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Section 25 \ Love & Hate [FBN 45 CD]

Factory Benelux presents a newly remastered edition of Love & Hate, the fourth studio album by Section 25, originally issued by Factory Records in 1988.

Recorded in 1986 by Larry and Jenny Cassidy after the original group had splintered, the self-produced album explores both electronic and acoustic terrain. The seven bonus tracks include both remixes of Bad News Week by Bernard Sumner of New Order, released as a Factory maxi single. Factory Benelux single Crazy Wisdom also features (produced by Sumner with Donald Johnson of A Certain Ratio), along with several previously unreleased demo tracks and remixes.


1. Sweet Forgiveness
2. Conquer Me
3. Sprinkling Petals Into Hell
4. The Last Man in Europe
5. Bad News Week
6. Tim Lick My Knees
7. Shit Creek No Paddle
8. Warhead
9. Carcrash
10. Crazy Wisdom
11. The Guitar Waltz
12. Bad News Week (12" Mix)
13. Bad News Week (Cough Mix)
14. Warhead (Retro Mix)
15. Crazy Wisdom (demo)
16. Boogie Beat (Retro Mix)

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"The mood that produced titles like Shit Creek No Paddle meant gung-ho presence. Harder staccato edges and fleshier arrangements helped escape the New Order shadow" (Q Magazine, 08/1999)

"A superlative collection of Dalek folk songs and abrasive proto-techno. Surprisingly prescient and potent back catalogue" (Uncut, 08/2000)

"Enough bonus cuts, original versions, charming sleevenotes, good job. Why weren't they massive?" (Boomkat, 02/2007)

"Given a twinkling insistent production by New Order's Bernard Sumner and ACR's Donald Johnson, Crazy Wisdom sounds confident, majestic even, without breaking stride. It remains one of Section 25's most enduring releases, yet tricky to track down in its day. If you like hefty synth-pop with a beautiful melody to rival the likes of OMD, Pet Shop Boys and, yes, New Order, check it out - and ramp up the speakers for the closing 60 seconds of punishing electro ear-burn" (Flipside, 06/2013)

"A lost classic in my eyes and totally overlooked. Their perfect icy/bedroom balance" (, 10/2016)