Release date: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Deluxe 2xCD reissue of the sole album by Revenge, the electro/rock hybrid group fronted by Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook between 1989 and 1992.
Following the release of Technique in 1989 the four members of New Order spent time apart to pursue other ventures. Always intended as a band rather than a solo project, Hook was joined in Revenge by Chris Jones and Dave Hicks, and later by David Potts, who would remain with Hook as part of Monaco five years later.
One True Passion was originally released by Factory Records in June 1990 and spawned a trio of singles: 7 Reasons, Pineapple Face and Slave. Given free reign to indulge Hook's bass-er instincts, the material welded hard rock to dance beats, with a lyrical focus on sin and redemption. The artwork was equally contradictory, combining sleek Peter Saville typography with softcore imagery by Suze Randall. The band toured extensively, and in January 1992 delivered the excellent EP Gun World Porn, which offered a more laid back, intimate feel.
One True Passion V2.0 has been remastered and reconfigured by Peter Hook and includes new recordings of the late period unreleased tracks The Wilding and Televive. The 2xCD set also includes with a full-length bonus disc, Be Careful What You Wish For, featuring rare remixes and unreleased songs in demo form.
CD booklet includes sleevenotes by Joy Division/New Order biographer Claude Flowers, and a candid interview with Peter Hook on the history of the project.
2. The Wilding
4. State of Shock
5. Little Pig
6. Cloud 9
7. Jesus, I Love You
8. Pineapple Face
9. Big Bang
13. Surf Nazi
14. 7 Reasons (Demo)
16. It's Quiet
2. Dead Beat (Gary Clail Dub)
3. State of Shock (US Edit)
4. Pineapple Face's Big Day (US Remix)
5. The Trouble With Girls
7. Slave (Bonus Beats)
8. I'm Not Your Slave (US Remix)
9. Hot Nights/Cool City
10. Surf Bass
11. Bleach Boy
13. Kiss the Chrome
14. Fag Hag
15. Precious Moments
17. Pineapple Face (Pickering & Park)
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