Age of Consent (song)

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"Age of Consent"
Song by New Order
from the album Power, Corruption & Lies
Released2 May 1983 (1983-05-02)
RecordedMarch 1982
StudioBritannia Row (Islington, London)
GenreAlternative pop[1]
Producer(s)New Order

"Age of Consent" is a song by New Order. It appears on their 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies. A Howie B remix was produced in 1995 for (the rest of) New Order compilation album.

The song has been played 208 times in concert by the band, making its live debut in 1982. It returned to live performances in 2011, following a 22-year absence from setlists, having last been played live in 1989.[3]


Cover versions[edit]

It has been covered by numerous bands and performers, including Arcade Fire, Craft Spells, Buffalo Tom, Grant-Lee Phillips, Kevin Drew, Cienfuegos, Masters of the Hemisphere, Craig Marlowe, Hooded Fang, Electric Colony, Kii Noo, Neverending White Lights, Young Statues, Yuck, The Obvious, Buzzcocks, Cayetana, Thursday 29 and Built to Spill.

In 2012, Geographer's version appeared as the background music in the announcement video for the iPad Mini.[4]


  1. ^ "Power, Corruption & Lies – New Order". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ "ASCAP entry". 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2012-03-24.[permanent dead link]
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  4. ^ "Geographer's Cover of New Order Featured in iPad Mini Commercial". Retrieved 27 October 2012.