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|Single by New Order|
|Label||Factory Benelux - FBN 22|
|Writer(s)||Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner|
|New Order singles chronology|
"Murder" is the eighth single by British band New Order.
Released on the Factory Benelux imprint in 1984, it is an instrumental piece that contains samples of dialog from the films 2001: A Space Odyssey and Caligula. It was originally recorded in Winter 1982 during the sessions for the band's second album Power, Corruption & Lies.
The B-side is an instrumental version of the previous single by the group, "Thieves Like Us". The sleeve art is a "night-time" version of the sleeve art from the previous single.
Both tracks are available on the CD version of 1987's compilation, Substance, although neither track appears on the LP issue. "Murder" does not appear on Disc 1 of Substance, which otherwise contains versions of every New Order single A-side up to 1987. It instead appears on disc 2, which otherwise contains versions of every New Order B-side through 1987 (including "Thieves Like Us (Instrumental)").
'"Murder" was only released in Belgium as a single, but was available in the UK on import and made number 92. As such, it is the band's only release to miss the UK Top 75.
The Charlatans covered the song as an exclusive download for their 2008 single Oh! Vanity. The Charlatans' lead singer Tim Burgess is a notable fan of the band and has cited Power, Corruption & Lies as his favourite album.
|12: FBN 22 (Benelux)|
|1.||"Murder"||Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner||3:55|
|2.||"Thieves Like Us Instrumental"||Arthur Baker, Gilbert, Hook, Morris, Sumner||6:57|
|UK Singles Chart||92|
|UK Independent Singles Chart||2|