New Order's sixth studio album, appearing four years after Technique.
Factory assigned the catalogue number FACT 300 to the album but it was released on London Records only after the demise of Factory. Traces about the former partnership gone bitter are found on tracks like Ruined In A Day and Liar.
The album is often considered being an economic necessity as New Order have lost large amounts of money because of the deal with Factory Records and their involvement with the Hacienda.
Additionally, the tensions within the band made this “a very, very unpleasant record to make" (according to drummer Stephen Morris), and subsequently the band went into a hiatus for eight years soon after the release.
Ruined In A Day