Chapter and Verse – Bernard Sumner’s finest moments

September 29, 2014, Article by Tom in Books, Music


With his bloody fantastic new autobiography, Chapter and Verse, out now, we thought it seemed like the opportune moment to celebrate the musical genius of Bernard Sumner.

Since rising to prominence as the guitarist with Joy Division in the late seventies, he’s been a pioneering figure in British music ever since. Here, in no particular order, are five of his finest moments. Go easy on us – it wasn’t easy to pick just five. Love Will Tear Us Apart isn’t even in there, for God’s sake…

1. Transmission (with Joy Division)

2. Getting Away with It (with Electronic)

3. Ceremony (with New Order)

4. Disorder (with Joy Division)

5. True Faith (with New Order)

Chapter and Verse is out now from Bantam Press. If you’ve ever cried along to Atmosphere, danced to Blue Monday, or tried to do the John Barnes rap from World in Motion, it’s an essential bit of music reading.

Chapter and Verse


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