'Informed and informative ... a smart, well-researched view of the Manchester music scene' - Maxim
Factory Records' fame, fortune and legacy were based on two bands - Joy Division and New Order - and one personality - that of its director, Tony Wilson. At the height of the label's success, Factory ran its own club, the legendary Haçienda, had a string of international hits and was at the epicentre of a music scene of its own creation. Wilson had become a legendary figure, and his label was admired and emulated around the world. A decade later it was all over, and yet today Factory's legacy is stronger than ever.
This is the full story of Factory's spectacular history, from its birth in post-punk Seventies Manchester, through its Eighties heyday and Nineties demise. Now updated to include exclusive new material on the re-emergence of Joy Division, the death of Tony Wilson and the lasting influence of the label and the man who founded it, Factory gives a unique and fascinating insight into the messy reality of this iconic label.show more