Use Hearing Protection: The Early Years Of Factory Records, Manchester. 25 October 2021

Factory Records - the greatest record label to grace our culture, a label that thrived on intuition, passion and left a legacy that remains as important today as it did then. Sincere emotion flowed as I stood a foot away from Ian Curtis’ VOX Phantom, to admire every little blemish, mark and imperfection, absorbing the history and character of this iconic inanimate object.

An endless display of original Saville artwork, notes, invoices, test pressings, flyers & letters accompanied by an interactive feature allowing the listener to isolate & mix the separate recording tracks to “Love Will Tear Us Apart”…

An emotional rollercoaster to say the least - I can not recommend this exhibition enough.