New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12 Inch Remix)
First I must say New Order’s “Blue Monday” would definitely be in my Top 30 Vinyl 12 Inch singles if I allowed more than one 12 inch from each artist, however, the Shep Pettibone 12 inch remix of “Bizarre Love Triangle” edges its way into my selection as it is a fabulous remix, it takes the track into completely new territory for new order, full on dance/pop, electronic perfection!
The single was released in November 1986 and unbelievably only made number 56 in The UK Singles Chart, why, I have no idea. It is widely regarded as one of New Order’s top 3 singles and a big fan favourite, especially live, when Bernard Sumner does his “Dad Dancing”!! which is now, a tradition, when they play that song live. Incidently it is this version that they play live.
The 12 Inch remix is nearly 7 minutes long and is backed on the B Side with a dub version of “Bizarre Love Triangle”, which runs for approximately 7 minutes.
I should also give a mention to the 12 inch versions of “True Faith”, “The Perfect Kiss” and “Touched By The Hand Of God”, as they too probably would have made the Top 30, all of them excellent, but I can only pick one!
12 INCH VINYL TRACK LISTING
A1 Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12 Inch Remix) 6:39
B1 Bizarre Dub Triangle 7:06
“Bizarre Love Triangle – Shep Pettibone 12 Inch Remix” is available on the 2CD Collector’s Edition of the album “Brotherhood”, well worth getting as it also includes the 12 inch of “True Faith” and “Touched By The Hand Of God”. It is available from Amazon here: