Originally released as a limited edition four CD collection in 2009, 'Factory Communications: 1978-92' is a tribute to the label as well as a dedication to the founder, the late Tony Wilson. Making its debut on vinyl, the project celebrates arguably the most important label in UK pop history, collating rare and obscure tracks from a diverse range of acts. It features 63 tracks including cuts from New Order, Joy Division, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Electronic, A Certain Ratio, Section 25 and many others and includes sleeve notes written by Paul Morley.
Disc 1 1. Digital - Joy Division 2. Baader Meinhof - Cabaret Voltaire 3. All Night Party - A Certain Ratio 4. Electricity (Factory Version) - OMD 5. She's Lost Control - Joy Division 6. Time Goes By So Slow - The Distractions 7. Transmission - Joy Division 8. Sketch for Summer - The Durutti Column 9. English Black Boys - X-O-Dus 10. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division 11. Shack Up - A Certain Ratio Disc 2 1. Girls Don't Count - Section 25 2. Sex Machine - Crawling Chaos 3. Flight - A Certain Ratio 4. Nightshift - The Names 5. Ceremony - New Order 6. Dolphin's Spurt - Minny Pops 7. It's Hard to Be an Egg - John Dowie 8. Deaf - Crispy Ambulance 9. Dirty Disco - Section 25 Disc 3 1. Everything's Gone Green - New Order 2. Watching the Hydroplanes - Tunnelvision 3. Messidor - The Durutti Column 4. Knife Slits Water (12" Version) - A Certain Ratio 5. Art On 45 - The Royal Family and The Poor 6. Taste What's Rhythm - Swamp Children 7. Temptation - New Order Disc 4 1. Cool As Ice - 52nd Street 2. Blue Monday - New Order 3. Yashar (John Robie Remix) - Cabaret Voltaire 4. Love Tempo - Quando Quango 5. Talk About the Past - The Wake Disc 5 1. Confusion - New Order 2. Reach for Love - Marcel King 3. Looking from a Hilltop (Megamix) - Section 25 4. All at Once - The Stockholm Monsters 5. Tell Me - Life 6. Without Mercy (Duet) - The Durutti Column 7. Hymn from a Village - James 8. Trickery - Kalima Disc 6 1. Sounds Like Something Dirty - A Certain Ratio 2. Genius - Quando Quango 3. Freaky Dancin' - Happy Mondays 4. When It All Comes Down - Miaow 5. Brighter - The Railway Children 6. Compressor - Biting Tongues 7. True Faith - New Order 8. 24 Hour Party People - Happy Mondays Disc 7 1. Fine Time - New Order 2. W.F.L. (Think About the Future) - Happy Mondays 3. Seven Reasons - Revenge 4. Hallelujah (Club Mix) - Happy Mondays 5. Getting Away With It - Electronic 6. Step On - Happy Mondays 7. Shall We Take a Trip - Northside Disc 8 1. World in Motion - England New Order 2. Kinky Afro - Happy Mondays 3. Home - The Durutti Column 4. Get the Message (DNA Remix) - Electronic 5. Take 5 - Northside 6. Moves Like You (Remix) - Cath Carroll 7. Tasty Fish - The Other Two 8. Sunshine and Love (Lionrock Remix) - Happy Mondays