The U.K.’s Barnaby Festival wrapped up Sunday night with The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess and friends playing in a Macclesfield church, concluding with Burgess bringing New Order’s Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert onstage to perform nearly-unplugged versions of “Love Vigilantes,” “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “World in Motion.”
Below, you can see video of those three performances — which also featured latter-day New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham — including the show-closing rendition of New Order’s 1990 World Cup anthem, during which Burgess enlisted poet Mike Garry to perform the John Barnes rap toward the end of the song.
Also, you can watch Burgess’ wide-ranging on-stage interview with Morris, who curated the festival.
Video: “Love Vigilantes,” “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Video: “World in Motion”
Video: Tim Burgess interviews Stephen Morris at Baranaby Festival
It’s not New Order without Hooky !
Pail? As in the thing you wear over your head? There should be a special name for the Hooky trolls.
Imagine how great New Order would sound with Burgess singing full-time.
I enjoyed that version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Suggests what might’ve happened in a parallel universe where some Madchester/Britpop band did the song instead.
Still a distant second to Dave Gahan’s cover, but fine for what it is. Both sing it better than Barney, sad to report.