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New Order – Fine Time (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 10th, 2017


“Fine Time” is a song by New Order released in 1988 and the first single from their 1989 album Technique. The B-side “Fine Line” is simply the A-side without Bernard Sumner’s vocals.

On the naming of the track, Stephen Morris said, “my car had been towed away and I had to remind myself to go and pay the fine. I just wrote “Fine Time” on this piece of paper to remind myself to go get it and thought, that’s a good title.”

In the U.K. the single peaked at #11. “Fine Time” was a major club hit in the United States where it reached #2 on the Billboard Dance chart.

The song was recorded in the Mediterranean Studios, Ibiza.

Fine Time (7 Inch Edit) 3:09
Edited By – Michael Johnson, New Order

Fine Time (LP Mix) 4:43
Fine Line 4:43

Fine Time (Silk Mix) 6:19
Engineer – Grant Austin
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Edited By – Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley*

Fine Time (Messed Around Mix) 4:37
Engineer – Grant Austin
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Edited By – Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley*

Don’t Do It 4:29

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1989 Fine Time U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2
1989 Fine Time U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3
1989 Fine Time U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #3


Label: Qwest Records ‎– 0-21107, Qwest Records ‎– 9 21107-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop

Cover – Peter Saville Associates, Trevor Key
Mixed By – Alan Meyerson
Painting [Cover After A Painting By] – Richard Bernstein
Recorded By – Michael Johnson
Written-By, Producer – New Order

B1 & B2 remixed and engineered at Tanglewood Recording Studios.
Made in USA

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

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

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

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20 Responses to “New Order – Fine Time (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Everyday it seems that my record collection is appearing before my eyes (and ears) on your site Paul. I just loved this. And wasn’t this style of music called Balearic beat? All these dance music genre names had my head spinning at the time. Either way, loved this record and thanks so much Paul for furthering your New Order discography on BTG!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Always loved this record especially the heavy moaning lol “Technique” is a great album too 🙂 Pretty sure the style is Balearic beat.


  2. Magnus Says:

    Had a friend who Love New Order who got this as a white label from his dj brother and it took until they released it until he got it that it was New Orders new single…:-D


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for sharing your comment Magnus 🙂


  3. memoryboy Says:

    I have this 12″. My favorite is “Don’t Do It”. Love all these remixes and edit. Thanks for posting Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    “Don’t Do It” is a great song for sure Memoryboy 🙂


  4. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. Thanks for the remixes.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  5. Andy Says:

    Sweet… thanks Dude! Keep them coming 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Andy 🙂


  6. NKelly Says:

    Wow another classic. You really are on fire these past few weeks. Many thanks for this!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Neil 🙂


  7. Andrew Says:

    FYI – on the 24 bit download the 3rd track is tagged as ‘Fine Time (Silk Mix)’ not the correct ‘Fine Line’. Not sure if this is true for the other two.


    Davos Via 45 Reply:

    Same on the 16bit version. Also, Fine Line is missing from the further up posted tracklist.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s a mistake I was pretty tired by the time I got around to tagging the files. Anyway it’s all good now I have re-uploaded the files with the correct tags. Thanks guys for letting me know 🙂


  8. Davos Via 45 Says:

    A fantastic addition to your New Order discography on BTG. Much underrated single. Terrific mixes, nice of Silk to stick close to the original version. Very cool pills cover artwork.

    I got two copies of the EU 12″ https://www.discogs.com/Neworder-Fine-Time/release/417841
    which doesn’t have the Silk mixes.
    One of them is still SEALED! Now it will stay sealed for sure 🙂


  9. negative1 Says:

    good work paul, on keeping up with the new order tracks.

    i don’t really like this song, and the album was way too commercial for my tastes.
    some of the remixes were good though.

    i actually like the b-side better than the actual song.
    fine time is just an instrumental experiment that doesn’t really
    fit in with the new order classic sound.



  10. Waltz Says:

    Well, I for one absolutely love Fine Time, my second favourite New Order single ever (second only to the immortal Blue Monday, of course). Your 24-96 transfer is a beauty, Paul, it just fills the room and makes me wanna dance (no E required)! Massive thanks for this one and all the best,


  11. Paragom Says:

    Obrigado amigo! Esse disco é realmente maravilhoso, parabéns pelo bom gosto!


  12. memoryboy Says:

    I think there might be an error… The album version appears to be included om here twice. I got six tracks when I Downloaded this. Had me confused. Am I right?


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