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Video 5 8 6

"Video 5 8 6"
Single by New Order
Released September 1997
Format 12", CD
Recorded 1982
Genre Electronic
Length 22:23
Label Touch
Producer(s) New Order
New Order singles chronology
"Blue Monday-95"
"Video 5 8 6"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]

"Video 5 8 6", originally titled "Prime 5 8 6",[2][3] is an [5]

Composed primarily by Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris, "Prime 5 8 6"/"Video 5 8 6" was an early version of "5 8 6" (from Power, Corruption & Lies), which contained rhythm elements that would later surface on "Ultraviolence" and the 1983 hit "Blue Monday".[2] After Factory Records' Tony Wilson asked New Order for twenty minutes of "pap", it was first played in public during the opening of The Haçienda on 21 May 1982.[2]

On release it reached #86 on the main British singles chart[6] and #19 on the British indie chart. Bassist Peter Hook has said the key to the title "5 8 6" can be found in another of the group's songs, "Ecstasy"; 5, 8 then 6 is the song's bar structure.

A video was released for the song called Primitive 586 on the FACT 56, IKON 3 VHS and BETA tape 'A Factory Video', the footage is mostly primitive 80s computer graphics.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Video 5-8-6" (Performed by New Order) 22:25
2. "As You Said" (Performed by Joy Division - only included on 12" versions TONE 7.1) 2:01

Chart positions

Chart (1997) Peak
UK Singles Chart[6] 86
UK Indie Singles 19


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Video 586 – New Order"Review: . Allmusic. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Johnson, Mark. An Ideal For Living: An History Of Joy Division. London: Bobcat Books, 1984. Pg. 103.
  3. ^ Flowers, Claude. New Order + Joy Division: Dreams Never End. London: Omnibus Press, 1995. Pg. 51.
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  6. ^ a b "UK Chartlog". Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
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