In the last few days Peter Hook has shared a new version of Joy Division‘s classic track ‘Ceremony’, featuring his son Jack Bates and Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
With drummer Shane Graham completing the line-up, the foursome recorded their parts remotely and stitched them together for a new video. Both Hook and his son contribute bass.
The track, initially written by Joy Division but unreleased by the time of frontman Ian Curtis’ death in 1980, ‘Ceremony’ went on to form the debut single of New Order in 1981.
Hook’s new version was recorded for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund’s recent online fundraiser ‘For The Crew‘, raising money to support touring crews whose livelihoods have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hook has spent the time since touring classic albums by the band and their former incarnation Joy Division under the name Peter Hook And The Light.
Watch the video below: