Product Code: 9029566589
Artist: New Order
Origin: EU
Label: Factory (2020)
Format: 12 inch 45 rpm
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Electronic , New Wave , Rock N

Thieves like Us

Brand new sealed 12" 45 rpm single.

"Thieves Like Us" is a single by British group New Order, released in April 1984 by Factory Records, catalogue number FAC 103. It is named after the 1974 film Thieves Like Us, directed by Robert Altman. Bernard Sumner stated during a TV interview in 1984 that the song title was suggested by John "Jellybean" Benitez (an associate of the song's co-writer, Arthur Baker).[2]

The B-side was "Lonesome Tonight". Both tracks appear on the group's 1987 Substance compilation, and on the 2008 Collectors Edition of Power, Corruption & Lies, as well as the extended instrumental version of Thieves Like Us (originally the B-side to "Murder").

Like many of their releases, the record was produced by the band, although "Thieves Like Us" was co-written by Arthur Baker during the New York sessions for "Confusion".

An instrumental of the track was featured in the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink.

The single's cover design by Peter Saville was based on a 'metaphysical' painting by Giorgio de Chirico[3] and the 19th century English board game The New and Fashionable Game of the Jew. It forms a set with their next single, "Murder".