"Martin: The Music of Martin Hannett" - Various Artists

Compilation Album

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Full Track Listing:

  • Breakdown – Buzzcocks
  • Cranked Up Really High – Slaughter and the Dogs
  • Suspended Sentence – John Cooper Clarke
  • She’s Lost Control – Joy Division
  • Jilted John – Jilted John
  • Do the Du – A Certain Ratio
  • Almost – O.M.D.
  • 11 O’Clock Tick Tock – U2 (3:45)
  • Everything’s Gone Green – New Order
  • Lazyitis – Happy Mondays
  • She’s a Rainbow – World of Twist
  • Get Better – New Fast Automatic Daffodils
  • More – The High

Background Information

Martin Hannett was a record producer, and an original partner in Factory Records. He is perhaps most closely associated with Joy Division, as well as several other acts based out of the city of Manchester in the early 1980s. Hannett passed away at the age of 42 in 1991 from heart failure. Hannett had worked with U2. He was brought in as a producer on the single “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” and the b-side “Touch”. The band first met with Hannett while he was working in the studio recording Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” was recorded with Hannett and released in May of 1980. Hannett was also considered a possible producer for U2’s first album, but due to the death of the lead singer of Joy Division that did not come to pass, and U2 would instead work with Steve Lillywhite.

This compilation of material that Hannett had produced was put out on the Factory Records label in August of 1991, just months after he had died in April. All of the proceeds from the sale of the album went to Hannett’s family. The album included the song “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” which Hannett had produced for U2. The version included here is the shorter version of the track, that had been used on the initial 7” single release, and not the longer versions that would appear later. At one point this compilation was quite desirable for U2 fans as it was the only place to find “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” on CD for many years.

“11 O’Clock Tick Tock” would be included on two later Hannett collections as well, “And Here is the Young Man” in 1998, and “Zero: A Martin Hannett Story 1977-1991” both included the track. The version on both of these compilations is longer than the version found here on “Martin: The Work of Martin Hannett”. The shorter version of the song, found here, was also reissued on deluxe editions of the remastered edition of “Boy”.

Liner Notes

11 O’Clock Tick Tock: Written by Clayton / Evans / Hewson / Mullen. Published by Blue Mountain Music Inc. Produced by Martin Hannett.

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