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New Order – Thieves Like Us (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 7th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Thieves Like Us” was British band New Order’s seventh single, released on Factory in April 1984 as 12″ only (7″s as promos only). The title is taken from the Robert Altman movie “Thieves Like Us”. An instrumental of Thieves Like Us is featured in the 1986 movie “Pretty in Pink”.

Produced by New Order. Recorded and mixed at London’s Britannia Row Studios.
The cover design by Peter Saville is based on a painting by Giorgio de Chirico.

Peaked at #18 in the UK singles charts and #1 in the UK indie singles charts.

SIDE A:
Thieves Like Us 6:36
Written-By – Arthur Baker

SIDE B:
Lonesome Tonight 5:11

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Factory  ‎– FAC 103
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Apr 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style:
New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – PSA*, Key*
Engineer – Mike Johnson*
Mastered By –  MEL*
Producer, Written-By – New Order

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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22 Responses to “New Order – Thieves Like Us (UK 12″)”

  1. OMAR HAMID Says:

    My favorite NO single. Thanks Paul. There’s also the 1986 remixes. Do you have those as well?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. Sorry just the ’84 version.

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  2. ex15 Says:

    Wow, such a cool track and a well respected group..

    Thanks as always for the rip, Paul! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  3. Junior Says:

    Glad you posted this New Order single.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  4. Jeff Says:

    New Order — I mean, vintage New Order –gets me every time. Thank you Paul for posting this New Order single. I love how Arthur Baker wrote the track which presaged the work he would do later on with the band on their “Confusion” single. Again, it’s as if I’m seeing my record collection come to life on Burning The Ground. It’s so awesome that we share a lot of the same tastes Paul. Thanks for starting the week off with such an excellent song.

    Jeff

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    Diddy Dave Hamilton Reply:

    Baker co-wrote the song with New Order during the same sessions that produced “Confusion”. “Confusion” was released in the summer of 83, and “Thieves” was released in spring 84

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    Jeff Reply:

    Thanks for the info. Arthur Baker is very important to me musically, as he and his frequent collaborator John Robie, really shaped my musical tastes.

    Jeff

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    Diddy Dave Hamilton Reply:

    He was great, a true pioneer

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You have great taste Jeff 🙂

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  5. mothloop Says:

    Thanks Ducky

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mothloop Pretty In Pink 🙂

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  6. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Gotta love NO. Finally saw them live a few years back. New album due in September 2015 i think. Pity split with Hooky!

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  7. gonzalo76 Says:

    Thank you very much!! :clap:

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  8. J Says:

    I love early New Order too. Thanks for sharing this one. If you come across the 12″ for Temptation I hope you share that one too. They used a different mix on the Substance compilation.

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  9. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Never was into NO albums, but the 12inches are in my all time favourites selection, the New Order – Substance compilation, a must have!

    On discogs, Arthur Baker remix credits 311, LOL

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  10. Jermajesty Says:

    Cool. Thanks Paul. 🙂

    Any more NO in the pipeline??

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  11. mr8382004 Says:

    Thanks Paul, I seldom make comments on your blog except for great post like this, keep it up hope more NO in the future. BTW do you have “Don’t Do It” 12″ or 7″?
    thanks

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  12. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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  13. 2wicky Says:

    What a great cover! Bought this 12” back then just because of the mysterious cover. No mentioning of the artist … I did the same back then when Front 242 ‘Politics Of Pressure’ was out – I saw the cover, thought ‘wow, that’s a cool cover’ and bought it though never heard of the band. And I was positively surprised!

    Indeed, ‘Thieves like us’ also is one of my top 10 New Order tracks.

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  14. Rob Says:

    Amazing! This is easily my favorite New Order song and I never had a chance to make a proper vinyl rip of my own copy, so this is well appreciated! Keep up the good work!

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