New Order – True Faith (Australian 12″)

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“True Faith” is a 1987 track from New Order, produced by Stephen Hague. It was the first New Order single since their debut “Ceremony” to be issued in the UK as two separate 12″ singles. The second 12″ single features two remixes of “True Faith” by Shep Pettibone. The single peaked at number four in the United Kingdom on its original release in 1987. The single also became the first New Order single to chart on the Hot 100 in the United States that same year and their first ever Top 40 hit, peaking at number 32.
As is the case for many New Order songs, the words in the title do not appear anywhere in the lyrics. The original lyrics included a verse that read “Now that we’ve grown up together/They’re taking drugs with me”. Hague convinced Sumner to change the latter line to “They’re afraid of what they see” because he was worried that otherwise it would not get played on the radio. When performing the song live, the band have always used the original line.
“True Faith” was used in the opening nightclub scene in Mary Harron’s film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s novel American Psycho and in James Bridges’s 1988 film adaptation of Jay McInerney’s novel Bright Lights, Big City. It also appears at the end of the 14th episode of the third season of the American TV series Queer as Folk and in the season finale of the first season of the series The Vampire Diaries.
The US and UK 7″ and 12″ singles contain the song “1963″ as the b-side, however the Australian 12″ contains a remix of “Paradise” from the album Brotherhood.
True Faith (Remix) 9:00
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Paradise (Remix) 6:38
Remix [Assisted By] – Nick Mainsbridge
Remix, Edited By – Robert Racic
True Dub 10:41
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
1987True FaithU.S. Billboard Hot 100#32
1987True FaithU.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play#3
1987True FaithU.S. Billboard Hot dance Singles Sales#10
1987True FaithU.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles#33

Label: Factory Records Australasia – Fac 183R
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: Aug 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Sleeve Design] – Peter Saville Associates, Trevor Key
Mastered By – Å*
Written By, Producer – New Order, Stephen Hague (tracks: A, B2)
“True Faith” from the album “SUBSTANCE”
“Paradise” from the album “BROTHERHOOD”
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