New Order, Iggy Pop and Shaun Ryder team up for new Tony Wilson tribute track

New Order, Iggy Pop, Shaun Ryder and Steve Coogan have teamed up for a new single dedicated to late Factory Records founder Tony Wilson.

The single – ‘St Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson’ was released on August, and features a remix by Andrew Weatherall.

A video for the track which also features actor Christopher Eccelstone, John Cooper Clarke and Terry Christian can be viewed below:

The track is available as a download, as well as on CD and white vinyl 12-inch, through Skinny Dog Records, which was formed by members of I Am Kloot and Elbow.

All profits from the single will go to The Christie Charitable Fund.

Wilson launched Factory Records in 1978 and he went on to establish the label by signing the likes of Joy Divison, New Order and Happy Mondays.

He became known as “Mr Manchester” for his work throughout his career promoting the city.

He was immortalised on film by Steve Coogan in 2003’s 24 Hour Party People and again in the Joy Division biopic Control.

After a long struggle with cancer, Tony Wilson died in 2007 at Manchester’s Christie Cancer Hospital.

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