Andrews
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Factory ‎– Fac273
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: UK
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.

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B. Back

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

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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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15 Responses to “New Order – Run 2 (UK 12″)”

  1. Conner Says:

    Super excited about this one! Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome my friend 🙂


  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Keep the cool UK stuff coming .


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. Jermajesty Says:

    I’m embarrassed to say I don’t actually know this one.

    Curious that they didn’t release it on CD Single, when the previous two singles off that album were.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Doesn’t really surprise me because the vinyl was very limited and was never repressed due to the issue with John Denver.


  4. chronovisor Says:

    As a fan of the music from New Order I say thank You for bringing this up in a very good quality!

    Cheers, |cv|.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Chronovisor 🙂


  5. The Doctor Says:

    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”


    I just listened to the two of them side-by-side, and I’m really not hearing anything in this song that could remotely be tied to “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Is that part of what was changed in this mix?


    Brian Reply:

    IMO the John Denver issue is ludicrous at best. If his estate had a viable claim, well… I dare anyone to find the person who invented the 12-bar blues and demand that anyone and everyone who’s ever used it to pay royalties to said estate.

    It can’t be done.

    Ergo, John Denver’s name does NOT belong in the songwriting credits.


  6. Jonathan Says:

    I have this too and never got the John Denver thing. But I haven’t played it in years so maybe I should give it another listen 🙂


  7. Erwin Says:

    Ahhh …. the indie synth pop Gods. I can still vividly remember the first time I heard Blue Monday in a club … it was a revelation! Six months later I went to a performance – stage presence 6 out of 10, music 10 out of 10. They’re now a foundation stone of popular music history and I’ve been a fan ever since. I never knew this track was ever reworked in a remix and released as a single. Paul, as always you surprise and delight. Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I;m just glad I had it to share Erwin. Thanks for sharing your memories with us 🙂


  8. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks so much Paul! This is even better than a CD3″ or CD5″ knowing the care you take in ripping. 🙂

    If you consider more NO posts, have a look at Subculture and Touched By The Hand Of God, not to mention some of the 90’s releases. Some real gems there too, even if Hooky was more in the forefront. 😉


  9. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t have this one.


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