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"Procession" is the second single by British group New Order, released in September 1981 on 7" vinyl record. The single's Factory Records catalogue number is FAC 53.


Compared to the band's previous single "Ceremony", this one shows the band in an intermediate position between post-punk Joy Division and light electropop New Order. The lighter pop optimism, with a strong emphasis on rhythm, overcomes the song's gloomy title, "Procession". This "mixed message" may help to explain why the song remains… read more

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There is no end to this
I have seen your face
But I dont recognize all these things
You must have left behind

New Order - Procession Lyrics


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  • So very beautiful I love Atmosphere in this song <3
  • not only their best song (imo), but one of my favourite songs period
  • lOve.
  • it's been too fuckin long since I listened to New Order
  • yes to this a million times over
  • i absolutely love the live version of this that's on the retro live disc. hookys going nuts and the synths sound so good, so cold
  • amazing.
  • Glorious.
  • Right [url=]agentorange2000[/url] ! " I've always felt this song was one of the greatest things ever recorded.. sheer brilliance particularly on the part of Martin Hannett, the synth pads opening and closing the song, sounding like breathing... inhaling, exhaling... :) " [ 2 ]

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