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Released by James Nice's LTM label in 2008, this is a summary of the Blackpool band's output through 2007's Part-Primitiv. The parenthetical part of the title doesn't seem accurate since "Crazy Wisdom," a towering 1985 A-side that stands with the best of anything released on Factory Benelux and Factory proper — Joy Division and New Order included — is missing. Even with that significant omission, the number of tracks taken from the band's singles outnumbers those from the albums. Chronological and otherwise representative, the selections trace the developments of an undervalued band whose releases quickly went from terse post-punk scrapings to robust left-field pop. There's one exclusive: a rainy-day "lounge version" of "Knew Noise."

Biography

Formed: 1978 in Blackpool, England

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '80s, '00s, '10s

Not as strong as some of their Factory Records labelmates — such as New Order, the Durutti Column, and A Certain Ratio — Section 25 followed a similar course, providing a link between electronics-based new wave and the burgeoning indie dance movement of the mid- to late '80s. Formed in Blackpool in 1978 by brothers Larry and Vincent Cassidy, Section 25 later added guitarist Paul Wiggin and a drummer who quit soon afterwards. With an early template similar to Joy Division's atmospheric...
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